IBM Services Centre For Insurance �Grand Opening� and Seminar “Managing Your Application Portfolio”

To note the opening of the IBM Services Centre for Insurance, with a Toronto campus at Yonge and Bloor, and a Waterloo campus at Columbia and Albert, Insurance Executives are invited to a Complimentary Seminar at the Toronto location Thursday November 7 at 8:00 am – session will run until 10:00. An open house in Waterloo will begin at 4:00.

Would you like to:

  • Enhance your distribution channels for quicker speed to market?
  • Increase the competitiveness, efficiency and strategic advantage of your business?
  • Stimulate your business objectives through the application of information technology?
  • Reduce the total cost of ownership of your software application portfolio?
  • Improve the flexibility of your IT applications without over-extending your budget?

IBM can help. Join us for a complimentary seminar on November 7 to find out more.

Speakers are:

George Kivel, Strategy and Change, Financial Services Lead Strategist, IBM Americas. In his address, George
will explain how the insurance industry can not only survive, but thrive, in these highly uncertain times. Prior to joining IBM,
George was Managing Director of consulting services for The Tower Group and was responsible for Digital Equipment
Corporation�s banking technology consulting group. Drawing on more than 20 years of aligning insurance and technology,
George will describe different ways insurance companies will evolve over the next 10 years, and how these scenarios can
affect your business.

Katie Bambrick, VP, Application Management Services, IBM will discuss how you can leverage IBM application
services to minimize business challenges. Katie will explain how you can harmonize your business and
application strategies. She will show you how you can increase shareholder value by reducing application
costs allowing you to focus on your core business. In addition, Katie will provide real examples of how you
can improve process, infrastructure and facilities by up to 25%.

The Seminar’s Host will be Paul Sammut, IBM Executive for the Services Centre for Insurance.

Review this announcement for more details.

Register today for the Toronto seminar or Waterloo Open house: Please call 416-490-3369 or send an e-mail to sam@ca.ibm.com.