Vertafore: Technology Can Keep Agencies Moving Forward
Vertafore along with NetVU collaborated to convert what was going to be a major in-person user conference in Minneapolis last week into the Summer of Accelerate “virtual kickoff event” June 9-11. When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would impact the 2020 live event, NetVU and Vertafore quickly evaluated new ways to deliver the Accelerate experience. For the kickoff event, Vertafore and NetVU tried to replicate the atmosphere of an in-person event by offering a mix of keynote sessions, interactive workshops, and virtual breakout sessions.
Amy Zupon, Vertafore’s chief executive officer, said in a statement about the company’s strategy that companies need to find ways to serve clients even when they can’t be in the office. “As agencies plan ahead for what the ‘new normal’ might look like, having a modern, digital-first approach will be essential,” Zupon said.
Vertafore and NetVU said they had registered about 5,000 Summer of Accelerate participants shortly before the virtual kickoff event started.