Illustrious Speaker Line-up Announced For Sword Active Risk Global Customer Conference Series

Maidenhead, UK - 16 April 2014

Olympic Gold Medalist James Cracknell, NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane and Interim Chief Exec of the Institute of Risk Management Jeremy Harrison confirmed to speak 

Sword Active Risk, a supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has announced the guest speakers at the company’s forthcoming Global Customer Conference series, which will include events in London, Washington and Brisbane. Speakers will include double Olympic rowing gold medalist James Cracknell, NASA astronaut Mike Mullane and Jeremy Harrison, Interim Chief Executive of the Institute of Risk Management.

“Sword Active Risk’s Global Customer Conference series is at the heart of our customer focus strategy,” comments Keith Ricketts, Marketing Director at Sword Active Risk. “The events are structured to provide our customer community with the latest news and information in Risk Management industry best practice. One of the best ways to do this is through presentations from industry experts and relevant guest speakers.”

Speaking at the Sword Active Risk Conference in London Mayfair, double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, OBE, MBE, who has built an impressive career mitigating and managing risk. Now an accomplished broadcaster and regular speaker, athlete, sportsman, adventurer and risk taker, James has a long list of accomplishments. Winner of six rowing world championships, James has used his skills as a world beating athlete to raise huge amounts for charity in a series of high risk activities including rowing the Atlantic and racing across the inhospitable frozen wastes of Antarctica to the South Pole.

Also speaking at the London event will be Jeremy Harrison. As well as being the Interim Chief Executive of the Institute of Risk Management, Jeremy chairs the British Standards Institute (BSI) Risk Management technical committee. He has over 20 years’ experience leading risk management across projects, safety, commercial and corporate business in the railway industry. Most recently, he spent nine years as 'the risk guy' at Network Rail developing the best practice risk approach to the £4.5 billion of projects delivered each year across the rail network. CIR Magazine recently awarded him Risk Personality of the Year 2013.

The US Conference will take place at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC. Speaking at this event will be NASA Mission Specialist Mike Mullane. Having completed three space flights aboard the shuttles Discovery and Atlantis, Mike probably knows risk better than most.  As well as being an accomplished astronaut, author, mountain climber and speaker, Mike has completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam, is a qualified USAF flight test engineer and has won many awards and medals including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross and Legion of Merit. A published author of four books, as well as one for children, and several DVDs, Mike has also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Rainier as well as 35 14,000 feet plus peaks.

The final event in the series will take place at Sofitel, Brisbane. 

Customers can also learn about new developments with the company’s ARM enterprise risk management product in a number of free training sessions and have an opportunity to network with colleagues and peers from the Risk Management community.

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