2017 Technology Conference: Sponsor Directory

15th Annual Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference

ICTC2017: “Disruption ⇒ New Realities, New Opportunities”

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 — Allstream (Beanfield) Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

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Platinum Sponsor; Booths 14-15

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.


Gold Sponsor; Booth 13

Korem is a leading reseller and integrator of geospatial technologies and data that has been contributing to its client's success for the past 23 years by optimizing their decision-making and strategic processes. Our goal is to provide and recommend the best available products in the industry to our customers through our team of experts and strategic alliances. Korem stands out from the competition through the expertise and experience of its multidisciplinary team of strategic advisors and integrators that ensure a perfect match between the possibilities offered by the various available solutions and our clients' business needs.


Gold Sponsor; Booths 11-12

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.

Octo Telematics North America

Gold Sponsor; Booths 8-9

Octo is the number one global provider of telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry. Founded in 2002, Octo pioneered 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 60 insurance partners. Octo has more than 4.4 million connected users and the largest global database of telematics data, with over 127 billion miles of driving data collected and 340,000 crashes and insurance events analyzed (as of 30 June 2016). 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.

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Gold Sponsor; Booth 10

Qlik® delivers intuitive platform solutions for self-service data visualization, guided analytics applications, embedded analytics and reporting to approximately 40,000 customers worldwide. Companies of all sizes, across all industries and geographies, use Qlik solutions to visualize and explore information, generate insight and make better decisions. At Qlik, we optimize Business Intelligence (BI) by harnessing the collective intelligence of people across an organization. We focus on empowering people—by enabling everyone in an organization to see the whole story that lives within their data.

X by 2

Silver Sponsor; Booth 18

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.

Kumaran Systems

Silver Sponsor; Booth 6

Connect with Kumaran Systems at ICTC2017 to learn about our flexible and proven engagement models to deliver quality IT services and solutions.

Kumaran Systems is an IT Solutions and Services offering company marching towards 25 years with global offices in Canada, US and India. With over 24 years of customer orientation, and 2000+ successful engagements across Banking, Insurance, Telecom, Education & Retail services spread across the globe, we help insurance companies to improve the bottom line by delivering business driven technology solutions & services in the areas of Application Modernization, Application Development, Maintenance, Production Support, QA, Enterprise Data Warehouse and BI Solutions. Our Dual competency in Insurance Domain and Technology ensures client's IT investment spent on best breed of technology & solutions to achieve business efficiency and quick ROI.

Visit us at www.kumaran.com.


Silver Sponsor

Hortonworks is a leading innovator at creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms. Our mission is to manage the world's data. We have a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark. Our open Connected Data Platforms power Modern Data Applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Along with our 1600+ partners, we provide the expertise, training and services that allows our customers to unlock the transformational value of data across any line of business.

We are Powering the Future of Data™.

For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com; for insurance industry use cases, click here.

Willis Towers Watson

Silver Sponsor; Booth 16

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

Interac Association is a recognized world leader in debit card services. It is responsible for the development and operations of the Interac network, a national payment network that allows Canadians to access their money at ABMs through the Interac Cash service and at point-of-sale terminals across Canada through the Interac Debit service. Interac Debit also includes Interac Flash, a secure contactless enhancement that allows Canadians to pay for items instantly by holding their cards at point-of-sale readers that support Interac Flash.


Silver Sponsor; Booth 21

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.

Stop by our exhibit booth (#21) for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 4.


Silver Sponsor; Booth 4

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®.

Information Builders

Silver Sponsor; Booth 3

Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management that help insurance organizations monetize data assets and drive greater returns on IT investments. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – from management to business analysts to operational employees – with new insights and data-informed decisions. Only Information Builders safely extends information outside the firewall to agents, brokers, and customers – for extreme ROI. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY and remains one of the largest independent companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com; follow us on Twitter @infobldrs.


Silver Sponsor; Booth 17

Salesforce is the #1 CRM platform and ecosystem, with leading apps in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics and the Internet of Things.

Salesforce provides the enabling technology and CRM platform that enables companies to create personalized, 1:1, real-time, intelligent experiences.

Salesforce is a trusted advisor for our customers, working with CEOs and their teams to map out and deliver their digital business transformation.

Over the past 16 years, Salesforce has expanded the scope of CRM, redefining the category with its trusted multitenant, metadata-driven cloud, social, mobile, data science and IoT technologies.


Bronze Sponsor; Booth 1

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.

For more information, please visit www.symcor.com.

Symcor will be giving away a Parrot BEBOP Drone© at ICTC2017. Visit Booth #1 for your chance to win this great prize.


Bronze Sponsor; Booth 20

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 260 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; Booth 5

eSentire® provides managed detection and response services to mid-sized organizations, keeping them safe from constantly evolving cyber attacks that traditional security defenses simply can't detect. Delivering an unmatched, premium-level service, eSentire protects more than $3.2 trillion in Assets under Management (AuM) and is the award-winning choice for security decision-makers.


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; Booth 19

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.

Visit our exhibit booth (#19) for a chance to win a Bose Soundlink Color II!

DMTI Spatial

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 24

DMTI Spatial, a member of the Neopost group, 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.

getClarity Inc.

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 22

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.

Canadian Underwriter

Media Sponsor; Booth 7

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.

SEH Computer Systems

Coffee Station Sponsor

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.

ISO Claims Partners

Charging Station Sponsor

ISO Claims Partners is a nationally recognized leader in providing cost-effective and proven compliance and claims analytic services for both Workers' Compensation and Liability claims.

For the past two decades we have been a trusted consultant and provider to the largest insurers, TPAs, and self-insured Fortune 1000 companies in the world.

At ISO Claims Partners, we take an “advocacy driven” approach to delivering our products and services. We leverage the full power of Verisk to provide the industry with comprehensive data, innovative technologies and analytics.

For more information, please visit www.verisk.com/claimspartners and follow us on Twitter @ClaimsPartners.

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.

iCon Alliance

Conference Supporter

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.

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