Duck Creek Technologies recognized for outstanding commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by Insurance Business America

The insurtech is named winner of the 2023 5-Star Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award

Boston, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies (NASDAQ: DCT), the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) insurance, has earned recognition from Insurance Business America as its 2023 5-Star Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion winner for its strong programs and values around diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).

Duck Creek is inherently people-focused and proudly made up of diverse individuals and global teams. The company’s culture and DE&I programs are a central part of its strategic global vision. Duck Creek has five dedicated Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) focused on race, ethnicity, gender, military service and career level, and two councils focused on diversity and employee experience. Duck Creek has championed a workplace that values and celebrates individuals and differences while encouraging and enabling collaboration.

“It is an honor for Duck Creek to be recognized as a leader of diversity, equity and inclusion in the insurance industry,” says Mike Jackowski, Chief Executive Officer at Duck Creek. “Our people are our greatest asset and they are central to creating a community of belonging and helping us transform the future of insurance through purpose, technology and data. The different backgrounds, experiences and ideas of our employees enable our customers’ success and bring value to our entire ecosystem.”

“Diversity is vital at Duck Creek and we recognize that it has many dimensions,” said Amy Bayer, Global Director – DE&I, Engagement and Culture. “We work intentionally to ensure a diverse collection of people, voices, and perspectives are represented, respected, empowered, and thrive at our company. We are dedicated to continuously strengthening our winning culture and expanding our DE&I initiatives to remain a community where employees feel a true sense of belonging and experience opportunities for long-term personal and professional growth.”

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About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies (NASDAQ: DCT) is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

Carley Bunch
Duck Creek Technologies
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Rosario Ochoa Named General Manager of Nikkiso ACD for Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group

TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that Rosario Ochoa has joined the Group as General Manager of Nikkiso ACD, effective January 16, 2023.

Rosie brings with her over 15 years of experience in production, lean manufacturing, sustaining engineering, new product development, environmental health and safety as well as quality compliance to standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/TS1949. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering from Mexicali Institute of Technology, Mexico, and a certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor from AQS Management Systems, Inc. She has a strong background in manufacturing operations, quality and six sigma, engineering, organizational excellence and cultural transformation.

Nikkiso ACD, Santa Ana, California, along with Nikkiso Cryo (Las Vegas) is part of the Group’s Cryogenic Pumps Unit. As General Manager, Rosie will drive operational excellence throughout the Cryogenic Pumps Unit as well as the entire organization leading the cross functional teams to improve speed and efficiency across the business. She will report to Jim Estes, Executive Director Nikkiso ACD.

“Rosie brings a broad range of skills and experience to the position. With her leadership, I am confident ACD will continue to grow and meet our customers demand for the best quality and reliability of cryogenic pumps,” according to Jim Estes, Executive Director Nikkiso ACD. “Rosie’s role further supports our mission to provide innovative equipment, technologies and services through our global group of companies to help our customers to make a difference.”

Rosie is also a member of the Vistage organization: the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for business leaders.

Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) member companies manufacture, and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for Industrial Gases, Natural gas Liquefaction (LNG), Hydrogen Liquefaction (LH2) and Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

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FM discusses regional, int’l issues with global leaders

Pakistan and Uzbekistan have resolved to further promote their cooperation in trade, energy and connectivity.

This resolution came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Uzbek counterpart Bakhtiyor Saidov in Tashkent on the sidelines of the 26th meeting of ECO Council of Ministers.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thanked the Uzbek minister for participating at Pakistan Climate Resilient Conference in Geneva.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his Turkish counterpart of on the sidelines of 26th ECO-COM on Tuesday.

Reaffirming the close fraternal ties between the two countries, the two Foreign Ministers resolved to further strengthen the entire spectrum of bilateral relations.

Issues of global and regional importance were also discussed.

The Foreign Minister also met his Iranian counterpart Amir Abdollahian on the sidelines of 26th ECO, on Tuesday.

The Foreign Minister reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to further strengthen brotherly relations with Iran.

The two Foreign Ministers also discussed important global and regional developments.

Meanwhile, Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to work together to increase cooperation in trade and economy.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Tashkent.

In a tweet, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his pleasure over upward trajectory in the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Cabinet directs to form strategy to prevent recurrence of power outages

The Federal Cabinet has directed to prepare a comprehensive strategy for preventing incidents of power breakdown in future.

The Federal Cabinet which met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair also approved first-of-its-kind nationwide public awareness campaign to adopt energy-saving habits.

The forum also decided that energy saving habits should be based on common and universal practices and will be included in the curriculum.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed displeasure over the recent incident of power breakdown and directed to fix responsibility of the incident.

The cabinet was briefed that import bill of petroleum products has doubled in last seven years.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb presented a detailed briefing on national awareness and communication strategy for energy conservation.

The Prime Minister directed that the caretaker governments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab should also be taken on board with regard to energy conservation projects.

A comprehensive report based on the recommendations of the inter-ministerial committee formed regarding Tosha Khana was presented to the federal cabinet. The federal cabinet presented its recommendations on the new Tosha Khana policy.

The Prime Minister directed that in the light of these suggestions, the inter-ministerial committee should amend its report and submit it for approval in the next cabinet meeting.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Energy Minister vows to overhaul power transmission system

Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir says the government will overhaul the power transmission system to avert any future power breakdown.

He was briefing newsmen in Islamabad on Tuesday about the steps taken by the government in the aftermath of power breakdown in the country yesterday.

The Minister said we are working on a mechanism under which complete power shutdown can be avoided by insulating the main point of breakdown from the network of transmission lines spread across the country.

He said a proposal will soon be moved to set up a black start facility in the centre of the country for this purpose so that all burden is not placed on Tarbela and Mangla dams.

Khurram Dastgir said that the nuclear power plants in Karachi and Chashma would require forty eight to seventy two hours to come to the system and that process has been started.

He said the coal power plants also require forty eight hours. He said Sahiwal and Engro Thar coal units have been synchronized and soon they will start producing electricity.

The Minister said there may be a limited load shedding in the next forty eight hours but the industrial sector will be exempted from it.

Source: Radio Pakistan