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Duck Creek Technologies Expands Leadership Team with Appointment of John Germain as Chief Information Security Officer

September 14, 2017

Experienced IT and Security Professional Joins Duck Creek’s Executive Team to Lead Comprehensive Security Programs to Safeguard Information Assets and Technology

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Duck Creek Technologies today announced the appointment of John Germain, an experienced IT and security executive, as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective August 14. The company’s first CISO, Germain is responsible for the overall strategy, direction, and management of Duck Creek’s security programs and cyber-protection initiatives. This includes the security oversight of Duck Creek’s OnDemand, mobile, and cloud-enabled services.

“John’s expertise combines technical skill with strategic vision – a combination that we need to safely and efficiently take our growing user base into the future,” said Michael Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek. “John will oversee all of our IT security programs, including the navigation of cyber security threats.”

With more than 25 years in IT, including 15 years as a security professional, Germain brings the experience necessary to effectively thwart cyber risks and protect the integrity and availability of Duck Creek’s intellectual property by anticipating and preventing potential security threats.

“This is a pivotal time for Duck Creek as the company grows and expands across global markets,” said John Germain, CISO of Duck Creek. “I look forward to being part of the company’s continued evolution, and implementing security programs that allow us to provide customers and partners with the safest, highest-quality P&C solutions possible.”

Prior to joining Duck Creek, Germain served as Vice President and CISO of IT Infrastructure at Xylem Inc., an American water technology provider. He worked with the multi-billion-dollar global manufacturing company for nearly 20 years and created critical infrastructure to defend the company from potential security threats. Germain also has been named a Top 100 CISO and a Top 25 Breakaway CISO Leader.

About Duck Creek Technologies
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