Events | Read Time: 6 minutes

30 Days to Applied Net: 10 Favorite Things from Last Year

September 12, 2019

By: Applied Communications

There are only 30 days until Applied Net 2019, and we are preparing for the biggest and best conference yet. As the largest independent insurance agency and brokerage technology conference in the world approaches, we’re highlighting attendees’ 10 favorite things about last year’s Applied Net. As you get ready for this year’s conference, be on the lookout for all of these exciting things and more at Applied Net 2019.

Monday’s Pre-Conference Program

Kicking off the week, Monday’s Pre-Conference program includes valuable education sessions and networking opportunities. Last year’s Executive Management Program featured sessions on the latest trends – from growth benchmarks to successful perpetuation methods, as well as ways to build your digital transformation plan. Attendees can take advantage of the Continuing Education sessions, providing a way for U.S.-based agencies to meet their state licensing requirements while gaining additional education on niche topics such as Employment Related Practices, Exposures & Coverages, Ethics for CSRs and Analyzing Cyber Liability. To wrap up Monday night, attendees can connect with fellow attendees on topics of mutual interests at the Networking Roundtables and reconnect with peers and friends while exploring the Applied Net Exchange at the Welcome Reception.

Learn more about this year’s Pre-Conference program.

Opening Video

Technology is changing our world and the insurance industry is no different. Last year’s opening video highlighted the opportunities created by the digital age of insurance, setting the tone for the conference as innovative and inspiring. We can’t wait to see what this year’s video has in store.

30-days-to-applied-net-education-sessions-400x224.jpg240+ Educational Sessions

With more than 240 education sessions taught by subject matter experts and industry leaders, conference attendees have countless opportunities to take valuable insights back to their businesses. The sessions provide attendees with critical insights regarding their Applied technology investment, industry trends and best practices. Session tracks represent a variety of interests including mobility, data analytics, the cloud and more.

View the education sessions offered at Applied Net 2019.

Session Formats Back By Popular Demand

Last year’s Applied Net featured even more of the session formats that you requested. During Case Study sessions, attendees have the opportunity to hear from peers about recent projects completed with Applied technology. Attendees can also participate in Roundtables for energetic discussions around a particular topic to encourage informal learning. Hands-on Workshops provide attendees with an interactive experience and allow them to apply learnings to their businesses in real time. Lastly, Peer Spotlights provide a forum where attendees can share experiences about a recent business challenge or opportunity, what they did to address it, and what they learned from it.

Applied Net Exchange


Open daily throughout Applied Net, the Applied Net Exchange lets attendees witness first-hand how technology can transform their businesses. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Applied software experts, demo the latest Applied innovations, and network with peers, vendors and insurers on the latest technologies.

Read our blog post, 6 Tips to Get the Most Out of the Applied Net Exchange, to learn more about the Applied Net Exchange.

Applied Developments

Applied is committed to providing innovative technologies to drive productivity and profitability within the insurance industry. Last year, Reid French, former CEO at Applied Systems, discussed new product capabilities to enhance connectivity with staff, customers and insurer partners, including integrated quoting in Applied Epic®; automation of night utilities in Applied TAM®; the ability to issue an Auto ID card via text or email to an insured from Applied Mobile®; and more. French also announced the investment in Applied Systems by Google through its growth investment fund, Capital G. What exciting news will we hear at this year’s conference?

Pinnacle Award Winners

Every year at Applied Net, five Applied customers receive the Pinnacle Award, our highest customer honor. This award recognizes a select group of Applied Systems customers for their valuable partnership with our company and visionary use of Applied software. On stage last year, Reid French recognized these winners: Brokers Trust Insurance Group, Hylant Group, Nationwide, Swingle, Collins & Associates and The Daniel and Henry Agency. Who will this year’s winners be?

Keynote Speakers


Attendees at last year’s Applied Net witnessed an impressive lineup of keynote speakers including Captain Scott Kelly, Applied Systems former CEO Reid French, EVP of Customer Experience Kris Hackney, and SVP of Product Management Michael Howe. During his keynote, Captain Scott Kelly captivated attendees with his extraordinary experiences as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and record-holding astronaut. He also shared lessons on leadership and teamwork, personal stories of perseverance, and the path that led him to secure his place in history.

Check out the exciting lineup of keynote speakers we have store for this year’s conference.

Applied Net Mobile App

The Applied Net app provides attendees with everything they need to know about Applied Net. With detailed conference and education session schedules, venue maps, daily updates, and a lively discussion board, all the conference info needed was easily accessible from a smartphone or tablet. Attendees can even connect with other conference attendees, compete in a game for a chance to win prizes, and check in by posting on the daily news feed.

Download the Applied Net 2019 app from Apple App Store (iOS™) or Google Play™ (Android™) to get the most out of your conference experience.

Networking Events

30-days-to-applied-net-networking-roundtable-400x224.jpgAttendees at last year’s Applied Net enjoyed some of the most exciting events yet. Starting the week off, attendees enjoyed a night out in Nashville at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon and The George Jones for a true Music City experience. On Wednesday, attendees wrapped up a legendary Applied Net with an exclusive show at the Grand Ole Opry House, starring country music superstar Darius Rucker, former lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish. 

You Don’t Want to Miss Applied Net 2019!

This year’s Applied Net conference is anticipated to be the largest and most exciting yet with more than 4,000 insurance professionals in attendance. Attendees will have access to valuable networking events and more than 240 education sessions focused on how your business can compete and thrive in the digital revolution of insurance. Additionally, Walter Isaacson and Applied Systems' new CEO Taylor Rhodes, among others, will provide keynotes discussing industry trends and inspiring transformation within the industry. Don’t miss what is sure to be an unforgettable event at Applied Net 2019.

Attend Applied Net 2019 from October 14 – 17 at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas to explore how the rapid pace of change and opportunity being created by technology in our industry best positions you to thrive in the digital revolution of insurance.

Applied Communications

For more than 35 years, Applied Systems has led an industry we helped to create with a mission to continuously improve the business of insurance. Insurance agencies and brokerages have faced new challenges and demands on their businesses over time, and we have been there to guide them. Since 1983, Applied has been at the forefront of insurance technology, leading the way through innovation. As the insurance industry becomes increasingly global, we are delivering new technology and expanded multinational capabilities for this changing marketplace.