Announcing the 2014 ICTA Winners
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2014 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards! The winners, as selected by the ICTA jury, were announced at ICTC2014 in Toronto on Monday, March 17, 2014.
The winners and the finalists are listed below; for more details on all of their ideas and innovations, see the page of 2014 Finalists. We also extend our thanks to all of the nominees and those who made nominations.
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The winner in the Distributor category was Ives Insurance Brokers, for providing a customer self-service portal offering a number of real-time transactions processed by the BMS and/or the Insurer. (Technology by Keal and Quindell.)
A delegate from Ives Insurance Brokers accepts the award.
The winner in the Insurer category was Travelers Canada, who developed a system to quote and bind small commercial business for brokers accessing the portal or for brokers with a CMS to access from within the CMS using CSIO standards. (Technology by OneShield.)
Delegates from Travelers Canada accept the award.
The winner in the Supplier category was Intrepid 24/7 for providing a function-rich web and mobile application to support the traveller who is a customer of an insurer or broker who is selling Ingle International, white labelled or co-branded travel insurance.
A delegate from Intrepid 24/7 accepts the award.
Finalists in the Distributor category included Archway Insurance, which has leveraged their Broker Management System to support significant growth through acquisition. (Technology by Applied Systems.)
Finalists in the Distributor category also included Western Financial Group, which has used new Business Intelligence functions to improve marketing, management of workload and processes, and business performance. (Technology by Applied Systems.)
A delegate from Western Financial Group accepts the plaque.
Finalists in the Insurer category included The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada (BI&I), who developed and rolled out a mobile app for their inspectors, dramatically improving their efficiency and report timeliness.
A delegates from BI&I accepts the award.
Finalists in the Insurer category also included The Co-operators, which implemented a consumer “QuickQuote” system which reduces the time to quote while improving the user experience. (Technology by Kanetix SaaS.)
Delegates from The Co-operators accept the award.
Finalists in the Insurer category also included Group Medical Services (GMS), which implemented a portal for brokers and advisors to manage their business with GMS, and for the broker BMS using web services to offer quote and purchase services to customers.
A delegate from Group Medical Services accepts the award.
Finalists in the Supplier category included Audatex Canada, which provides data and processes for the better handling of auto claims.
Delegates from Audatex Canada accept the plaque.