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January 2018

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Sword Active Risk appoints Director of Global Partnerships to lead focus on Channel Expansion

Maidenhead, UK, 24 January 2018 – Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has appointed Charles Longridge to the newly created role of Director of Global Partnerships. The new role will increase sustainable revenue and expand global coverage with the launch of a new Value Added Reseller (VAR) program supported by a network of local consulting partners. As well as improving coverage across Europe (Nordics, Germany, France, Benelux, Spain, Italy and Eastern European countries), the role will also aim to open up new territories such as Africa, India and South America.

This new appointment follows on from the launch of Sword Active Risk’s Partner Program for Risk Consultants which was announced in July 2017 and further underlines the company’s stated commitment to and participation in the risk community. Before taking on the position as Director of Global Partnerships, Longridge has held a variety customer facing roles at Sword Active Risk.  He has been with the company for close on two decades and has been instrumental in growing the business from a software start-up into a world leader in Enterprise Risk Management.

On accepting the new appointment Longridge commented; “As well as developing existing markets and expanding into new countries, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with new partners, evangelising the benefits of risk management, which provide forward thinking organizations with demonstrable competitive advantage. In addition, we will be looking to our partners for input to our future product development to ensure that our solutions fully meet the requirements of the developing risk management community.”

Nick Scully, Chief Operating Officer at Sword Active Risk added; “Charles has an enviable track record working for Sword Active Risk in global positions, and brings many talents to the role. As we look to extend our reach and move to a subscription-based model, we are aiming to work with many more risk consultants.”

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Active Risk Manager joins line-up for Operational Excellence & Risk Management Summit

Herndon, VA, USA, 16 January 2018 – Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Operational Excellence & Risk Management Summit. An executive level conference, it brings together over 100 Heads of Operations, HSE, Asset Management, ORM and Operational Excellence from across industries that face high levels of operational risk, such as manufacturing, energy, chemicals, transportation, mining and those involved in infrastructure mega-projects. On show will be Sword Active Risk’s latest version of its flagship product, Active Risk Manager 10 (ARM X).

The Operational Excellence & Risk Management Summit offers delegates the opportunity to benchmark against the world’s highest reliability organizations and identify quick solutions to eliminate inefficiencies, reduce operational risk and build a sustainable culture of operational excellence.

Key themes for the event include:

  • Improving safety culture
  • Setting foundations for Operational Excellence through safety
  • Identifying and eliminating sources of risk and loss of value to the business
  • Increasing risk visibility
  • Managing change
  • Benchmarking against High Reliability Organizations

On show for the first time in North America is ARM X, which extends its support for Mobile First and cross platform strategies. ARM X includes new and significantly upgraded modules such as Risk Visualizer, Bow-tie Analytics, Impact Only and Weighted scoring, and a more powerful version of ARM Risk Express – ARM’s intuitive and easy to use interface for business users, designed to replace the use of spreadsheets for managing risk registers.

Keith Ricketts, VP of Marketing at Sword Active Risk commented; “Active Risk Manager is used by organizations around the globe to visualize and manage risk throughout the business at project, program and enterprise levels. We have attended IQPC events on a number of occasions and find that they are extremely well put together providing the ideal platform for risk and operational excellence practitioners to meet, learn and network with industry peers.

“As risk and opportunity management becomes increasingly mainstream, many more organizations are realizing the value to the business and shareholders of proactive risk management, and the competitive advantage that it provides.”