The Connected Business of Insurance
July 03, 2018
Each year, insurance professionals from across North America, Canada, the UK and Ireland come together to discuss the latest technologies empowering them to compete and thrive in the digital age of insurance. Applied Net is the flagship annual conference, exhibition and networking event for insurance professionals who use Applied Systems software.
To be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville October 15-18, Applied Net will feature inspiring keynotes, more than 240 educational sessions, and an innovation showcase to explore the digital age of insurance and how you must incorporate digital technology into your organization’s DNA to compete and thrive in this new digital age.
Collin Passman, IT Coordinator at The Signature B&B Companies, an Acrisure Agency Partner, and multi-year Applied Net attendee, sat down with us to discuss his favorite parts of the conference and why he recommends every insurance professional – regardless of role – attend.
Applied Communications: Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, Collin. To start, give us a brief introduction to your agency and role there.
Passman: We are an 87 user agency with two office locations. We write Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Benefits. Our agency has been on Applied Epic since January 1, 2012. My current job duties include training new employees on Applied Epic as well as coordinating all IT and agency management system projects.
Q: Appreciate the introduction. Let’s switch gears and talk about Applied Net. What is the best part of the conference?
A: My favorite part of Applied Net is learning from other Applied technology users and networking with people at agencies similar to ours.
Q: Do you have an example of content that you’ve brought back and implemented into your agency?
A: I have brought back so much it is hard to choose just one thing. We recently moved all of our Benefits business onto Applied Epic as a result of recommendations that I received at Applied Net.
Q: Can you tell us more about the feeling of community you get from Applied Net?
A: It’s all about users helping users, and that is what Applied Net brings to the forefront. When you are at the conference you know that you are amongst your peers and know that you can turn to just about anyone for advice and help.
Q: Do you feel that Applied Net is a good place to discover new technology?
A: Applied Net is an awesome place to learn. The Exchange is a great place to discover the latest advancements in technology and third-party applications that integrate with Applied technology. The Applied booth is the best place to get hands-on training and product demonstrations.
Q: Do you feel like Applied Net pays for itself in terms of how it helps your agency?
A: If you can bring back at least three things to implement at your agency then it pays for itself, and I have never been disappointed.
Q: What other parts of the conference do you enjoy?
A: I really enjoy the evening events. They are always top notch and prove that both the Applied Client Network and Applied Systems really care about the attendees. I also take a lot of pleasure in seeing old faces and making new friends.
Q: As a conference alum, can you tell me why you would recommend attending Applied Net again?
A: That’s easy. There is always something new to learn and someone new to learn from. I have presented at Applied Net for the past four years and will be doing so again this year.
Learn more about Applied Net and discover how to take advantage of the opportunities available in the digital age of insurance to prepare your business for success today and in the future.