PwC at Guidewire Connections 2023

Predictable outcomes, delivered

Meet us in Nashville on November 12-14

Join us in Nashville for Guidewire Connections 2023

PwC is excited to be a top-tier Diamond sponsor for the fifth year in a row and will be presenting on the main stage at Guidewire Connections. Join us for key insights and learnings, fun events, and conversations with future-ready professionals dedicated to supporting clients through initial design, strategy execution and post implementation.

Come meet our industry-leading professionals at the PwC booth to network and hear more about unique cloud transformation solutions for your business.

PwC is a Global Premier Guidewire partner

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Learn how our Global Premier Guidewire practice is your trusted collaborator for your cloud, core and digital transformation journey.

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Our sessions

PwC will be hosting two sessions at Connections which showcase transformations and collaboration. Please visit the Guidewire Connections 2023 page for the detailed schedule.

PwC and Guidewire

Helping Unlock Value Realization of Guidewire Cloud Platform with Guidewire and PwC

How can you adopt our software faster, with less cost, less complexity, and lower risk? Leverage the collaborative engagement model between Guidewire Services and our collaborators to help unlock value realization of Guidewire Cloud Platform (GWCP). 

Speakers: Imran Ilyas, Principal, Cloud & Digital, PwC | Michael Mahoney, Head of Global Services, Guidewire
Date: Tuesday, November 14 | 1:15pm - 2:00pm CT 
Location: Presidential CE

PwC and Kentucky Farm Bureau

Members Only: Kentucky Farm Bureau's Journey to the Cloud

Join Kentucky Farm Bureau and PwC in a discussion of their Guidewire InsuranceSuite transformation to the cloud . This session can help provide solutions to common farm bureau complexities and how the Guidewire Cloud helps KFB meet the unique needs of the communities they serve.

Speakers: Sloan Plumer, Managing Director, PwC | Mary Jo Emerick, Director, Project Services, Kentucky Farm Bureau
Date: Monday, November 14 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm CT 
Location: Presidential AB

Featured sessions

You don’t want to miss the various engaging and interactive sessions at Guidewire Connections. While we have many clients featured in speaking sessions this year here are a few that you shouldn’t miss. To see the full speaking schedule, visit the Guidewire Connections event page.

Monday, 11/13 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm CT

Unleashing the Potential of Advanced Product Designer for Our Insurers

Join us for an engaging and interactive panel discussion involving members of our customer and partner communities. Panel experts will share their success stories with the Advanced Product Designer (APD) app. Learn how APD has become the cornerstone for product metadata and single source of truth for Texas Farm Bureau. See how customers are empowering their businesses to accelerate product development and management, and how it can work for you, too!

Speakers: Stephen Fehler, Regional Underwriting Manager, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies | Nicole Gibbard, Global Business Architect Practice Director, Guidewire
Location: Governor’s AE

Monday, 11/13 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm CT

Powering Successful Commercial Lines Through Collaborative Ecosystem Strategies

Join us for an engaging discussion as Mike Quintal, one of Guidewire’s Go to Market Strategy Directors, delves into the dynamic community supporting the global commercial lines industry.

In this session, we will explore how carriers can leverage a collaborative approach to data ingestion and underwriting (UW) efficiency improvement with Guidewire Marketplace partners Appian Corporation, Indico Data, and VIPR Solutions. Our panel of industry experts will discuss how leveraging a modern foundation like Guidewire PolicyCenter as a core system enables insurers to meet the requirements of current distribution and augmented UW expectations through focused partner capabilities.

Speakers: Mike Quintal, Director, Go to Market Strategy, Guidewire | Tom Wilde, CEO, Indico Data | Jake Sloan, Global Industry Leader Insurance, Appian Corporation | Paul Templar, CEO, VIPR Solutions
Location: Governor’s AE

Tuesday, 11/14 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm CT

CopperPoint’s Future-Ready Foundation: Implementing Cloud-Native CDA and Integration Framework

Join us to hear how CopperPoint successfully implemented a cloud-native lake-house pattern, revolutionizing their on-premise data warehouse, which serves as the central hub for several mission-critical interdependent systems. In this session, we invite you to witness the seamless integration of Guidewire Cloud Data Access, Databricks, Mulesoft, and AWS, enabling the smooth delivery of data into our enterprise data warehouse (EDW). Practical examples will be presented, illustrating how the Guidewire community can leverage the latest cloud capabilities, including CDA, to address current implementation requirements while establishing a solid foundation for future advancements.

Speakers: Brad Lontz, Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CopperPoint Insurance Companies | Sid Dixit, Sr. Architect, IT Architecture, CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Location: Presidential CE

Join us at PwC’s booth and two recharge stations

Interact and connect with top PwC professionals at booth D1. Join us at one of our two lounges on the expo floor, Chill and Charge or Charge Up Café. Whether it’s your first Connections or you’re a conference veteran, our two lounges are a place to connect, network and recharge so you can get back to experiencing Guidewire’s largest event with refreshed inspiration, perspectives, and knowledge. Stop by to network with friends new and old for great conversations, free beverages, and light snacks. We’re excited to learn, collaborate, and network with you!

Co-branded PwC and Guidewire customer appreciation party

PwC is co-hosting Guidewire’s Customer Appreciation Party! The theme, Nashville Nights, promises to be packed with everything you expect with a visit to Music City! A fun filled evening featuring plenty of talented live music acts, entertainment, mechanical bull riding and maybe even choreographed dancing. Saddle up and get ready to feast on some great food, listen to some country music, and experience all things Nashville.

When: Tuesday, November 14 | 7:30pm - 10:30pm CT
Where: Wildhorse Saloon | Downtown Nashville

PwC is the first Guidewire consulting partner to achieve Guidewire Cloud specialization. The award reflects PwC’s proven cloud capabilities and the “exemplary skills, knowledge and competency” it has demonstrated on Guidewire Cloud deployments.

Our most recent badges are

  • Rapid Implementation, (completing an implementation within 6 months)
  • Technical Upgrade
  • DataHub+
  • Global Delivery InsuranceSuite Integration EMEA
  • DataHub EMEA
  • DataHub+ EMEA
  • Cloud LATAM Global Delivery

Learn about our commitment to outcome-centric business solutions that help meet the complex cloud challenges of the future at this year’s Guidewire Connections.

Click here for more information about our capabilities and practice.

"PwC's long standing Guidewire relationship, accelerators and experience from past successful projects can jump start your core, digital, data and cloud transformations."

Imran Ilyas - Principal, Global & US Guidewire Alliance Leader and US Guidewire Practice Leader, PwC US

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Meet our team

What are you looking forward to at Connections this year?

Principal, Global & US Guidewire Alliance Leader - “I am looking forward to showcasing how PwC is doubling down on our investments in innovative solutions to help our clients drive positive outcomes from their Guidewire enabled transformations”

Partner, Technology Consulting, PwC Australia - “I am anticipating Guidewire Connections will bring a world of dynamic insights, where industry trends converge with innovative strategies. It's an opportunity to embrace the ever-evolving landscape of risk and coverage, learning not just from experts but from the collective wisdom of peers.”

Principal, FI&T Functional and Industry Technologies - “I am looking forward to showcasing how Guidewire and PwC work together to create new technologically-driven solutions for climate risk, the API economy and automation.”

Managing Director, Cloud & Digital - “There is nothing better than spending high quality time with our clients to strengthen our relationships and learn more about what is coming from Guidewire. Connections is a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves with our clients away from the daily pull of the office to see a clearer roadmap to meet their needs.”

Senior Manager, FI&T Functional and Industry Technologies - "I eagerly anticipate Connections each year and the invaluable opportunity it affords for networking and cultivating relationships. This year, my primary focus will be on acquiring a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with adopting the Guidewire Managed Cloud, and I'm particularly interested in exploring strategies for addressing specific complexities, such as membership."

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