Featured Speakers


Charlie Miller, Ph.D., Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architect, & Renowned ‘White Hat’ Hacker

Dr. Charlie Miller reveals just how vulnerable corporate computer systems are, while making a passionate plea for clients, carriers and firms to treat cybersecurity as a top priority.

A former National Security Agency hacker, 4-time winner of Pwn2Own, the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, and the first to hack both iPhone and Android phones, Dr. Miller gained national attention after he and research partner Chris Valasek hacked a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and took control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away.

A Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architect at Cruise Automation and former head of the autonomous vehicle security division at Didi Chuxing, a China-based ride sharing company, Dr. Miller focuses on society’s increasing connectivity and the opportunities it creates for harmful intrusions.

On stage, he takes audiences on detailed, behind-the-scenes journeys to illustrate how hackers exploit vulnerabilities and why corporations and governments should address cybersecurity before assets—or lives—are put at risk. By providing practical suggestions to improve security and deter dangerous online adversaries, Dr. Miller’s candid and enlightening presentations help audiences recognize the gravity of this 21st century issue and walk away with solutions for prevention.


Alice Underwood, FCAS, CERA, Ph.D., Global Leader – Insurance Consulting and Technology, Willis Towers Watson

Risk manager, actuary, author, leader, Alice Underwood began her actuarial life as a career changer, having previously been an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Texas. Since then she has worked in Zurich and New York City for the Zurich Financial Services Group, Converium, Guy Carpenter, Willis Re North America, and Willis Towers Watson where she is currently global head of the Insurance Consulting and Technology business of WTW. She is a past president of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater New York (CAGNY) and has made numerous volunteer contributions to the CAS, including service on the Board of Directors and as the Vice President-Research and Development. Dr. Underwood holds a B.S. with the highest honors in mathematics from The University of Texas and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University. She was named one of two “Women to Watch” by the Business Insurance CLM Women to Watch recognition program in 2017 and has co-authored six Greek mythology-based novels.

Dr. Underwood will give a 30-minute address highlighting the skills actuaries need to hone to gain greater prominence in the ERM, or any corporate space.