Duck Creek Technologies Announces New Chief Marketing Officer

Experienced Marketing and Technology Executive Bindu Crandall to Join Duck Creek Technologies

BOSTON, May 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, announces the appointment of Bindu Crandall as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As CMO, Bindu is responsible for overseeing Duck Creek’s strategic marketing and branding efforts driving the company’s global expansion and leadership as a provider of P&C insurance software and services.

“Bindu is a seasoned marketer and leader who understands how to connect with SaaS customers and deliver value,” said Mike Jackowski, chief executive officer of Duck Creek Technologies. “She has a wealth of experience building and scaling world-class marketing organizations for cloud-based software companies. I am thrilled to welcome her to the Duck Creek team and look forward to working with her to accelerate our growth and expand our market leadership.”

With more than 20 years of experience at enterprise technology companies, Bindu brings deep expertise in branding, demand generation, thought leadership, and content strategy to her role, backed by a proven track record of successfully launching brands and products through revenue-driven marketing and sales strategies.

“I am honored and excited to join Duck Creek at this pivotal time in the insurance industry,” said Crandall. “Duck Creek is a visionary company that is transforming the way insurers operate and serve their customers. I am impressed by the company’s culture, products, and customer-centric approach. I look forward to collaborating with the talented Duck Creek team and partners to amplify our brand, engage our audiences, and drive business outcomes.”

Prior to joining Duck Creek, Bindu was the CMO of Navisite, part of Accenture, a digital transformation and IT services provider, where she built an award-winning marketing organization that relaunched the company as a leader of managed cloud services in the mid-market. Earlier in her career, she was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Optima Healthcare Solutions, a SaaS provider for the post-acute care industry, and held senior marketing, product marketing, and strategy roles at companies including Internap, McKesson, and Scientific Atlanta (now Cisco).

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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Duck Creek Technologies Nomeia Nova Diretora de Marketing

Experiente Executiva de Marketing e Tecnologia Bindu Crandall Junta-se à Duck Creek Technologies

BOSTON, May 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hoje, a Duck Creek Technologies, fornecedora de soluções inteligentes que definem o futuro do seguro de propriedade e acidentes (P&C) e geral, anunciou a nomeação de Bindu Crandall como Diretora de Marketing (CMO). Como CMO, Bindu é responsável por supervisionar os esforços estratégicos de marketing e branding da Duck Creek, impulsionando a expansão global e a liderança da empresa como fornecedora de software e serviços de seguros de P&C.

“Bindu é uma profissional de marketing experiente e líder que entende como se conectar com clientes SaaS e agregar valor”, disse Mike Jackowski, diretor executivo da Duck Creek Technologies. “Ela tem uma vasta experiência na criação e dimensionamento de organizações de marketing de classe mundial para empresas de software baseadas em nuvem. Estou muito feliz em recebê-la na equipe da Duck Creek e estou pronto para trabalhar com ela para acelerar nosso crescimento e expandir nossa liderança no mercado.”

Com mais de 20 anos de experiência em empresas de tecnologia empresarial, Bindu traz uma profunda experiência em branding, geração de demanda, liderança de pensamento e estratégia de conteúdo para sua função, apoiada por um histórico comprovado de lançamento bem-sucedido de marcas e produtos por meio de estratégias de marketing e vendas orientadas por receita.

“Estou honrada e animada em me juntar à Duck Creek neste momento crucial no setor de seguros”, disse Crandall. “A Duck Creek é uma empresa visionária que está transformando a maneira como as seguradoras operam e atendem seus clientes. Estou impressionada com a cultura, os produtos e a abordagem centrada no cliente da empresa. Estou pronta para colaborar com a talentosa equipe e parceiros da Duck Creek para ampliar nossa marca, envolver nosso público e gerar resultados de negócios.”

Antes de ingressar na Duck Creek, Bindu foi CMO da Navisite, parte da Accenture, fornecedora de serviços de transformação digital e TI, onde criou uma organização de marketing premiada que relançou a empresa como líder de serviços gerenciados em nuvem no mercado intermediário. No início da sua carreira, ela foi Vice-Presidente Sênior de Marketing da Optima Healthcare Solutions, uma provedora de SaaS para o setor de cuidados pós-agudos, e ocupou cargos seniores de marketing, marketing de produtos e estratégia em empresas como Internap, McKesson e Scientific Atlanta (agora Cisco).

Sobre a Duck Creek Technologies

A Duck Creek Technologies é fornecedora de soluções inteligentes que definem o futuro do setor de seguros de propriedade e acidentes (P&C) e geral. Somos a plataforma utilizadas como base dos sistemas de seguros modernos, permitindo que a indústria capitalize o poder da nuvem para executar operações ágeis, inteligentes e perenes. Autenticidade, propósito e transparência são fundamentais para a Duck Creek, e acreditamos que o seguro deve estar disponível para indivíduos e empresas quando, onde e como eles mais precisarem. Nossas soluções líderes do mercado estão disponíveis de forma independente ou como um pacote completo disponíveis em Duck Creek OnDemand. Visite www.duckcreek.com para obter mais informação. Siga a Duck Creek nos nossos canais sociais para obter as mais recentes informações – LinkedIn e X.

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Une nouvelle directrice marketing pour Duck Creek Technologies

La spécialiste du marketing et de la technologie Bindu Crandall rejoint Duck Creek Technologies

BOSTON, 20 mai 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui trace les futurs contours du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD (incendies, accidents et risques divers), annonce la nomination de Bindu Crandall à la direction marketing. Sa mission est de superviser les stratégies marketing et de marque inhérentes au pilotage du développement de Duck Creek à l’échelle mondiale et à son leadership en matière de logiciels et de services d’assurance IARD.

Mike Jackowski, PDG de Duck Creek Technologies, observe que « Bindu Crandall est une marketeuse et une leadeuse d’expérience qui maîtrise parfaitement les ficelles de la communication client et le principe de valeur dans le domaine des solutions SaaS. Sa vaste expérience réunit la création et la mise à l’échelle d’organisations marketing de classe mondiale pour le compte d’entreprises de développement logiciel en mode cloud. Je me réjouis de l’accueillir au sein de notre équipe et suis impatient de travailler avec elle pour accélérer notre croissance et renforcer notre leadership sur le marché. »

Forte de son expérience de plus de 20 ans au service de grands groupes de la technologie, Madame Crandall apporte à sa nouvelle fonction une profonde expertise en branding, en génération de la demande, en leadership d’opinion et en stratégie contenu. Elle a également à son actif un bilan positif côté lancement de marques et/ou de produits, reposant sur des stratégies marketing et commerciale ciblées sur la croissance.

« C’est un honneur et un plaisir de rejoindre Duck Creek à l’heure où le secteur de l’assurance traverse une phase clé », déclare Madame Crandall, avant de poursuivre : « C’est une société visionnaire qui transforme le mode de fonctionnement et de service au client des assureurs. Je suis impressionnée par leur culture d’entreprise, mais aussi par leurs produits et leur approche centrée sur le client. Je suis impatiente d’entreprendre une collaboration avec ses talentueuses équipes et partenaires pour développer notre marque, impliquer nos utilisateurs et enregistrer des résultats. »

Avant de rejoindre Duck Creek, Bindu Crandall était directrice marketing chez Navisite, une société du groupe Accenture, un fournisseur de services de transformation numérique et de services informatiques. Elle y a bâti une organisation marketing de toute pièce qui a permis de replacer l’entreprise dans une position de leader des services cloud gérés sur le marché intermédiaire. Auparavant, elle était vice-présidente senior du service marketing chez Optima Healthcare Solutions, un fournisseur SaaS pour l’industrie des soins post-hospitalisation, et a occupé des postes de direction dans le marketing, le marketing produit et la stratégie dans des entreprises comme Internap, McKesson ou Scientific Atlanta, aujourd’hui Cisco.

À propos de Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies est le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui trace les futurs contours du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD (incendies, accidents et risques divers). Les systèmes d’assurance modernes se reposent sur nos solutions et capitalisent sur le potentiel du cloud pour mener des opérations agiles, intelligentes et évolutives. Authenticité, détermination et transparence, voilà les maîtres-mots de la philosophie de Duck Creek. Pour nous, l’assurance est au service des particuliers et des entreprises, n’importe quand, où, et comment ils en ressentent le plus le besoin. Nos solutions, leaders du marché, sont commercialisées à l’unité ou sous forme de suite packagée et sont toutes disponibles sur la page : Duck Creek OnDemand. Rendez-vous sur www.duckcreek.com pour en savoir plus. Suivez-nous sur les réseaux pour découvrir nos dernières informations : LinkedIn et X.

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Almost half of Ghanaian youth are into alcohol consumption – UNICEF Report


A UNICEF Situation of Adolescents in Ghana Report has indicated that in 2016 almost half of all young boys from ages 15 to 19 in Ghana engage in binge alcohol consumption.

Also, substance use among adolescents, particularly the use of tobacco and alcohol were linked to chronic health problems later in life, mainly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as; diabetes, hypertension, and stroke among others.

This was in a statement issued by Mr Labram Musah, Programmes Director of the Vision for Alternative Development – Ghana (VALD-Ghana) to throw light on the serious health harm to children and the youth through the consumption of alcohol.

It said the conflict between promoting child rights, health, and development on one hand and making money through promotion and selling more alcohol on the other hand was playing out in public since a music producer had taken the government to court seeking to overturn a 2015 ban on alcohol promotion by celebrities.

The statement said predatory commercial exploitation that
encouraged harmful activities had been identified by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the two main crises threatening the health and future of children in every country.

It stated that in 2016, according to WHO data, 74 per cent of the adult population abstained from alcohol in the past year but other Ghanaians (mainly men) who consumed alcohol, did so heavily and that around seven per cent of men had an alcohol use disorder and, on average, 13 litres of pure alcohol per man was consumed annually.

The statement said Ghana was facing a rising burden of NCDs such as diabetes, hypertension, and stroke among others, and that health experts had linked this to unhealthy diets, cigarette smoking, alcohol use and physical inactivity.

It entreated celebrities to use their platforms to spread health promotion messages which would go a long way to protect the lives of the people, especially children and the youth.

‘Given the state of Ghana’s developmental and public health challenges, celebri
ties could be using their platforms to educate and spread health promotion messages, rather than engaging in ‘predatory commercial exploitation,” it stated.

The statement said; ‘As celebrity-led promotion of alcohol is proliferating on digital platforms, alcohol brands find easier, tailor-made, and more harmful ways to directly reach impressionable and vulnerable young people.’

It stated that in Ghana, as well as in the wider African region, and around the world, the alcohol industry was investing in using more celebrity endorsements for alcohol brand promotions – and they need returns on those investments, meaning more alcohol sales, consumption, and profits.

‘For countries like Ghana this means more harm and costs due to alcohol.’

Source: Ghana News Agency

Professional Diaspora Nurses Foundation supports five schools


The Professional Diaspora Nurses Foundation (PDNF), a non-profit health organisation based in the United States of America and focuses on improving nursing education using evidence-based practices in Ghana, has donated medical equipment to five schools to facilitate teaching.

The beneficiary schools are the Baptist University College, Berekum Nursing Training College, Sunyani Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Agogo Nursing Training College, and the University of Ghana Basic School.

The equipment for the tertiary institutions were meant for their skills laboratories, and those for the Basic School were to make its sick bay functional for quality first aid services to the pupils.

The equipment included disposable respirator masks, eye shields, BP apparatus, stethoscopes, non-contact infrared thermometers, Pulse Oz, hot water bottles, isolation gowns, glucometers, protective gown, Tunning forks, Patala hammer, first aid boxes, BD home sharp containers, pressure activated safety lancets, nose Mask for CP
R, Scale, infant heel warmer, UriScan GP Strip and ear probes.

The rest were a spatula, a Fingertip pulse oximeter, skin measurements, oxygen mask, Eye Saline, and Otoscopes.

The donated items were organized and shipped by the Administrative Secretary of PDNF Ms. Joyce Blaboe and coordinated and funded by the President, Ms Adelaide Okoree -Siaw and the entire executive board and members.

Dr. Jemima Kodua, Executive Member of PDNF, who presented the equipment to the various institutions at separate ceremonies, said the Foundation was made up of nurses practicing in various fields of nursing all over the United States.

She said it was also opened to retired and student nurses with a core mission of raising the standard of nursing in Ghana through effective teaching in nursing training institutions.

The vision of the Foundation which seeks to promote quality healthcare delivery, she said, was premised on service, alliance, volunteerism, and education (SAVE).

She recounted some health promotion programmes t
hat the foundation had held across the country over the years, including health screening and donation of medical supplies since its establishment in 2021.

The group earlier in 2023 donated A1C monitors to the Volta region and Atua hospital in the Eastern region.

She said her outfit was committed to supporting stakeholders in the nursing fraternity to improve service delivery and raise standards in the noble profession.

The PDNF’s mission is to strengthen Nursing Education using evidence-based practices in Ghana and the local communities in the diaspora.

Source: Ghana News Agency