QBE Singapore has picked up the Digital Capability Award at the annual Australian Chamber of Commerce Singapore (AustCham) business awards for 2020.
The event, which was held virtually last week, aims to celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals leading in their field.
“This year has been full of challenges, with our way of life being completely disrupted by COVID-19 and many businesses needing to adapt and show resilience under pressure,” said AustCham president Chris Coburn.
“It is important for us to recognise the success stories and highlight areas where Australian business is continuing to push the boundaries and show exemplary leadership and innovation. This year, we introduced a new award category, recognising excellence in digital capability. This award is sponsored by the Australian High Commission to Singapore.”
Bruce Gosper, Australia’s High Commissioner to Singapore, presented the inaugural Digital Capability award, recognising an organisation at the forefront of its field that has made outstanding contributions to its industry and is positioned to make a significant impact in the future.
“A focus on digital innovation and capability is guiding public policy development and business enterprise alike, and here at the Australian High Commission, we have done a lot of work in this area including most recently on the Australia Singapore Digital Economy Agreement,” Gosper said.
He highlighted QBE’s significant efforts to achieve better integration through common digital standards of business practices across various business functions.
QBE Singapore chief executive officer Ronak Shah commented: “In an ever-changing business landscape, businesses have to continuously innovate and evolve to meet the needs of their customers and their operating environments.
“At QBE Singapore, we have asked ourselves what will our staff, partners, and customers need the most in their insurance journey, and we have devised these two digital initiatives, which are in line with our drive towards digital transformation.”