Seerist Fuels Employee Safety
Wärtsilä, a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, including future-fueled enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimization technology. The organization has 17,500 professionals working in more than 240 locations in 79 countries.
A SEERIST CASE STUDY
In its efforts to support its clients, thousands of Wärtsilä employees travel on an ongoing basis, including to emerging markets and areas with varying degrees of social unrest. Depending on the scope of the client project, these professionals might relocate for a few weeks or up to a few years.
To protect its people, Wärtsilä needs more than just real-time data; it requires forward-looking insights and contextual expert analysis that enables its physical security team to proactively assess risks and threats to travelers before a trip or relocation. It also allows the team to monitor locations during travel that might experience shifts in stability throughout the course of the employee’s work and therefore meet its duty of care.
at a Glance
Contextual expert analysis
The Wärtsilä security team chose to use Seerist, threat and risk intelligence and monitoring software that combines artificial intelligence and machine learning with human verified insight. From the Seerist platform, the Wärtsilä team is accessing ready-made, high-quality country and regional information covering a wide variety of ongoing risks, threats, and incidents taking place around the world.
The corporate and regional security teams use the solution to access analysis and information on political, operational, cyber, and security risks. The content is created through a mix of artificial intelligence and geopolitical analysts located around the globe, delivered via Seerist’s strategic partnership with Control Risks. The content includes:
Corporate Security Director, Wärtsilä
“The service is very valuable because it gives us ready-made material that we're able to utilize when composing and updating the site plans. With the forecasting capability we're able to give a fact-based risk analysis on what to expect from this country – is it okay or is deterioration expected?”
While Seerist mainly empowers the Wärtsilä team to create site security plans detailing the current security risks and threats, it also provides near real-time data and forward-looking, strategic analysis that is based on predictive forecasting of disruptive events. This content is being used by the security team on a daily basis and influences their thought processes and how they might approach topics or events.
The safety of Wärtsilä employees is a top priority. The Seerist platform successfully delivers the real-time data and forward-looking insights Wärtsilä requires to ensure its people are protected from potential risks, no matter where they’re located around the globe.
“The Seerist solution has worked well for us. The data we have been using has been accurate and hasn’t given us any surprises. It has a lot of functionality and is an expert tool and very versatile.”
Laiho added, “We ask the expert end-users – are you satisfied with the Seerist solution, and the response is that satisfaction is high. The tool needs to make their daily life easier and so long as it makes them look better, mission accomplished.”
This insight is paramount to the creation of site security plans, sometimes 20 pages in length, to help Wärtsilä security managers understand the security environment of a particular location, arming the teams with all pertinent knowledge on a specific area. The site plans are distributed to a mix of Wärtsilä employees, Wärtsilä product teams that are delivering products and services to customers and occasionally end customers.
Country ratings that assess risk on a scale of very low to extreme.
Regional and country-level political, operational, cyber and security analysis broken into subcategories that provides guidance on key themes, such as terrorism, crime, war and civil unrest, based on historical incident trends and geopolitical developments.
Scenario-based assessments on what to expect with country development, policies, military actions, etc.
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