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Guidewire’s ‘Connections 2013’ User Conference Draws More Than 1,000 Attendees

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE), a provider of software products to Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers, recently hosted its ninth annual user conference, Connections 2013, in San Francisco, California. Connections 2013 provided a forum for the Guidewire community – customers, partners and Guidewire employees - to share their experiences, best practices and receive the latest information about Guidewire’s products.

Connections 2013 kicked off with Guidewire’s chief executive officer, Marcus Ryu, providing an overview of the new initiatives and products the company launched over the past year to further assist insurers in their legacy system replacement projects, and to provide a platform they can leverage to transform their business.

John Seybold, principal technology strategist and Guidewire co-founder, provided an overview of the key features and benefits of InsuranceSuite 8, the new release of Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, which was announced at the conference. Seybold also provided an update on Guidewire’s newer products including Guidewire Live, Mobile & Portals, DataHub, and InfoCenter.

Two Guidewire customers presented keynotes on the main stage. Michael Gay, chief information officer, AIG Japan presented a case study about how AIG Japan is moving from 35 different legacy systems to Guidewire PolicyCenter® and transforming its business in a highly competitive market. Paul Geddes, chief executive officer, Direct Line Group, provided his perspective on the three eras of evolution in P/C insurance. He also discussed the turnaround of Direct Line’s business and his vision for the company’s future. The final keynote of the day, Alex Singla, partner, McKinsey & Company, and leader of McKinsey’s P/C Insurance Practice, predicted the practices and technologies a leading insurer will embrace in 2020 and engaged the audience by asking them to vote on his predictions.

A series of nearly 90 hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, expert panels, and educational sessions held throughout the three days of the conference provided the opportunity for Guidewire customers to share their experiences, lessons learned, and best practices.

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