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Progressive Recognized by InformationWeek 500 as Top 250 IT Innovator


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MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OH--September 15, 2013: Progressive Insurance announced it ranks 29th on this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The full list can be found at Information Week 500

“Being named to the InformationWeek 500 for the 14th consecutive year is a testament to our leadership in usage-based insurance and the auto insurance industry, spearheaded by the collaborative spirit and innovation of our talented staff of IT professionals.”

“With more than eight billion miles of driving data collected with our usage-based insurance program Snapshot®, we undertook the big data challenge. In 2012, we created the infrastructure that allows all consumers, not just Progressive customers, the opportunity to test drive Snapshot, with a no-obligation trial,” said Ray Voelker, CIO of Progressive Insurance. “Being named to the InformationWeek 500 for the 14th consecutive year is a testament to our leadership in usage-based insurance and the auto insurance industry, spearheaded by the collaborative spirit and innovation of our talented staff of IT professionals.”

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way and the Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at Information Week 500 .