Purpose drives passion; passion drives growth, and growth is what APEXA has seen in 2019. We had record onboarding in October and November, and picked up a few industry accolades along the way. Stay tuned for an upcoming Special Edition recapping all of the companies who joined in 2019, as well as the new members on APEXA’s expanded Board. Thank you for continuing to follow our journey and we hope you had a peaceful and warm holiday season.
I recently had the privilege of mentoring a team of budding entrepreneurs. Their target was disruption in Insurance and I was so energized by their ideas, enthusiasm and perseverance. It drove home the importance of having Millennials not just on our teams but at the innovation table, building solutions for their peers. It made me wonder how customer engagement will change when Millennials are the primary Life Insurance Advisors in Canada and successors to the industry. Are your succession plans tuned into Millennials? Check out Dylan’s feature in this issue to explore this topic further.
Growth comes from doing and then reflecting. I was recently asked what advice I’d give to others who wanted to engage in a collaborative creation. That took some reflection and turned into the 8 Imperatives of Open Innovation which I had the opportunity to share at InsurTech North. Being part of this wave of change is truly exciting and watching our user base expand is taking change in the right direction.