Congratulations to the 2010 Tech Decisions Insurance IT All Stars
By firstname.lastname@example.org on Sep 15, 2010
Tech Decisions unveiled its much anticipated 2010 IT All Stars last week, with Oracle Insurance customers among the roster of industry stand-outs.
This year's winning team of IT innovators includes: Doug Allen, vice president and director of IT, State Auto Insurance; Mike Anselmo, senior vice president and CIO, Narragansett Bay Insurance; Brian O'Connell, senior vice president and CIO, The Hartford Financial Services Group; Greg Ricker, CIO, Strickland Insurance Group; and Wayne Umland, executive vice president and CIO, Glatfelter Insurance Group.
In his interview with the publication Strickland's Greg Ricker highlighted several game-changing IT initiatives, like straight-through processing, imaging, automated workflow, and rules-based processing that contributed to his company's business transformation - and ongoing ability to adapt and be competitive in changing market conditions.
"We did these years ahead of when our competition did them," says Ricker. "I just read one of my competitors is just now going to a Web-based policy issuance product. We already have our entire agency force on a Web-based issuance product. It kind of motivates us that we have the flexibility and the opportunity to be creative. As a result, we're doing some good things."
Read the full story online in the magazine's September issue.
Congratulations to Greg and this year's winners. Here's to the "good things" your companies are continuing to accomplish and your leadership in the industry.
Helen Pitts is senior product marketing manager for
Oracle Insurance's life and annuities and enterprise document automation