RBC has been honoured by the 21st annual CIO 100 Awards program as an innovative organization that uses IT effectively to create business value. The Wireless Road Advisor (WRA) project received the distinction.
Developed in-house by RBC Insurance, RBC Insurance Technology and Applied Innovation, WRA is a first-in-Canada solution that, through the customization and integration of several software packages, enables insurance road advisors to use their laptops to retrieve and send claims information via a wireless network. The program provides home and auto claims road advisors with on-site access to critical claims data via a network card slotted into their laptops.
This kind of innovation is at the forefront of fast mobile financial services and critical for enterprises needing to make adjustments and decisions quickly, while still keeping a large number of agents in the field.
Every year, the CIO 100 Awards honour 100 companies that demonstrate excellence and achievement in IT. RBC will be included in the online coverage of the CIO 100 award winners and in a special issue of CIO magazine on August 15, 2008.
For more information on the 2008 CIO 100 Awards, click here .