Intact Assurances

Solution Architect

Intact Financial Corporation is the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada by annual premiums as of 2017. Formerly an ING Group subsidiary, ING Canada, Intact changed its name from ING Canada to Intact Insurance in 2009.

Business needs to use trend technologies and artificial intelligence to enhance users and customers experience. For this, the Innovation Department wanted to create proof of concept to implement tools such Amazon Echo, Microsoft Cognitive Services and Microsoft  Hololens.

I was charged to:

  • Optimize the existing Hadoop experimental cluster running on Microsoft Azure (HDInsight – Hortonworks – DASH / WASB technologies)
  • To size the Hadoop cluster of the Proof of Concept to process data in a shorter time.
  • Design the PoC architecture to ingest IoT data in order to run Machine Learning algorithms (image recognition, Amazon Echo, Microsoft Hololens, etc.).
  • Definition of a road map strategy to implement a “Data Lake”.
Key Details

Role: Big Data Architect & Technology Advisor

Date : 2016

Project duration: 3 months

Location : Montréal – Canada

Technologies: Microsoft Azure, HDInsight – Hortonworks, DASH, WASB, Amazon Echo, Microsoft Hololens.