Insurance Networking News (INN) is pleased to announce the official call for entries for its 4th annual INNovators Awards, an esteemed and honored designation intended to advance the spread of business technology acumen in the insurance industry.
The program has been enhanced this year to include additional awards in three specific categories that recognize the full complement of insurance technology excellence across all aspects of the business. These awards will recognize insurers, agencies and brokerages for driving demonstrable and significant improvements in one of the three following categories:
Core Systems: Back office technologies and initiatives that drive bottom-line results. (Examples: policy administration, claims, underwriting, etc.)
Enterprise Systems: Enterprise-class technologies and initiatives that bridge cross-functional, operational boundaries. (Examples: business process management, enterprise risk management, ERP, networking, etc.)
Customer Experience: Front office technologies and initiatives that successfully attract, retain and drive customer loyalty, satisfaction and retention. (Examples: social media, portals, customer service, distribution, etc.)
Anyone with a specialized knowledge of information technology -- as it applies to insurance -- is welcome to nominate a potential INNovator. Those eligible to nominate a potential INNovator can work for insurance companies, industry technology solution providers, research firms or consulting companies.
"The changes we are making to the 2010 INNovators program reflect our goal to deliver the best-of-the-best practice examples of technology innovation in use across the entire insurance enterprise," says Pat Speer, INN Editor-in-Chief and founder of the INNovators program. "We are excited at the prospects of seeing what comes forward in this year's enhanced program."
A panel of notable insurance industry experts representing several well-known analyst and consulting firms, and the distinguished members of the INN Board of Advisors, will choose the winner from the nominees chosen by INN readers.
Winners will be announced in the November/December issue of Insurance Networking News, as well as on the Insurance Networking News' Web site. INNovators' best practices case studies may also be featured in subsequent issues of INN, and in a special E-book of INNovators' Best Practices. Winners may also be invited to participate in an INN TV video interview, featured on the Insurance Networking News website and in the public domain.
Entry deadline is August 27, 2010. To find out more about the program or to nominate an insurance candidate, click here.
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