CSIO Launches INNOTECH Innovation and Emerging Technology Advisory Committee

Toronto, ON (Aug. 20, 2019) – CSIO is pleased to announce the launch of its Innovation and Emerging Technology Advisory Committee, or INNOTECH. The INNOTECH Advisory Committee will play a pivotal role in evaluating the application of new and emerging technology and digital innovation in the P&C insurance industry.

Using fact-based research and analysis, the committee will identify opportunities believed to have the highest likelihood of success and the broadest benefits to the industry and end consumers.

“I am thrilled to be part of the INNOTECH Committee,” says Dennis Dalmas, Senior Vice President, Solutions Delivery, Northbridge Insurance. “The formation of INNOTECH has presented us with a game changing opportunity. As emerging technology and digital innovation continue to drive major change in the competitive landscape, our goal is to help deliver effective solutions aimed at improving the overall customer experience.”

INNOTECH Advisory Committee external members:

  • Aviva Canada:
    • Steve Johnston, vice-president of personal lines enablement
    • Christopher O’Sullivan, vice-president of strategy for architecture & engineering
  • Gore Mutual Insurance:
    • Val Danci, principal software engineer
  • Intact Insurance:
    • Jeff Walker, vice-president of sales and business development
    • Joseph Kairouz, director of IT architecture transformation & software development
  • Northbridge Insurance:
    • Dennis Dalmas, senior vice-president of solutions delivery
  • RSA Canada:
    • Stephanie Phillips, enterprise architect
    • Carlos Dominguez, lead enterprise security architect
    • Hisham Dalle, enterprise architect & EA governance lead
  • Travelers Canada:
    • Derek Oke, senior director of solutions architecture
  • Wawanesa Insurance:
    • Derek Ward, director of innovation lab
    • Paul Memka, director of application delivery
  • IBAC:
    • Kim Opheim, broker technology and innovation consultant

“This is an exciting time for the P&C industry as we navigate through unprecedented transformation,” says Catherine Smola, CSIO’s President and CEO. “We are fortunate to tap into some brilliant minds to help us champion innovation and explore evolving technologies and solutions. The range of expertise and knowledge that our external advisors bring is simply incredible, and the INNOTECH Advisory Committee is a tremendous asset for both CSIO and its members.”

About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, software providers and over 38,000 brokers. CSIO is committed to improving the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDelivery, eDocs, and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates the industry-owned mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit www.csio.com.

SOURCE: Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

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