CHICAGO: Insurance Nexus today announced the opening of the Insurance Nexus Awards 2019

Designed to recognize genuine, truly innovative and meaningful approaches to excellence in the North American insurance arena, the Awards will be presented at an exclusive ceremony being held in Chicago on September 12th, 2019.

Given the depth and pace of innovation taking place within the insurance industry, Insurance Nexus decided it is crucial to put a spotlight on the achievements of the insurance carriers, leaders and brokers driving lasting change and demonstrating excellence in their field.

"It was an incredible honor to be recognized in last year’s Insurance Innovation Awards,” said Allstate’s Glenn Shapiro, president of Allstate Personal Lines. “As I mentioned when receiving the award, the Allstate Claims team deserves the credit. This was a testament to their relentless focus on innovation and customer experience and the achievement was a tremendous source of pride for Allstaters across the enterprise. Awards that celebrate innovation are so important to our industry. I encourage everyone to take part and share their success stories.

There are 15 categories of awards, recognizing teams and leaders from across customer, claims and innovation units, as well as from product, business, brokering and leadership positions. Nominations open March 15th, closing May 17th, with Finalists announced by Insurance Nexus on June 17th. Finalists will be selected by a judging panel of industry experts, including:

  • Matteo Carbone, Founder, IoT Insurance Observatory

  • Karen Furtado, Partner, Strategy Meets Action

  • Margaret Resce Milkint, Managing Partner, The Jacobson Group

  • Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association

  • Karlyn Carnahan, Head of P&C Insurance, Americas, Celent

  • Dawn LeBlanc, Managing Director, Hartford InsurTech Hub

We were incredibly honored to have won ‘Insurance Carrier of the Year’ in the Insurance Nexus Canadian Awards” said an Aviva Canada representative on their success last year. “To be recognized by our peers in this way is especially gratifying and a wonderful way for the industry to show its continued support for disruptive innovation. AI-adoption can seem like a long road but awards like these are essential to celebrate and inspire the innovators and pioneers taking insurance into the future!

The Awards offer the prestige of being recognized by the global insurance community, as well as a platform to network and find out about the very latest tech, mindset and innovation adopted by likeminded companies. More information can be found on the awards website:, or please get in touch with Emma Sheard.

Emma Sheard

General Manager
Insurance Nexus

Phone: +44 (0) 207 422 4349