Hartford Aetna Exec “Brings Imagination” to iTs|SC Executive Speaker Series

Aetna manager Ryan Kilroy of Hartford, Conn., will be in Columbia on imagesApril 24 for the iTs|SC Executive Speaker Series. Kilroy, director of strategy and innovation for Aetna, will speak at 4 p.m. at IToLogy on the company’s virtual social innovation platform, Aetna No Boundaries. Attendees can register to participate at itsscexecutiveseries.eventbrite.com.

Aetna No Boundaries, which the company has been leveraging for the past three years, gives Aetna employees the power to change the customer experience and the underlying business processes, and bring solutions to market. Aetna No Boundaries has been heralded as creating a work environment where every day is “bring your imagination to work day.” Kilroy will share how focused virtual social innovation has inspired employees to share ideas, collaborate, and watch their ideas evolve.

Kilroy is the second speaker in the quarterly iTs|SC Executive Speaker Series, which launched Feb. 6 to 100 insurance technology & services professionals. Steve Hall, CEO at Ovations Partners and former CEO at Duck Creek Technologies, which was acquired by Accenture in the summer of 2011, will speak June 12. Rich Williams, Vice President of Specialty Markets at Colonial Life, will speak Nov. 6.

“We believe part of what makes iTs|SC special is our collaborative spirit which is dedicated to the health of the insurance, insurance technology & services sector as a whole in the Columbia region,” said Alan Whelchel, Assistant Vice President at Colonial Life and chair for iTs|SC. “The iTs|SC Executive Speaker Series is an opportunity for the industry to give back to the industry, resulting in a common vision and, ultimately, the most competitive insurance technology & services cluster in the nation.”

Hosted by iTs|SC, Columbia’s Insurance Technology & Services cluster, the Executive Speaker Series is designed to provide an opportunity for industry professionals to listen and engage with some of the nation’s top executives in the insurance technology & services industry. The series features senior leaders from the industry’s leading firms, national and regional, sharing their unique approaches to common industry challenges and opportunities. It seeks to attract regional and national insurance technology & services executive talent and raise awareness of
Columbia’s existing leadership in the global insurance technology & services market. The series culminates annually in a September summit led by a partnership between IToLogy, iTs|SC, and Gartner, Inc.

About iTs|SC: Columbia’s Insurance Technology & Services Cluster
The Columbia Insurance Technology & Services Cluster (iTs|SC) is a New Carolina cluster dedicated to promoting the Greater Columbia area’s wealth of opportunities within the insurance technology and services sector. Representing 10 private sector companies and 5 public partners, its mission is to foster a collaborative environment where the private sector, government, and higher education work to strengthen industry competitiveness, develop a world class talent pool, and enhance Columbia, South Carolina’s reputation as a premier destination for insurance, insurance technology, and services. News, events, participating companies, and information can be found online at www.itssc.com.

About New Carolina
New Carolina — South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness — is a public private partnership working to increase South Carolina’s prosperity and enhance South Carolina’s economic competitiveness through a cluster development strategy. New Carolina’s mission is to find, build and celebrate industry clusters in South Carolina and to improve the business environment for better growth. With a proven track record for streamlining and coordinating statewide industry efforts, New Carolina brings valuable insights to the table for connecting the dots and achieving collaborative economic development solutions. For more information, visit www.newcarolina.org.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

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