Strategies for Successful Engagement
Metro Toronto Convention Centre — March 9-10, 2015
ICTC2015 was held Monday & Tuesday, March 9-10, 2015.
Our 2016 conference will be held Monday, February 29, 2016.
Sponsor Directory: Information, Exhibits & Prize Draws
Jump to details via the alphabetized list below.
Platinum Sponsor; Booths 8 & 9
EIS Group provides core insurance systems that enable business innovation and deliver long-term value to customers around the globe. Insurers deploy our multi-line software platform – the EIS Suite™ – to achieve rapid, scalable solution implementations. The EIS Suite, comprised of PolicyCore™, BillingCore™, ClaimCore™ and CustomerCore™ modules, offer the industry’s most complete end-to-end capabilities, including rating, underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing, distribution management and CRM. EIS Group is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Visit www.eisgroup.com for more information.
Platinum Sponsor; Booth 17
IGATE’s insurance practice helps insurance companies navigate the latest digital challenges and transform business operations to succeed in the “on demand connected world”. We believe that reinventing business operations is the key to surging ahead in the connected, device-enabled, and intelligent world. Our comprehensive Customer Experience solutions and our innovative digital solutions leverage our years of industry leadership expertise. IGATE’s transformation solutions and consulting services provide the navigational assistance to lead you through your journey in unchartered waters.
Platinum Sponsor; Booth 16
IBM Canada Ltd. is one of the largest technology, services and consulting companies in Canada, backed by over a century of business and systems innovation. Our people are dedicated to building a smarter planet – a world where intelligence is infused into the systems and processes that make business and society work better. IBM Canada is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, and has nationwide responsibilities for sales, marketing and service. Canada is also home to IBM’s largest semiconductor 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.
Gold Sponsor; Booth 25
Quindell Plc is a provider of sector leading expertise in software, consultancy and technology enabled outsourcing in its key markets being insurance, telecommunications and their related sectors. Quindell entered the second half of 2013 with a run rate of gross sales of more than £400 million and with over £80 million of EBITDA earned in the first three quarters of 2013. Our award winning business transformational, software, consultancy and outsourcing solutions are recognised as delivering significant savings and additional sales to our customers every year.
Gold Sponsor; Booth 13
IMS is a leader in connected car technology that enables drivers to be safer, smarter and greener. The unique approach of converging in-car infotainment, automotive telematics and wireless technology has resulted in an impressive range of solutions. From insurance and government, to fleets and everyday drivers, IMS technology revolutionizes industries.
Gold Sponsor; Booth 26
Visit us to learn more about practical applications for social, mobile and cloud, and how the internet of things will change the way insurers conduct business.
Pick up a 3-in-1 Stylus pen that’s an instant favorite … and it works on any touch-screen device! Plus, you’ll never be in the dark with the mini-flashlight feature. Bring your business card for our iPad Mini raffle.
Attend our session on Monday, March 9th, at 2:45pm to explore “How Insurers Can Win with the Internet of Things.”
Gold Sponsor; Booth 34
Future proof your business with our flexible, end-to-end solutions for the insurance industry. Simplify claims management, streamline policy administration, and enhance operations with our comprehensive solutions for the insurance industry. Find out why more than a thousand of the world’s best-run insurance companies are relying on SAP to help them improve performance and become more customer-centric.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 28
Applied Systems is recognized as a pioneer in brokerage management systems and data exchange between brokers, carriers and their clients. Our insurance software and data exchange technology have revolutionized the insurance industry and continue to shape its future across the globe. By automating the insurance lifecycle, our people and products allow the insurance industry to fulfill its promise to safeguard and protect the things that matter most in people’s lives.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 12
Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) builds software products that help Property/Casualty insurers replace their legacy core systems and transform their business. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire products enable insurers to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ provides the core systems used by insurers as operational systems of record. Additional products provide support for data management, business intelligence, anytime/anywhere access and guidance and monitoring. More than 180 Property/Casualty insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 23
Silanis is the world’s leading electronic signature provider. Since the company was founded in 1992, our software has automated business transactions that require secure, compliant and enforceable e-signatures. Recognized as the enterprise market leader, we are responsible for processing more than 600 million e-signed transactions annually – more than any other e-signature vendor. These transactions represent billions of dollars worth of regulated business processes taking place 24/7 around the globe, from insurance applications and consumer loans to federal procurement contracts.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 27
Brovada is a software provider specializing in business process integration, system conversions, legacy system integrations, and broker connectivity. Brovada has extensive knowledge of the standards within the insurance sector. Its expertise is often sought by leading insurers to expedite the transition of data between systems. Brovada’s products result in substantial ROI for existing systems by harnessing their existing business logic and by supplementing them with needed functionality in a cost effective manner. Brovada has offices in Toronto, Moncton and Saint John, NB.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 31
Canadian-based, privately owned and operated by a regulated healthcare practitioner, Benchmark is a national provider of Independent Medical Examinations.
Benchmark’s core competencies are the provision of IME through the development and use of our strategic proprietary technologies, all custom-designed to support quality in each step of our process driven workflow – this is what differentiates Benchmark.
Our revolutionary, paperless, efficient, and accurate processes have been validated through ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 29
Mariner Innovations is a unique IT professional services company, with a specialization in Insurance and a philosophy of innovation. With years of experience, we go above and beyond to ensure that our clients gain value from our projects and resources. With Mariner Innovations, you can align your IT with your business needs – our aim is to make effective IT easy for insurance companies. Discover the value that automated application modernization and other innovative IT consulting can bring to your firm.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 5
OneShield, Inc. delivers core business software solutions to the global P&C and General Insurance industry. OneShield Market Solutions is a division offering a specialized portfolio of standalone and subscription- and cloud-based software products with enterprise-class policy management, claims, billing, rating, product configuration, and business intelligence and analytic solutions that leverage a tool-based open architecture and single data model platform to streamline your business. OneShield Insurance Software automates and simplifies the complexities of core systems with targeted solutions, seamless upgrades, collaborative implementations, and lower total cost of ownership.
Visit our booth in the exhibit hall, where we will be holding a draw for the prize of a Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 20
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 75,000 professionals based in over 40 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We’re part of NTT Group, one of the world’s largest technology services companies, generating more than $112 billion in annual revenues, and partner to 80% of the Fortune Global 100.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 19
As a network leader and transformative force in Canadian Insurance, TELUS is delivering unique solutions for the Insurance Industry and is committed to helping improve your business. Be sure to drop by our booth to speak with our subject matter experts and see how we can help your business by eliminating paper based forms, leveraging eApps with digital signatures, alleviating network and data security and privacy concerns, to enabling mobility across your organization, while minimizing costs and risks.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 10
DMTI Spatial, a member of the Neopost group, is the Canadian market leader in location-based information and data quality.
We have a rich history of innovation and are the de facto standard in Canada, with a history of more than 18 years of delivering comprehensive, location-based solutions to organizations across the public and private sectors.
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.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 18
Founded in 1996, Oceanwide has been at the forefront of delivering SaaS insurance software for 17 years. Bridge, the latest offering from Oceanwide, offers a new approach to insurance policy administration systems for commercial and specialty lines. Empower your business to take creative new ideas to market in weeks, not years. With Bridge, you can make changes to your products, create portals, even build and launch completely new products tailored to the markets you need to reach. Here’s how Bridge empowers your company to grow:
Silver Sponsor; Booth 22
Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ININ) is a global provider of contact center, unified communications, and business process automation software and services designed to improve the customer experience.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 14
Xpertdoc Technologies Inc. is a global company that provides innovative document output and customer communication solutions. Our unique products and services and our range of advanced technologies help organizations of all sizes streamline the processes of document output and management, increasing productivity, speed and quality, and reducing risks, costs and time to market. We are a leader in the technology industry, being the first to support the Microsoft Word OpenXML-based platform.
A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics” designation, Xpertdoc leverages the ease of use and familiarity of Word, transforming it into an industrial-strength customer communication platform. We provide patent-pending and award-winning technologies for large-scale automation and capabilities for centralized template management, advanced change control and collaboration workflows. Our solutions also leverage the full power and reliability of Microsoft business technologies and can be easily integrated into enterprise infrastructures, databases and applications. They create immediate value by enhancing a company’s ability to create, maintain, manage and distribute personalized and professional documents and customer communications that comply with internal rules and industry standards.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 24
Keal Technology is the expert in Canadian broker innovation and a leader in the BMS (Broker Management Systems) and CMS (Commercial Management Systems) marketplace for insurance and financial services brokers. They offer an integrated suite of products designed to increase revenue through efficient use of technology. For more information, visit www.keal.com.
Keal looks forward to spending time with the conference participants at ICTC2015 and providing everyone a chance to win a personal base storage.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 15
Avanade helps customers realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions and managed services that combine insight, innovation and expertise focused on Microsoft technologies. We were created in 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture LLP and Microsoft to combine deep industry and business expertise with the best enterprise software solutions. Avanade is majority owned by Accenture.
Silver Sponsor; Booth 11
At CGI, we’re committed to helping all of our stakeholders succeed. Our 68,000 professionals in 40 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific provide end-to-end IT and business process services that facilitate the ongoing evolution of our clients’ businesses. CGI is committed to helping our clients achieve their business goals; to providing our professionals with rewarding careers; and to offering shareholders superior returns over time. At CGI, we are in the business of delivering results.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 7
Majesco is a provider of core insurance technology software and IT services to insurance carriers worldwide. Majesco delivers software and IT services in core insurance areas including policy administration, product modeling, new business processing, billing, claims, producer lifecycle management and distribution.
For over two decades, we have combined our leading products, people, and processes to drive business impact and competitive advantage. By truly collaborating with clients, we gain a deep understanding of their business goals and challenges. We envision, design and deliver tailored business IT solutions that stand apart for their effectiveness, reliability and fit.
MCCG is an innovative software provider who has a fully integrated insurance back office solution (IBS) successfully implemented in twenty-nine Mutual Insurance Companies across Canada. MCCG has a proven track record that can be attributed to a focus on client requirements and product quality. MCCG, established in 1993, is wholly owned by Canadian Mutual Insurance Companies with the mission of providing comprehensive and flexible solutions for its clients.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 30
Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada’s first online insurance quotes marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for lower insurance rates, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.
The Kanetix comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the Kanetix website to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.
Through its Software as a Service team, Kanetix is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada’s largest insurance brands.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 21
Online claims communication and workflow management for all lines of business.
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At the conference, Uniban will be giving away a prize consisting of a Complete Vehicle Appearance package, which can be redeemed at any of our UniglassPlus locations.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 6
Environics Analytics is the premier marketing services and data analytics company in Canada. Specializing in segmentation, site modeling and custom analytics, the Toronto-based company provides data-driven market insights to help its clients grow their business. Its team of veteran modelers and geographic experts are industry leaders in sales forecasting, developing demographic and spending projections, and site location modeling. And it’s a member of the Environics group of companies that offer research, communications and digital services.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 32
Xactware Solutions provides computer software solutions for professionals involved in estimating all phases of building and repair.
Today, all of the top 10 Canadian insurers use Xactware property insurance claims tools. Xactware features software solutions for every phase of a building’s life: from remodeling to totally replacing a building, from determining the cost of rebuilding a structure to preserving and repairing a home.
Xactware also provides tools to estimate personal property, emergency repairs, and more. Xactware users can work on a desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or “on the cloud” using browser-based solutions. Estimating products are connected to a comprehensive set of tools that includes an assignment network, analytical reports, cost research, project management, and third-party products. The online training center provides users with high-quality training on Xactware solutions and the construction industry.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 4
Esri Canada is a privately held, Canadian-owned company that provides world-class enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions. Our solutions help businesses, governments and educational institutions make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography.
Discover how to prepare for the future with insight into trends and opportunities for leveraging geospatial tools and data. Visit the Esri Canada booth, where you’ll see a showcase of products & services with a focus on Location Analytics featuring the ArcGIS Platform, Esri Maps for IBM Cognos; and the Esri Business Analyst suite of products. Drop by for a chance to win an iPad mini.
For more information, visit www.esri.ca.
Bronze Sponsor; Booth 35
Bell offers business customers blazing fast speeds, coast-to-coast coverage and global roaming on a full range of wireless voice and data communications . Those services are delivered across the most extensive wireless networks in the Canadian industry. Bell leverages the power of those networks with an unmatched line-up of superphones, smartphones, tablets, and connected products, enabling Bell to provide businesses access to mobile email , messaging and complex business applications . With expertise that comes from a century of industry-leading innovation, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of reliable and secure products and services covering broad range of enterprise-grade solutions suitable for every business.
Aviva Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada, providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 3,000 employees, 25 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners.
Aviva Canada and its employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva Community Fund and Eva’s Initiatives, its partner in Aviva’s global Street to School program to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential.
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.
Opta provides insurance and corporate clients with tools and information to help manage and authenticate risk information, in turn helping them discover and explore business opportunities, become more competitive, generate business and gain the insight required to make profitable business decisions.
As the largest aggregator of structured risk information and property data in Canada, Opta not only has access to a wealth of claims and loss history information through parent company SCM Insurance, but also has extensive industry partnerships who provide even more information to enhance our ability to deliver valuable business intelligence. Combined with proprietary technology, Opta helps you access, understand, and synthesize previously inaccessible information, turning it into intelligence that helps to discover and understand business risks.
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.
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.
The Guarantee Company of North America (The Guarantee) is a recognized leader in surety and specialty insurance in the North American marketplace. Our longstanding history in the insurance industry demonstrates our strength and stability. Although our roots run deep, we remain flexible and nimble; responding to new and emerging needs by providing our broker partners with the right insurance solutions to ensure ongoing protection for their clients.
In Canada, The Guarantee’s suite of surety and specialty insurance products includes:
Echelon General Insurance Company is a service leader in the insurance industry. Echelon focuses on specialty lines of insurance – programs and products that are created to answer the needs of underserved segments of insurance markets.
Echelon is Supportive, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial in all its ventures. Providing our clients, brokers and agents exceptional service is the goal of our staff.
Taking a collaborative approach with insurance brokers and agents, we are able to create niche insurance products. Echelon’s Niche Products Division specializes in commercial and personal insurance products and programs. Echelon’s Personal Lines Division offers non-standard automobile, collector vehicle, motorcycle, recreational vehicle and commercial automobile insurance products.
It is our vision at SEH to closely partner with our customers by taking a dynamic leadership role in their technological needs and supporting them in what they do best, which is the business of insurance.
We are dedicated to delivering a comprehensive insurance system that fulfills all the requirements of a Property and Casualty insurance company. An uncompromising commitment to user satisfaction and the quality of our product continues to enable us to lead customers into the future they envision for their companies.
Titan is the only software you need to run your Property and Casualty insurance company. Greater than a policy and claims administration system, Titan is an innovative, integrated software solution that forms the core of our suite of products and offers Accounting, Premiums Receivable, Accounts Payable, Investments, Abeyances, Imaging, Notes, and more.
SEH backs its products with ongoing comprehensive technical support.
We were founded more than 300 years ago – to make things better for people. That may sound like a pretty lofty statement for an insurance company. But that’s why we opened our doors. And why we exist today.
Back in 1833, when Royal Insurance first came to Canada, fire was a big threat to Canadian lives and livelihoods. Major fires took a heavy toll in Montreal and Toronto. Many insurance companies had to declare bankruptcy.
Royal Insurance didn’t. In fact, Canadians came to know Royal Insurance for our full and prompt payments.
Today, we are Canada’s third largest property & casualty insurance company, with the broadest national personal and commercial lines proposition.
We offer more products now. In fact, we insure close to a million cars and over half a million homes in Canada. We have over 4,000 employees in Canada, working with over 19,000 RSA Group colleagues in over 140 countries worldwide, serving over 17 million customers around the globe.
Broker Sponsor; Booth 33
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.
Canadian Insurance Top Broker (CITB) is a national publication whose primary mission is to help top producers and leading insurance professionals grow their business. Building on a long history of providing relevant and timely coverage, CITB offers decision makers the analysis and insight necessary to compete in the P&C market. On a daily basis through the website and on a monthly basis through the magazine, CITB provides critical statistical data, industry analysis, expert opinions, broker profiles, company snapshots, specialty market coverage and in-depth features.