LAS VEGAS — If you think you've heard allthere is about tech-driven innovation in insurance, thinkagain.

"We've only begun to scratch the surface," Cedent Chairman and CEOMichael Coles said during a plenary session that he moderated onTues., Oct. 3 during InsureTech Connect at Caesars Palace in LasVegas, an event billed by organizers as "the largest and mostglobal gathering of insurance innovators to come together under oneroof."

Although hearts were heavy and spirits dampened in a generallybright and buoyant town following the deadly Route 91 country music concert shooting just daysbeforehand, InsureTech Connect organizers said that grislyhappening chased away only a fraction of their originally scheduledattendees. They expected roughly 3,000 insurance entrepreneurs,investors and incumbents at this year's show.

Satellite imagery

It follows that Coles, who interviewed Orbital InsightCEO James Crawford about the many ways that satellite imagery isimpacting insurance, surmised that "some 5,000 elevator pitches"would happen during InsureTech Connect 2017.

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