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Greetings from Exceedance 2014. In addition to all the exciting keynotes, sessions and activities we have planned for the week, we are celebrating RMS’ 25th anniversary.

If you are joining us in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National waterfront resort, we have a jam-packed schedule that kicks off tonight with a reception in The Lab at 5:30 pm. For those of you who couldn’t make it this year, the RMS team on the ground will keep you up-to-date via social media.

Follow RMS on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook for Exceedance news, insights, and photos. Make sure to tag any Exceedance-related social media posts with the hashtag #Exceedance to join the conversation, and keep an eye out for blog posts that will be published by my colleagues throughout the week.

We are excited to bring the industry together at Exceedance, the largest catastrophe risk management event, which includes visionary keynote speakers, 11 tracks, 70 sessions and more than 100 subject experts.

With so much going on, we’ve built an Exceedance mobile app to help you manage your schedule and maximize your week. Download Guidebook for iPhone and Android, and search “Exceedance 2014” to download the app.

Here are few highlights I recommend you don’t miss:

Keynote Speakers: Insights from our keynote speakers will no doubt be thought-provoking and set the tone each day:

  • Vivek Kundra, the first chief information officer for the U.S.
  • Trevor Maynard, head of exposure management and reinsurance at Lloyd’s of London
  • Dr. Solomon Hsaing, climate risk expert
  • Hemant Shah, RMS co-founder and CEO
  • Dr. Robert Muir-Wood, RMS chief research officer

The Lab: This year the Lab takes demos to the next level, giving you the opportunity to interact directly with RMS(one). There will also be a Mini Theatre for brief talks on engaging topics, and Meet the Experts booths for all your RMS model and RMS(one) adoption questions. We’ll have a special event at the Lab’s Mini Theatre on Tuesday, April 15, at 11:45 am, where biomedical gerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey will join us to discuss his anti-aging research.

Model Insights: Get deep insights into RMS models with more 30 hours of content, 20 sessions in the Mini Theater, and access to RMS model experts. Learn about the RMS roadmap, the wealth of new models being released in 2015, and new generation HD models.

RMS Hackathon: The first ever RMS Hackathon will debut at Exceedance this year, welcoming the developer community and challenging them to create innovative RMS(one) apps using the RMS(one) API. Onsite developer support will include hands-on workshops, a kickoff session to provide details and guidelines, and dedicated development areas with experts available to provide technical assistance. Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries at the Hackathon award ceremony on take place on April 16 at 3:50 pm.

“EP” – The Exceedance Party: This year we’ll be at the International Trade Center on Wednesday evening, where you can enjoy dinner, drinks and entertainment while catching up with industry colleagues. Don’t forget to bring your government issued ID!

If you have any questions throughout the week, our team staffing at the registration desk can help you out, or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @RMS.

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Katie Fazeli
Katie Fazeli
Director, Marketing, RMS

Katie focuses on the conception and management of RMS' global marketing program strategy. As a part of the RMS marketing team, she provides custom experiences to drive engagement, awareness, and communication with clients. She is based in Silicon Valley and has a background in project and event management. Katie has a degree in business administration and marketing from San Jose State University.

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