Startups Disrupting The Now - The Dos and Don’ts

10:10 am - 10:25 am

Vivek Bedi
VP of Digital Product at Northwestern Mutual

As vice president of digital product, Vivek Bedi drives Northwestern Mutual’s digital transformation through the design, development and delivery of world-class digital products and features that enhance the client and advisor experience. This includes all digital aspects of Northwestern Mutual’s client experience, mobile, client website and client services. He joined the company in 2015 from Sterling Solutions, where he served as SVP of digital product and platform, and focused on the company’s digital, mobile, web and B2B applications. Prior to his role at Sterling, Vivek spent 13 years as SVP of digital consumer communications products at Goldman Sachs. Earlier in his career, he founded a mobile startup that was acquired in 2006 by a leading international exchange company. Vivek holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering.

Course Description:

When we think of disruptors, we imagine small startups that shake up established industries. But how does a 160-year old financial services company transform itself into a leading digital innovator? Vivek Bedi shares his insights into how Northwestern Mutual teamed up with LearnVest to completely transform the experience of financial security for clients and advisors. Vivek will share his approach and methodology for empowering product teams to move faster and remove barriers to innovation. He will also share the dos and don’ts of digital disruption from both a start-up and legacy company perspective.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:

  • Learn the art of building digital and disruptive products for end-users while engaging and motivating your distribution network

  • Get internal stakeholders on board with innovative approaches that leverage small, impactful teams

  • Know what to do and what not to do when innovating your enterprise company or scaling your startup for success