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ACS Professional Masterclass: Understanding insurance for IT professionals

Join us for a lunch and learn session where you will gain confidence about the benefits of insurance for IT professionals

Event Start: Tue 05 Dec 01:00 AM
Event Finish: Tue 05 Dec 02:00 AM


Registration End Date: Mon 04 Dec 11:00 PM

Does insurance baffle you? Are you not confident that you have the right kind of insurance coverage for your business? <br><br>Join us in our first event for the Professional Practice Management Masterclass tailored for tech professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of all things insurance.<br><br><strong>Key takeaways</strong> <ul><li>I<strong>dentify how insurance can benefit you and what are the common insurance types</strong> – Every IT business owner or contractor should be adequately insured to cover all work and services offered. Do you know what liabilities you/your business need to cover?</li><li><strong>Who can benefit from ACS’ complimentary member insurance and what does it cover</strong> – Are you wasting your hard-earned cash on insurance premiums that you don’t need to pay for? </li><li><strong>Tips on completing an insurance proposal for your business</strong> – This information could help you to get the coverage you need.</li><li><strong>Cyber Insurance vs Professional Indemnity </strong>– What does cyber insurance cover and do/does you/your business need one?</li><li><strong>Current trends and risks in IT claims</strong> – Keep up with the current risk trends to protect yourself and your business from claims.</li></ul> <br><strong>About the Speakers</strong> <ul><li>Jeff Smith, Vice President - Membership Boards, ACS</li><li>Steve Rawlings, Senior Relationship Manager, Insurance House</li><li>David Gallagher, Liberty Global Group</li></ul> <br><strong>Preparation</strong><br>This is an entry-level class, so no prior knowledge is necessary.<br><br>A recording will be shared for all registered so you can review the content anytime.<br><br>Your mic and camera will be off during the class. Interact with your instructor and fellow classmates through chat, Q&amp;A and reactions.

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Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

I am seeking board roles that allow me to assist people-focused organisations looking for Cyber Security expertise. As a current CEO/Managing Director as well as former CIO and CISO I bring a high level of Entrepreneurial business thinking to benefit most any enterprise. For over 20 years I have led change in business, set strategic goals, and delivered. I remove organisational friction, simplify systems and process, all while delivering to a budget. My experience is with a low cost model, so I look for ways to achieve greatness, without needing a large budget. I have experience in a range of industries including Transport, Logistics, Aviation, Essential Services, Government, Utilities, Building and Construction, and Not-For-Profits.

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David Gallagher

David Gallagher

David heads up the Information Technology Liability and Cyber Insurance portfolios for Liberty Specialty Markets in Asia Pacific. David graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics. He began his insurance career working in a range of underwriting and broking roles within the professional lines area of the insurance industry and joined Liberty 15 years ago to spearhead the launch of their IT Liability and Cyber insurance products into the Asia Pacific market.
David’s role includes setting underwriting strategy, underwriting guidelines, modelling losses, and the risk assessment of accounts from a diverse range of industry segments. The role also 
provides opportunity to provide unique insights and input into the risk management and incident response frameworks of insureds.  

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Steve Rawlings

Steve Rawlings

Steve is a Senior Relationship Manager with Insurance House and a Diploma holder of the Australian Insurance Institute. He has been with Insurance House for the past 14 years and managed the ACS members policy since inception back in 2016. In addition to this, he currently manages the insurances for over 100 Information Technology companies Australia wide. While his focus is in the IT/Cyber fields of Insurance he is also a general broker looking after a variety of different businesses including farms. 

Prior to Insurance House he worked with Lumley Insurance, HIA Insurance and AMP in several roles covering off all aspects of Insurance including Sales, Underwriting and claims. Outside of Insurance he still plays competitive tennis and enjoys taking it up to the younger generation.

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