Mitchell’s annual conference attracts industry leaders

Nov. 21, 2017
Mitchell held its annual Property and Casualty Conference October 16-18 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz.
Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, held its annual Property and Casualty Conference October 16-18 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. Mitchell welcomed leaders from across the industry for two full days of technology and  industry-focused keynotes, breakout sessions and discussions.
“This is an incredibly dynamic time in the industry,” said Alex Sun, President and CEO of Mitchell, “It’s vital that we engage in meaningful discussions with our customers so that we can work collaboratively to move the industry forward. This conference provides an opportunity to do that.” Sun opened the conference by addressing how technology advancements are changing consumer expectations for the claims process. He also shared how new, cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to drive intelligent decision-making into the claims workflow. Artificial intelligence was a key theme at the conference overall, with breakout sessions focusing on how Mitchell is incorporating AI technologies like computer vision and machine learning into their products to deliver better business outcomes to their customers. Presentations and discussions also addressed how physical damage data gathered at first notice of loss may support better bodily injury outcomes, the importance of correct, safe vehicle repair, the move toward value-based healthcare, and the use of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. In an important announcement to their auto physical damage and collision repair customers, Mitchell also expressed their commitment to an open standards and toll-free approach to data exchange via Program Freedom, an initiative to deliver an alternative to closed, proprietary platforms for collision repair and auto claim industries. A key feature of this year’s conference was the first annual Mitchell mPower Awards. Mitchell honored customers ICW Group Insurance Companies and Texas Farm Bureau for delivering better outcomes through innovative technology or business transformations. For more details on the winners, visit Another highlight of this year’s conference was the launch of Mitchell’s mPowerTM website , Mitchell’s new resource for technology trends, industry insights and expert opinions. The site provides a central resource for insights into the latest information on technology and market trends in the Property & Casualty and Collision Repair industry. In keeping with Mitchell’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves, the conference also included the annual (m)Community Networking Reception, an opportunity for attendees to connect with each other while giving back to the local community. This year’s event aided the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
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