Silicon Valley Tech Risk Forum

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Discuss expanding risk management challenges for technology companies at the 2022 Virtual Silicon Valley Technology Risk Forum

Risk management challenges for technology companies continue to grow in complexity. Tech risk managers must understand, measure and model catastrophic risks while navigating a tough insurance market. The 2022 Virtual Silicon Valley Technology Risk Forum focuses on how technology companies can develop strategies to address these risks and find innovative solutions to mitigate them.

Join Marsh for this two-day, complementary virtual forum to deepen your understanding of the risks and solutions for technology companies. Register for Day 1 here. Register for Day 2 here.

Day 1 focuses on how to identify and quantify emerging technology risks – including the metaverse. The second day shifts to the technology insurance market and how ESG is tied to risk management. Full agendas for both days are located below.

If you have any questions about the content at the risk forum, please contact Tom Quigley, US CMT Industry Practice Leader. If you have questions about forum logistics, please contact Courtney Rutledge.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

New catastrophic risks and insurance market challenges – A tech industry view

1:30 pm – 2 pm EST

Tom Quigley

US CMT Industry Practice Leader, Marsh

A review of Marsh’s 2022 Global Technology Industry Risk Study, highlighting the challenges that tech companies face as they confront increasing demand for their services combined with increased underwriter scrutiny of key risks and higher premium costs.

Resiliency quantified – Escalating impacts of technology failures

2 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Jen Lawson
Emerging Risks, Marsh

Allie Pan
Emerging Risks, Marsh

Technology products and services can face outages from a variety of sources – cyberattacks, coding errors, infrastructure breakdown, vendor problems and even natural disasters. When your company helps power the global economy, any downtime can be a catastrophic, or even existential risk, for both you and your customers. Our emerging risk group will discuss how tech companies can identify and quantify a range of event scenarios we have yet to experience... but can imagine happening.

Metaverse and meta risks – How virtual becomes tangible

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Jaymin Kim
Commercial Strategy, Marsh McLennan

Trevor Smith
Sharing Economy & Mobility Group Casualty Leader, Marsh

For years, the metaverse has been the realm of futurists and science fiction, but recent shifts in business strategies and technology investments show that the metaverse is no longer a distant reality but likely the next frontier for social interactions, commerce, and business engagements. The metaverse provides new opportunities for technology companies as they enable different parts of the metaverse vision. As companies begin to dive into the metaverse, it is important that we take a step back and understand all the elements and underpinnings of the metaverse so we are able identify new risk scenarios.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Control Alt Delete – Resetting strategies in a tough insurance market

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Tom Quigley
US CMT Industry Practice leader, Marsh

Greg Eskins
Cyber Product Leader, US and Canada, Marsh

Morgan Kyte
Tech Casualty Placement Leader, Marsh

Allison Merkle
Property Client Advisor, Marsh

Deepak Adappa
Co-Leader CMT FINPRO, Marsh

Elizabeth Walker
Co-Leader CMT FINPRO, Marsh

Premiums for key technology risks have more than doubled in the last 10 years – but price only tells part of the story. Terms and conditions and limits are also getting more stringent and tech companies must adapt their programs to control costs while still managing risks. Tech risk specialists will discuss how innovative companies are adjusting to this new insurance market.

ESG and risk management - The connections are surprisingly deep

2:15 pm to 3 pm EST

Amy Barnes
Head of Climate & Sustainability Strategy, Marsh

Liz Walker
Head of Product, North America Analytics Solutions, Marsh

Sustainability for tech companies goes beyond just reducing their carbon footprint. The upstream and downstream impact technology products and services from electronics manufacturing to digital asset mining should be identified, measured and mitigated through an effective ESG strategy. At the same time, both customers and employees are increasingly demanding tech companies accelerate their social commitments. Learn about an approach to ESG assessment, while also seeing the specific connections to risk management.

Our people

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Tom Quigley

Technology Industry, US Practice Leader

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Jennifer Lawson

Senior Vice President, Legal & Claims Practice, Marsh

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Amy Barnes

Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy

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Liz Walker

Analytics Solutions Leader - North America

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Greg Eskins

FINPRO Practice Leader

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Allison Pan

Senior Engagement Lead, Risk Consulting, Marsh

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Allison Merkle

Senior Client Advisor

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Deepak Adappa

Managing Director, FINPRO

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Trevor Smith

Senior Vice President, Casualty

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Morgan Kyte

Managing Director, QSG Casualty Tech & Life Science Placement Leader, Marsh