Judging & voting
The Efma–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.
Nine innovations will be shortlisted by the Awards Committee for each of the award categories alongside. The committee will comprise industry experts. In addition, fifteen applications will be shortlisted for the special Global Innovator category.
For all but the Global Innovator category, Efma members and non-members will vote online between 6 and 17 May, using our dedicated web page to select the top three entries. This will make up 50% of the final scores (40% from Efma members and 10% from non-members). The remaining 50% will come from the votes of an Awards Jury, which comprises senior insurance executives from across the world.
For the Best Disruptive Product or Service category, online voters and jury members will shortlist six innovations out of the nine nominated ones. The six shortlisted innovators will present their innovations to the audience at the awards ceremony. The audience will then cast their votes and the winner will be announced on-stage.
For the Global Innovator category, the Awards Jury will select the winner from the fifteen nominees identified by the Awards Committee.
Entries are evaluated taking the following three criteria into account:
The uniqueness of the idea in the marketplace and its potential as a game-changer.
The innovation’s capacity to generate a superior, long-term competitive edge and a significant return on investment.
The innovation’s adaptability across different markets and countries.
Meet Our 2018 Judges
Sílvia Cunill Calvet
Innovation, Marketing and New Channels Division Director
Crèdit Andorrà Financial Group – Andorra
Head of Innovation and Digital
Pacífico Seguros – Peru
Founder & Navigator
Intrasurance – Netherlands
Global Head of P&C Retail
AXA – France
Geert De Kegel
Executive Director and member of MB, COO
DZI – State Insurance – Bulgaria
Head of Business Enablement
Liberty Group – South Africa
Bradesco Seguros – Brazil
Deputy CEO – Chief Sales Officer
Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik – Turkey
Group Chief Information Officer
AXIS Capital – US
Head of International Marketing & Distribution
CA Assurances – France
SVP & Chief Information Officer
Kemper Corporation – US
Managing Director & Corporate Platform Officer
XL Catlin – US
VPP Customer relations
Desjardins – Canada
Ocidental Seguros – Portugal
Director and Chief Underwriting Officer
Zurich – Hong Kong
Royal London Ireland – Ireland
PZU – Poland
Franck Le Vallois
Head of Distribution & Business Leader MidCorp
Alianz FR – France
Banca Mediolanum – Italy
Director: Organizational Development and Innovation
Generali – Spain
Unico Sigorta – Turkey
Innovation & Product Marketing Manager
Europ Assistance Group – Italy
Irene van den Brink
Director of BD
InShared NL – Netherlands
Senior Digital Expert (Digital Enthusiast)
Generali Munich – Germany