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Our First-Ever Virtual Applied Net Made History

October 6, 2020

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Though our new reality prevented us from coming together in person, we found the next best way to bring the Applied community together – Applied Net 2020 Virtual Conference. As our largest Applied Net yet, over 12,000 insurance pros joined us! Relive the excitement of Applied Net 2020 through this recap.

September 21 – 24 and October 5 – 8

Applied Net 2020 provided the platform for insurance professionals from across the globe to collaborate on industry topics, discover the latest innovations and network with peers from the safety of their own homes.

It All Adds Up to One Amazing Event

insurance pros in attendance

education sessions

speakers and presenters

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Event Recap

Eight days of thought-provoking content and virtual networking armed attendees with valuable insights, tools and techniques needed to succeed on their Digital Path Forward.


More than 120 educational sessions – from mobile and data analytics to the cloud and more – provided attendees with crucial insights about their Applied technology investment, industry trends and best practices.

The Applied Net Exchange

Even though we were physically apart, we still delivered the same booth experience through our virtual exhibit hall. Attendees chatted online with Applied product experts, joined live demos of NEW Applied products, and explored exciting solutions from more than 35 sponsors and exhibitors.

Networking Lounge

We made it easier than ever to start a conversation with the right person in our virtual environment. The Networking Lounge provided a forum to have meaningful conversations with fellow attendees and Applied subject matter experts on topics of mutual interest. 


Let’s have a round of applause for all our sponsors who made Applied Net 2020 possible! Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:

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Opening Video

This year’s opening video highlighted how to continue on your digital path forward, setting the tone for the conference as innovative and inspiring.

Inspiring Guest Speakers

Taylor Rhodes

Applied’s CEO Taylor Rhodes announced the launch of our two NEW products: Applied Marketing Automation and IVANS Submissions via Indio.

Michael Howe

Michael Howe, Chief Product Officer at Applied, unveiled the latest Applied product innovations and roadmap.

Brian Langerman

Applied Client Network CEO Brian Langerman discussed how Applied Client Network is an essential resource for you to make the most of your Applied technology investment.

Rich Belanger

Rich Belanger, EVP of Product Development at Applied, talked through our product portfolio evolution and discussed our expanded partnership with Google. He also introduced our new Chief Customer Officer Trevor Bunker.

Exclusive Performances

While we couldn’t kick up our boots in Nashville together, we still wanted to bring a taste of Music City to attendees virtually. So at the end of each week, attendees tuned in for an exclusive 30-minute concert featuring some of today’s biggest country music stars. ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Riley Green closed out the first week of the conference on September 24, while double ACM award winner and GRAMMY nominee Lee Brice closed out Applied Net 2020 on October 8. Attendees were also able to take a break from sessions and enjoy 15-minute performances by some of country’s top singer-songwriters throughout the week.

Riley Green
Riley Green
Lee Brice
Lee Brice

Hear What Guests Had to Say

We had a great conference, but you don't have to take our word for it! Here’s what some attendees have to say:

“Another week coming and that means another chance for some great education sessions and some fun. #Appliednet #syracusechapteracn”

David Graham

You can also listen to a full review of the conference from attendee Honey Bueno, CEO of Tracking Transactions.

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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.