Motorola Solutions Sharpens Focus on Safety and Security

Company building safety and security ecosystem to connect public safety agencies and enterprises to help protect people, property and places

NEW YORK, USA – EQS Newswire – 16 November 2023 – Motorola Solutions (www.MotorolaSolutions.com) proudly rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, celebrating its continued, purposeful transformation centered on safety and security. Yesterday, the company announced its new brand narrative, ‘Solving for safer,’ which highlights its sharpened focus on solving for safer communities, safer schools and safer businesses. 

“From our storied history, today we bridge to an even stronger future. Everyone is entitled to feel safe in their community, school and workplace, but that often isn’t the reality,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “How Motorola Solutions is helping keep people, property and places safe is far more comprehensive than ever. While we recognize technology is not the only way to a safer future, it does play a vital role, and it’s our purpose to make that technology the best it can be.”

Motorola Solutions, traditionally known for public safety communications, has invested about $12B in organic R&D and acquisitions over the past nine years to create a robust technology portfolio spanning mission-critical communications, video security & access control and command center solutions powered by artificial intelligence. These solutions enable more powerful collaboration between public safety agencies and enterprises, connecting those in need with those who can help. For example, a school teacher can press a panic button on a phone during an emergency which can automatically notify law enforcement, trigger a lockdown, share live video feeds with first responders and send mass notifications. 

Motorola Solutions’ transformation focusing on public safety and enterprise security has led to a sizable increase in its total addressable market which is expected to be $66 billion next year. In addition, its growth in video security, access control, command center and services is significant and now accounts for approximately 50% of company revenue.  To learn more about Motorola Solutions’ safety and security ecosystem, please visit: https://apo-opa.co/3sDpg6x

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Media contact:
Elvan Lindberg
Motorola Solutions
Mobiltelefon: +46 707 448893
E-post: elvan.lindberg@motorolasolutions.com

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is solving for safer. We build and connect technologies to help protect people, property and places. Our solutions enable the collaboration between public safety agencies and enterprises that’s critical for a proactive approach to safety and security. Learn more about how we’re solving for safer communities, safer schools, safer hospitals, safer businesses – safer everywhere – at www.MotorolaSolutions.com.

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Duck Creek Pioneers the Next Era of Cloud-Based Technology for P&C Insurers Through Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service

Incorporating Azure OpenAI Service and using Duck Creek’s low-code platform empowers insurers to modernize responsibly

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, announces a breakthrough initiative in collaboration with Microsoft. This collaboration is poised to empower insurers to reimagine their businesses by facilitating smoother implementation processes and faster speed to market through the aid of generative artificial intelligence (AI)—a transformative technology that enables the creation of innovative applications and low-code solutions.

Duck Creek’s comprehensive platform is built on Microsoft Azure, the preferred technology for harnessing the power of Azure OpenAI Service, as large language models (LLMs) continue to redefine and shape the technology landscape. This represents a significant leap forward in the insurance sector, fostering innovation and efficiency that promises to influence how insurers conduct their business and engage with customers. By merging Duck Creek’s expertise in insurance solutions with the cutting-edge capabilities of Microsoft, this collaboration aims to create a brighter and more agile future for the entire insurance industry.

“Generative AI is a truly transformative technology, and our valued customers will benefit immensely from its powerful capabilities as we continue to drive the modernization of the insurance industry. Our objective is to empower insurers to innovate products faster and assist employees with AI tools,” said Mike Jackowski, Chief Executive Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “This marks the next chapter in the evolution of our longstanding partnership, where we are pioneering in the space by uniting the exceptional talent of Microsoft and Duck Creek to develop cutting-edge technology solutions for the P&C and general insurance industries. In doing so, we are committed to spearheading the insurance industry’s embrace of generative AI and solving the innovation challenges insurers face—all while upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance and ethical responsibility.”

Duck Creek is harnessing this emerging technology to curate innovative solutions for insurers, helping them embrace the future of technology with:

  • Copilot solutions powered by near-real-time data, which empowers insurers to make informed decisions and respond to changing market conditions swiftly and effectively.
  • Enhanced productivity tools that improve efficiency and productivity throughout the insurance ecosystem, designed to benefit consumers, agents, underwriters, and claim adjusters.
  • The next era of low-code configurator tools that simplify the development and adoption of insurance products, enabling insurers to expedite their time-to-market for both new and ongoing configurations.

“Duck Creek will continue advancing how it brings responsible AI to the insurance industry and enables a rapid business transformation toward humanized experiences,” said Jess Keeney, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “We are consistently assessing how our solutions can more seamlessly integrate into our customers’ operational landscapes, and we are dedicated to delivering meaningful outcomes and addressing significant business challenges. Both Duck Creek and Microsoft share a common dedication to enhancing the customer journey across the entire insurance lifecycle. This marks a significant evolution in how underwriters leverage consumer data and conduct risk analysis, the efficiency of claims handling, fraud detection, and the industry’s ability to meet customer needs and adapt to feedback promptly.”

“Innovative insurers want to move quickly to use the power of generative AI to drive demonstrable business value,” said Bill Borden, CVP for Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft. “We’re excited to deepen our collaboration with Duck Creek to deliver new generative AI-powered capabilities to help our joint insurance customers drive marked improvements in employee productivity, reinvent customer engagement, and bend the curve on innovation – both securely and responsibly.”

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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Pacific Green Acquires Five Battery Energy Storage Developments in Italy Totaling 500MW / 2,800MWh

Dover, DE, Nov. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Pacific Green Battery Energy Park (Italia) Srl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Pacific Green”, (OTCQB: PGTK)) announces that it has acquired 51% of the shares in five Italian projects (the “Projects”) from Sphera Energy Srl. The remaining 49% of the shares of each Project will be acquired on achievement of certain development milestones.

The first 100MW battery energy storage system (“BESS”) project in Campania has been submitted to The Ministry of Environment and Energy Security for permitting and the remaining four will be finalized in the coming months. Final permitting for all five projects is anticipated in Q4 2024, with design and construction to be managed by Pacific Green. The projects will begin their 35 year operating life in late 2025.

Mahael Fedele, Sphera Energy’s Partner & CEO, said: “Following our launch 12 months ago as one of Italy’s first fully dedicated battery storage development platforms, we are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Pacific Green to deliver high quality projects in the rapidly growing Italian energy storage market”

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s Chief Executive, added: “Building upon our success with the development and sale of Pacific Green’s 100MWh Richborough Energy Park and the development of the 375MWh Sheaf Energy in the UK, Italy represents the next step in Pacific Green’s European expansion into other markets where battery assets will be key in enabling National and EU Net-Zero targets. In Italy, where market conditions favor longer duration projects, we expect this portfolio to have an energy capacity of between two to three gigawatt hours.

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.:

Pacific Green is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. It offers grid-scale battery energy storage systems, renewable and environmental technologies.

For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website:
www.pacificgreen.com

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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the continuation of the development of the Project, general economic and political conditions, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and Pacific Green assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although Pacific Green believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in Pacific Green’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, Pacific Green’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.
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Israel bombs Gaza’s only operating wheat mill- UN report


A recent report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated the As-Salam Mill in Deir Al Balah was reportedly hit and destroyed. This was the last functioning mill in Gaza.

The report said its destruction means that locally produced flour will not be available in Gaza in the foreseeable future.

Israeli forces have reportedly been arresting some internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing through the “corridor” designated for them by the occupation, the report indicated, adding that there are anecdotal and eyewitness reports of some displaced persons being beaten and stripped of their clothing.

On Tuesday, the Israeli army established an unstaffed checkpoint and ordered the displaced to show their IDs and undergo what appears to be a facial recognition scan.

Over 1.5 million people in Gaza are estimated to be internally displaced, including about 813,000 IDPs who are staying in at least 154 UNRWA shelters.

UNRWA shelters are accommodating far more people
than their intended capacity. Overcrowding is leading to the spread of disease, including acute respiratory illness and diarrhea, raising environmental and health concerns.

Source: Jordan News Agency

30 tech companies from 13 countries present 300 projects in DCAI’s accelerator programme

The final stage of the Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence’s (DCAI) accelerator programme witnessed the participation of 30 companies from 13 countries.

During their eight weeks in AREA 2071, the tech companies worked on developing more than 300 projects to create innovative AI-driven solutions for more than 100 challenges presented by 33 government entities in Dubai.

DCAI announced that in the next phase of the programme, 72 joint projects will be developed and worked on across the programme’s two main pillars: the future of the government services, and the future of the media and communication services sector.

DFF’s initiative provides an innovative model to attract technology companies to work with government agencies to harness AI tools to drive positive change in the Dubai government.

In June 2023, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of DFF, launched the DCAI with the aim of s
upporting government entities in Dubai in employing future technology in a practical and effective manner. During his tour in AREA 2071 last month, Sheikh Hamdan met with entrepreneurs and innovators participating in the final stage of the DCAI accelerator programme.

Saeed Al Falasi, Director of DCAI, said the projects selected within the final stage of the programme will support all government entities in Dubai in employing AI tools in their future projects and initiatives in order to achieve the leadership’s vision of the need to keep pace with global technological trends and international best practices in government work.

He said, ‘Through this programme, Dubai has presented a new global model of partnership between the government and private sectors and those with innovative ideas to anticipate the future uses of AI, and employ its tools to enhance the quality of life and develop its future opportunities.’

Al Falasi pointed out that the DCAI programme is one of the region’s largest platforms for devel
oping generative AI projects in the government sector. The first output of the accelerators programme was Digital Dubai’s announcement of the launch of the Dubai.AI platform in partnership with the DCAI, which allows residents and visitors to easily obtain services and information about Dubai.

Saeed Al Falasi added, ‘The Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence, which is supervised by the Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Media Council and Dubai Digital Authority, will continue to work during the next phase on empowering government employees with AI tools and skills to develop qualitative, practical and applicable solutions on a large scale, as well as support entrepreneurs in this field by providing partnership and financing opportunities.’

DCAI’s accelerator programme received applications for participation from 615 tech companies from 55 countries around the world. A special committee of experts was set up to evaluate the applications, with a total of 30 companies shor
tlisted and invited from Switzerland, the US, the UK, China, Canada, Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Singapore, South Korea, KSA, and the UAE, to Dubai to participate in the final stage.

This stage witnessed the participation of more than 200 employees from government agencies participating in the programme along with 100 entrepreneurs in various workshops and meetings.

The Future of Generative AI in Government Services accelerator programme focused on AI applications that support government entities to establish Dubai as the best city in the world in designing the future of government work and providing pioneering future government services.

The Future of Generative AI in Media and Communication accelerator programme aimed to develop the capabilities of media content creation by taking advantage of AI applications in a way that improves the user experience, reduces costs, and improves the quality of media products.

The DCAI Accelerators Program organised a series of meetings for entrepreneurs participating in
the programme alongside investors to discuss opportunities to enhance the growth of their businesses and expand into new local, regional and global markets. They also explored the opportunity to work with government agencies and communicated with experts in various future sectors from the UAE and around the world.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

GMC sports media day crucial in discussing new trends to experience football on a whole new level: Football superstar Andrés Iniesta

Spanish World Cup winner and football legend Andrés Iniesta said that dedicating a day to sports media at the Global Media Congress (GMC) is crucial in discussing new technologies and trends to experience football on a whole new level and ensure that the game are more enjoyable.

‘It is very important that such meetings can take place in order to be able to find out in which direction new technologies and trends in relation to football are going,’ Iniesta added, wishing GMC attendees all the best.

Iniesta also talked of his excitement to be in Ras Al Khaimah, saying ‘My experience with the Emirates Club in Ras Al Khaimah is going well.’

‘I’m looking forward to making people happy, giving them joy and ensuring that everything goes very well and that we can enjoy,’ stated Iniesta, while conveying his thanks to the Ras Al Khaimah’s Emirates Club and the people for all their support.

With the theme of ‘Shaping the future of the media industry’, the Global Media Congress concludes today at the Abu Dhabi Nation
al Exhibition Centre with a day dedicated to sports media.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)