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Leaders of Canadian Insurance – Finalists Announced!

Insurance Nexus Canadian Awards

Insurance Nexus are delighted to announce the Finalists of the Insurance Nexus Canadian Awards. Attracting nominations from across the industry, the awards are being held to celebrate the leading minds, carriers and solution providers driving innovation at the forefront of the Canadian Insurance Industry.

The prestigious awards ceremony will be held onsite at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit (September 25-26, Toronto) where the winners will be announced.


Canadian Insurance Carrier of the Year 2018 Finalists

Economical Insruance
Sun Life Financial
Insurance for Children

Canadian Insurance Innovator of the Year 2018 Finalists

Alert Labs
Crawford Compliance
Eddy Solutions
FRISS - Fraud, Risk & Compliance
Insure it Yourself
Levio - Business and technologies
Opta - Information intelligence
Pro Naviagtor
Surex Direct - Canada's online insurance broker

Canada’s Largest Insurance Analytics Event

If you are actively working to transform the insurance business through connected technologies, or looking to meet the insurance brightest minds, the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit is the right place for you.

A new wave of disruption is approaching: AI and machine learning are proving to be the only methods by which organizations will meet customer demands at scale.

The pressure to simultaneously deliver immediate business value from analytics whilst also upgrading your tech, data and culture to deliver game-changing insights can be daunting. The time to act is now!

Which is why the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit is bringing together the industry’s heavyweights to discuss how AI and advanced analytics can be utilized to deliver unparalleled performance, business growth, and truly actionable insights.

Judging Panel

Finalists have been selected from the nominees by our expert judging panel based on how nominees have challenged the norms of the industry and pushed conventional boundaries:

Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum

Insurance Solutions Group

Emma Sheard

Emma Sheard

Head of Insurance,
Insurance Nexus

Insurance Nexus
Marc Lipman

Marc Lipman

Chief Operating Officer,
AIG Canada

AIG Canada
Cindy Forbes

Cindy Forbes

EVP & Chief Analytics Officer,
Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial

Canadian Underwriter

Founded in 1934, Canadian Underwriter (@CdnUnderwriter) remains the go-to publication of Canada’s property and casualty insurance market. Through its website, monthly magazine and daily newsletter, Canadian Underwriter delivers the news, analysis and insight that insurance and risk professionals need to succeed. See the latest issue, subscribe to our daily newsletter and apply for your complimentary magazine subscription at

“Innovation not only enables insurance companies to create business advantage for themselves, it also allows the industry to maintain its crucial role in addressing key social, economic and environmental challenges,” says Ian Portsmouth, Publisher of Canadian Underwriter. “These awards celebrate innovation and provide strong examples for others to follow, so we are pleased to be a part of them.”

2018 Awards Categories:

Take a look at the 2018 categories and decide where your company fits and who you would like to suggest to win:

Canadian Insurance Carrier of the Year 2018
This award acknowledges the insurance carrier who has made the biggest advances in implementing analytics and AI within their business.

2016 Winner: The Co-operators

The Co-operators

2017 Winner: Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada

Canadian Insurance Innovator of the Year 2018
We have seen a myriad of innovative players come arise across insurance analytics. This award will be given to the stand out player for their achievements.

2016 Winner: Opta Information Intelligence

Opta Information Intelligence

2017 Winner: Crawford & Company

Crawford & Company

The Ceremony

The Insurance Nexus Canadian Awards will run as a part of the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit on September 25-26 at the Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto.

Bringing together over 350 attendees, the ceremony will celebrate the innovative Canadian insurance industry and the glowing achievements being made across the country.

Join your peers in celebrating the success of your industry!

Rules of Entry

Entry process:

  • The winners will be announced at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit taking place on the September 25-26, 2018 in Toronto

Rules of Entry:

  • Entries will be judged on the information provided in the nomination forms
  • You can enter a nomination for a company other than your own, but please ensure you have approval from the client or partner you are representing
  • Each entry must meet the criteria listed on the nomination form, any entry that doesn't not meet those will be automatically disqualified
  • Details of the judging will not be disclosed
  • All products must be on the market by June 2018 to be judged. Any product, service or solution nominated that is only in research and development stage will not qualify
  • Entries will be treated as strictly confidential. Only names of the winners and finalists in each category will be published
  • The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence or debate will be entered into

For more information contact:

Ira Sopic

Ira Sopic

Project Director
Insurance Nexus

Phone: +44 (0) 207 422 43630

Toll Free: +1 800 814 3459 Ext: 4363