This week, I was at the Gaylord National Harbor outside Washington D.C. to attend the annual PLUS Conference event, with more than a thousand industry colleagues and friends. As always, it is a great fun to be able to be a part of this event and to catch up with so many professionals from around the industry.


On Tuesday morning, it was my pleasure and honor to serve as a moderator of a panel on the War Exclusion under the Cyber Insurance Policy. It was an excellent panel, I think all the more so because as it turned out our conversation was almost entirely non-scripted. I always feel that if I am having fun the session must be going well, and this panel was a lot of fun. My thanks to the Conference Committee for inviting be to be a part of this panel.


Here is a post-session picture of the panel of distinguished speakers that I moderated. From left to right: Matt Donovan of Worldwide Facilities: Bill Passannante of the Anderson Kill law firm: Christina Terplan, of the Atheria Law firm; and Rich Sheridan of Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions. It was great to be a part of this excellent panel.

Of course a big part of every PLUS Conference is the chance to socialize with so many friends from around the industry. The education sessions are great, but it is so great to catch up with everyone. There are many from around the industry that I only see at the PLUS Conference, which of course is one important reason to go.


With Lynn Johnson of Calsurance Associates: Sarah Goldstein of the O’Hagan Meyer law firn; and Pete Herron of Travelers.


With Fred Fisher of the Fisher Consulting Group; Carl Metzer of the Goodwin Proctor law firm (and outgoing PLUS President); and Chris Duca of RT ProExec.


With Pat Kelly of the Wilson Elser law firm.


With Ed Talarico and Heather Fox of ARC