Duck Creek Technologies élève expert.ai et Cognizant au rang de figures de proue de l’innovation à l’occasion de son Hatch-a-Thon dans le cadre de son événement Formation ’24

Parmi les 40 participants, les partenaires solutions expert.ai, Glia et Milliman, ainsi que les intégrateurs de systèmes Cognizant, Coforge et Capgemini, tous finalistes, ont présenté leurs solutions innovantes visant à simplifier le secteur de l’assurance.

BOSTON, 24 mai 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, le fournisseur de solutions intelligentes qui dessine les futurs contours du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD (incendies, accidents et risques divers), révèle fièrement les lauréats de son « Hatch-a-Thon » annuel, sorte d’expérience collaborative inspirée des incubateurs d’entreprises, à l’occasion de sa conférence Formation ’24. Le partenaire en plateforme d’IA expert.ai et l’intégrateur de systèmes Cognizant se sont distingués vainqueurs des nombreux participants en présentant leurs solutions révolutionnaires visant la simplification du secteur de l’assurance.

En ouvrant la participation à la troisième édition de son fameux Hatch-a-Thon et à son écosystème à des entités externes, Duck Creek Technologies a constaté une impressionnante variété de candidatures. L’événement a réuni ses équipes internes et la communauté des développeurs autour de la table pour faire éclore de nouvelles idées, simplifier encore davantage l’univers complexe de l’assurance et encourager l’innovation. Les partenaires de l’écosystème ont été invités à présenter des idées axées sur la préservation d’une touche d’humanité dans les métiers du secteur, la recherche de synergies au cœur des opérations d’assurance et l’intégration de technologies en vue d’améliorer l’expérience client.

Le Hatch-a-Thon a enregistré quelque 40 candidatures, un quota non anodin. Les membres du comité d’innovation de Duck Creek, Innovation Anywhere (ou l’innovation tous azimuts) les a toutes soigneusement analysées. L’évaluation s’est fondée sur des critères tels que l’innovation, l’impact des produits, l’impact commercial et l’exécution. Trois finalistes parmi les partenaires solutions, expert.ai, Glia et Milliman, et trois autres parmi les intégrateurs de systèmes, Capgemini, Coforge et Cognizant, tous particulièrement méritants, ont été sélectionnés et ont eu le privilège de présenter leurs idées en public lors de l’événement Formation ’24. À cette occasion, les participants ont pu assister à la présentation des finalistes et voter en faveur de la solution la plus innovante.

Les grands gagnants du Hatch-a-Thon de l’événement Formation ’24 sont, dans la catégorie des partenaires solutions, expert.ai et Cognizant, qui remporte la victoire dans la catégorie des intégrateurs de systèmes. L’équipe lauréate de la catégorie des partenaires solutions de cette édition, expert.ai, a présenté Medical Treatment Compliance with Q&A, sa solution révolutionnaire axée sur l’observance des traitements médicaux via un système de questions-réponses. Ce concept aide les équipes médicales à améliorer le traitement des patients atteints de lésions tout en réduisant les frais à engager auprès des assureurs et en identifiant les plans des prestataires non conformes aux directives. Chez les lauréats de la catégorie des intégrateurs de systèmes, celle de Cognizant a présenté Nextgen Claim Assistant, sa remarquable invention permettant aux experts en sinistres de générer des réponses contextuelles à la lumière d’une expertise significative pour accélérer la prise de décision et le règlement rapide des sinistres.

Pour Luis Amadeo, vice-président directeur de la stratégie produit et de l’innovation chez Duck Creek Technologies, « La détermination sans faille de Duck Creek à encourager les progrès et à simplifier l’univers complexe du secteur de l’assurance générale et IARD à l’échelle internationale se reflète dans son engagement envers l’innovation et la collaboration. En se reposant sur des événements tels que le Hatch-a-Thon et un solide écosystème de partenaires, Duck Creek est en mesure de piloter encore plus d’avancées pour ses clients. »

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 pérennes. 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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Duck Creek Technologies Homenageia os Campeões da Inovação expert.ai e Cognizant no Formation ’24 Hatch-a-Thon

Dos 40 participantes, os finalistas do parceiro de solução expert.ai, Glia e Milliman e os finalistas do integrador de sistemas Cognizant, Coforge e Capgemini apresentaram suas soluções inovadoras com o objetivo de simplificar o setor de seguros

BOSTON, May 24, 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 os vencedores da sua anual Hatch-a-Thon no Formation ’24. Entre os inúmeros participantes, o parceiro de soluções expert.ai e a integradora de sistemas Cognizant emergiram como campeões, apresentando suas soluções inovadoras dedicadas a simplificar o setor de seguros.

A Duck Creek Technologies contou com uma impressionante variedade de inscrições no seu terceiro ano, com participantes externos do ecossistema e participantes da conferência no Hatch-a-Thon. O evento reuniu suas equipes internas e a comunidade de desenvolvedores para criar novas ideias para simplificar ainda mais a complexidade e promover a inovação no setor de seguros. Ele incentivou os parceiros do ecossistema a apresentar ideias focadas na manutenção do toque humano no setor, explorando a sinergia nas operações de seguros e integrando tecnologias para uma melhor experiência do cliente.

A maratona Hatch-a-Thon recebeu 40 inscrições importantes, todas avaliadas de perto pelo comitê Innovation Anywhere da Duck Creek. As inscrições foram avaliadas com base em critérios como inovação, impacto no produto, impacto nos negócios e execução. Três excelentes finalistas de parceiros de soluções, expert.ai, Glia e Milliman, e três finalistas de integradores de sistemas notáveis, Capgemini, Coforge e Cognizant, foram selecionados para mostrar suas ideias no palco do Formation ’24, onde os participantes tiveram a oportunidade de ver as apresentações dos finalistas e votar na solução mais inovadora.

Os campeões finais do Formation ’24 Hatch-a-Thon foram a expert.ai na categoria de parceiro de solução e a Cognizant na categoria de integrador de sistemas. A equipe de parceiros de solução vencedora deste ano da expert.ai apresentou sua solução inovadora, Conformidade de Tratamento Médico com Reivindicações de Perguntas e Respostas, que ajuda as equipes a aprimorar o tratamento de pacientes feridos e reduzir os custos das seguradoras ao sinalizar planos de provedores não conformes em relação às diretrizes, enquanto a equipe de integradores de sistemas vitoriosos da Cognizant apresentou sua impressionante criação, o Nextgen Claim Assistant, que capacita os avaliadores de sinistros a gerar respostas contextuais com insights significativos para acelerar decisões e rápida liquidação de sinistros.

“O compromisso inabalável da Duck Creek em impulsionar avanços e simplificar a complexidade no setor global de seguros de propriedade, acidentes e geral se reflete na sua dedicação em promover a inovação e a colaboração”, disse Luis Amadeo, Vice-Presidente Sênior de Estratégia e Inovação de Produtos da Duck Creek Technologies. “Por meio de eventos como o Hatch-a-Thon e nosso robusto ecossistema de parceiros, a Duck Creek pode incentivar novos avanços para nossos clientes.”

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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Physical training critical to military’s operational readiness – CDS

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, says sporting activities help to sharpen the physical fitness, mental alertness and skills of military personnel to ensure combat readiness. Musa said this on Friday in Abuja at the Inter-Command Combat Sports Competition organised by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as part of the activities to commemorate its 60th Anniversary. He said the security challenges confronting the nation had made the armed forces to continue to evolve joint training with emphasis on physical training and sports. He said the sportsmanship exhibited during the keenly contested activities gave credence to the premium placed on sports by the armed forces towards enhancing the combat readiness of personnel. 'It is my belief, therefore, that the continuity and sustainability of this level of training and competition, coupled with the equipping of the armed forces, the armed forces will develop the required capacity to overcome these challenges. 'The Nigerian Air Force no doubt pl aces high premium on sporting activities through the annual ten kilometer walk, route matches, annual fitness test programme and the just concluded combat sports. 'This effort certainly underscored the value the service has given to the physical and mental health of its personnel. 'I encourage you to sustain your drive for personal development, taking cognizance of the fact that human capital remains the most critical component of any organisation, as many studies have shown,' he said. The CDS congratulated the participants for the display of resilience and spirit of sportsmanship. He added that the personnel that participated in the combat sports exhibited sacrifice, discipline, self control, team spirit, tenacity, physical and moral courage, as well as the zeal to win. According to him, these are the same values that are needed to navigate the armed forces and the wider society through tough and difficult times. 'As Nigeria passes through this defining moment in its history, our armed forces is requir ed more often than ever before to deliver on its constitutional mandate of securing our dear country. 'I enjoy you all, therefore, to sustain and improve upon the ideals which you have displayed this evening,' he added. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, said having sound physical and mental health was imperative for the armed forces in discharging their constitutional responsibilities. Abubakar said active participation in sports enabled the personnel to keep physically fit while providing the much-needed outlet to cope with the rigours of military duty. He added that sports provided a basis for the teamwork needed for troops to function with the necessary cohesion during peacetime military engagements and combat operations. 'As we all know, warfare is a gruelling experience and the ability to advance long distances with full combat gear through rugged terrains and to fight effectively require strength, agility and stamina from troops. 'This can only be conditioned through co mbat sports and rigorous physical fitness training. 'Hence, active participation in combat sports helps to provide both physiological and psychological benefits that reduce stress, illness and injuries, especially during operations. 'Accordingly, physical fitness and mental alertness of personnel have become key considerations for the armed forces to meet the increasing demands of current and emerging threats,' he said. The CAS said NAF had continued to prioritise the participation of its personnel in sporting activities to enhance the standard and quality of sports and sporting facilities in bases to improve the overall health, well-being and morale of personnel. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sporting event comprised combat sports, relay races, casualty evacuation race, tug of war, archery and invitation races, amongst others. The various NAF Commands such as Tactical Air Command, Ground Training Command, Air Training Command, Special Operations Command, Logistics Command, Mobility Command and NAF Headquarters teams competed. While the NAF Headquarters emerged the overall winner, the Ground Training Command came second and the Logistics Command came third. Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Maurice Kamto fires back, lectures MINAT on his roles, responsibilities

The president of the Cameroon Rennessiance Movement, Professor Maurice Kamto has responded to warnings by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, In a letter on May 25, 2024 titled; 'Cameroon does not need a Ministry of agitation, insult and blustering', the opposition leader noted that the Ministry of Territorial Administration (MINAT) has become less than it's original mission for it's 'permanent abuse of power.' The firebrand political leader citing the Ministers remarks in a release on May 23, which labelled efforts of CRM and others to get Cameroonians massively registered on the electoral lists, as 'adventurers in need of notoriety', said the government official 'is talking about himself, he who is chasing a notoriety which he sorely lacks, because there is no basis his notoriety could rely upon.' Responding to the point which the MINAT boss highlighted of Divisional Officers permitting political parties to hold rallies, the Law Professor cum political leader argued that the same quoted Law No. 90/055 of 19 December 1990 governing public meetings and manifestations in the Republic of Cameroon, talked of a declaration and not an authorization. In the same release, the CRM chair expressed his solidarity and that of his militants and sympathizers to PCRN leader, Cabral Libii, and Barrister Paulin DJORWE, Acting National President of the MDR, who were also indiscriminately shot at in the MINAT release. The CRM leader promised tough days ahead for the current regime. Source: Cameroon News Agency

Menstruation: NGO advocates tax removal on sanitary pad

An NGO, FemPawa Africa, has urged government to remove all taxes on menstrual pad to enable women and girls buy it, especially those in rural areas. The Founder of the organisation, Dorkong Rimdam, made the call during an outreach at Government Secondary School, Bwari in Abuja on Saturday. Rimdam said high cost of sanitary products, especially menstrual pad, was part of the challenges affecting girls' health and education in the country. She added that the cost often force girls to resort to unsafe alternatives during menstruation. She said 'if we can have free condoms, why can't we have free pads, if we have have free toilet rolls in the bathroom, so why not pads? 'Sex is an option but menstruation is not a choice, and a lot of women and girls cannot access sanitary pads.' According to her, removing tax on sanitary pads will help to reduce the cost and enhance accessibility and affordability for women. 'A pack of 10 pieces of sanitary pad is about N700, expected to be changed at intervals and a girl c an use two or three a day. 'So, a girl may require two or three packs of pad for a menstrual cycle at the cost of more than N2000. Where will she get it? Mrs Lois Amele, the Executive Director of Good Tides Philippians Mission Foundation, emphasised the crucial role of education in promoting menstruation hygiene. Amele said there was need to equip girls with accurate information and empower them to adopt healthy practices from young age, thereby, dispelling myths and ensuring their well-being. Deborah Nwachukwu, the Head Girl of Government Secondary School, Bwari, thanked the NGO for the efforts. Nwachukwu said that the educational outreach had empowered her and her peers to embrace menstruation without stigma or fear. She stressed the importance of fostering supportive environment, where girls feel comfortable discussing menstrual health openly. On his part, Mr Shola Orunmbe, the Vice Principal, Academics, Government Secondary School, Bwari, commended the organisation for prioritising the empowerment and well-being of girls. Orunmbe affirmed the school's commitment to support the efforts. Other highlights of the day was distribution of sanitary pads and kits for reusable pads, as well as teaching the students how to make use of them. Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Douala: Gendarmes nab fake Landlord

Gendarmes in Akwa Nord Douala have succeeded to apprehend a man called Keming Franklin accused of acting as a fake landlord extorting money from over 20 people in search of an apartment to rent. He reportedlypleaded guilty to the gendarme officials, adding that has been in this dubious job for over five years now with his accomplices being fake real estate agents and security guards. Some victims who witnessed his public presentation on May 23, 2024 said he even issued them fake receipts after depositing him huge sums of money. 'In 2021, when I was looking for a house, I contacted one of his fake real estate agents who presented to me some houses which were available in Bonamoussadi. The next day, I went with my wife and some witnesses to hand him the sum of FCFA 1.3 million. He told me I had to give FCFA 100.000 to one agent and 50.000 to another. Days after, I noticed he was fake and filed a complaint at the gendarmerie.' A victim narrated. 'As for me, he dubbed me off the sum of FCFA 1.5 million. I als o paid the fake agent the sum of 5,000frs'. Another victim Embelle Fidel reported. Following series of similar complaints filed against the same individual, an investigation was conducted which lead to the arrest of the alleged fake landlord. 'Within a week, we received 16 complaints against the same man. The number adds to 10 others who had also filed similar complaint.' Commander of the Akwa Nord territorial gendarmerie brigade disclosed. The alleged fake landlord will be answering to questions from judges in court. The victims on their part expect reimbursement of their money by the suspect and for him to be thrown in prison. Source: Cameroon News Agency

NAPTIP, ICMPD engage stakeholders on schools anti-trafficking advocacy

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) have engaged stakeholders on how to stop human trafficking among school children. Speaking at a stakeholders' workshop on Friday, Mojisola Sodeinde, Head of West Africa Region, ICMPD, said that the project sought to support the Nigerian government in five targeted states, which include Edo, Delta, Enugu, Benue and Ogun. She said that the project would prevent and combat human trafficking, targeting school children from ages six to 16. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project, tagged, 'Baseline Report on Validation of the Schools Anti-trafficking Education and Advocacy Project (STEAP)' was held on Friday in Abeokuta. Represented by Rhoda Dia-Johnson, the Project Manager of STEAP, Sodeinde said that the the four-year project is funded by the government of the Netherlands and would run till 2027. 'The project is generally geared toward the preventi on of human trafficking to awareness creation, targeting the school community. 'The collective goal of all stakeholders is to embed a strong educational framework in schools to inform, protect and empower students,' she said. According to her, it is important for the students to recognise the trend and empower them to be vigilant guardians of their future. Sodeinde said that ICMPD had supported NAPTIP to infuse human trafficking concepts into the school curricula at primary and secondary school levels. 'The necessity of this project can not be overstated. With over 75 per cent of trafficking victims in West Africa being minors, the urgency of our mission is clear,' she said. In her remarks, Ogun NAPTIP State Commander, Abosede Jimoh, said that the roles of non-governmental organisations could not be overemphasised in the prevention and reduction of human trafficking. She added that NGOs had constantly reported cases of perceived trafficking in their states, to reduce the menace to the barest minimum. E arlier in his remarks, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun, Mr Oluwashina Ogungbade, commended NAPTIP, ICMPD and other stakeholders for conceptualising and actualising the STEAP project, describing it as timely. Ogungbade, represented by Tosin Ogundele, the Assistant Director of Citizens Rights Department, Ministry of Justice, Ogun, said that the intervention was not only timely but also important, given recent happenstance in the country. 'The issue of child trafficking has become a menace of global proportion and it is high time the menace was dealt with headlong. 'Anything negatively affecting our children, affects us all,' he said. One of the participants, Mrs Doyinsola Adebayo, the Executive Director of Women, Infant and Children Care Initiative, a non-governmental organisation commended the organisers for the initiative. She noted that the STEAP project, a preventive measure, would go a long way in curbing human trafficking in Ogun and in Nigeria as a whole. Source: News Age ncy of Nigeria

PCC Moderator to be redeployed after church elections

The 6th Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon(PCC), Rt. Rev. Dr. Fonki Samuel Forba will resume normal pastoral duties in the church after an election scheduled at the end of 2024. Rt. Rev. Dr. Fonki Samuel gave the insight during a send forth ceremony and memoir launch, done to his honor at the PCC Synod Office Buea on May 25. 'I don't know where my place is, but I can satisfactorily and honestly say, my time on this Hill is up, I must go down into the field to experience life there too and joyfully follow as I am led,' the PCC Moderator said. After serving for two five year terms beginning in 2014, unlike his two predecessors and other moderators, his mandate doesn't end in at his retirement. 'Unlike Moderator emeritus Nyansako-ni-Nku, the distinguished Rev. Dr Festus A. Asana who 'Stepped aside in Hope', I am stepping further inside, on the other side to be led in active and exemplery obedience and service,' he furthered. Rt. Rev. Fonki Samuel has served the PCC in the pastoral ministry for over three decades through various ranks to the most as Moderator. He said: 'serving God as a pastor is the noblest of all responsibilities; I won't want to miss it that is why I was called.' The Man of God who had wrestled with internal conflicts in the church, social media alarms, Anglophone crisis and the Covid19 pandemic is remembered by many of his christians to have been a visionary leader. He has called on all to abstain from trouble making in the forthcoming church elections and build a stronger and resilient church. Source: Cameroon News Agency