Leading enterprise risk management vendor ensures innovation and technical leadership in harnessing appropriate emerging technology trends such as mobile device access, cloud and social collaboration in the workplace

Maidenhead, UK. 31 March 2015 – Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has appointed Matt Sharpe as its new Vice President of Engineering. In his new role Sharpe will be responsible for the design, engineering and quality of Active Risk Manager (ARM), the company’s risk management software solution used in leading energy, aerospace and infrastructure projects worldwide. The appointment supports Sword Active Risk’s focus on continued improvement in product innovation, design and quality to ensure that it embraces the latest technological advances to meet customers’ needs in a changing workplace. Sharpe has been pivotal to the product development work for the soon to be released version of ARM (8) designed to be multi-browser compatible and run on mobile devices.

Sharpe’s career spans eight years in specialist risk management software development. A graduate in Computer Science from Warwick University, he was appointed as Technical Consultant on joining Sword Active Risk and has since worked as a software developer and lead System Architect for ARM, bringing his enthusiasm and technical knowledge to the team.

Commenting on his new role, Matt Sharpe said; “Sword Active Risk’s focus is on continual improvement to the customer experience, which means that in the development team we have to review our processes and practices to ensure that we deliver the right technology solution to the best possible quality. As a keen technologist I am interested in the major computing trends to make sure we move the product forward, while ensuring that our project management process aligns the end solution with the needs of our customer base.”

Nick Scully, COO of Sword Active Risk commented; “Matt’s skill set, experience and enthusiasm for the latest technologies will be invaluable in his leadership role of the development team. The emerging trends of more intelligent management information, mobile technology, the cloud and social collaboration may all influence our product development in the future. It is vital that we understand and embrace the right technology to support our product ethos and strategy and deliver a better customer experience as a result.”

About Sword Active Risk
Sword Active Risk makes risk management simple, valuable and personal. Sword Active Risk provides the world’s first risk management software that drives business performance by enhancing visibility, accountability and confidence at project, program and enterprise levels. Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the first solution available which integrates Risk Management, Cost Management and Schedule Management to show the real impact of risk, to enable better-informed decisions, and the ability to leverage risk to create competitive advantage.

Sword Active Risk is the project risk software provider of choice for the world’s leading Energy, Infrastructure and Defense projects, working with organizations like the US Air Force, Bechtel, Crossrail, US Federal Aviation Administration, Lockheed Martin, Rio Tinto and Skanska to manage project risk worldwide.

Sword Active Risk has offices in the UK, USA and Australia, servicing customers worldwide directly and through a growing network of partners.

In September 2013 Active Risk was acquired by Sword Group. For more information please visit:www.sword-group.com

For further information and a detailed view of Sword Active Risk and ARM please visit: www.activerisk.com
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