Registration for CatIQ Connect’s October ’21 webinar now open

Cyber & The Connected World

Toronto (September 14, 2021) – CatIQ and MSA Research are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the first of the Canadian catastrophe conference’s 2021/2022 online webinar series. The upcoming CatIQ Connect quarterly series will be held in October and December of 2021 and February and June of 2022.  

“Given the uncertainty of the global pandemic, we made the decision to continue the webinar series through June 2022,” said Joel Baker, CEO, of CatIQ and MSA Research. “The 2020/2021 series welcomed over 500 participants to the online format, with sessions covering everything from the latest in catastrophe modelling and risk systems, to the ways the pandemic forced leaps forward in claims adjusting technology.” CatIQ Connect is a platform where industry, all levels of government, and academia come together to discuss mitigation and adaptation strategies, technological advancements, and sector perspectives around natural and human-made catastrophe management.

Registration is now open for CatIQ Connect:  

October 14, 2021 – Cyber and the Connected World 

Session highlights for October 14: 

  • Cyber Insurance: Challenges, Opportunities, and the State of the Industry with Judith Branham, Managing Director, Aon, and moderated by Gregory Eskins, Managing Director, Cyber Product Leaders, US & Canada, Marsh Canada  
  • Tail Risks Arising from Our Interconnected World with Dr. Rachel Anne Carter, Director of Cyber at the Geneva AssociationJess Fung, Managing Director, North American Cyber Analytics Lead at Guy Carpenter, Scott Stransky, Managing Director, Head of the Cyber Risk Analytics Center of Excellence at Marsh McLennan, moderated by Jordan Brennan, Chief Economist and VP of Policy Development at the Insurance Bureau of Canada 
  • Communities in an Integrated World with Stephanie Rackley-Roach, Acting Director of Corporate Performance/CIO, City of Saint John and an EPCOR Utilities representative 
  • A keynote presentation on Systems Theory 

Save the dates for the full webinar series lineup

  • December 2, 2021 –Catastrophe Model and Technology Updates 
  • February 10, 2022 – Catastrophes: Past, Present, and Innovative Paths Forward 
  • June 9, 2022 – Sustainable and Inclusive CAT Management at All Levels 

As always, the conference Steering Committee brings together leading organizations concerned with adaptation and management related to Canadian catastrophes, including:  

Jim Abraham
President, ClimAction Services Inc.  
Tara Laidman
Program Director,  Flood Initiative & Telematics, Co-operators Group 
Lesley Baran
National Catastrophe Claims Lead, Wawanesa Insurance 
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction  
Marjorie Brans
Director of Ecosystem Impact, School for Social Entrepreneurs Canada 
Natalia Moudrak
Managing Director, Climate Resiliency Leader, Public Sector Partnership, Aon 
Daryl Duke
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Munich Re 
Chris Rol
Manager, Policy, Insurance Bureau of Canada 
Roberto Figueroa
Advisor, Climate Risk Analytics, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation 
Laura Twidle
Managing Director, CatIQ 
Caroline Floyd
Assistant Director of Catastrophic Loss Analysis, CatIQ 
Rebecca Wagner
Associate Director, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada 
Karen Francis
Vice President, Guy Carpenter  
Kyle Winston
Co-founder & President,  CRU Group Inc. 
Sean Hobson
Vice President, National Commercial Accounts, WINMAR 

To register for the October session, and to keep up to date on the latest announcements for future sessions, visit You can also follow CatIQ on Twitter at @CatIQ_Inc or through the hashtag #CatIQConnect.