Recently, a team of leaders from Allstate Infrastructure Services went to Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to serve as judges for the Allstate Insurance Business Challenge. The event allowed teams from Northwestern’s graduate schools to submit proposals that blended business strategy, technology and domain expertise with the goal of helping develop innovative new ideas for the Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures business unit.

I walked away re-energized and with the reminder of how some minds, with unrestricted freedom to be innovative, can function at very fast speeds. The student teams from Northwestern, in the space of a few weeks, developed a variety of fresh ideas leveraging unique technologies that could help build products and services for our customers.

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