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Overview

A community for successful collaboration
March 20-22, 2017 | The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte, NC

The Accenture Life and Annuity Client Advisory Board (CAB) is designed to bring together senior executives to collaborate on ideas, discuss industry concerns and align on the planning and development of Accenture products and services. This invitation-only meeting strengthens peer relationships and ensures ongoing two-way communications.

Join us this March to hear from members as they provide updates on their initiatives, and share your own experiences in this open-dialog forum.

For all event queries, please contact Rowena Hudgson at rowena.hudgson@accenture.com

Agenda

The agenda will include a balanced mix of open discussions, peer sharing, customer initiative updates, and Accenture business and product reviews. Please find the schedule below.

Start Time End Time Session Description

Monday, March 20

5:30pm

-

8:00pm

Welcome Reception/Dinner

Please join us and take this opportunity to start your networking early. This is a chance to make new acquaintances and renew existing relationships at this casual dinner event.

Tuesday, March 21

7:00am

-

8:00am

Breakfast

8:00am

-

8:15am

Welcome Kick-off and Introductions

Welcome to the ALIP Client Advisory Board meeting.

8:15am

-

9:00am

Accenture Life & Annuity Business Update

To get started we want to share with CAB members an overview of our business and update you on our directional plans, as well as our key focus areas going forward.

9:00am

-

10:00am

Product Management

During this session we will share our ALIP functional enhancements from the last CAB and our roadmap going forward. We’ll also reflect on the experiences and contributions of the various working groups. As always we value your feedback and want to hear about your interests and direction.

10:00am

-

10:15am

Break

10:15am

-

12:30pm

Roundtable: Member Projects

This session begins a roundtable discussion with a focus on client member projects. We’ll hear directly from members who have undergone, or are undergoing, implementation and upgrade programs. The objective of the session is to level set on clients' main activities and experience.

12:30pm

-

1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

-

3:30pm

Roundtable: Delivery

Part two of the roundtable session focuses on progress made since the last CAB and Accenture's plans for progress going forward—in particular we’ll cover analysis and design, testing, project management, conversion, ALIP university in the context of self-sufficiency, and overall capacity, scalability and efficiency planning.

3:30pm

-

3:45pm

Break

3:45pm

-

5:00pm

Roundtable: Member Initiatives and Priorities

Peer Sharing: We will review members’ forward-looking plans around ALIP and the results of the recent initiatives and priorities questionnaire. We invite you to come to this session prepared to discuss your ALIP activities and your technology and business priorities. This discussion is part of our ongoing efforts to promote collaboration across our CAB community on the best ways to align and maximize ALIP engagements.

5:45pm

Dinner and Networking

Bus loading at 5:45pm for off-site dinner at the Upstream Restaurant. Upstream was named one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. by Esquire Magazine and subsequently Zagat named Upstream Charlotte's most popular restaurant.

Wednesday, March 22

7:00am

-

8:00am

Breakfast

8:00am

-

8:30am

Open Discussion

We’ll start the morning with an open discussion to collaborate on additional thoughts, suggestions and peer sharing opportunities.

8:30am

-

9:15am

ALIP Technology Overview

In this session, we’ll provide an ALIP technology and architecture update and review our direction going forward. Topics for discussion include integration, APIs, system performance and monitoring tools.

9:15am

-

10:45am

Other Initiatives Around ALIP

A collaborative session providing insight into progress made and plans going forward for extended solutions around ALIP. In this session, we’ll discuss the direction for quotes/illustrations, portal self-service, new auditing capabilities, analytics, and additional Cloud deployment options. We will also address how our members can leverage other Accenture capabilities around AI, robotics and more.

10:45am

-

11:00am

Break

11:00am

-

11:30am

Market & Client Update

This session encompasses a review of our ALIP market positioning and accomplishments. We’ll also look for your feedback on CAB and other associated client programs, including working groups, and discuss the best ways to jointly engage as a group going forward.

11:30am

-

12:00pm

Recap of Action Plans & Closing Remarks

This final session is an opportunity to review take-aways and action plans, and discuss next steps to continue our collaboration and engagement.

12:00pm

Lunch & Adjourn

LOGISTICS

To facilitate your trip to Charlotte and your participation in the March meeting, please find helpful information below:

Accommodation
Where will the event take place?
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
1000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
T: +1 866 248 4824

What is the room rate?
Accenture has secured a special room rate of $249/night plus applicable sales taxes. There is no additional charge for parking.

How do I make hotel reservations?
Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation on 1-888-627-8048 or book online. Be sure to identify yourself as being part of the ‘Accenture CAB’ group.

Make your reservations no later than February 27, 2017 to secure the special room rate.

Transportation
How do I get to the hotel?
Find directions to the hotel here. The hotel is 18 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Uptown Charlotte.

Miscellaneous
What is the recommended attire?
Business casual attire is appropriate for day time sessions and the Tuesday night dinner. Feel free to be casual for the Monday night welcome reception.

Weather
What is the weather like in Charlotte in March?
In March, the days have average temperatures ranging from a low of 40°F to a high of 65°F.

Please check Charlotte weather forecast and conditions before you arrive.

REGISTRATION

Members are able to attend the CAB meeting at no charge, although travel and hotel expenses will need to be covered by the attendee.

If you have any difficulty registering or have a question, please contact Rowena Hudgson at rowena.hudgson@accenture.com.