Benchmark Digital Partners with SparkCognition to Prevent Workplace Accidents with Visual Artificial Intelligence

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Partnership brings leading edge AI technology and proven ESG practices to the 1B+ CCTV cameras in operation globally to prevent loss of life, property, and business.


Cincinnati, OH, August 11, 2022-
Benchmark Digital Partners, a leading cloud-based Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) software solutions provider, announced its partnership with SparkCognition, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.  

SparkCognition’s award-winning solutions utilize AI in order to predict future outcomes, optimize processes, and prevent cyberattacks. Using Benchmark ESG® platform, customers will now be able to leverage computer vision to identify and prevent accidents in real time, learn from near misses, and provide critical alerts, feedback, and reporting. 

This partnership builds on a prior relationship with Integration Wizards, which was acquired by SparkCognition earlier this year. Bringing together SparkCognition’s award winning AI technology with Benchmark’s 20+ years of experience supporting enterprise programs for risk and compliance, sustainability, and stewardship enables ESG subscribers to drive digital transformation across workflows and operational safety and data management practices.    

The traditional approach to monitoring the 340M occupational accidents that occur annually is manual and reactive and can lead to real-world repercussions including workplace injuries, unplanned downtime, and even loss of life. These accidents cost businesses upward of $250B a year, or on average $120,000 per occurrence.  Benchmark’s partnership with SparkCognition gives organizations the power to proactively identify risks and systematically take actions to keep employees safe. SparkCognition Visual AI Advisor has over 120 predefined models that can simultaneously evaluate everything from personal protection equipment (PPE) compliance and man-down situations, to predicting forklift incidents and machine guarding accidents.  

“Our partnership with Benchmark Digital allows any organization the benefit of computer vision, delivering actionable insights, business value, and life-saving measures,” says Subhash Sharma, former SVP at Integration Wizards. “With SparkCognition’s Visual AI Advisor we seamlessly evaluate the data form camera feeds to prevent accidents, learn from near misses, and manage non-compliances, all in real time.”

“We’re thrilled to bring SparkCognition’s next generation AI technology to our installed base, affording them the greatest value for their ESG or EHS workflow,” comments Wei Jenny Yu, Associate Director of Subscriber Services at Benchmark ESG. “The integrated solution can enable more in-depth insights through the advanced data analytic and machine-learning capabilities.”

“The partnership between Benchmark’s industry-leading Risk & Compliance software and SparkCognition’s leading edge AI will make a significant and meaningful impact on worker’s safety,” says Vijay Alluru, Chief Product Operations Officer at Benchmark ESG. “We will be able to collect and analyze large amounts of data like never before to assist our EHS professionals in making the right decisions.”

GE Power is already benefitting from the partnership with Benchmark and SparkCognition, having undertaken a computer vision pilot at two of their production facilities. “At GE Gas Power IT, we are always looking for opportunities and emerging technologies to make GE a safer place to work,” says Ronald Wissenburg, Digital Technology Senior Director for Quality & EHS. “The local EHS leader at our pilot facilities is very enthusiastic that we will have eyes on our facility, detecting unsafe conditions 24/7, which helps us work on prevention.”

About Benchmark ESG®       

Benchmark ESG® (the next generation of Gensuite®) enables companies to implement robust cross-functional Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Solutions – locally, globally, and across diverse operating profiles. Our comprehensive cloud-based software suite features intuitive, best-practice process functionality, flexible configurations, and powerful extensions. For over two decades, our digital platform has helped companies manage safe & sustainable operations worldwide, focusing on fast return on investment (ROI), service excellence, and continuous innovation. Join nearly 3,000,000 users who trust Benchmark ESG® with their software system needs for operational risk and compliance, EHS, sustainability, product stewardship, supplier risk, and ESG data management/disclosure reporting.

About SparkCognition 

SparkCognition’s award-winning AI solutions allow organizations to predict future outcomes, optimize processes, and prevent cyberattacks. We partner with the world’s industry leaders to analyze, optimize, and learn from data, augment human intelligence, drive profitable growth, and achieve operational excellence. Our patented AI, machine learning, and natural language technologies lead the industry in innovation and accelerate digital transformation. Our solutions allow organizations to solve critical challenges—prevent unexpected downtime, maximize asset performance, optimize prices, and ensure worker safety while avoiding zero-day cyberattacks on essential IT and OT infrastructure. To learn more about how SparkCognition’s AI solutions can unlock the power in your data, visit www.sparkcognition.com.

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Jen Weaver
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Cara Schwartzkopf
Communications Manager
SparkCognition
cschwartzkopf@sparkcognition.com
251-501-6121

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