Duck Creek Names John Germain Chief Information Security Officer

Germain joins Duck Creek’s executive team to lead comprehensive security programs to safeguard information assets and technology.

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Duck Creek Technologies has appointed John Germain 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, including the security oversight of Duck Creek’s On-Demand, mobile, and cloud-enabled services, according to a statement from the vendor.)

John Germain, Chief Information Security Officer, Duck Creek.

“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,” comments Michael Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek. “John will oversee all of our IT security programs, including the navigation of cyber security threats.”

Germain has over 25 years in IT, including 15 years as a security professional, experience the vendor says is 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.

Pivotal Time for Duck Creek

“This is a pivotal time for Duck Creek as the company grows and expands across global markets,” Germain comments. “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 VP and CISO of IT Infrastructure at Xylem Inc., an water technology provider, based in Rye Brook, N.Y. 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 has been named a Top 100 CISO and a Top 25 Breakaway CISO Leader.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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