For Agents

Agent Advantage

Get a digital profile, improve your SEO, get recommended and get referrals


Get inbound, appetite-matching referrals delivered to you in real-time

For Insurance Companies

Insurance Company Advantage

Increase awareness, engage with more agents and drive the business you want

For Associations

Association Advantage

Give discounted subscriptions to your member agents and increase their digital reach



The IA Advantage blog, sharing top clicks and insider tricks for independent agents


The latest news releases


The IA Advantage Podcast, bringing you insurance consumer trends and insight from influencers around the IA channel


Catch up on past issues of the IA Advantage Newsletter


Agent Directory

Browse our the national directory of independent insurance agents

Insurance Company Directory

Browse our national directory of insurance carriers, MGAs and wholesalers

Live Shopper Feed

See who's shopping on right now!

Find an Insurance Market

Locate an insurance provider for your customers


Help Desk

Get support for your Advantage product

Agent Log In

Sign in to manage your Advantage profile

  1. Press
  2.  » Big ‘I’ Announces Inaugural Insurtech Summit

Big ‘I’ Announces Inaugural Insurtech Summit

January 18-20, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia
Published: December 1, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, VA, December 1, 2022—The Big “I” is proud to announce it will hold its inaugural Big “I” InsurTech Summit on Jan. 20, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia, as part of the Big “I” Winter Meeting which runs Jan. 18-21.

The 90-minute InsurTech Summit will feature two panels of groundbreaking InsurTechs, forward-thinking agents and other digital thought leaders in the independent agency space. It will be the first in a series of events held throughout the year to encourage independent agents and brokers to learn about and embrace the game-changing InsurTech technology that is increasingly available to them.

“Our intent is to demystify InsurTech for agents and brokers and lay out what it is—and isn’t—for them,” says Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “InsurTech is here to stay and will continue to evolve, just as the independent agent channel will. The innovation and advantages it brings to Big ‘I’ members and their clients is important to understand and embrace. This will be a great chance for agents and brokers to learn about the best ways to make InsurTech work for them.”

The summit will provide insights on different facets of InsurTech and their relevance and role in the future of the independent agency channel.

Schedule and Agenda

Location: Savannah Convention Center; Chatham Ballroom B, 2nd floor

11:30 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. –
12:40 p.m.
Panel 1: Demystifying Technology: Challenges and Successes of Real Agencies
Panelists: Chris Cline, executive director, ACT, Adam Kiefer, CEO and co-founder, Talage, Jason Walker, President, Agency Revolution, and Lou Moran, president, Inter-Agency Insurance Service; chair, Big I InsurTech Task Force
12:50 p.m. –
1:30 p.m.
Panel 2: 10-year Time Machine: How the IA Channel Will Leverage Technology for the Future</strong
Panelists: Bill Devine, senior vice president, business insurance capability office, Travelers, Jason Liu, CEO, Zywave, Reid Holzworth, CEO, Ivans, Jay Eshelman, president, small business, personal lines and affinity, Gallagher


The summit is presented in partnership with and the Agents Council for Technology (ACT), and Travelers is serving as the Diamond sponsor.

Panels will be moderated by Chip Bacciocco, CEO, “We want to challenge and encourage independent insurance agents across the U.S. to learn about and embrace the amazing InsurTech technology that is increasingly available to them,” Bacciocco says. “And we want to do so in lockstep with our insurance company partners, such as Travelers. This summit will help agents and stakeholders learn more about defining a path forward, together, in this exciting digital age.”

“With so many innovative solutions available in the marketplace, InsurTechs can provide great value to the independent agent channel,” said Sean Ramalho, senior vice president, enterprise distribution, Travelers. “As a carrier committed to the industry’s transformation and success, Travelers is proud to sponsor an event dedicated to helping agents and brokers better understand the ever-expanding InsurTech landscape.”

The morning of the summit, the Big “I” and also plan to host a series of InsurTech podcasts featuring several hosts and participants from the summit.

Agents and others who are interested in learning more about InsurTech trends should register for the summit in advance by visiting the Big “I” Winter Meeting website. Registration is free and open to all.

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice® brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.

More Posts

Cinch Home Services Announces Partnership with

BOCA RATON, FL (PRNewswire) - Aug. 24, 2023 Cinch Home Services, one of the nation's leading home protection brands, has announced its latest partnership with, the top digital marketing platform for the independent insurance industry....

BondExchange Named Recommended Surety Partner on

CHARLOTTE, NC and MINNEAPOLIS, MN (PRWEB) — July 27, 2023 BondExchange, the technology and service leader in the surety bond industry, and, the leading digital marketing platform for the independent insurance industry, announced today an enhanced...

Get Recommended on

Ready to take it to the next level?

Sign up for a free demo and let our experts show you what Advantage can do for you!

Share This