Be Inspired by Engaging Speakers

An exciting lineup of incredible speakers is coming to Applied Net 2019. Hear impactful narratives from industry luminaries, innovators, and Applied executives on how to overcome challenges and succeed in the digital age.

Featured Presenter

Walter Isaacson

Best-selling author; acclaimed historian and journalist; professor of history, Tulane University

As the former president/CEO of the Aspen Institute, former chairman/CEO of CNN and former managing editor of TIME magazine, Walter Isaacson’s passion goes well beyond the news. Isaacson is widely considered to be one of today’s most insightful biographers. His ability to brilliantly capture the unique cultural currents surrounding America’s greatest leaders and creative thinkers is showcased in his best-selling books on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin and Henry Kissinger. Isaacson’s keynote will explore the innovative figures of the digital revolution from the beginning to current day, imparting how these inventors and entrepreneurs took seemingly disruptive ideas and turned them into inspiring opportunities.


Taylor Rhodes

Chief Executive Officer

Applied Systems

Taylor Rhodes will discuss his commitment to the company’s vision to create unprecedented opportunities for our customers to generate greater operational efficiencies and drive growth through new products, services and customer experience in the digital revolution of insurance. Rhodes will announce the recipients of the 2019 Pinnacle Award, the highest customer honor at Applied Systems, and present the 2019 Applied Circle of Excellence awards, recognizing Applied Systems’ top employees.

Brian Langerman

Chief Executive Officer

Applied Client Network

Brian Langerman will share his perspective and insights on how Applied Client Network is an essential resource for Applied users to make the most of their technology investment.

Michael Howe

Senior Vice President of Product Management

Applied Systems

Michael Howe will discuss a wide range of product innovation from Applied and how those solutions enable you to capitalize on the increasing pace of technological change and emerge as a stronger and more competitive business in the years ahead.

Kris Hackney

Executive Vice President of Customer Experience

Applied Systems

Kris Hackney will discuss the Applied customer experience, including Applied’s investments in people, process and technology, and what it means to your business to ensure you gain the most value from your Applied software each and every day.

Aaron Rich

Applied Client Network Chair

Rich Insurance Agency

Aaron Rich will recognize the outstanding contributions to the Applied Client Network community and insurance industry during this annual awards presentation.

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