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ITA Founding Partners

Recognizing the value of networking and the strength that comes with numbers, the ITA is pleased to have joined together with our Founding Partners to benefit the industry. Together, we will focus on: Research – ITA will leverage the knowledge of all partners to help explain the impact technology has on the day-to-day operation of insurers and help IT leaders gain a better understanding of the needs of industry professionals. Content – Along with input from membership and our advisory board, the Founding Partners will help determine the focus of ITA’s articles, web content and live events. Expansion – Collaboration with our partners is essential to help us expand our knowledge base and discover where the insurance industry needs to concentrate on their technology needs. Synergies – The ITA leverages synergies from our partners to help insurers share knowledge and plan for their future technology needs.



CastleBay Consulting Corporation, was founded in 1998 to offer best in class consulting services to the insurance industry. These services include strategic systems planning and acquisition; quality management; program and project set up, management and assessment; business process and requirements analysis and data analysis strategy and implementation.

Our company founders come from insurance companies and large consulting organizations, and have an average of more than 25 years of experience in insurance. We believe that consulting companies should provide exceptionally qualified consultants and should deliver exceptional value. CastleBay employs only senior consultants with deep domain expertise and hands-on experience in both insurance and the supporting applications systems.

We also believe in the importance of the insurance industry to our overall economy, good corporate citizenship, and giving back to the market vertical that sustains us and allows us to participate in mission critical technology projects. With this in mind we are pleased to support ITA and its mission. is the leading online community for insurance agents, bringing together 160,000+ members in an ongoing dialogue about the industry and how to succeed in it. Uniting independent and captive producers for informational exchanges - tips, data and real-world lessons. The Insurance Forums online audience is extremely engaged, with over 85k unique visitors that generate more than 1 million page views per month. The IFN membership includes representation from over 150 insurance companies and our LinkedIn Group, Insurance Professionals, having over 130,000 members.


Salient CRGT is a technology consulting firm specializing in providing solutions to the complex technical challenges that organizations face today. Supported by our Agile, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Mobility Innovation Centers, we combine proven best practices and winning methodologies to create a comprehensive set of strategic and tactical IT consulting solutions. Our mission is simple – to provide exceptional, ongoing value to our customers – and our Insurance Productivity Services team has been doing just that since 1992. Our consultants are insurance industry experts who also know the latest technologies, methodologies and industry offerings. Because we understand both aspects of the problem, we can bridge the gap to provide comprehensive, value added solutions. Part of our corporate culture is a commitment to making a positive difference – for our customers, peers, and community. To that end, we believe that supporting our industry associations is both a privilege and a responsibility. We are excited to partner with ITA and are looking forward to supporting them in their endeavors.


Strategy Meets Acton (SMA) is a leading research and advisory services firm exclusively serving the insurance industry. Working with both business and technology leaders, we are a trusted and valued advisor to over 300 companies and an instrumental influencer across the industry. Founded in 2007 and Boston-based, SMA offers services for the Property and Casualty and Life and Annuities industry as well as the technology, data, services, and solution providers that support it. Learn more at  

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ITA Mission Statement

The goal of the Insurance Technology Association is to provide members with opportunities to collaborate, educate, network, share, and use knowledge related to insurance technology. The ITA serves the insurance technology community as a resource and is dedicated to serving this specialized sector of the industry. Publications and educational programs created by the ITA are geared to professionals interested in or charged with evaluating, implementing, and marketing insurance-specific technology systems or services.

The latest issue of ITA Pro magazine is now available! Just CLICK HERE  


In this issue’s cover story, “we look at the “non-negotiables” that insurers are demanding from core insurance systems, and how providers are keeping up.

In "Stick vs. Carrot,” we test drive the new Carrot telematics platform, which enables U.S. and Canadian insurers to rapidly scale next-gen UBI programs to offer drivers gift cards in exchange for sharing data.  

Also in this issue, enjoy a profile of Maple Technologies on their 20th anniversary, an interview with ITA board member Larry Fortin of Millers Mutual Insurance Co., and regular columns and departments including Digital Drip and Launchpad.

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Information on the ITA Pro Buyers' Guide, and how vendors can be a part of it

For more information, contact Jim Daggett at