ICTA Nominations

2022 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards

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Nominations have closed

The nomination deadline was April 7. Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination!

Discover the winners on June 22 in a virtual ceremony. Until then, follow the latest on Twitter: #ICTA2022.  

Criteria

Please note:

  • Organizations may nominate themselves or others. All nominees will be contacted to confirm willingness to receive an award.
  • “Multi-party business application implementations” are welcome (see Notes below).
  • All award nominations must be supported by a completed application form.
  • For inspiration, take a look at the details of the 2021 Nominees.

Eligibility

Each nominee must be involved in the Canadian insurance business as an Insurer, Distributor (broker, agent, MGA, etc.), or Supplier (see Eligible Businesses for details and further criteria).

Practitioner organizations (Insurers and Distributors) must do business in Canada. Supplier organizations must do business with organizations involved as Insurers or Distributors in Canada.

The technology must have been in production for three months or more (by January 1, 2022) in the nominee's production environment, supporting actual insurance activities in Canada.

Suppliers Using the Technology

A nomination for a Supplier of a product or service to insurance practitioners must be for their own internal use of technology in support of their product or service.

Suppliers Not Using the Technology

This new category is for businesses which offer a product or service to those in the business of insurance (e.g. Technology Providers) but do not use the product or service themselves for insurance purposes.

  • Suppliers with a corporate office or main development facilities in Canada are eligible, even if their insurance customers do not include a Canadian customer.
  • Suppliers from outside Canada are eligible if they have a Canadian insurance customer.
  • The product or service must have been in production for at least three months in Canada (by January 1, 2022).

Notes About Nominations

Nominations may include additional material in support of the application. All such information will become the property of Insurance-Canada.ca and may be used by Insurance-Canada.ca on its website, in print, or elsewhere.

The application should not include any information that is proprietary; however, references will be sought to validate evidence of the impact. If the nomination does contain proprietary information, please mark it clearly so that it will not be released. Please note that all information submitted will be shared with the members of the jury.

References may be requested to validate evidence of the impact.

Products and Services (including Technology) Providers who are noted as significant contributors to a nominee will be recognized with the nominee any time that there is reference, and will also be recognized as an ICTA winner or finalist when the nominee is so acknowledged. A Provider's nomination as a "Suppliers Not Using the Technology" may also be submitted, but is not required.

Group nominations – for “multi-party business application implementations”: When the group nomination wins, each member will be recognized.

Supporting the Nomination

(Hint: Juries in the past have seemed to favour nominations with some specific metrics.)

Evidence of the positive impact of the technology operating in this environment must be real, and could be supported by:

  • Return on investment;
  • Increased revenue (overall, per client, per segment, etc.);
  • Decreased costs (overall, by department, by function, etc.);
  • Business agility – time to market, entry to new market segments;
  • Improved service levels, evidenced by improved satisfaction, increased revenue per client; improved retention, higher premium volume per client;
  • Improved customer satisfaction (evidenced by customer feedback, surveys, etc.).

What’s next? The Judging

What's next? The Judging

The nominations received by the deadline will be reviewed by the Insurance-Canada.ca Partners, and all qualified nominations will be passed into the judging process.

 

2022 ICTA Sponsor:

Canadian Broker Network

The Canadian Broker Network is an alliance of leading independent insurance brokerages representing more than $1.5 billion in property casualty premiums as well as employee benefits and life and financial services, with over 50 offices across Canada and more than 1,500 employees. We give independent, employee-owned brokerages a unique way to grow and innovate their businesses by leveraging the collective wisdom, experience, and connections of our members.

Fiercely independent & proudly Canadian. For more information on CBN, including a list of our members, please visit canadianbrokernetwork.com.

Questions?

If you have questions about eligibility or nominations, please contact [email protected].