2016 Technology Conference: Sponsor Directory

ICTC2016: “Technology: A Two-Edged Sword”

14th Annual Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference

Held Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 — Metro Toronto Convention Centre

ICTC2017 will be held February 28, 2017, at the Allstream Centre.

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Sponsor Directory: Information and Exhibits

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Applied Systems
Canadian Underwriter
DMTI Spatial
EIS Group
Encircle
ERIS
eSentire
eSignLive
Esri Canada
Equifax
The Guarantee
Guidewire

Goose Digital
Hortonworks
HP Exstream
Hubio
IBM
iCon Alliance
Information Builders
InsuranceWorks
Intact
Kanetix Ltd.
Kumaran Systems
MCCG

Northbridge Insurance
Oceanwide
Octo Telematics
OneShield
Opta
Salesforce
SAP
SEH Computer Systems
Symcor
Towers Watson
Unica
X by 2




Guidewire

Platinum Sponsor; Booth 27

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 200 P/C insurers around the world have selected Guidewire.

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

Guidewire




SAP

Platinum Sponsor

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.

  • Reduce time to market for tailored insurance products and services;
  • Streamline insurance operations and reduce process complexity and costs;
  • Proactively manage compliance and stay on top of new regulations;
  • Drive maximum performance from your sales force and improve incentives management;
  • Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty with better service and easier renewals.
SAP



EIS Group

Gold Sponsor; Booth 26

EIS Group empowers Property/Casualty and Group insurers to out-innovate and out-perform their competition with customer-centered, digital-ready core software solutions for rating, underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing, distribution management and customer engagement. In an era of profound industry change and unprecedented competition, EIS is enabling carriers around the globe to innovate freely with products and distribution models and successfully engage with today's connected consumer. With EIS, insurers can free themselves of legacy constraints, drive successful transformation, and build uniquely faster, continuously better, and forever stronger insurance businesses.

EIS Group



Hubio

Gold Sponsor; Booth 10

Hubio provides integrated solutions to help organizations in the insurance and automotive sectors increase efficiency, reduce claims, build customer engagement and enable usage-based personalization.

Through the innovative use of telematics, usage-based insurance (UBI), analytics, claims management software, mobile, gamification, and other enterprise technologies, Hubio is bringing new levels of data-driven insights to the insurance and automotive industries, while challenging and redefining established business models.

Hubio was formed to be a best-in-class solutions provider, bringing together several industry-leading technology and service businesses. As one organization, we are uniquely placed to deliver and support true end-to-end solutions.

Hubio



IBM

Gold Sponsor; Booth 25

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.

IBM



Octo Telematics

Gold Sponsor; Booth 24

With offices and partners worldwide, Octo Telematics is the most advanced Telematics Service Provider (TSP) to insurance partners, carmakers and rental companies. Founded in 2002, Octo's award winning Usage Based Insurance (UBI) services have achieved widespread adoption, adding several hundred thousand customers each month. Today, Octo maintains the world's largest insurance telematics statistical database.

Based in Boston, Octo Telematics North America launched its first UBI program in 2011. Today, Octo maintains the most robust data and service infrastructure, device logistics and client care program, enabling unrivaled customer success throughout North America. For more information visit www.octousa.com and follow us on Twitter @octousa.

Octo Telematics



eSignLive

Silver Sponsor; Booth 13

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.

e-SignLive




Towers Watson

Silver Sponsor; Booth 12

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 16,000 associates around the world, we offer consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

Towers Watson




Hortonworks

Silver Sponsor; Booth 7

Founded in 2011 by 24 engineers from the original Yahoo! Hadoop team, Hortonworks® (NASDAQ: HDP) is the leading contributor to and provider of Apache™ Hadoop® for the enterprise, and our mission is to establish Hadoop as the foundational technology of the modern enterprise data architecture. Our solution, the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), is an enterprise-grade data management platform that enables a centralized architecture for running batch, interactive and real-time applications simultaneously across a shared dataset. HDP is built on Apache Hadoop, powered by YARN, and supported by a comprehensive set of capabilities that address the core requirements of security, operations and data governance.

Hortonworks




Applied Systems

Silver Sponsor

For over 30 years, Applied Systems has led an industry we helped to create with a mission to continuously improve the business of insurance. Applied technology automates the exchange of information and data throughout the insurance lifecycle among brokers, insurers and consumers. By enabling greater access to information and streamlining workflows, Canadian brokers can capitalize on new opportunities, increase the efficiency and profitability of their business, and continuously deliver high-level service that customers expect.

Applied Systems



OneShield

Silver Sponsor; Booth 11

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 display booth, where we will be holding a draw for a Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker.

OneShield




Salesforce

Silver Sponsor

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.

Salesforce




MCCG

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.

MCCG




Esri Canada

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 3

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.

For more information, visit www.esri.ca.

esri Canada




InsuranceWorks

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 19

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.

insuranceworks




Encircle

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 21

Encircle Inc. is a provider of real-time documentation and collaboration software for the Property/Casualty insurance industry. With self-service capability to empower policyholders, and a 'one touch and done' interface for insurance professionals, Encircle's platform is flexible and scalable – improving accuracy and significantly lowering costs in underwriting and claim processes.

Encircle




Symcor

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 28

Symcor is one of Canada's leading providers of business processing and client communications management services, supporting major banks, insurance, retail, and telecommunications companies in Canada. Our business is dedicated to providing outsourced services and we are focused on being the best at what we do.

Symcor helps its clients stay competitive by providing cost-effective outsourcing solutions for their business processing needs, allowing our clients to invest in the growth of their core business. With strategic locations across Canada, Symcor believes in adding value to every customer relationship through best-in-class service and the latest technology solutions.

Visit our exhibit booth; Symcor will be collecting business cards for a draw to win an Apple Watch.

Symcor




Environmental Risk Information Services

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 23

Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS) is the only company to provide comprehensive data to assess environmental risk for properties throughout all of North America. Having served Canada since 1999, and now covering all 50 states, ERIS is the leading source of current and historical property information in both jurisdictions, meeting criteria set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ERIS delivers accurate, affordable, on-demand database research services and historical products whether you are doing an environmental assessment, evaluating insurance risk or undertaking legal due diligence. Ask us about our new Environmental Perils Risk Score for every property across Canada!

Environmental Risk Information Services




Kanetix Ltd.

Bronze Sponsor

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.

Kanetix




DMTI Spatial

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 22

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.

DMTI Spatial




eSentire

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 20

eSentire® is the leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and services, the most comprehensive way to defend enterprises from advanced and never-before-seen cyber threats. eSentire's flagship offering, Network Interceptor, challenges legacy security approaches, combining behavior-based analytics, immediate mitigation and actionable intelligence on a 24x7x365 basis.

eSentire has been in the business of protecting clients from advanced targeted attacks since 2001. We pioneered Continuous Advanced Threat Protection, which leading analyst firm Gartner Research has coined as a best practices framework for defending against the types of advanced threats that repeatedly drive today's headlines.

eSentire




Opta

Bronze Sponsor

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.

opta information intelligence




X by 2

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 30

Founded in 1998, X by 2 is a technology consultancy solely focused on the practice of architecture in the insurance industry. Whether Life, Health or P&C our Architects and Program Leaders understand the insurance business and have proven experience planning and delivering core insurance systems, auxiliary business applications and enterprise integrations. For more info, please visit xby2.com and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Visit our display booth, where we we are holding a giveaway – the prize is an Amazon Echo.

X by 2 - Architecture First




HP Exstream

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 2

HP Exstream is a multichannel customer communication management (CCM) solution that empowers you to make the most of every customer touch point by creating insightful, impactful, real-time customer communications.

HP Exstream helps you improve your customer experience with relevant, meaningful communications delivered through the customer's preferred channel. HP Exstream turns customer communications into a differentiator that grows your revenue and saves you money.

More than 1000 companies across a variety of industries are already using HP Exstream to drive top line growth, build customer loyalty and cut costs.

HP Exstream




Goose Digital

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 29

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.

Goose Digital




Oceanwide

Bronze Sponsor

Oceanwide, an Insurity company, delivers SaaS core processing solutions to property and casualty (P&C) insurers of all sizes to enable faster reactions to market changes, easy configuration and management of new and existing products for increased speed and lower costs across all lines of business, virtually eliminating professional service fees. Web-enabled and fully-configurable by end users without custom programming, Oceanwide's insurance software solutions automate core administration (policy, billing, and claims), as well as underwriting, document generation, agent/consumer portals and reporting. Globally, Oceanwide's software fills gaps in existing legacy systems and provides a modern, end-to-end solution for insurers. For additional information, please visit the Oceanwide website at www.oceanwide.com, or call (888) 289-7744.

Oceanwide




Information Builders

Bronze Sponsor

Superior customer service and market-leading innovation are the two fundamental principles that drive Information Builders and its employees every day. Our only interest is making sure our customers can apply intelligence, integration, and integrity solutions to dramatically improve the performance of their entire organization. Customer success is everything at Information Builders.

Founded in 1975, Information Builders continues to deliver state-of-the-art technology that is transforming business in all commercial industries, government, and education. We remain one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the software industry.

Information Builders




Kumaran Systems

Bronze Sponsor; Booth 31

Connect with Kumaran Systems at ICTC2016 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.

Kumaran Systems




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.

iCon Alliance




Unica

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.






SEH Computer Systems

Conference Supporter

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.

SEH Computer Systems Inc.




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 @northbridgeins.

Northbridge Insurance




Intact

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.

intact




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.

The Guarantee




Equifax

Conference Supporter

Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. The company's significant investments in differentiated data, its expertise in advanced analytics to explore and develop new multi-source data solutions, and its leading-edge proprietary technology enables it to create and deliver unparalleled customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Equifax




Canadian Underwriter

Media Sponsor; Booth 9

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.

Canadian Underwriter





ICTC2016 Sponsors by Exhibit Booth Number

2. HP Exstream
3. Esri Canada
7. Hortonworks
8. Information Builders
9. Canadian Underwriter
10. Hubio
11. OneShield
12. Towers Watson

13. eSignLive
18. SAP
19. InsuranceWorks
20. eSentire
21. Encircle
22. DMTI Spatial
23. ERIS
24. Octo Telematics

25. IBM
26. EIS Group
27. Guidewire
28. Symcor
29. Goose Digital
30. X by 2
31. Kumaran Systems