2018 Technology Conference: Sponsors

16th Annual Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference

“Insurance Vectors in Play: Risk, Technology, Engagement”

Feb. 27-28, 2018 — Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Kanetix Ltd.

Platinum Sponsor

Kanetix Ltd. is Canada's largest digital customer acquisition platform for insurance and financial services. With over 8 million shoppers visiting their five consumer-facing brands yearly, Kanetix Ltd. works directly with the country’s top insurers, financial institutions and brokers. Kanetix Ltd.’s mission is to help every Canadian make better money decisions.

Kanetix Digital, together with Kanetix SaaS, collaborate with clients to build customized digital solutions that deliver results. Whether it is website development, quoting technology, funnel optimization, SEM management, content creation, or email marketing automation, Kanetix Digital is poised to take your organization’s digital presence to the next level.

Octo Telematics North America

Gold Sponsor

Octo is the number 1 global provider of telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry. Founded in 2002, Octo is one of the pioneers of the insurance telematics industry. Today, Octo is the largest and most experienced insurance telematics company in the world, transforming auto insurance through behavioral, contextual and driving analytics for more than 100 insurance partners.

Octo has more than 5.3 million connected users and the largest global database of telematics data, with over 175 billion miles of driving data collected and 433,000 crashes and insurance events analyzed (as of 30 September 2017).

Octo applies proprietary algorithms to this market-leading database to deliver powerful new insights into driver risk, informing solutions that benefit both auto insurance companies and policyholders.

The company is headquartered in London, with offices in Boston, Rome, Stuttgart, Madrid, and Sao Paulo.

For more information, visit octousa.com or contact [email protected].

Information Builders

Gold Sponsor

Information Builders provides the industry’s most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help insurers with the actionable insight needed to successfully drive down loss ratio, create new products, leverage new marketing vehicles, drive strong channel alignment, and enhance risk management. With our solutions, including our Insurance Performance Foundation, insurers can empower employees, brokers, agents, reinsurers, and policyholders with the information and insights they need for better intelligence that scales across the business. Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest privately held companies in the industry.

X by 2

Silver Sponsor

Founded in 1998 and with offices in the US and Canada, X by 2 is a technology consultancy focused on the practice of application and data architecture in the insurance industry. Whether Property and Casualty, Life, or Health, X by 2's Architects and Program Leaders understand the insurance business and have proven experience planning and delivering core insurance systems, strategic business applications, and enterprise integrations. For more information, please visit xby2.com and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Silver Sponsor

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions, faster. We help organizations turn large amounts of data into knowledge they can use, and we do it better than anyone. It's no wonder an overwhelming majority of customers continue to use SAS year after year. We believe it's because we hire great people to create great software and services.

Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

Goose Digital

Silver Sponsor

Let us help you win the digital race. Complete digital services and an expert team to fast-track success.

At Goose Digital we believe that every business can have success with digital marketing. We provide innovative and practical B2B digital marketing solutions designed to drive growth; that's the essence of the WINGS Advantage™. We believe in the long term and that the investments you make in marketing should take you to new heights for years to come.

Our mission is to create amazing experiences, bring out the best in our clients, innovate fast and regularly, and develop lasting relationships. For over a decade we've been helping businesses innovate by taking advantage of leading internet technologies.


Silver Sponsor

Hubio's digital solutions connect P&C insurers with the outside world joining brokers, policy holders and third parties, using technology that drives growth, reduces costs, and improves customer interaction and satisfaction.

Hubio portals, such as Farmbuilder, are pre-built to simplify complex, detailed lines of business. They also enable broker upload, creating staging areas for review, edit, modification, and to present multiple alternatives, all facilitating broker ease-of-business.

Hubio provides the market-leading, best-of-breed, IBC, GAA and RSP statistical reporting solution. It reduces insurer risk and costs, addressing an administrative problem for many insurers. Hubio enables seamless, accurate reporting from Guidewire's ClaimCenter and PolicyCenter solutions, as Hubio is a Guidewire Solutions Partner, developing pre-built accelerators to facilitate all IBC, GAA and RSP reporting.

Hubio has built strong partnerships with many Canadian insurers over 15+ years of service.


Silver Sponsor

Socotra is the core technology platform of tomorrow's digitally-transformed insurer. Only Socotra brings the staggering technology infrastructure advances of the last decade to the insurance industry. The result is a new, simplified, radically open, cloud-native core platform that supports underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing, reporting, and much more. Socotra delivers agility, reliability, and a clear path to the many InsurTech promises of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.socotra.com.


Silver Sponsor

Since 1993, EPAM has leveraged its core engineering expertise to become a leading global product development and digital platform engineering services company. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works with its customers to deliver innovative solutions that turn complex business challenges into business opportunities. EPAM serves customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader among independent research agencies and was ranked #12 in FORBES 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies and as a top information technology services company on FORTUNE’S 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

Willis Towers Watson

Silver Sponsor

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

Together, we unlock potential.


Silver Sponsor

IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company, backed by over a century of business and systems innovation. IBMers are dedicated to world-changing progress and building new ways to outthink challenges in a world where cognitive intelligence is infused into the systems and processes that help improve business and society. IBM Canada is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, and has nationwide responsibilities for sales, marketing and service. Canada is also home to IBM’s largest microelectronics packaging and test facility in Bromont, Quebec and the largest software development organization in the country, with sites in Markham, London and Ottawa, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

FRISS | fraud, risk & compliance

Silver Sponsor

FRISS has 100% focus and dedication to fraud detection and risk mitigation for non-life insurance companies worldwide. FRISS helps insurers to improve their combined ratio in order to achieve profitable portfolio growth and enhance the perception in the market as a trustworthy insurer. FRISS believes in honest and fair insurance premiums, for everyone.

FRISS is live in 8 weeks and has a ROI within 12 months, due to the experience with 60+ implementations at insurers. Customer specific configuration is the main part. Rather than general purpose analytic software or homegrown systems that have to be built from scratch, FRISS is largely prebuilt and therefore a ready-to-use business solution.

As a proven standard the FRISS® Score enables better decisions. It is the core of the solutions and indicates the risk for each quotation, policy or claim. The FRISS Learning Cycle supports a journey of continuous improvement to stay ahead in dynamic times and to sustain for the future.


Bronze Sponsor

Guidewire delivers the software that Property/Casualty (P/C) insurers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid industry change. We combine three elements – core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement – into a technology platform that enhances insurers' ability to engage and empower their customers and employees. More than 300 P&C insurers around the world have selected Guidewire.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.


Bronze Sponsor

MCCG was founded in 1993 by a group of insurance companies to provide them with a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable software product that dramatically advances the way insurance organizations do business. The company's flagship product, the Insurance Business Solution (IBS®), automates and simplifies time-consuming activities such as underwriting insurance policies, writing rules, managing claims, and accounting as well as managing documentation flow and general business. MCCG has established itself as a leading provider of software solutions for the mutual insurance industry in Canada.


Bronze Sponsor

eSignLive™ by VASCO is the electronic signature solution behind some of the world's most trusted brands. Eight of the top 15 carriers in North America use eSignLive to enable more efficient and convenient new business processing, disclosure delivery, claims submissions, policy delivery and more. Carriers, agents, producers and solution providers recognize eSignLive's ability to balance security, compliance and ease-of-use, while automating any workflow. Available in the cloud and on-premises, eSignLive offers a scalable platform to support digital transformation. eSignLive is the trade name of Silanis Technology, a VASCO group company. VASCO is a leader in authentication, e-signatures and identity management. Visit www.esignlive.com.


Bronze Sponsor

Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com.


Bronze Sponsor

InsuranceWorks.ca is Canada's Leading Insurance Jobsite, with over 46,000 active jobseekers and over 3,000 employers Canada wide.

Specializing in online insurance recruitment solutions, we give only the most reputable recruiting firms access to our services. We want to ensure that our jobseekers see the greatest variety of job postings for their search, connect with only the best recruiters, and find the most suitable positions.

We are committed to providing outstanding employment-related support and services to members of the Insurance industry and to those that service the Insurance industry.


Bronze Sponsor

FormHero's Smart Forms fundamentally change how organizations gather and process data. We make it easy for customers/internal users to input information, then transform it into whatever data formats/documents are needed and automatically deliver them to legacy systems and processes. For insurance companies, we help transform processes like total loss, proof-of-loss and other forms from long, error-prone processes into great customer experiences that are completed in a fraction of the typical time. Think of it like tax-software; for any custom, outdated or paper-based process.

DMTI Spatial

Bronze Sponsor

DMTI Spatial, a Digital Map Products company, is the Canadian market leader in high precision location-based information and data quality. For over 20 years, we have a rich history of innovation delivering comprehensive, location-based solutions to public and private sector organizations. Today we are used extensively throughout the Canadian Insurance and Secured Lending industries. Our services enhance our clients' data-driven insights for governing risk mitigation and revenue growth. We also scale to offering mission critical services which enable real-time claims & underwriting workflows, BI, and omni-channel customer experience.

Our success lies in leveraging our technology expertise, a strong partner network and a robust Canada-wide address database. Quality, precision, and the industry's strongest address recognition engine make us Canada's most trusted source for location-based information.

DMTI is the creator of market-leading CanMap® mapping solutions and the Location Hub® address management solution.


Bronze Sponsor

Symcor is one of Canada's leading providers of business processing and customer communication services, supporting some of the largest insurers in Canada. Our Insurance as a Service solution enables carriers to rethink insurance. Symcor empowers insurers to deliver the customer experience and products customers expect, while reducing your operational costs across the value chain to lower your overall technology spend and improve your time to market. Symcor provides a cloud-based solution for policy, billing, claims and analytics with business process outsourcing (BPO) services for call centre, customer communications, digital mailroom, print and remittance, along with digital security and infrastructure services to support the entire insurance value chain for the P&C, L&A and Health markets.

Park Place Technologies

Bronze Sponsor

Since 1991, Park Place Technologies has provided an alternative to post-warranty storage, server, and networking hardware maintenance for IT data centers. Supporting more than 11,000 organizations in over 100 countries, Park Place Technologies offers an exceptional customer experience, superior service delivery, and an operational advantage for businesses ranging from government, higher education, and healthcare institutions to cloud service providers, SMB and Fortune 500 companies.

Park Place Technologies is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the nation with the awards to prove it.


Bronze Sponsor

Mobileye, an Intel Company, is a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Mobileye technology is integrated into hundreds of new car models from the world’s major automakers including BMW, Ford, General Motors, and more. More than 24 million vehicles worldwide are equipped with Mobileye technology.

Mobileye's aftermarket Collision Avoidance System can be retrofitted to almost any vehicle. The System’s artificial vision sensor scans the road ahead and will detect the danger of an imminent collision, warning the driver with visual and audible alerts – in real time.


Bronze Sponsor

getClarity is a Data Innovation Company. More than just demographics, using over 3.5 million new records every month, visual narratives that cut through the noise, and segmentation that provides unique insights into your market, getClarity will identify the critical factors that are essential for insurance comapanies and brokers to compete better and reduce costs.


Bronze Sponsor

OneShield Software delivers core business software solutions to the global insurance and broader financial services industry. Our portfolio of standalone, subscription, and cloud-based software products includes enterprise class policy management, billing, claims, rating, product configuration, business intelligence, and analytics solutions that leverage a tool based open architecture and single data model platform to streamline your business. OneShield Software automates and simplifies the complexities of core systems with targeted solutions, seamless upgrades, collaborative implementations, and lower total cost of ownership.

With its corporate headquarters in Marlborough, MA and offices in Australia, Canada, and India, OneShield, Inc. has a combined 46 products in production across the P&C and Life insurance markets. To learn more, visit OneShield.com.


Bronze Sponsor

Zywave offers creative, high-impact solutions through information technology and services to sustain and grow profitable market share in a dynamic environment for its business partners.

Zywave's leading software solutions for insurance brokers are used by more than 2,600 agencies around the world to differentiate from the competition, enhance client services, improve efficiencies and achieve organic growth.

With roots in an insurance agency and deep industry insight, Zywave continues to focus on providing insurance brokers innovative ways to outperform competition and exceed their growth plans, with insurance broker software solutions that continue to set the industry standard.

Canadian Underwriter

Media Sponsor

Since 1934, Canadian Underwriter, Canada's leading insurance journal, has provided insurance professionals with an award-winning package of articles, features, news and events.

The Canadian Underwriter group of insurance industry media products has grown and developed to cover a wide range of information vehicles, both in print and online.

Canadian Underwriter's Insurance Media Group is committed to providing the most timely and relevant news, information and resources to insurance professionals from all segments of the industry.


Broker Sponsor

ORBiT Canada was founded in 2009 by a group of passionate individuals who believed that collaboration was the key to addressing the challenges faced by the industry.

ORBiT is a grass roots organization of brokers, carriers and vendors working together to strengthen the broker distribution channel in the Canadian P&C insurance industry.

To facilitate collaboration and education between all stakeholder in the broker distribution channel, for the advancement of Real Time, once and done transactions to drive efficiencies by way of best practice workflow following industry standards.


Broker Sponsor

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of more than 12,000 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario.

We represent our members' interests to government and industry stakeholders to create an environment where individual brokerages thrive. We review proposed legislation to ensure consumers are protected, and as a member of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), we ensure independent brokers are protected within national policy shifts. We are the quintessential Ontario broker and authoritative voice.

iCon Alliance

Promotional Sponsor — Specialty Coffee

At iCon Alliance, we differentiate ourselves through our extensive experience in the insurance space and the broader financial services. We understand the fundamentals of your business as well as the intricacies of the software and hardware it needs to run smoothly.

We work with our clients to understand their goals and fill their requirements accordingly, whether that be in the form of skilled professionals, software, or advice.

Our insight and guidance has helped many firms effectively plan small and major projects, anticipating needs and avoiding obstacles before they arise; helping keep projects on-time and on-budget.


Conference Supporter

Intact is Canada's largest provider of home, auto and business insurance. More people count on us for peace of mind than any other insurance company in Canada. Our insurance offerings from Intact Insurance, belairdirect, Grey Power and Jevco provide a wide array of innovative solutions tailored specifically for your needs. For more information, please visit www.intactfc.com.


Conference Supporter

Founded in 1955 and 100% Dependably Canadian®, Unica Insurance (Unica) is a subsidiary of La Capitale General Insurance, one of the largest property & casualty insurers in Canada. From our office in Mississauga, Ontario, Unica offers innovative insurance solutions to protect consumers' homes, cars and businesses through a network of professional insurance brokers across Ontario.

At Unica, we help you safeguard your hard-earned assets whether at home, work, or play. We share your expectations of quality and service, and we believe in the value our broker partners bring to meet these expectations. We are committed to working with brokers to preserve and strengthen their role in the distribution of property & casualty insurance products in Canada.

Northbridge Insurance

Conference Supporter

At Northbridge Insurance, we have a history and reputation for innovative commercial and specialty insurance solutions created with the customer in mind. We're proud to partner with some of Canada's best brokers. And whether it's through dedicated and knowledgeable regional teams, risk management experts or experienced business claims specialists, we deliver on our promises.

To learn more, visit www.nbins.com and follow us on Twitter @northbridgeins.


Conference Supporter

SGI CANADA has a 70-year history as an insurer, selling a full suite of commercial and personal lines products in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario through a network of independent insurance brokers. We sell our products exclusively through the broker channel and provide an exceptional level of service and support for our partners. Our vision is to accelerate growth through great customer experiences - caring by providing experiences brokers and customers feel good about; covering to provide insurance for what matters; and connecting to engage with brokers and customers when, where and how they want to do business.


Conference Supporter

Travelers Canada is part of an industry-leading international team. Committed to continuously evolving to meet your ever-changing needs, our approximately 1,700 employees across Canada help customers prepare for, prevent, and recover from loss. Our commitment to outstanding service combined with our comprehensive insurance-based solutions gives individuals and businesses the confidence they need to feel secure.

Travelers Insurance Company of Canada is a subsidiary of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers.

For more information, visit www.travelerscanada.ca.

Gowling WLG

Conference Supporter

With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients' eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances. Learn more at gowlingwlg.com.

The Guarantee

Conference Supporter

The Guarantee Company of North America is a leader in specialty insurance and surety within the North American marketplace. We offer in-depth knowledge and expertise in niche segments, including the surety industry, corporate insurance, transportation industry, credit, and customized personal insurance. For more information, visit theguarantee.com