Connection counts at RIMS’ RISKWORLD 

May 1, 2024

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By Scott Rogers, Chief Growth Officer

Everything we do at Sedgwick is about connections — connecting our clients and partners with creative solutions, expert resources and innovative technology. The upcoming RIMS RISKWORLD conference (May 5-8) is a great opportunity to connect in person and engage with Sedgwick’s team throughout the week. 

Attendees will learn from our experts and partners in sessions about renewable energy, generative artificial intelligence (AI), social inflation and more. Our experts will share strategies to improve the health and well-being of your people, programs and brands at the Wellness ZENter. And the week will include multiple chances to connect with Sedgwick and industry peers, as well as to give back. Meet with our experts throughout the conference at booth #737 and find us — and our therapy dog partners — in RIMS HQ, booth#943, during exclusive marketplace hours.

Learn more: why wait? 
Sedgwick’s thought leaders are following these topics and sharing information about trends and opportunities throughout the year. A great resource to dive in and align expertise with your challenges is our Connect 2024 site, which gives you easy access to content and solutions by topic and keyword.  

Learn from our experts

Sedgwick’s experts lead the conversation on issues that impact our industry throughout the year, but RIMS gives us a chance to connect for deeper insights. For those attending, we encourage you to take time for the following sessions. 

On Monday, May 6 at 3:30 pm, join Ezequiel Ortiz, Sedgwick and Isaac McLean, kWh Analytics in the Thought Leader Theater session, “Carriers are Catalysts: Building Resiliency in Renewable Energy” (marketplace, booth #445). Learn more: Renewable energy | Climate resiliency

Tuesday, May 7, mark your calendars for “Generative AI: Risk Management Friend or Foe,” with Leah Cooper, Sedgwick and Brad Waldron, Vestis Corporation at 9:30 am.  Learn more: Artificial intelligence (AI) | Generative AI | CIO 100 Award

Also on May 7 at 9:30 am, listen to insights shared by a RIMS/Marsh panel, including David Arick, Sedgwick, on “Excellence in Risk Management: Global Risks 2024.” Learn more: Cyber business interruption | CAT resource center

Then, stop by for the “Social inflation: Reality or myth” conversation with Max Koonce, Sedgwick and Tom Best, Home Depot at 1:30 pm. Learn more: Litigation | Inflation

Watch Sedgwick’s social channels during RISKWORLD for updates and takeaways from these sessions and look for future recaps to come on our blog in the days and weeks following the conference.

Find your ZENter

To continue our annual tradition of promoting health, wellness and productivity — for attendees, their people, their programs and the community — we’re again partnering with RIMS to host the Wellness ZENter, (located in RIMS HQ, marketplace booth #943), where we’ll share ideas and discuss resources to help you reach your goals. Our thought leaders will engage with each other and the audience during 30-minute sessions on topics from healthy habits to workforce well-being, consumer safety, behavioral health and more. 

Learn more: healthy bites
The Wellness ZENter brings attendees quick, conversational takes on a variety of topics. Another year-round resource for quick, conversational takes is the Sedgwick podcast, where many of these same experts have explored topics from PTSD and medical inflation to AI Care Guidance.

Monday, May 6

10-10:30 am

“Journaling for gratitude, growth and wellness” with Kimberly George, Global Chief Brand Officer and Kathy Tazic, Managing Director, Learning and Development 

10:30-11 am    

“Healthy habits: Targeted tips for workforce well-being” with Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Managing Director, Managed Care

11-11:30 am    

“Healthy brands, healthy consumers” with Ryan Gooley, Director, Brand Protection and Chris Harvey, SVP, Brand Protection

4-4:30 pm                   

“We interrupt this claim…” with Jason Bliss, SVP, Careworks and Josephine Copeland, SVP, Product Design and Strategy, Sedgwick

Tuesday, May 7

12-12:30 pm

“Ask the experts: What’s on your mind?” with Kimberly George, Global Chief Brand Offi­cer; Max Koonce, Chief Claims Offi­cer; Sean Safieh, Chief Information Offi­cer, Americas; and Kathy Tazic, Managing Director, Learning and Development

12:30-1 pm                 

“Psychological safety in the workplace” with Josephine Copeland, SVP, Product Design and Strategy and Jody Moses, ARM, Managing Director, Public Entity

4-4:30 pm                   

“The pursuit of risk engineering” with Paul Gilbert, Director, EFI Global and James Norman, International Director, Sedgwick

Wednesday, May 8

10-10:30 am

“Get to know the organization behind the animals” with Jonathan Mast, Digital Strategy Director

Beyond its interactive sessions designed to give you practical guidance, conference attendees will have a unique opportunity to engage with and support a local charity during RISKWORLD. This year, we’re partnering with Canine Companions — an organization that provides service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Join us Monday through Wednesday at booth #943 to experience the therapeutic benefits of animal-assisted therapy firsthand and add a little play to your day. 

Give back

If you’re feeling energetic, participants in San Diego, as well as virtual participants from anywhere in the world, can join us in raising funds for Spencer Educational Foundation scholarships during the 10th annual Spencer and Sedgwick 5K Fun Run on May 7, 6:30 am at Embarcadero Marina Park North. And carry the endorphins and energy into Wednesday — they’ll serve you well for celebrating the week, recharging, dancing, and connecting with industry friends at the RIMS-Sedgwick official closing party of RISKWORLD on May 8 at 7 pm!

We’ll see you at RIMS, but until then…

  • Read about the trends we believe will continue to be critical throughout 2024.
  • Catch up on the latest articles on our Connection blog and in the edge magazine.
  • Listen in advance to podcasts from many of the experts you can engage with during the conference. 
  • Follow Sedgwick on LinkedInX and Instagram for live updates.
  • Search #RIMS2024 and #RISKWORLD to explore what’s trending on social media the week of the show.

We’re here to help you connect forward. See you next week, San Diego!

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