Guidewire Software to Host Philly Insurance Forum

May 10, 2005

Guidewire Software, a provider of solutions to property and casualty and workers’ compensation insurers, announced that the next in the series of Guidewire Insurance Forums will be held on June 21, 2005 in Philadelphia.

The forum to this invitation-only event will showcase industry leaders gathered to discuss “Bridging the Gap: Bringing Claims and Underwriting Together.”

The forum will bring together P/C claims and underwriting professionals along with industry speakers that will discuss the issues facing the worlds of claims and underwriting.

The current schedule of speakers includes:

— Chad Hersh, senior analyst, Celent;

— Larry Illion, senior vice president, Small Business, CNA;

— Dick Szilasi, divisional senior vice president, AFG IT Services, Applications & Information Asset Management, Great American Insurance Company;

— Bill Garvey, director, Information Technology, Main Street America Group;

— Scott Harris, vice president, Claims, Merastar;

— Jack Dugan, vice president, North American Insurance Lead, Capgemini;

— Michael Gordon, vice president, Policy Administration and Claims Lead, Capgemini;

— Marcus Ryu, vice president, Strategy and New Products, Guidewire.

Now in their fourth year, Guidewire Insurance Forums have featured speakers from insurance carriers such as CSAA, CNA, Employers’ Direct Insurance Company, Farmers, Fireman’s Fund, Hastings Mutual and Liberty Northwest. Other industry expert speakers have included analysts, consultants and solution providers from: First Notice Systems, Gartner Group, IBM, ImageRight, McKinsey & Co., TowerGroup, and the Robert E. Nolan Co.

For additional information and registration details on this Guidewire Insurance Forum, visit or send an e-mail to

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