Success Stories – COUNTRY Financial DigitaLab

Success Stories - COUNTRY Financial DigitaLab 3 Success Stories - COUNTRY Financial DigitaLab

COUNTRY Financial received a 2020 impact award from Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council. The 9th annual award was selected by over 50 Cheif Informational Officers (CIOs) who reviewed dozens of case studies.

COUNTRY Financial’s DigitalLab at the University of Illinois at Research Park performed the work of moving two apps to a new strategic cloud platform. The University of Illinois student intern talent at the DigitaLab saved Country Financial nearly $40,000 in vendor costs and enabled platform consideration. 

Brad Hildestad, Chief Information Officer at COUNTRY Financial, said, “Utilizing our DigitaLab partnership to re-platform to the cloud allowed our interns to innovate and contribute nearly 550 hours of programming and technology implementation, which is a key reason they look to us for an internship experience,”. 

Out of over 20 cases considered for the impact awards, COUNTRY Financial’s case study was one of the 8 winners. Read more about the Impact Awards and the other participants from our news article here

Learn more about Country Financial and its work at Research Park by visiting our tenant directory here.