Vertafore Launches Speaker Series of Local Thought Leaders and Opinion Makers

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Inaugural Session Will Feature Washington Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to Discuss Topics Including Women in Leadership and Technology’s Footprint in the Local Community

Vertafore, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced it will kick off a series of thought leadership talks at its headquarters to shed light on trends, top issues and thought provoking technology innovations impacting businesses and their employees, in local and adjacent communities. The first session will feature Washington Congresswomen, Suzan DelBene where she’ll discuss the current state of Congress and talk about her efforts to make college more affordable, boost investments in education, transportation infrastructure, reining in the NSA, and other issues affecting technology industry.

The goal of the series is to create a forum where key issues and hot-button topics affecting all businesses in the region are discussed. The series will feature both local and nationally recognized speakers from a wide variety of verticals including, technology, government, media and education. With special emphasis on topics relating to the local community, Vertafore’s series will work to feature personalities involved in timely trends, innovations and policy to examine their local impact. Based in a region with some of the world’s most recognizable brands like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nintendo, as well as, thriving farming communities, biotechnology firms, and manufacturing and aerospace companies, Vertafore’s series is meant to educate, inform and inspire conversations to drive our local economies forward.

“The Pacific Northwest is a hub of innovation and home to some of the world’s leading minds. We’re very proud to announce this series that will bring together key influencers from around the region and the nation, to discuss key issues affecting the tech and business communities today,” said Guy Weismantel, VP of Marketing at Vertafore. “Starting out with the Congresswoman from our district, Suzan DelBene, is a perfect way to kick off the series. With her local ties and decades of experience within the technology and private business sector, she will be able to offer great insights around some of the key issues impacting our region today.”

Vertafore Thought Leaders and Opinion Makers Series
What: A Visit to Bothell from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene
Who: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene
Where: Vertafore Headquarters - 11724 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011
When: June 4, 2014
Details: Congresswoman DelBene will plan to cover key topics effecting Washington State’s First Congressional District, such as:

  • Women in Leadership in Washington—her POV and experience since joining Congress on providing opportunities for women in government and public service
  • Washington State Higher Education & Technology: What is being done to make sure we’re growing our future leaders here and providing ongoing opportunities?
  • Technology Footprint in Washington State: Policies and legislation being debated in Congress today that will affect the tech industry.
  • District topics and the Oso response—what is she hearing from her constituents as their top issues?

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District. She was first sworn into Congress on November 13, 2012. An experienced and successful technology entrepreneur and business leader with over 20 years of experience in the private sector, DelBene understands the critical role that innovative companies play in creating opportunities for citizens and the foundation for economic growth for communities.

About Vertafore
Vertafore delivers cloud-based insurance software and services that transform the business of insurance. With the largest customer-base in the industry, more than 20,000 agencies and carriers leverage Vertafore’s insurance solutions that are built on today’s most advanced cloud, mobile, and information technology platforms. Only Vertafore offers the most complete portfolio of solutions for agencies and carriers to drive efficiencies and increase profitability – including agency management, rating and connectivity, content management and workflow, information solutions and producer lifecycle management. For more information about Vertafore, visit, and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Vertafore, the Vertafore logo and design and other trademarks mentioned belong to Vertafore, Inc. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners. ©2014 Vertafore, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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