We identify and award the most innovative projects in the insurance sector

The awards aim to highlight and share worldwide best practices that will help accelerate the transformation of insurance as we know it for the better.

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THE SUBMISSION PHASE

The Qorus–Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards aims to appraise and recognize the most innovative projects, initiatives and ideas in insurance globally. Winners are awarded by their peers, with a rigorous, independent process ensuring the credibility of the awards.

 

Based on an analysis of winning submissions and best practices, here are seven tips to help you build a compelling case for your innovation

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Clearly present the problem you needed to solve; show how you used technology or an innovative idea to solve that problem; and highlight the results with both qualitative and quantitative success metrics.

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Remember to directly address each judging criterion: originality, impact and universality. Mapping your key points to each criterion prior to writing your submission entries is a useful exercise

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Proofread and edit your submission. While correct spelling and grammar are not criteria, a polished final submission will impress your peers, who have the final say regarding who wins.

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Visuals, such as images, videos or screenshots of an application, can make your submission more engaging. Gather your best supporting materials to add as attachments.

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Don’t be afraid to talk about your setbacks or challenges and how you overcame them through ideation and implementation. These stories spark inspiration.

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Be specific, especially in your results. Use statistics and numbers to show growth or change.

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THE SELECTION PHASE

An innovation committee shortlists the best innovation in each category based on 3 criteria

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Originality

The uniqueness of the idea in the marketplace and its potential as a gamechanger.

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Impact

The innovation’s capacity to generate a superior, long-term competitive edge and a significant return on investment.

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Universality

The innovation’s adaptability across different markets and countries.

This Year's Judges

Bruce Adrain
Lead Specialist Ideation and Insights, Technology Value Office (Liberty Group)
Mehdi Bennani
Chief Digital Officer (Wafa Assurance)
Luke Bills
EVP, Chief Product Officer (Liberty Mutual Insurance)
Stefano Bison
Group Head of Business Development, Partnerships & Innovation (Assicurazioni Generali)
Charles Brooks
Executive Vice President, Operations and Systems (Kemper Corporation)
Matteo Carbone
Founder and Director (IoT Insurance Observatory)
Laura Cots
Innovation Director (Catalana Occidente Group)
Walter de Oude
Founder (Singlife)
Carmen del Campo
Chief Innovation Officer (Mutua Madrileña)
Mack Eng
Chief Executive Officer (MSIG Singapore)
Ursuline Foley
Board Member, Provident Financial Services (DOCOsoft)
Gareth Friedlander
Deputy CEO (Discovery Life)
Denise Garth
Chief Strategy Officer (Majesco)
Alberto Garuccio
Head of Ecosystem and Open Insurance (Reale Group)
Florian Graillot
Co-founder and Partner at (Astorya.vc)
Wolfgang Hauner
Head of Group Data Analytics (Allianz)
Nuno Horta
Group Innovation Manager (Ageas Portugal)
Ryan Kim
Group Chief Digital & Marketing Officer (FWD Group)
Marcin Kurczab
Head of Innovation Lab (PZU)
Morten Møller Madsen
Executive Vice President, Marketing (Digital & Communications, Codan Forsikring A/S)
Fran Morente
Chief Innovation Officer (VidaCaixa)
Cara Morton
Group CEO (Covermore)
Michael Murphy
Managing Director (Bank of Ireland)
Tomasz Raczynski
Director of Insurance Department (mBank S.A.)
Louis-Joseph Régimbal
Vice President, Strategy and Innovation (Beneva Insurance)
Daniel Riscado
Head of Center for Transformation (Fidelidade)
Marcos Rodriguez
Head of Transformation (Zurich)
Hashmat Rohian
Vice President & CTO for Emerging Business Models (The Co-operators)
Camila Serna
SVP, Global Digital Acceleration Office (Chubb)
Rainer Sommer
Chief Operating Officer (Generali Deutschland AG)
Nicolò Soresina
Chief Executive Officer (Vittoria Hub)
Enrico Tardocchi
Head of Business Excellence & Customer Centricity at (Europ Assistance Italia)
Jane Tutoki
Board Director (Sedgwick)
Larry Williams
Head of Small Business Insurance (USAA)
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THE VOTING PHASE

Submissions are first selected by our Selection committee who pick 9 nominees for each category that are then voted on by our entire community!

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Jury members

Votes coming from the Awards Jury, which comprises senior insurance executives from across the world, will represent 50% of the global score

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Qorus members

Qorus members' vote account for 40% of the vote

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Others

Non members are also allowed to vote, but their vote will only account for 10% of the global vote  

Our Initiative in Numbers

3400
Online votes received in 2021
25
Senior industry leaders acted as judges in 2021
2347
Innovations since 2016
3475
Institutions involved since 2016

A GLOBAL AWARDS PROGRAM

Angola
1 innovation
1 innovation
Argentina
10 innovations
10 innovations
Australia
32 innovations
32 innovations
Austria
11 innovations
11 innovations
Bangladesh
5 innovations
5 innovations
Belgium
51 innovations
51 innovations
Bulgaria
5 innovations
5 innovations
Canada
48 innovations
48 innovations
Chile
3 innovations
3 innovations
China
20 innovations
20 innovations
Colombia
20 innovations
20 innovations
Croatia
5 innovations
5 innovations
Czech Republic
9 innovations
9 innovations
Denmark
10 innovations
10 innovations
Finland
6 innovations
6 innovations
France
276 innovations
276 innovations
Germany
91 innovations
91 innovations
Greece
6 innovations
6 innovations
Hong Kong
42 innovations
42 innovations
Hungary
2 innovations
2 innovations
India
166 innovations
166 innovations
Indonesia
5 innovations
5 innovations
Ireland
16 innovations
16 innovations
Italy
185 innovations
185 innovations
Japan
38 innovations
38 innovations
Kenya
5 innovations
5 innovations
Korea (South)
2 innovations
2 innovations
Lebanon
6 innovations
6 innovations
Lithuania
1 innovation
1 innovation
Malaysia
5 innovations
5 innovations
Mexico
7 innovations
7 innovations
Morocco
3 innovations
3 innovations
Netherlands
36 innovations
36 innovations
New Zealand
16 innovations
16 innovations
Nigeria
4 innovations
4 innovations
Norway
4 innovations
4 innovations
Pakistan
1 innovation
1 innovation
Peru
1 innovation
1 innovation
Philippines
7 innovations
7 innovations
Poland
67 innovations
67 innovations
Portugal
52 innovations
52 innovations
Romania
1 innovation
1 innovation
Russian Federation
7 innovations
7 innovations
Serbia
0 innovations
0 innovations
Singapore
51 innovations
51 innovations
South Africa
82 innovations
82 innovations
Spain
93 innovations
93 innovations
Sri Lanka
6 innovations
6 innovations
Sweden
9 innovations
9 innovations
Switzerland
58 innovations
58 innovations
Taiwan
6 innovations
6 innovations
Thailand
6 innovations
6 innovations
Turkey
76 innovations
76 innovations
USA
249 innovations
249 innovations
United Arab Emirates
20 innovations
20 innovations
United Kingdom
119 innovations
119 innovations
Vietnam
5 innovations
5 innovations
Africa
Asia and Pacific
Europe
Middle East
North America
South America

PROGRAM ENDORSMENTS

"It is a great honour for us to receive this award….I would like to thank Qorus and Accenture for the organisation of this ceremony"
Franck Le Vallois - Allianz

“Very proud to be recognised for the award… it is another proof point of the implementation of our strategy”  
Moshe Tamir - ex-Generali

“A good opportunity to review what your company is doing and see what is best practice …Thanks to Efma & Accenture for this true celebration of innovation”  
Tsukasa Makino - ex-Tokio Marine

OUR PARTNERSHIP AND VALUES

Efma

A non-profit organization for over 50 years, Qorus is a cornerstone of the financial services industry. Qorus facilitates networking that helps banks and insurers to reinvent themselves to thrive. It is a catalyst for reinvention for its members by helping them to go further, be faster and work together. 1,200 financial brands in 120 countries are Qorus members. Headquartered in Paris, Qorus serves financial institutions on all continents, with offices in Andorra, Bangkok, Bratislava, Brussels, Dubai, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London, Milan, Seoul, and Tokyo.

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Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.

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