On Sunday, Oct. 1, in the hours just before StephenCraig Paddock, whom Las Vegas police report wasa 64-year-old resident of Mesquite, Nev., openedfire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival country musicconcert from his room on the 32nd floor of the MandalayBay Hotel, InsureTech Connect Founder JayWeintraub and his team were walking the show floor of their ownmajor Las Vegas event.

Despite the carnage that unfolded just up the Strip —the shooting resulted in 59 dead and more than 500 peopleinjured — InsureTech Connect will begin today asplanned at Caesars Palace.

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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

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