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Plug and Play and Society of Actuaries Working Together on InsurTech Professional Development and Learning Opportunities

Michael Nowak, Senior Content Specialist 


Schaumburg, Ill. and Sunnyvale, Calif. (September 23, 2019)—During the2019 InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Plug and Play today announced the two organizations are nearing an agreement on professional development offerings and learning opportunities. The SOA and Plug and Play plan to work together on a variety of InsurTech-focused events and projects for the SOA membership, insurance industry and technology sector.

The two organizations will announce additional deals with the completion of the agreement later this year. Plug and Play will work with the SOA on the development of InsurTech sessions at SOA events. The events and projects proposed include regular webcasts, podcasts, networking opportunities and an annual InsurTech event.

The SOA is already hosting its LTC Tech Summit on Nov. 7 at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, Calif. The summit gathers together industry trailblazers to discuss technology, predictive analytics and long-term-care (LTC) services. The summit features G. Michael Maddock, CEO and founding partner at Maddock Douglas, who will discuss industry disruption.

This agreement supports the SOA’s strategic plan and initiatives involving the organization’s long-term growth strategy, insurance trends (i.e. InsurTech and artificial intelligence), member engagement and professional development.

About the SOA

With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world’s largest actuarial professional organization with more than 32,000 actuaries as members. Through research and education, the SOA’s mission is to advance actuarial knowledge and to enhance the ability of actuaries to provide expert advice and relevant solutions for financial, business and societal challenges. The SOA’s vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 25 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 300 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club and PayPal. For more information, visit