2015 Winner Profile

Progressive Insurance

Project Description:
Progressive Insurance wanted to better connect its 26,000 employees to solve problems, as well as develop new products and services across disparate business areas and geographic locations. So the company developed the Business Innovation Garage, or BIG, an internal think tank for innovating products and services at Progressive. A team of analysts and IT developers, working for a garage manager who prioritizes the work and oversees the innovation process, staffs the garage. BIG, which exists in a virtual testing environment, brings together partners across the company to collect and cultivate business solutions, with the goal of exploring and testing new ideas. BIG encourages innovation because it creates an opportunity for business partners from different parts of the company to work with IT, instead of around IT, to solve business problems using technology.
Project type:
Business Intelligence or Data Analytics, Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS), Virtualization
Business Functions:
Research and Development, Customer Service or Support
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Raymond Voelker, CIO
Glenn Renwick, Chairman, President & CEO
Mayfield Village, Ohio
Revenue (2014):
$19.39 billion
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