Patriot National CEO Delivers Opening Keynote Address at Insurance Technology Association Inaugural Event

Conference Brings Together Leaders in the Insurance and Technology Industries for Two-Day Summit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), a national provider of outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, today announced that its CEO Steven M. Mariano gave the keynote address at the Insurance Technology Association’s ITA LIVE inaugural event on April 12 in Fort Lauderdale.  Mariano’s presentation covered trends and innovations that are sweeping the insurance industry.

During the keynote, Mariano discussed how the insurance industry has adapted to the evolving technology landscape to grow their businesses, and how the discussion has shifted from “technology as a tool” to “technology as a strategic pillar” in business today.

“Technology is at war with the insurance industry but the insurance industry doesn’t know it yet,” said Mariano. “Advances in technology coupled with the high valuation of technology companies are threatening traditional business models in the insurance space. Adaptation will ultimately be necessary for survival.”

The theme of ITA LIVE 2015 is “Community and Collaboration.” Continued Mariano, “I have been fortunate to collaborate with top notch professionals who understand both business demands and technology, like our very own CIO Judith Haddad, who serves on ITA’s board.  Her expertise has been critical to driving momentum through our company.”

Haddad also commented, “Steve has been instrumental in fostering an innovative, collaborative culture that embraces new ways of doing things.  As a result of his vision, we have been able to build the most sophisticated, state-of-the art technology platform in the marketplace today.”

About Patriot National

Patriot National is a national provider of comprehensive outsourcing solutions within the workers’ compensation marketplace for insurance companies, employers, local governments and reinsurance captives. Patriot National provides general agency services, technology outsourcing, specialty underwriting and policyholder services and claims administration services to its insurance carrier clients and other clients. Patriot National is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with nine regional offices around the country.