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Tuesday, October 23 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Agile Reinvention: Staying Current with Professional & Personal Skills Required to be an Insights Ninja

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Have you ever been the victim of a ‘reduction in force’ (RIF), or reorganization, where you absolutely loved your role and the organization you worked for, and there wasn’t anything you could do to change your unfortunate circumstance? Have you ever wondered, what more could I have done to either enhance my skills closer to the point of indispensability, or attach myself to such a critical outcome in the organization that would make you immune to this all-too-often outcome in “Corporate America”?

If you’ve ever struggled with any of these questions, or many others that might be related to it, join two industry professionals – Karen Kaluzsa of Cigna and Derek Johnson of Aurora WDC – for this session at SIR that will have something for everyone, regardless of the style of insurance products (health, life, commercial, etc.) you may support. In this session, learn about how Karen’s journey – as a classically-trained librarian for a top management consulting agency, with a background in law, and knowing very little about the actual industry of Health Insurance – required an agile reinvention of her core industry skillset to make a hard pivot to an industry she has come to love. Moderated by Derek, who also reinvented himself over 15 years ago from a promising career in the Investment Management arena to an industry he really knew nothing about, this duo will light-heartedly confront a wide variety of skills (professional and personal) that are part and parcel to becoming an Insights Ninja.

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Karen Kaluzsa, MLS, JD

Market Insights Senior Specialist, Cigna
Karen has been a member of Cigna's Marketing Competitive Intelligence Center of Excellence since March 2017, where she is responsible for training, responding to ad hoc research requests, working with vendors to expand Cigna's relationships and access to information, and coordinating... Read More →
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Derek Johnson

CEO, Aurora WDC
As Chief Executive Officer of Aurora WDC, Derek invests most of his time guiding the overall strategy of the business and directing the firm’s external consulting opportunities with clients. Before this promotion in March 2010, he served the prior seven years as Chief Operating... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Royal Room D

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