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April 10, 2019 

On March 27, 2019 the Insurance Management Program (IMPG) students received a glimpse of the future as they were invited to Kitchener, Waterloo to Communitech Innovation Hub.

At the event students received a tour of the ‘best in class’ facility, and Wawanessa’s Innovation Digital Outpost. In addition, students were given a presentation on Wawanessa’s 2.0 digital transformation journey. The day ended with a panel of digital and innovation thought leaders and executives from companies that included WSIB, Communitech, Wawanesa and Manulife who shared their insights of the digital frontier of the insurance industry.

The insurance industry is on the cusp of a major digital transformation which many refer to in the industry as ‘insure tech’. Advanced technology will allow insurance companies to underwrite risk faster and better, and service clients faster and more effectively during the claims process.

Thank you to Wawanesa Digital Outpost and Communitech for an excellent day, and for hosting our IMPG group. Lastly, a huge thank you to Vlad Koltchine, Underwriting Manager at Wawanessa for all his hard work, time and dedication for organizing and executing this very amazing event!

Students gathered in an office space

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