Vivametrica panelist at Insuretech 2017

Vivametrica CEO Dr. Rick Hu to participate in Insuretech 2017 panel: Underwriting 2.0: Opening Pandora’s Box in Life


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Session Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 4th: 2:30 – 3 PM

Session Title:
Underwriting 2.0: Opening Pandora’s Box in Life

Samantha Chow, Senior Life and Annuities Analyst @ Aite Group

Kuang Chen, Founder and CEO @ Captricity
Rick Hu, MD, Chief Executive Officer @ Vivametrica Ltd.
Jon Sabes, Chairman and CEO @ GWG Life
Byron Udell, President and CEO @

Session Description from the Program Guide:
For years, the life insurance application and underwriting process has been lengthy, complicated and arduous for both agents and the potential insured. As part of the insurance industry’s push for digital transformation, better analytics, more accurate predictive models, and new data sources now provide the opportunity for a streamlined and accelerated life insurance underwriting process without invasive medical exams and hard-to-comprehend applications. Will transformation of the life underwriting process make it easier to purchase life insurance in the short run, or is it akin to opening Pandora’s Box?

Contact Information and Biographies:

Samantha Chow
Samantha Chow is a senior analyst with Aite Group, specializing in the life insurance and annuities industry. She brings over 15 years of experience in market research, product development, pricing strategies, competitive intelligence, project management, process improvement, and change management in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Aite Group, Ms. Chow held senior-level strategy, innovation, and research positions at New York Life Insurance Company and Aflac. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and statistics and a master’s degree in international business.

Kuang Chen

Kuang Chen is the founder and CEO of Captricity and the recipient of MIT Technology Review’s ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ award. The idea for Captricity came from Kuang’s PhD dissertation at UC Berkeley. His research focused on data-centric approaches to increase the efficiency of low-resource organizations. While doing research in Tanzania and Uganda, he experienced firsthand the importance and difficulty of transforming paper into actionable data. Captricity now provides its solution a majority of top insurance companies, as well as US government agencies, and hundreds of non-profits – to increase revenue, reduce cost, and gain insights.

Rick Hu, MD
Dr. Hu has been a practicing Spinal surgeon for more than 25 years and has held leadership roles in research, teaching and healthcare administration. Dr. Hu is the Founder and CEO of Vivametrica Ltd., a provider of predictive risk analysis to the insurance industry and group wellness program providers. Vivametrica redefines how individuals and organizations measure health risk by combining easy to use, science based analysis tools with personalized data from IoT sensors.

Jon R. Sabes
Jon R. Sabes, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of GWG Holdings, is a financial professional with over 20 years of experience in the fields of finance, venture capital, business development, managerial operations, and federal taxation. In 2016, he was the first insurance executive to identify the application of epigenetics and genomics to life insurance and has been leading GWG Life in repositioning itself as an insurtech disruptor ever since that time.

Byron Udell
Byron is the founder and CEO of AccuQuote, one of the nation’s largest and most respected life insurance quoting and brokerage agencies. His business exploded back in the mid 1990’s as he was one of the first to utilize the web as a marketing platform. His firm has placed over $100 billion of life insurance in force and is always looking for new technologies to streamline the process for consumers.

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