It’s hard to believe ACORD LOMA is already here. Where has the time gone?
For us, it’s been filled with researching the needs of the insurance industry and working with customers to develop solutions to solve those needs. What about you? What have you done over the last 12 months to prepare for this year’s conference?
The ACORD conference promises to deliver information that your business needs to stay competitive and go further, faster. So if you are still reviewing your to-do list for this year’s show, we’ve put one together to help you make the most of your experience.
If it’s your first time at ACORD, here’s a brief overview. The annual conference brings together many of the industry’s best and brightest to discuss new and changing ways to transform business. Topics revolve around a number of trends: analytics, business strategy, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, mobile technology, operational efficiency, regulatory issues, social media tools and system development, to name a few.
Here are a few pre-show tips to set you up for a successful conference:
- Attend sessions based on knowledge/business needs
The conference has nearly 50 different educational sessions! Everything from the digital business transformation to social innovation in P&C to compliance surrounding e-signature. Ask yourself which sessions will be of the most benefit to you or your organization and be prepared to listen, take notes and ask questions.
- Review your homework
If your organization is seeking a specific solution, such as enterprise content management (ECM) for example, do some research before you leave so that your meetings with vendors are productive you leave with the answers to all of your questions. A few questions to keep in mind include
- Is the solution flexible, supporting your needs now and into the future?
- Does the product road map continue to add new capabilities and functionality?
- If a problem arises, how responsive will the vendor be?
- Arriving to the show armed with the right questions will help you drive vendor meetings and best assess each vendor’s responses.
- Think outside the box
The ACORD conference is the perfect place to spark creativity and innovation. At the show, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. The best ideas often come from those who weren’t afraid to dream big.
As for me, my team and I will be implementing these tips at the show as well. If you’d like to stop by the Hyland Software booth #558, we’d love to meet you!