BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novarica, a research and advisory firm focused on insurance technology strategy, today announced the nominating committee for the 4th Annual Novarica Research Council Impact Awards. Committee members include:
- Karl Uphoff, CIO, AIG Consumer Insurance (Americas)
- Curt Kibler, Director of Technology, Encompass Insurance Company
- Piyush Singh, SVP and CIO, Great American Insurance Group, P&C Operations
- John Gilmore, VP of Global Employee Benefits IT, MetLife
- Judy Haddad, EVP and CIO, Patriot National
- Greg Driscoll, CIO, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
The committee members will review case studies based on submissions from among the more than 300 members of the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council of insurer CIOs and senior insurer IT executives, a free, private, moderated knowledge-sharing community for insurance IT leaders.
The Novarica Research Council Impact Awards, which honor case studies of impactful technology initiatives by insurers, are the only completely peer-judged honor in insurance technology. Only Council members, not vendors, consultants, or journalists, select the nominees and vote for winners. Submissions for the 2015 Awards are welcome before February 28, 2015, and the submission form is online at www.novarica.com/impact2015/.
In addition to the companies represented by the 2015 committee members, other previous nominees and winners have included American Safety, Allstate Life & Retirement, Amica, Assurant, Brickstreet Mutual, Capitol, Cincinnati Financial, Erie Insurance, Foresters, ICW, Legal & General of America, Oregon Mutual, PURE Insurance, RLI Insurance, Tokio Marine, XL Group, and Zurich North America. All case studies are published in an annual Compendium, and the most recent is online at www.novarica.com/compendium2014/
Nominees for the 2015 Novarica Research Council Impact Awards will be announced at the April meeting of the Council, which will be on April 29-30 in Providence, RI. Registration and information is available online at www.novarica.com/Council2015/
Novarica provides information, insights, and perspective on markets, operations, and technology to financial services and insurance executives. The company delivers its service through published research, retained advisory services, and project-based consulting. Novarica’s research includes market and trend analyses, best practices research, case studies, and independent analyses of insurance software vendors. Novarica draws its knowledge from the personal experience of its principals, the ongoing information gathering initiatives of dedicated research staff, and regular communication with insurer executives through informal networks and through the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council, a moderated knowledge-sharing community of more than 350 senior IT executives representing more than 300 insurers. More information at www.novarica.com