Insurance & Technology, InSystems and META Group announced at this week's IASA Educational Conference and Business Show that they are partnering to initiate the Insurance Innovators Award, which will recognize the use of Internet technologies to improve business relationships.
The new award is intended to recognize an innovator (individual or group/team) who has acted as a change agent by advancing Internet education, and/or the adoption of Internet technology, in an insurance company or insurance industry association. Criteria for determining the first winner, who will be announced in June 2002, includes the following:
* Led the development of new products/processes around the Internet;
* Led use of the Internet to improve relationships with customers, distribution channel partners and regulators;
* Initiated use of the Internet to stimulate new business opportunities; and
* Achieved cost reductions and productivity gains through Internet-based processes.
The deadline for applications will be April 1, 2002. For details on the award program, and to obtain/request an application form, visit the Web sites of InSystems (www.insystems.com) , METAGroup (www.metagroup.com) or Insurance & Technology (www.insurancetech.com).
Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio