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February 11, 2016

The NetVU16 countdown has begun!

Dane Sprecher

Countdown to NetVU

March 3rd is approaching fast which means we're getting closer and closer to the 2016 NetVU Conference. As of DATE, we have 128 carriers and 979 agencies with a grand total of 1676 registered to attend!

For those of you that don't know what NetVU is, NetVU is the Network of Vertafore Users that come together to advocate innovation in the insurance industry. At NetVU's annual conference, over 2,000 attendees will work to promote world class education, the exchange of ideas, and technology innovation in the insurance industry. As a Sircon solutions user, did you know that you automatically have a FREE membership to this exclusive group?

How YOU can benefit from NetVU16:

  1. Gain Sircon product knowledge - Participate in a full Sircon solution knowledge track that highlights best practices from customers and product experts, so you get the most out of your investment – not to mention an opportunity to view and affect the Sircon solution roadmap.
  2. Network with your industry - Join open conversations between agents and carriers about the future of the insurance industry.
  3. Connect with Sircon thought leaders and leadership - Talk with our staff and work with us to direct Sircon developments by engaging with our NCOM discussion board or talking directly with Sircon leadership.

Already registered? Here's a quick sneak peak at what's in store!

Exhibit Hall

Get the latest on product information and industry hot topics directly from the experts all week at the Vertafore Exhibit Hall booth. This is your chance to talk one on one with the Vertafore staff about your Sircon solution and learn more about upcoming principles that may affect your business.

Vertafore TechHub

Meet with the technical experts and learn hands-on at the Vertafore TechHub! Sircon will have our top product experts present to answer your specific questions about your Sircon solutions and help you maximize your knowledge to take back to your business. Our experts are here to help! Come check it out on Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 5:00p.m., or on Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, March 3

David A. Smith

David is recognized as a leading strategic futurist who combines the experience gained from a 35 year IT and business career with strategic visioning to help organizations better prepare for the future. His career has spanned European and US corporations. He is a much sought after keynote speaker and is the author of many works on embracing change and the drivers of change.

Saturday, March 5

J.R. Martinez

J.R. Martinez is an actor, bestselling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army veteran. He is many things. But perhaps most significantly, he is an inspiration. He travels the world spreading his message of resilience and optimism. He devotes himself to showing others the true value of making the most of every situation. His story is unique, but his message is universal: your path in life is decided by your own ability to adapt and overcome.

Having trouble deciding which sessions you should attend? Here are the Sircon-specific Education sessions you won't want to miss!

Thursday, March 3

Exhibit Hall Open for Private Appointments

  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Get the latest on product information and industry hot topics directly from the experts all week at the Vertafore Exhibit Hall booth. This is your chance to talk one on one with the Vertafore staff about your Sircon solution and learn more about upcoming principles that may affect your business. Schedule your private appointment today!

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • o Get the latest on product information and industry hot topics directly from the experts all week at the Vertafore Exhibit Hall booth. This is your chance to talk one on one with the Vertafore staff about your Sircon solution and learn more about upcoming principles that may affect your business.

Friday, March 4

Sircon Product Keynote

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
  • Ensuring an agent is authorized to sell requires collaboration across the entire insurance industry. This presentation will walk you through the producer lifecycle and how Sircon solutions are connecting agencies, producers, carriers, education providers, and regulators to not only improve compliance, but deliver a more efficient process to the industry.

Carrier Case Study: The Benefits of Automating Producer Management

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Adopting the latest automation tools for producer lifecycle management can have serious benefits for your organization. In this session, hear a customer explain how they have utilized Sircon solutions to bring value to their business.

Driving Efficiency and Improving Agent Experience: New Sircon Product Features

  • 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Come hear about the latest Sircon innovations that are driving efficiencies, improving compliance, and making it easier than ever for carriers to connect with their distribution channel. Also learn how to get your product ideas and priorities to the Sircon team.

Exhibit Hall Opens

  • 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m
  • Get the latest on product information and industry hot topics directly from the experts all week at the Vertafore Exhibit Hall booth. This is your chance to talk one on one with the Vertafore staff about your Sircon solution and learn more about upcoming principles that may affect your business.

Product Design Working Group I

  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Come sit with Sircon leadership and product experts to help shape the future of our solutions. Here, we will showcase our next-generation technology and give you a chance to have direct input in to the products we are building. This is a don't miss opportunity.

Anatomy of a Regulatory Change Theatre Presentation

  • 2 p.m. & 4:50 p.m.
  • A regulatory change generates an extensive web of dependent and interlocked changes across all industry stakeholders involved in getting, keeping, and verifying that producers are authorized to sell

Saturday, March 5

Essentials of Today's Regulatory Environment

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
  • Regulations are constantly changing, making staying in compliance more difficult than ever. In this session we will explore the latest regulatory updates including NARAB, adjuster, securities/annuity fiduciary rules, etc. We will also discuss future trends that will have regulatory impact.

Product Design Working Group II

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
  • Come sit with Sircon leadership and product experts to help shape the future of our solutions. Here, we will showcase our next-generation technology and give you a chance to have direct input in to the products we are building. This is a don't miss opportunity.

ImageRight & Sircon Integration

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
  • In this session, you will learn about integration concepts with Sircon and ImageRight. Effectively manage content and workflows related to producer lifecycle management.

You're not too late to register! Click here for registration and conference information.


Dane Sprecher

Dane Sprecher is a Product Manager for Vertafore's Producer Lifecycle Management products and services. Dane holds his MBA from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University. Dane is also a licensed insurance agent who sold life, health, property and casualty solutions for seven years prior to joining the Vertafore team. When Dane isn't chasing his daughters around, he is an avid bass fisherman and golfer.