Desjardins Wins Big at Prestigious Octas Awards for DNA Project, Part of Its Acquisition of State Farm’s Canadian Operations

Congratulations to our client, Desjardins, for its win at the Octas Awards in the category “Business Solutions – Internal or Customized Development”. The prestigious prize was awarded by Réseau Action TI for Desjardins’ DNA Project, during a gala ceremony at Palais des congrès on June 2.

The acquisition of State Farm’s Canadian operations provides Desjardins with a distribution network to increase its market share, allowing it to offer its full range of products via a multi-channel network and meet the strong demand in the Canadian insurance market. The DNA project was a crucial component in the transaction, involving over 4,000 people and creating a major impact on the operations of over 500 agencies. More than 130,000 person-days were invested in the project.

Brio is proud to have contributed to this success story by being at the very heart of the transformation efforts that led to a seamless integration of both organizations’ operations.

Brio succeeded in seamlessly landing a Boeing 747 right in the operations of a distribution network!” Denis Delmaire, Vice President, Integration Program Technologies, Damage Insurance.

See the award presentation