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The iA Virtual Assistant, winner of a 2019 OCTAS award

QUEBEC CITY, June 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - iA Financial Group is proud to announce that the iA Virtual Assistant was honoured in the Large Enterprise category at the 33rd annual OCTAS awards.

Every year at the OCTAS gala, presented by ACTION TI, projects are recognized for their excellence in creativity and innovation in IT and digital technology. In total, 15 prizes were awarded at this event.

The prize iA Financial Group received was awarded by a jury made up of IT industry experts. The jury members specifically recognized the iA Virtual Assistant's originality and ingenuity.

Driven by artificial intelligence, the iA Virtual Assistant allows all users, clients or not, to communicate with iA Financial Group through text and voice. This natural way of communicating encourages a feeling of closeness and better support.

"We can be proud of the work we've done so far," said Martin Bélanger, Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits, Group Savings and Retirement, and Special Markets Solutions. "We've created a solid foundation, which will allow us to take our virtual assistant even further. It will help our group plan members to better understand and take advantage of the benefits offered by their employers and provide a more personalized and smart experience which will encourage plan members' engagement in their physical and financial wellbeing."

The microsite shows the evolution of the iA Virtual Assistant's functionalities and how to use them.

About the OCTAS
The OCTAS awards recognize excellence in the IT industry in Quebec. Since its foundation, almost 3,300 projects have been submitted and over 500 organizations have received OCTAS awards. Every year, 60 business and IT experts volunteer as jury members.

About iA Financial Group
iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada, with operations in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is one of Canada's largest public companies and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IAG (common shares) and IAF (preferred shares).

iA Financial Group is a trademark and business name of iA Financial Corporation Inc. and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.


SOURCE Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

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