Advisory: Insurance Industry Cluster iTs|SC to Host Panel Discussion on Vision and Competitiveness

January 29, 2018 (COLUMBIA, S.C.): iTs|SC, Columbia’s insurance technology and services cluster, will bring together leaders from around the industry on Wednesday, Jan. 31 to answer the question, “What will it take to make Columbia the top place companies and employees want to be and have to be for insurance and technology?”

iTs|SC aims to grow the impact of Columbia’s robust and long-standing insurance industry through collaboration on economic development, innovation, workforce, and more. Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from top leaders on what is necessary to maximize Columbia’s competitiveness within the insurance industry, and how iTs|SC - with a new vision and refreshed focus - will lead these efforts.

The event will be part of EngenuitySC’s Competitiveness Week, a series of events focused around the organizations, people and ideas enhancing the Midlands’ long-term competitiveness, headlined by the release of the annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness on Jan. 29.

WHO: Everyone is welcome to attend this free, public event.

WHAT: Speakers and panelists will discuss iTs|SC’s vision and steps which must be undertaken to compete with leading insurance regions. Speakers and panelists will include:
Maria Price, iTs|SC Chair
Eddie Jones, VP of Corporate Strategy, Duck Creek Technologies
Amelia Hough-Ross, Deputy CTO, Companion Data Services
Sam McGuckin, EVP Duck Creek Practice, Capgemini and founder, TCube Solutions
Jeff Ruble, Director of Economic Development, Richland County
Henry Bryson, AVP & Technology Capability Officer, UNUM & Colonial Life
Steve Wiggins, Board Chairman, IT-oLogy
Vivian Ford, President, Core Technology Solutions

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. The discussion will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: IT-oLogy Auditorium, 1301 Gervais Street, First Floor

About iTs|SC
iTs|SC, Columbia’s Insurance Technology & Services Cluster, is dedicated to making Columbia the place companies and people want to be and have to be for insurance and technology, and is supported by EngenuitySC. Its mission is to maximize Columbia’s competitive advantage through a shared vision for economic development, innovation, collaboration and talent development to create the nation’s leading insurance industry. News, events, participating companies, and information can be found online at

About EngenuitySC
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., EngenuitySC is a nonprofit focused on long-term competitiveness and prosperity in the Midlands. EngenuitySC specializes in managing collaborations between business, government, education and community leaders. For more information, visit


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