Chris McCloskey Joins Duck Creek as Chief Operating Officer

Boston, May 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of Property and Casualty (P&C) and general insurance, today announces the addition of Chris McCloskey to its leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. McCloskey will be instrumental in driving key strategy, operational and transformation initiatives across the entire […]

Boston, May 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of Property and Casualty (P&C) and general insurance, today announces the addition of Chris McCloskey to its leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. McCloskey will be instrumental in driving key strategy, operational and transformation initiatives across the entire business, particularly within our customer and professional services organizations.

McCloskey joins Duck Creek from Datto, where he was most recently Chief Customer Officer for the cybersecurity and business continuity company. At Datto, McCloskey was responsible for building a new customer success organization that significantly improved technical implementation, customer satisfaction and retention, and partner health. Before joining Datto, McCloskey grew through sales and customer-facing leadership roles to become COO, Americas at London-based Finastra, a multi-billion-dollar financial services software company.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Duck Creek’s leadership team; he will help us continue to better focus on increasing lifetime value and enable our customers to be more successful,” said Mike Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek. “Chris is incredibly accomplished in growing and leading large teams through transformation, and having him as a strategic customer-facing leader is the perfect match to advance our vision.”

McCloskey Chris earned his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Gettysburg College.

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 Twitter.

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Hitachi Energy signs agreements with ENOWA and Saudi Electricity Company to design and develop the first phase of visionary NEOM region transmission system

Collaboration to accelerate the development of NEOM in Saudi Arabia with up to 9 gigawatts of power transmission capacity Zurich, Switzerland, May 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all, has signed agreements under the supervision and management of the Ministry of Energy with the […]

Collaboration to accelerate the development of NEOM in Saudi Arabia with up to 9 gigawatts of power transmission capacity

Zurich, Switzerland, May 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all, has signed agreements under the supervision and management of the Ministry of Energy with the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and with ENOWA. The agreements include the supply of three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems to end customer ENOWA, the utility company for NEOM in Northwest Saudi Arabia. Built with sustainability in mind, NEOM is among Saudi Arabia’s Giga-Projects1 reshaping the future of development. The three HVDC links will have a total power capacity of up to 9 gigawatts (GW).

The agreements include an order from ENOWA’s engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) partner, the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) awarded to Hitachi Energy and its consortium partner, Saudi Services for Electro Mechanical Works (SSEM), to provide one of the world’s first 3 GW, 525 kilovolt (kV) HVDC Light® transmission system connecting Oxagon, NEOM’s regional development, with the larger Yanbu area more than 650 kilometers away in Western Saudi Arabia.

Hitachi Energy’s scope of supply includes design, engineering, procurement of HVDC technology and commissioning of the HVDC Light converter stations. Whilst SSEM – a leading Saudi EPC specialized in power, water and industrial projects – will design and supply the AC equipment portion and perform the construction and the installation. The converter stations convert the power from AC to DC then back to AC for integration into the receiving grid. The converters will be sourced by and supplied to Saudi Electricity Company, who were contracted in 2022 by ENOWA to act as their EPCM to build this first HVDC system for NEOM.

Further to this, Hitachi Energy and ENOWA have signed an early works and capacity reservation agreement for two additional HVDC projects, each rated up to 3 GW. Under this agreement, both companies commit to having the resources and capacity necessary to implement these two HVDC systems. As part of a new scalable and modular regional network design that is targeted to seamlessly integrate future renewables and energy storage technologies in the NEOM Energy System, making it unique in terms of size and complexity. The co-operation will also explore opportunities to develop local competencies in the Kingdom, including ways to sustainably assemble the necessary HVDC Light components locally.

“We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with ENOWA and Saudi Electricity Company in order to power one of the most visionary development projects of all time,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business. “As the world progresses towards a more sustainable future, our expertise and HVDC technologies are true enablers of the electrification of the global energy system and the transition to renewables.”

“By securing the first capacities for such an important part of our future grid in only one year since the decision to use this technology, we show ENOWA’s commitment to supporting Saudi Vision 2030 in collaboration with Saudi Electricity Company and Hitachi Energy,” said Thorsten Schwarz, Executive Director of Grid Technology & Projects, Energy of ENOWA.

ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, produces and delivers clean and sustainable energy for industrial and commercial applications. The company benefits from NEOM’s greenfield site and strategic location in the northwestern part of Saudi Arabia, with abundant solar and wind resources. ENOWA will act as a catalyst and incubator for developing new, sustainable energy and water businesses while creating a robust economic sector regionally.

ENOWA seeks by its commitment to renewable energy and efficient water management, to become a global reference for industry leaders and setting a benchmark for sustainable economic circular systems around the world. Formed in 2022, ENOWA is the principal shareholder in the world’s largest green hydrogen production plant set to be commissioned in 2026 and will enable NEOM to be a global green hydrogen hub.

NEOM will be powered by 100 percent clean energy, through renewable solar, wind and green hydrogen-based energy. The region is designed to be a blueprint for sustainable urban living with minimal impact on the environment and enhanced livability.

Note to editors:
Hitachi Energy’s HVDC solution combines world-leading expertise in HVDC converter valves; the MACH™ digital control platform2, converter power transformers and high-voltage switchgear; as well as system studies, design and engineering, supply, installation supervision and commissioning.

HVDC Light is a voltage source converter technology developed by Hitachi Energy, which was launched over 25 years ago. It is the preferred technology for many grid applications, including interconnecting countries, integrating renewables and “power-from-shore” connections to offshore production facilities. HVDC Light’s defining features include uniquely compact converter stations and exceptionally low electrical losses.

Hitachi Energy pioneered commercial HVDC technology almost 70 years ago and has delivered more than half of the world’s HVDC projects.

Hitachi Energy’s consulting services assist energy customers in pinpointing their challenges and suggesting customized solutions tailored to their unique requirements. Our consultants operate independently, with a product and system-agnostic approach, possessing in-depth knowledge of global technologies, standards, and local grid codes.

1 Saudi’s Giga-Projects
2 Modular Advanced Control for HVDC (MACH™)

See also:
Hitachi Energy to supply the first ever large-scale HVDC interconnection in the Middle East and North Africa (2022)
Hitachi Energy and Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority sign contract to upgrade high-voltage direct current transmission system (2023)

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About Hitachi Energy
Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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PTI Senators condemn incidents of May 9

Senators belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have strongly condemned the sad incidents that took place on 9th of May.Talking to news men in Islamabad on Tuesday, Senator Dilawar Khan said armed forces are our pride and the whole nation stands …

Senators belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have strongly condemned the sad incidents that took place on 9th of May.

Talking to news men in Islamabad on Tuesday, Senator Dilawar Khan said armed forces are our pride and the whole nation stands behind them.

He demanded to bring the culprits of May 9 tragic incidents before the nation and awarding them strict punishment as per the law of the land.

In his remarks, Senator Hilalur Rehman said the unfortunate incidents of "Black Day" May 9 are condemnable and there is no room for people in our society, who were involved in it.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt devising strategy to benefit students, teachers: Tanveer

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer says his ministry is ensuring an inclusive approach in devising strategies to benefit students, teachers and parents in every province.Chairing 36th Inter-Provincial Education Minis…

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer says his ministry is ensuring an inclusive approach in devising strategies to benefit students, teachers and parents in every province.

Chairing 36th Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference in Islamabad today, he reiterated that IPEMC’s contributions are going to be significant in enrollment of Out of School Children and multiple distance learning interventions.

He also assured federal government's maximum facilitation to the provinces for reaping benefits from these projects.

Source: Radio Pakistan

The National Assembly today passed Pakistan General Cosmetics Bill, 2023.

The bill moved by James Iqbal aimed at regulating the quality, standard, labelling, packing, manufacturing, storage, distribution and sales of general cosmetics.The National Institute of Technology Bill, 2023 was also laid before the house today. The c…

The bill moved by James Iqbal aimed at regulating the quality, standard, labelling, packing, manufacturing, storage, distribution and sales of general cosmetics.

The National Institute of Technology Bill, 2023 was also laid before the house today. The chair referred the bill to the standing committee concerned for further deliberations.

The House also adopted an amendment in the Rule 49 of the Rules of Procedure of Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007.

Salahuddin Ayubi who moved it said under the amendment, there shall be a fifteen minute break in the house after the prayer call.

Responding to a calling attention notice, Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Shahida Akhtar Ali told the house that Havelian-Thakot, Hakla-D.I. Khan and Multan-Sukkur motorway projects had been completed and were operational.

She said the work on other road infrastructure projects under the CPEC is in progress.

The House also passed "The Export Processing Zones Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023."

The House will now meet again tomorrow at 1 pm.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Night landing operation installed at Gwadar airport

Night landing operation at a cost of over 230 million dollars has been installed at Gwadar International Airport.The project has been financed by the Chinese government under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor grants.Source: Radio Pakistan

Night landing operation at a cost of over 230 million dollars has been installed at Gwadar International Airport.

The project has been financed by the Chinese government under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor grants.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Efforts to weaken armed forces’ bond with people will never succeed: COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has said those who are making futile efforts to drive a wedge and weaken the unbreakable bond between the people of Pakistan and its armed forces will never succeed.Addressing the officers of Command and Sta…

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has said those who are making futile efforts to drive a wedge and weaken the unbreakable bond between the people of Pakistan and its armed forces will never succeed.

Addressing the officers of Command and Staff College in Quetta, he said the Armed Forces remain perpetually indebted to the valiant and proud people of Pakistan who, through the recent manifestation of their unique love for their Armed Forces have given a befitting reply to the nefarious designs of the enemy.

The COAS emphasized upon operational preparedness for conventional, sub-conventional and 5th Generation Warfare.

Army Chief further said that the nexus between the internal collusive elements and external forces to create instability has amply been exposed to the people of Pakistan.

He said Pak army enjoys undaunted support of proud people of Pakistan and cannot be deterred or coerced by anyone.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan will soon come out of current economic crisis: Dar

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has expressed the confidence that Pakistan will soon come out of the current economic crisis with collective efforts.He was talking to delegations of the chambers of commerce and industry of Lahore and Faisalabad, which call…

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has expressed the confidence that Pakistan will soon come out of the current economic crisis with collective efforts.

He was talking to delegations of the chambers of commerce and industry of Lahore and Faisalabad, which called on him in Islamabad this evening.

The Finance Minister said downward slide of the economy has stopped due to strenuous efforts of the coalition government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

He said Pakistan needs everyone's efforts and contribution to steer the country out of present situation. He said we will try our best to prepare a balanced federal budget, while keeping in view the economic constraints the country is facing.

He assured the delegations that utmost efforts will be made to avoid further burdening the business community.

The Finance Minister said the coalition government took tough decisions to fulfill Pakistan's international commitments and ensure timely compliance with the sovereign commitments of the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan