VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, today announced it has been awarded three Stevie recognitions at the 13 th Annual International Business Awards. Sara, its virtual personal risk advisor software solution and its Global Technology Office (GTO) won silver awards, and its investor relations team received a bronze recognition. The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. The Sara solution received its recognition for the Best New Product or Service of the Year Stevie Award category. Sara provides an end to end perspective on art of the possible for buying insurance via a cognitive virtual agent. The solution is powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing and is designed to make it easier for consumers to navigate the world of insurance. "The insurance industry is currently being influenced by cognitive computing and Sara is the culmination of this new innovation as it provides insurance organizations with a new, cost-effective method to drive new customer acquisition and improve customer experience," said Adam Gabrault, vice president & global head - Mobile & AI, VirtusaPolaris. "We are excited Sara has been recognized with a Stevie Award as this solution is poised to revolutionize how one buys insurance." In the IT Team of the Year category, the Global Technology Office (GTO) of VirtusaPolaris was recognized for using innovative solutions to fulfill its mandate of driving engineering excellence and innovation. GTO's continuous pursuit towards innovation aims at providing impactful technological frameworks at every stage of the SDLC and DevOps to accelerate solution delivery and optimally capitalize on the talent pool. GTO's innovative tools and frameworks, including InsightLive, Centroid, Tempo and Accello have benefited many clients and have proven to significantly improve quality and productivity while accelerating time-to-market.