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Dr Dr. Randall Peeters

ITA LIVE Keynote Has a Message for Insurance Executives About Personal Vision As the 8th person in the world to complete the “Adventure Grand Slam,” which consists of climbing to the highest peak on each of the seven continents, and reaching the North and South Poles, it seems safe to say that Dr. Randall Peeters knows a thing or two about “Setting a Personal Vision.”


At ITA LIVE this year, Peeters will talk about the importance of developing and sustaining a personal vision during the event’s kick-off keynote on April 22 at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His experience with personal vision and achieving goals comes from earning his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Washington in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, while simultaneously becoming a competent skydiver, BASE jumper, skier, climber, scuba diver, free diver, whitewater rafter, kayaker and surfer.


Peeters is the author of the bestseller “Journeys to the Edge,” in which he shares his successes and failures and gives readers some directly applicable guidelines on how to create a vision for living life to the fullest. He has held the positions of chief scientist and vice president of engineering for a wide range of companies from major aerospace corporations to start-ups, including managing groups as large as 1050 technical employees. And, he has a blend of technical expertise and outdoor achievements which have led to great demand for his inspirational speaking engagements throughout the USA and Canada.


Peeters’ ability to help individuals identify and articulate vision statements will have a positive impact on the way this year’s ITA LIVE audience approaches work and insurance, as well as personal lives and relationships. Don’t miss it!


Quote from the book: “It’s early afternoon and I am sitting in the Yosemite National Park Jail awaiting arraignment for BASE Jumping Half Dome and all I can think about is how I could have avoided capture in the first place … Fast forward ten years – Base Camp, Mount Everest. After learning my climbing partner had fallen to his death on the Lhotse Face, I was devastated and didn’t know what to do. My options were to either descend to a lower altitude until my frostbite healed and then finish the climb, or give up and go home.”

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The goal of the Insurance Technology Association is to provide members with opportunities to collaborate, educate, network, share, and use knowledge related to insurance technology. The ITA serves the insurance technology community as a resource and is dedicated to serving this specialized sector of the industry. Publications and educational programs created by the ITA are geared to professionals interested in or charged with evaluating, implementing, and marketing insurance-specific technology systems or services.

ITA publications

The current issue of ITA Pro Magazine is October, 2017. The cover story, “Cross the Line,” features John Kessler, chief strategy officer for Motorists Insurance Group, as he explains how Motorists has shifted much of its attention to the commercial lines side of the market. Another feature, “The Spiraling of Insurtech,” looks at how investor groups have led the charge in bringing carriers and insurtechs together. The third feature, Think Differently,” examines how claims centers have become laboratories for insurance carriers and new technology In addition you will find features such as:

  • George Grieve's column on the implementation of third-party software, and how carriers need to know their job and not expect others to pick up the slack.
  • Karen Furtado’s Innovation Corner column is on SMA’s 10th anniversary and how they will pass along some predictions for the next decade in insurance and technology
  • In Newsmakers, Rod Travers tells why he left the consulting world for the top spot in the insurance industry’s largest association.

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