The ITC Vegas advisory board plays a pivotal role in shaping the success of ITC Vegas

Meet the ITC Vegas Advisory Board

The ITC Advisory Board includes a select group of industry leaders and experts. Their collective experience, insights, and guidance are instrumental in curating a diverse and engaging program, identifying emerging trends, and ensuring that the event addresses the most pressing issues in the insurance industry today.

Jay Weintraub

Co-Founder, ITC 
CEO and Co-Founder, Connectiv Holdings 

Jay Weintraub is the CEO and Co-Founder of Connectiv Holdings, creators of InsureTech Connect, the world’s largest event focused on insurance innovation and disruption. Weintraub is passionate about face to face as a means for catalyzing industries and has spent the past ten years creating industry leading events including LeadsCon and Today, in addition to InsureTech Connect, Connectiv Holdings has created and operates HR Transform, Manifest, and Blueprint. Jay is an investor in more than 40 companies and has been an advisor to a dozen more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Caribou Honig

Co-Founder, ITC
Partner, 3rd Act/SemperVirens Venture Capital

Caribou Honig enjoys pursuing harebrained ideas and supporting the creation of new businesses.  He is Chairman & Co-Founder of the InsureTech Connect conference, the largest event of its type, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and innovation executives.  He is also co-founder of the HR Transform conference, focused on the impact of technology on the workplace. He previously co-founded QED Investors, a boutique venture capital firm focused on data-driven companies. Caribou and his wife live in Richmond, Virginia with their two children and two occasionally annoying dogs.  

Drew Aldrich

Founder & Managing Partner, Viewpoint Ventures

Drew is the founder and Managing Partner of Viewpoint Ventures, a $100m+ uniquely structured multistage venture capital fund focused on insurance and related industries. Drew has over 10 years of VC experience predominantly in InsurTech and FinTech. Drew previously served as a Managing Director and IC Member at American Family Ventures and a Founding Team Member at AXA Venture Partners. Some of Drew’s most notable portfolio company investments include HomeTap, Bold Penguin, Turtlemint, Policygenius, PLACE, and Thinksurance.

Kobi Bendelak

Founder, InsurTech Israel

Kobi is the CEO of InsurTech Israel, which he established to promote and lead the Israeli Insurtech ecosystem. The company has four areas of activity: investments, consulting, media, and acceleration program. All those activities make InsurTech Israel the leading and most active company in the Israeli Insurtech space.

Kobi was the founder and CEO of Reshef Insurance Brokers, part of Migdal / Generali Insurance Group. Kobi has 22 years’ of experience in the insurance industry and holds a BA in Management and an MA in Law from Bar Ilan University and he is a Colonel (Reserve) in the IDF. 

Hugues Bertin

CEO & Founder,
Digital Insurance LATAM

Hugues Bertin is the CEO and Founder of Digital Insurance LatAm, the first strategy consulting firm in innovation and digital transformation within the Latam insurtech ecosystem. He is a Partner of HCS Capital, a VC Fund dedicated in Insurtech, Cyber and Fintech for LatAm, US and Israel. He is the #1 Top Voices Insurtech ranking by The LatAm Insurtech and in the top 100 of insurance innovator ranking published by Lightico. He is also the Managing Director of The-Digital-Insurer Academy for LatAm. Hugues is also the Director and Co-founder of InsurteChile, Association of Chilean Insurtechs, Co-organizer of Insurtech LatAm Forum event. He graduated as an actuary in France, he spent 20 years in Europe and Latin America, where he has led or advised actors in the insurance industry. Former CFO, CDO and Chief Actuary of BNPP Cardif Argentina, Ex-Advisor of SSN (Argentinean regulator) for SSN Innovation hub. He was also board member as vice-president of BNPP Investment Partner Argentina.

Ilya Bodner

CEO & Founder, Bold Penguin

Ilya Bodner has changed the way people buy, sell, and think about commercial insurance. A startup enthusiast and insurtech pioneer, Ilya is the founder and CEO of Bold Penguin, a rapidly growing tech company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Ilya started his career on the front lines as an agent, and has been on a mission to upgrade the industry through one successful startup after another. Recent recognitions include “Executive of the Year” by BizTech and Best in Biz, “People’s Choice Innovation Leader of the Year” by the Insurance Innovation Awards, and Columbus Business First’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2019.

Stacey Brown

Head of Global Technology Innovation, Insurtech Hartford

Stacey Brown is an insurance technology executive with a strong tech background and a successful track record for transforming organizations where diverse experience, strong intuition, persistence, and hard work is needed. Stacey is known for leading and differentiating by building a data-driven, technology-led culture. Atop his responsibilities as an insurance IT executive, Stacey leads a globally recognized InsurTech community known as InsurTech Hartford. Stacey is recognized as a top InsurTech influencer and has an expansive global network.

Tanguy Catlin

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Tanguy helps companies build out their digital capabilities to deliver rapid results and sustained growth. He leads the McKinsey Digital hubs across North America and Mexico. Until recently, Tanguy shepherded the firm’s property and casualty insurance work in North America.

Tanguy helps leading global financial-services firms with analytics transformations, digitally enabled business model transformations, and core-technology-modernization programs. He also serves insurance clients more broadly on issues ranging from strategy and organization design to claims and underwriting.

Tanguy was a Siebel scholar and Fulbright fellow. He is a trustee of Carano for Children, a former member of the MIT Sloan alumni board and of the Massachusetts chapter of March of Dimes.  

Matt Connolly

CEO, Sønr Global

Matt is a serial entrepreneur who founded Sønr to help insurance companies better source and connect with best-in-class investment, acquisition and partnership opportunities.

His company Sønr combines a SaaS market intelligence platform, which tracks 3+ companies globally, with a team of researchers and analysts. It also hosts a suite of innovation management tools designed for teams to better collaborate and track scouting, PoCs and investment activity.

Matt’s team now works with ~50 insurers around the world including Liberty Mutual, Travelers, WTW, RGA, Munich Re, Generali and Tokio Marine.

He is a frequent public speaker, enjoys learning from fellow innovators, and is at his happiest when he has a snowboard strapped to his feet.

Bryan Davis

EVP, Head of Personal Lines,

Bryan leads HUB’s transactional lines growth strategy. An industry leader in digital innovation, he previously headed up strategy and planning for P&C insurance at USAA.

Bryan’s experience with P&L across Property Casualty & Financial Services including personal lines & commercial lines in product management & pricing, sales/business development, underwriting and operations, empowers him to deliver impactful solutions. As the brains behind VIU by HUB, Bryan has been instrumental in creating and bringing to market an omni-channel brokerage platform enabled by modern technology that delivers a personal and easy insurance experience.

Max Drucker

CEO, Carpe Data

For two decades Carpe Data CEO Max Drucker has led innovation for the insurance industry as a data visionary, always at the forefront of technological change. Before Carpe Data’s launch in 2016, Max excelled as both executive and entrepreneur—in 1998 he served as CIO and co-founder of eCoverage, the nation’s first online auto insurance company. Looking again toward the future Max founded Steel Card, one of the world’s first InsureTech companies, which was acquired by ChoicePoint in 2006 and is now owned by LexisNexis, earning him recognition by Insurance & Technology Magazine as one of the Top 10 Innovators of the Decade. 

Susan Hatten

BrokerTech Ventures

Susan Hatten is Chief Operating Officer of BrokerTech Ventures and oversees corporate and community engagement at Holmes Murphy. She is immediate past-president of the Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa, serves on the ChildServe Board of Trustees and on the United Way of Central Iowa Tocqueville Society. Susan is active in several women’s initiatives including Holmes Murphy’s Women Optimizing Women (WOW), Lead Like A Lady, and Million Women Mentors. Hatten was named the 2017 Meredith Corp. Emerging Business Woman of the Year and a member of the 2011 Forty Under 40 class by the Business Record, dmJuice Young Professional of the Year, Variety’s International Ambassador in 2012 and the Downtown Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year in 2012, among others. Hatten is a graduate of Iowa State University.

Hilario Itriago

The LATAM Insurtech Accelerator
President, BOXX Insurance USA

Hilario has over 22 years in the industry having worked in markets such as the UK, the Baltics, and LATAM with RSA Insurance Group. He was Regional COO and then CEO of a $1. 2 billion business with operations in 6 countries from Mexico to Argentina.

In late 2016 Hilario co-founded and was the CEO of Bullfrog Ventures, the first Insurtech ecosystem in LATAM (acquired by Rokk3r). He later joined NetBrokrs, an international Broker Network investing in Insurtechs such as and, where he is a Board Member/NED. Today he leads Boxx Insurance USA as President and co-leads BrokerTech Ventures LATAM.

Andrew Johnston

Global Head of InsurTech, Gallagher Re

Dr. Andrew Johnston leads the Gallagher Re InsurTech practice.  Andrew is an experienced Researcher and business developer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Financial Risk, Intercultural Communication, Politics, Policy Analysis, Languages and Political Science.

Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Politics from School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London. Expertise in the studies of widespread political violence, genocide, politics and economics.

Adrian Jones

Partner, HSCM Ventures

Adrian Jones is a partner at HSCM Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., an alternative asset manager in re/insurance and transport. HSCM Ventures seeks investment opportunities to support InsurTech entrepreneurs from the founding of their companies through exit. Before joining HSCM in 2021, he was Deputy CEO of P&C Partners at SCOR, the global reinsurer, where he set-up and led SCOR P&C Ventures. From 2010 to 2016, he was head of strategy at RenaissanceRe. He started his career in 2001 at Bain & Co and has lived in New York, Paris, Bermuda, Brussels, and Stockholm

Tomasz Kurczyk

CIO, Prudential

Tomasz started his career in Poland as an entrepreneur, then turned into a consultant. After working across multiple industries and 16 countries, he now serves as Chief Information Technology Officer at Prudential Financial in Singapore. Tomasz actively participates in FinTech and InsurTech ecosystem development as SFA ExCo and Chair of the InsurTech subcommittee. He is also a start-up advisor, mentor and angel investor. Tomasz holds an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management (US) and HKUST (Hong Kong) and MSc in Computer Systems from Politecnico di Milano (Italy).   

Arti Rai

SVP, Head of Product Marketing & Insights, Swiss Re

Arti Rai is the Head of Product Marketing & Insights at Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions, leading a global team of marketing professionals focused on strengthening the Solutions brand and growing its market share.  

She is an integrated marketer with over 16 years’ experience building foundational, end-to-end marketing strategies and initiatives for a diverse range of companies, from Fortune 100 brands to emerging startups. A leader and doer who simplifies the complex, builds trust through empathy, and influences stakeholders with original ideas & enthusiastic collaboration.

Danilo Raponi

Group Head of Innovation, Generali

Danilo is the Group Head of Innovation at Generali, where he is responsible for the Unit in charge of driving and scaling innovation throughout the Group. He is the Managing Director of Generali’s global Innovation Fund, that aims to finance, promote and support the group’s most promising innovation projects across the globe, living the mission of “Innovation everywhere, for everyone”.

Danilo has extensive experience in both Life and Non-Life (Re)Insurance, having held a number of roles in Swiss Re and Hannover Re. He has taught at the University of Zurich and at the University of Frankfurt, and as Insurtech Lead for Ernst & Young in Germany. Danilo has entrepreneurial experience and is an angel investor in a series of startups. Danilo holds a MSc summa cum laude from LUISS University in Rome, an MBA from the Bocconi School of Management, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. 

Sabine VanderLinden

CEO & Founder, Alchemy Crew, formerly SBC

Sabine VanderLinden has 25 years’ experience delivering growth strategies within the insurance industry. Co-creation lab expert. Co-editor and author of The INSURTECH Book. Recipient of four UK innovation awards. Launched Startupbootcamp Insurtech and grew it to Europe’s largest Insurtech accelerator. Launched Insurtech Hub in Hartford, CT. Teaches InsurTech disruption at Bayes Business School. 

Eduardo Viegas


Mr. Viegas, COO and partner, joined KOVR in August of 2020. The former CEO of Berkley Brazil, Eduardo has graduated in Economics at Washington Adventist University (Maryland – USA) and in Business Administration at FAAP (Sao Paulo – Brazil). Over 20 years of experience, mostly dedicated in underwriting (Surety, Trade Credit, Financial Lines and P&C) for large international insurance companies.

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