The keynote speaker at the NRRA National Conference 2019 will be Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871, Chicago’s premier tech start-up incubator. Ziegler’s address to the conference: “The Future of Work,” a topic that should greatly interest every NRRA member.

Ziegler will speak at a time of looming upheaval in the U.S. labor market due to artificial intelligence, robotics, and other cutting-edge technological advancements. She’ll explore what the future holds for work in general, as well as how the coming changes are poised to transform the centuries-old insurance industry.

With an M.B.A. from Harvard and a keen curiosity about what is possible, Ziegler has invested in more than 35 start-ups; she has persevered through billion-dollar valuations and start-up collapses.

Before joining 1871, Ziegler already had navigated the conventional business model as a principal at management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. She advised the insurance industry in that capacity, and then tacked over to the uncharted waters of disruption as chief innovation officer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

As the architect of her own personal reinvention, Ziegler knows the value and profound impact of embracing change.

Mark your calendar for Betsy Ziegler’s keynote address on Thursday, Oct. 3, at this year’s NRRA National Conference. The conference will take place Oct. 2 – 4, 2019, at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel. To learn more about the conference, click here.