Rivo’s Thought Leader Program Strengthens Big Data and Sustainability Expertise

STRATFORD, CT & HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) December 15, 2014

Rivo, the market leading cloud risk management platform for leading brands around the world has announced the recruitment of three world renowned experts in Data Analytics and Sustainability Reporting to an elite panel of Rivo Thought Leaders. The move by Rivo demonstrates how the global software player is offering value-added content and expertise to its customers.

Helping businesses leverage and understand Big Data and Analytics

Carla Gentry is one of the most respected names in data mining and analytics, named one of Information Weeks 10 IT Leaders to follow on Twitter and Business Insiders 25th Most Influential Tech Woman of 2014. Most recently she spoke for the IBM Insight 2014 event in Las Vegas. Behind the scenes Carla is working closely with the Rivo Lab on their Analytics solution helping to provide Advanced Analytical capabilities to Rivos customer base by bridging the chasm between technology and business needs.

Becoming a better business with sustainability excellence

Dr. Maria Veludo is a world-class academic and industry voice in sustainability, drawing on expertise from many industry sectors across the world. With numerous publications on the subject, Maria advises global companies and trade groups on reporting, supply chain management, information management, knowledge management and technology. Maria has recently co-authored Rivos Sustainability Whitepaper Series.

Dr Deborah Patterson is a former Global VP of Environment, Health & Safety for Stanley Black & Decker who brought sustainability, environment, health and safety performance, and risk mitigation metrics to world-class levels there. She led the company onto various sustainability indexes, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Deborah has since become a trusted aide for many senior corporate teams looking to transform their sustainability performance. Most recently, she has worked with Rivo as key presenter for their Sustainability webinar series.


Chris Bull, Rivos Content Marketing Manager said: We are extremely pleased that Carla, Maria and Deborah are part of the Rivo team having already added much in the short time that they have been working with us. Their domain expertise enhances our existing knowledge base in making sense of big data and striving to go beyond compliance in the ever-shifting world of sustainability. We are excited to see them already linking with customers to develop real-life solutions in risk and performance management.

Carla Gentry commented: I was pleased to accept Rivo’s invitation to join their wonderful team of analytic and risk professionals. I have always respected the work that they do and the principles they stands for. I know Rivo has the rich traditions of service and support for company compliance, safety and sustainability that I feel is essential in these turbulent times of uncertainty and risk, and by adding my talents to the mix, it will only make Rivo stronger.

Maria Veludo commented: I highly value my partnership with Rivo and it is an excellent opportunity for me to help shape the sustainability, CSR and resilience agenda. Rivo is focused on helping professionals to better understand and enhance their performance in ways that foster sustainability. It is a privilege for me not only to be part of its pool of resources and network but also to participate in its projects of development and innovation and to share that with Rivos community.

Deborah Patterson added: “I am very excited to be associated with Rivo, whose technical response to the remarkable growth in integrated reporting over the last decade has transformed clients’ sustainability performance from a business priority to a core business value, from reporting compliance-based capabilities, through stakeholder-driven transparency to current financial market differentiation. Rivo’s recent webinar series on Sustainability Reporting in the US is proof positive of what is possible when sustainability metrics and technology converge to make clients’ business better.”

About Rivo

Rivo is a global leader of enterprise cloud software-as-as-service applications for risk and compliance management in safety, security and sustainability in operations and supply chains. More than 200 customers spanning mid-sized to large Fortune and FTSE 100 companies have selected Rivo to manage risk in their operations and supply chains. For more information about Rivo please visit http://www.rivosoftware.com.

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