Montreal, Planbox, the leading provider of AI-Powered Agile Work Innovation Solutions, will be attending the Back End of Innovation Conference Orlando, Florida from October 22-25, 2017 with Fred Tavan the Global Head of Innovation Lab, Reinsurance and Insurance Risk at Sun Life Financial who is the speaker for an informative session on “How to Evaluate Startups and Develop Creative Partner Models”.
The financial services industry faces a wave of disruptive forces that can no longer be ignored. Tech startups with powerful financial backers are disrupting the traditional financial services industry by rolling out focused offerings that provide lower transaction costs and exceptional customer experience. This group is rapidly entering the mainstream and becoming a new source of competition for the larger more established players.

This is the future and Sun Life Financial strives to position itself at the forefront of this paradigm. Learn how Sun Life Financial has established a framework for market research, generating advanced analytics and leveraging ideation to identify the most promising FinTech/InsurTech start-ups. Discover how to effectively establish criteria to evaluate startups based on your business objectives to identify the right partners.

Back End of Innovation, BEI, is the conference that business leaders, corporate innovators, and innovation practitioners rely on to be inspired, think creatively and focus on ways to improve your current innovation process that lead to better outcomes. The fate of your idea rests at the back end- The most critical part of the innovation process. The 2017 Back End of Innovation, BEI, event is where serious innovators go to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Designed around interactions, we’ll work together to solve the common challenges that face all of us innovators as we attempt to cross the business chasm and ensure flawless innovation execution, every time. From mobilizing teams, to optimizing the idea portfolio, to aligning the right internal and external stakeholders, BEI helps you overcome resistance and find creative pathways to successful innovation execution. Malcolm Gladwell, the best-selling author of Outliers, The Tipping Point and David & Goliath will be the keynote speaker on “Revisionist History: Uncovering Truths Hidden in Data” and “Unlocking New Opportunities for the Insights Industry”

Commenting on Planbox participation at The 2017 Back End of Innovation, BEI Conference in Orlando, Arthur Liberian Senior Innovation Advisor at Planbox said: “This is a great event for us and we are excited to have one of our customers Sun Life Financial present their unique innovation management process to develop the right partnerships and compete in this new world of exponential change that has already yielded great outcomes ”.

THE 2017 Back End of Innovation BEI Conference
DATE: October 22-25, 2017
LOCATION: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
ADDRESS: 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819

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Planbox is the pioneering provider of cloud-based AI-Powered Agile Work Innovation solutions – from creative ideas to winning projects. Our mission is to help organizations thrive by transforming the culture of agile work, continuous innovation and creativity across the entire organization. Our family of products include Collaborative Innovation Management, Team Decision Making, and Work Management applications. Planbox is designed to be the agile work innovation tool for everyone, built for companies and teams of all sizes and trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands including Bridgestone, BP, Great-West Life, Honeywell, Panama Canal Authority, Philips, Sealed Air, Sun Life Financial, Whirlpool, Willis Towers Watson and Verizon with millions of internal and external users. To learn more, visit: and unleash your innovation butterfly.

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