V168 – Organizational Barriers to Product Innovation Virtual Session

October 26, 2016

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Presented by

Product Development Section


10:15 - 11:30 a.m. PT


This virtual session takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Starting at $149 (includes access to subsequent webcast recording). More information on all registration fees .

Primary Competency

Results-Oriented Solutions


In order to grow and serve new markets, it is critical that companies are able to develop innovative products. But is the company really ready to do so? We will discuss how to assess what areas (underwriting, systems...and don't forget actuarial!) are likely to trip up a new product effort, and what can be done to prepare in advance. We will walk through a case study of creating a new simplified issue product, and also touch on ideal organization structures.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Assess their organization's readiness to develop innovative products;
  • Identify what steps their company can take to reduce the pain points associated with this process; and
  • Improve relationships with the functional areas across the company.

How the live virtual session works and what it includes

Connect to the Internet to participate in the session as it takes place at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Las Vegas. The virtual broadcast streams the video, audio and PowerPoint slides through your computer during the session. As a virtual participant, you will be allowed to interact and submit your questions for live response during the session.

You will participate in the virtual session via the Internet. A computer with Internet access and sound capabilities is required. No other equipment is necessary. On Oct. 20, 2016 before 2:00 p.m. CT you will be sent detailed instructions via email including the web address for accessing the program. Any handouts that are available will also be sent. You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the video and audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet.

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live virtual session;
  • One Internet connection; and
  • One set of presentation materials.

Please note that each access code may only be used once, for one location, even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Event Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA virtual sessions, but are unable to participate in the live event,  access to an archived recording of the virtual session will be available for purchase  approximately 10 business days following the event.