It has been a momentous Exceedance here in Miami, with a raft of new product launches, excitement around transformation in our keynotes, a sea of new insight from across over sixty track sessions, and great camaraderie from the global risk community who took the time to join us here.
So much has happened, so time for a quick recap. Our opening keynote on Tuesday saw the unveiling of five new innovations. This included the launch of RMS Risk Intelligence™, an open and flexible platform built to enable better risk management and support profitable risk selection. RMS also introduced the Risk Data Object (RDO), a new open data standard.
We looked to the future on Wednesday, with keynotes from renowned disruptive innovation expert and futurist, Daniel Burrus, to answer the question – how can organizations survive and thrive in this age of transformation? Daniel offered a simple framework to help scan the disruptive environment, to ensure an organization is a disruptor, and not just disrupted. Robert Muir-Wood and Michael Steele from RMS examined the future of risk and risk management and suggested ten future risks that the industry needs to keep a watchful eye on.
Away from the keynotes, our track sessions ranged from the ever-popular “Fundamentals” track with delegates learning the core elements of risk modeling and management to lively panel discussions in the “Growing the Pool of Addressable Risks” track exploring cyber, resilience, flood and much more.
Our media team were in overdrive, with many interviews available from AM BestTV. You can watch videos from Robert Muir-Wood, Ryan Ogaard and Tom Sabbatelli from RMS, as well as guest speakers from Oliver Wyman, Pool Re and Lockton.
Pete Dailey, vice president of product management at RMS, hosted a panel discussion “Using Catastrophe Risk Models to Understand Climate Change”
And there was the social side of Exceedance too. It was great to be able to celebrate thirty years of RMS, with a birthday party on Tuesday – with so many of our clients, partners, friends and colleagues, who have been on the journey with us. Last night saw the famous EP, our main conference social, and this year’s theme was “Decades” in recognition of our thirty years. The challenge was thrown to our delegates to pick a decade, the seventies, eighties or nineties, and show us your decadal style.
Of course, our delegates did not disappoint, with outfits ranging from John Travolta suits through to nineties grunge, we all had a great night at the historic Paris Theater in Miami Beach. Built in 1935, the theater is a stylish Art Deco building which has been the backdrop to many famous music videos and photo shoots. Enjoying food from every decade and a soundtrack spanning the dance crazes of the times, it was an exceptional night.
Delegates joined us for “Best of the Best” repeat sessions and informal networking today, before we said goodbye at lunchtime. To everyone who joined us in Miami, we really appreciate it and we hope you can take away insight and practical plans and solutions that you can apply when you get back to your organizations. We look forward to seeing you at future RMS events.