Duck Creek Technologies Celebrates Innovation Champions expert.ai and Cognizant at Formation ’24 Hatch-a-Thon

From 40 entrants, solution partner finalists expert.ai, Glia, and Milliman, and systems integrator finalists Cognizant, Coforge, and Capgemini showed their innovative solutions aimed at simplifying the insurance industry BOSTON, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, proudly announces the […]

From 40 entrants, solution partner finalists expert.ai, Glia, and Milliman, and systems integrator finalists Cognizant, Coforge, and Capgemini showed their innovative solutions aimed at simplifying the insurance industry

BOSTON, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, proudly announces the winners of its annual Hatch-a-Thon at Formation ’24. Out of numerous entrants, solution partner expert.ai and systems integrator Cognizant emerged as the champions, showcasing their groundbreaking solutions dedicated to simplifying the insurance industry.

Duck Creek Technologies witnessed an impressive array of entries in its third year of inviting external ecosystem participants and conference attendees to the Hatch-a-Thon. The event brought together its internal teams and developer community to hatch new ideas to further simplify the complexity and foster innovation within the insurance industry. It encouraged ecosystem partners to present ideas focused on maintaining the human touch in the industry, exploring synergy within insurance operations, and integrating technologies for an enhanced customer experience.

The Hatch-a-Thon marathon garnered a substantial 40 entries, each evaluated closely by Duck Creek’s Innovation Anywhere committee. Entries were evaluated based on criteria such as innovation, product impact, business impact, and execution. Three outstanding solution partner finalists, expert.ai, Glia, and Milliman, and three commendable systems integrator finalists, Capgemini, Coforge, and Cognizant, were selected to showcase their ideas on the Formation ’24 stage, where attendees had the opportunity to witness the presentations of the finalists and cast their votes for the most innovative solution.

The ultimate champions of the Formation ’24 Hatch-a-Thon were decided, with expert.ai from the solution partner category and Cognizant from the systems integrator category emerging as the winners. This year’s winning solution partner team from expert.ai presented their groundbreaking solution, Medical Treatment Compliance with Q&A claims, which helps teams enhance treatment for injured patients and reduce insurers’ costs by flagging non-compliant provider plans against guidelines, while the victorious systems integrator team from Cognizant showcased their impressive creation, Nextgen Claim Assistant, which empowers loss adjusters to generate contextual responses with meaningful insights to accelerate decisions and quick claim settlement.

“Duck Creek’s unwavering commitment to propelling advancements and simplifying complexity in the global property and casualty and general insurance industry is reflected in its dedication to fostering innovation and collaboration,” said Luis Amadeo, SVP Product Strategy & Innovation at Duck Creek Technologies. “Through events like the Hatch-a-Thon and our robust partner ecosystem, Duck Creek is able to drive novel advancements for our customers.”

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies 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 www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and X.

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Gov. Holcomb elevates Indiana to the world’s stage at Global Economic Summit

Governor, IEDC welcome industry, government and academic leaders from the global market to tackle most pressing worldwide issues INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Governor Eric J. Holcomb kicked off the second Indiana Global Economic Summit today, welcoming international delegations from more than 30 countries and territories, business executives, academic and government leaders. The […]

Governor, IEDC welcome industry, government and academic leaders from the global market to tackle most pressing worldwide issues

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Governor Eric J. Holcomb kicked off the second Indiana Global Economic Summit today, welcoming international delegations from more than 30 countries and territories, business executives, academic and government leaders. The summit, hosted today through May 26, will convene thought leaders from around the globe to discuss the future of AI, national security, integrated health, global sports and more.

Gov. Holcomb delivered this morning’s opening address at the Indianapolis Convention Center. At the conclusion of the Summit, Gov. Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg will host dignitaries and business leaders at the Indianapolis 500, which will shine a global spotlight on Indiana and its innovation in motorsports.

“This week, we’ve brought the world to Indiana, and I couldn’t be more excited for these next few days of important discussions,” said Gov. Holcomb. “The work we do this week at the second Indiana Global Economic Summit tees up years of productivity ahead. Together, with our home and away partners, we’re building the future economy and creating a better, more prosperous life for Hoosiers and all that we do business with.”

Roughly 800 people including 41 diplomatic delegations from 31 countries and territories are expected to participate.

Global leaders gathering at the Summit will discuss topics such as sustaining a creative economy in an AI future, navigating global trade winds, building supply chain resiliency in critical industries, and harnessing defense strategy and innovation in the face of global conflict. They will also conduct business-to-business matchmaking and discuss ways to address global challenges such as economic security and workforce.

Speakers include:

  • Dave Ricks, Chair and CEO, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Micael Johansson, President and CEO, Saab AB
  • Ben Townsend, Global Head of Infrastructure & Sustainability, Google
  • Kiva Allgood, Head of Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain, World Economic Forum
  • Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S., Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S.
  • Mel Raines, President and COO, Pacers Sports and Entertainment
  • Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy

Additional featured speakers are listed here.

International delegations participating in the Summit include national and subnational delegations from the following countries and territories:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

“Building meaningful partnerships is what Indiana does best, and we are thrilled to welcome global leaders to Indiana this week as we celebrate our historic economic momentum and explore new ways to build our economy with like-minded partners,” said Sec. Rosenberg. “The Summit provides an opportunity for us to reach across borders and truly curate an intentional economy that will create lasting change for Indiana.”

This year’s summit comes on the heels of the first-ever Indiana Global Economic Summit hosted in May 2022, which convened more than 900 registrants from 30 countries and territories. 98% of 2022 survey respondents said they were more inclined after attending the summit to view Indiana as a leader in developing future innovations and in driving the economy of the future. More information on the Summit is available here.

About the Indiana Global Economic Summit Hosted by Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the 2024 Indiana Global Economic Summit is convening Indiana, U.S. and international decision makers to advance critical conversations, catalyze innovation and create opportunities for deeper economic and international cooperation. This event is strategically designed to connect leading voices and share global perspectives to shape next-generation innovation, industry and talent.

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MING launches the 37.09 Bluefin, a new 600m dive watch with an internally rotating sapphire dial

MING 3709-1 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Horologer MING releases the new 37.09 Bluefin, featuring their third-generation design language. It is their first watch with a unidirectionally-rotating, luminous sapphire timing dial that replaces a conventional dive bezel. It rides on bearings and is set by a dedicated crown. The Bluefin’s steel […]

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Different day and night signatures

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Horologer MING releases the new 37.09 Bluefin, featuring their third-generation design language. It is their first watch with a unidirectionally-rotating, luminous sapphire timing dial that replaces a conventional dive bezel. It rides on bearings and is set by a dedicated crown. The Bluefin’s steel case is water resistant to 600m, but comfortably sized at 38×12.8mm. It is powered by a customized Sellita SW300-1 with 50 hours of power reserve and bidirectional automatic winding.

The 37.09 Bluefin continues the MING design tradition of graphically minimalist scales that are easy to read and index. A new metallisation process creates a deep blue hue on the sapphire dial, which along with the hands, is extensively treated with Super-LumiNova X1 for optimal legibility under all conditions.

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Internally-rotating sapphire dial and display back

Watches will be delivered on a new moulded FKM rubber strap that is also compatible with all of MING’s previous 20mm lug watches. The natural shape of the strap matches the curvature of the average wrist, and it is also keeperless and tapered in thickness to further enhance comfort. It will be available as a standalone accessory as well.

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MING 37.09 Bluefin featuring new moulded FKM rubber strap

The MING 37.09 Bluefin is priced at CHF 4,950, with 500 watches produced for 2024. They will be exclusively available at www.ming.watch from 1PM GMT on 24 May 2024, with deliveries expected to begin October 2024.

MING 37.09 Bluefin Specifications

  • Case: 316L stainless steel, 38mm diameter, 12.8mm thickness, 44.5mm interlug
  • Domed sapphire crystals with double anti-reflective coating
  • Super-LumiNova X1 markings
  • 600m water resistance
  • Sellita for MING SW300.M1 with anthracite skeletonized bridges; automatic with 50h power reserve
  • Moulded FKM rubber strap
  • 2-year warranty
  • Made in Switzerland

About MING:

Horologer MING is an independent watch brand with the goal of reviving a sense of excitement and discovery among watch enthusiasts. We are dedicated to refined aesthetics, and pushing the boundaries of materials, mechanics and engineering. This has won us many accolades including the Horological Revelation Prize at the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. MING products are available exclusively online at www.ming.watch. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow our Instagram for the latest updates from MING.

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Super-LumiNova X1 on hands and dial for optimal legibility under all conditions

MING is an internationally registered trademark of Horologer MING SA, Switzerland.

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AI-Media set to Showcase Cutting-Edge Captioning Solutions at Broadcast Asia Expo 2024

AI-Media set to Showcase Cutting-Edge Captioning Solutions at Broadcast Asia Expo 2024 AI-Media, world leaders in AI-powered captioning solutions, announces its participation in the Broadcast Asia Expo 2024, held from May 29th to 31st at the Singapore Expo. At Booth #5L3-3, AI-Media will unveil its latest advancements in broadcast captioning technology, designed to revolutionize the […]

AI-Media set to Showcase Cutting-Edge Captioning Solutions at Broadcast Asia Expo 2024
AI-Media, world leaders in AI-powered captioning solutions, announces its participation in the Broadcast Asia Expo 2024, held from May 29th to 31st at the Singapore Expo. At Booth #5L3-3, AI-Media will unveil its latest advancements in broadcast captioning technology, designed to revolutionize the industry.

SINGAPORE, May 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AI-Media, world leaders in AI-powered captioning solutions, announces its participation in the Broadcast Asia Expo 2024, held from May 29th to 31st at the Singapore Expo. At Booth #5L3-3, AI-Media will unveil its latest advancements in broadcast captioning technology, designed to revolutionize the industry.

At AI-Media’s booth, visitors will have the opportunity to explore a range of cutting-edge products, including AI-Media’s automated captioning solution, LEXI, and the newly launched LEXI Recorded. The booth will feature live demo stations for both LEXI and LEXI Recorded, allowing attendees to see these solutions in action. These innovations highlight AI-Media’s commitment to delivering groundbreaking, cutting-edge solutions in broadcasting technology.

AI-Media’s LEXI and LEXI Viewer solution will be showcased throughout the event on the Broadcast Asia stage in Hall 6 of the venue. AI-Media will be captioning all sessions happening live on stage, demonstrating our cutting-edge captioning solutions in real-time and highlighting their advanced capabilities.

AI-Media’s Commitment to Innovation

Broadcast Asia Expo 2024 provides an important platform for us to showcase our latest innovations in captioning technology,” said James Ward, Chief Sales Officer at AI-Media. “We look forward to demonstrating how AI-Media’s solutions, including our advanced AI captioning and translation solution, LEXI, can revolutionize the broadcast industry, setting new standards in efficiency and accessibility.”

Present at the booth will be key members of the AI-Media APAC team including Declan Gallagher, General Manager; Gordon Chua, Business Development Manager; and Rob Waller, Technical Sales. With extensive experience in the broadcast industries, they will all be available for personalized meetings to discuss how AI-Media’s solutions can benefit various broadcasting needs.

Explore world-leading captioning solutions by AI-Media:

LEXI – The Leading AI-Powered Captioning Solution

LEXI stands at the forefront of AI-powered captioning, delivering unmatched accuracy and innovative features for live TV, streaming, meetings, and events. For the first time in February 2024, AI-Media was able to unveil groundbreaking data showcasing the superiority of its AI captioning product, LEXI, over traditional human workflows. With advanced capabilities such as speaker identification and intelligent caption placement, attendees can witness LEXI’s performance through live demonstrations at Booth #5L3-3.

LEXI Recorded – Revolutionizing Captioning for VOD Content

The newly launched LEXI Recorded offers rapid turnaround times for time-sensitive recorded content. Utilizing AI-powered automation, this solution streamlines the captioning process, enabling media professionals, content creators, and broadcasters to deliver accessible content with remarkable speed and accuracy.

SDI and IP Encoders

AI-Media provides a comprehensive range of SDI and IP caption encoders, such as the HD492 (Encoder Pro) and ALTA MPEG – TS and 2110 versions, powered by advanced EEG technology. These encoders cater to diverse captioning requirements and seamlessly integrate with AI-Media’s flagship AI-powered solution, LEXI, ensuring unparalleled accuracy and efficiency.

Experience AI-Media’s advanced captioning solutions firsthand at Broadcast Asia Expo 2024. From SDI encoders to the innovative LEXI, LEXI Recorded, LEXI DR, and more, AI-Media continues to set new standards in captioning technology. Visit us at Booth #5L3-3 to explore these advancements and schedule a personalized meeting with our team.

Book a meeting here: Calendly
Register for the event here: Asia Tech x Singapore Registration

For more information about AI-Media and its groundbreaking captioning solutions, visit:

AI-Media: AI-Media: AI-Powered Captioning Technology & Solutions

LEXI : https://www.ai-media.tv/our-products/lexi-ai-powered-captioning-tool-kit/lexi-asr/

LEXI Recorded: https://www.ai-media.tv/our-products/lexi-ai-powered-captioning-tool-kit/lexi-recorded/

About AI-Media:

Founded in Australia in 2003, AI-Media is a pioneering technology company specializing in innovative captioning workflow solutions. As a global leader, AI-Media provides high-quality AI-powered live and recorded captioning and translation technology and solutions to a diverse range of customers and markets worldwide. For the first time in February 2024, AI-Media was able to unveil groundbreaking data showcasing the superiority of its AI captioning product, LEXI, over traditional human workflows. This milestone further solidifies AI-Media’s position as the foremost AI technology leader in live and recorded captioning workflow solutions. With a commitment to utilising our deep industry experience and sophisticated AI technology to create solutions which streamline and simplify processes, AI-Media empowers leading broadcasters, enterprises and government agencies globally to ensure seamless accessibility and inclusivity in their content. Ai-Media (ASX: AIM) commenced trading on the ASX on 15 September 2020.

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Formation ’24 – The Premier Tech Conference for Insurance Industry Leaders – Kicks Off in Dallas

The Pinnacle Gathering of Global Insurance and Technology Innovators Convenes in Dallas, Texas BOSTON, May 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, kicks off Formation ’24. The event takes place at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This […]

The Pinnacle Gathering of Global Insurance and Technology Innovators Convenes in Dallas, Texas

BOSTON, May 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, kicks off Formation ’24. The event takes place at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

This year’s theme, “Simplifying Together,” is focused on working with customers and partners to simplify the complexity of insurance. Formation ’24 is an unparalleled event experience featuring enriching content, extensive industry networking opportunities, and memorable activities.

Simplifying Together at Formation ‘24

Formation ’24 features esteemed customers sharing best practices and firsthand experiences in implementing Duck Creek and partner ecosystem innovations, in addition to Duck Creek leaders providing insight into industry trends and technologies for the year ahead.

“Formation is a special event that allows Duck Creek to engage directly with our customers and prepare them for the year ahead,” says Mike Jackowski, Chief Executive Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “We are fortunate to work with many innovative insurance companies that are seen as leaders in our industry. The world of P&C and general insurance increasingly faces many complexities and challenges, and together, we are building solutions to simplify processes and help insurers focus on what matters most.”

Jackowski will take the main stage to discuss these challenges in depth and offer solutions. After giving his perspective on the state of the industry and how Duck Creek rises to meet these challenges, Jackowski will be followed by customers and other Ducks to provide a deep dive into topics such as how evergreen Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Active Delivery via the Azure Cloud have helped streamline underwriting for growth, profitability, and risk management.

Covering the Complexities of Insurtech

In addition to main stage general sessions, Formation ‘24 will host 40 general and hyper-focused breakout sessions covering every aspect of the P&C insurance industry attendees have top of mind. Sessions will cover AI and machine learning in insurtech, distribution management and risk management, cloud environments, automation, successful migration strategies, and so much more.

A highlight of the event includes a panel breakout session, “The Future of Insurance in Action,” featuring influential industry analysts as guest speakers. This panel discussion will focus on how insurers think about AI and the business and technology initiatives they are considering.

“Formation is a way for Duck Creek to showcase our commitment to investing in our customers,” says Chris McCloskey, Chief Operation Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “We take pride in assisting customers in their growth and achieving business value, and at Formation ‘24, we bring together customers and partners to discuss how we can all work together with the right technology to simplify the process and reach the right outcomes.”

The agenda and speaker line-up are now available on the conference website. For more information on Formation ‘24, please visit https://www.duckcreek.com/formation/.

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies 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 www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and X.

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Zoom bolsters security offering with the inclusion of post-quantum end-to-end encryption in Zoom Workplace

Post-quantum E2EE now available for Zoom Meetings, making Zoom the first UCaaS provider to offer the new security feature SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced that post-quantum end-to-end encryption (E2EE) is now globally available for Zoom Workplace, specifically Zoom Meetings, with Zoom Phone and […]

Post-quantum E2EE now available for Zoom Meetings, making Zoom the first UCaaS provider to offer the new security feature

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced that post-quantum end-to-end encryption (E2EE) is now globally available for Zoom Workplace, specifically Zoom Meetings, with Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms coming soon. The launch of the new security enhancement makes Zoom the first UCaaS company to offer a post-quantum E2EE solution for video conferencing.

As adversarial threats become more sophisticated, so does the need to safeguard user data. In certain circumstances, attackers may have the ability to capture encrypted network traffic now, with the intent to decrypt it later when quantum computers become more advanced — a scenario often referred to as “harvest now, decrypt later”. So, while powerful quantum computers with this capability are not yet generally available, Zoom has taken a proactive stance by upgrading the algorithms designed to be able to withstand these potential future threats.

“Since we launched end-to-end encryption for Zoom Meetings in 2020 and Zoom Phone in 2022, we have seen customers increasingly use the feature, which demonstrates how important it is for us to offer our customers a secure platform that meets their unique needs,” said Michael Adams, chief information security officer at Zoom. “With the launch of post-quantum E2EE, we are doubling down on security and providing leading-edge features for users to help protect their data. At Zoom, we continuously adapt as the security threat landscape evolves, with the goal of keeping our users protected.”

How post-quantum E2E encryption works
When users enable E2EE for their meetings, Zoom’s system is designed to provide only the participants with access to the encryption keys that are used to encrypt the meeting; this is the behavior for both post-quantum E2EE and standard E2EE. Because Zoom’s servers do not have the necessary decryption key, encrypted data relayed through Zoom’s servers is indecipherable. In addition, to defend against “harvest now, decrypt later” attacks, Zoom’s post-quantum E2E encryption uses Kyber 768, an algorithm being standardized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as the Module Lattice-based Key Encapsulation Mechanism, or ML-KEM, in FIPS 203.

Visit our support article to understand which versions and platforms of Zoom Workplace support using post-quantum E2EE.

About Zoom
Zoom’s mission is to provide one platform that delivers limitless human connection. Zoom Workplace — our AI-powered, open collaboration platform built for modern work — streamlines communications, improves productivity, increases employee engagement, optimizes in-person time, and offers customer choice with third-party apps and integrations. Zoom Workplace, powered by Zoom AI Companion, includes collaboration solutions like meetings, team chat, phone, scheduler, whiteboard, spaces, Workvivo, and more. Together with Zoom Workplace, Zoom’s Business Services for sales, marketing, and customer care teams, including Zoom Contact Center, strengthen customer relationships throughout the customer lifecycle. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Get more info at zoom.com.

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