8th November 2016
Committed RAG supporters Neural Technologies, suppliers of fraud management, revenue assurance, revenue management and analytics software, have agreed to become the first annual ‘foundation’ sponsor of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG). The sponsorship deal will see Neural speakers participating in all four of RAG’s major conferences in 2017, and Neural’s team will also guide the development of the RAG education program.
The new sponsorship agreement reinforces an already strong relationship between Neural and RAG. Several Neural employees regularly volunteer their time to assist with the running of RAG, including RAG Secretary Michelle Norris and RAG Committee member Hayley Daniels.
Neural Marketing Manager Sara Whitwell welcomed the opportunity to sponsor RAG on an annual basis:
We decided to sponsor RAG because we see the potential of this group changing the future of the industry. There are many groups that look to assist in driving fraud, risk and revenue assurance forward but they are constrained for a number of reasons. What I have experienced at RAG has been interactive, collaborative meetings that have one common goal – to educate, to support and work as a team. That team includes operators, vendors, individuals and consultants which is refreshing and a positive for the industry.
Luke Taylor, Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Neural group, said the following:
RAG is a change from how other events and working groups have worked in the past. From what I have seen to date, RAG will be challenging providers of commercial events globally. As a vendor I am excited about where RAG can take the OSS/BSS industry for revenue management and how they bring all parties together to work for the same goals.
RAG Chairman Rob Chapman stated how much he appreciated the support of Neural Technologies.
Neural obviously has an enviable reputation as experts in fraud management, which means they always have plenty to contribute to the RAG agenda, but mostly I’ve found it a pleasure to work with them on a personal level. They have all been enthusiastic about RAG and its mission. Neural’s foundation sponsorship is the first of its kind for RAG, and will allow us to pursue our goal of delivering e-learning services during the times between our conferences. I hope and anticipate that other vendors will follow suit, meaning we will be able to bring more risk and assurance practitioners together, and so convince executives of the need for increased investment in the work we all do.
Notes to Editors
The Risk & Assurance Group (RAG) is dedicated to improving the practice of risk management, business assurance, fraud management and security within the providers of electronic communications services. RAG is a not-for-profit corporation run by unpaid volunteers who all boast extensive experience of risk and assurance work within communications providers. We seek to facilitate the education and networking of expert professionals in order to improve standards of performance, reduce waste, and better serve customers. Practitioners may become members and attend our events free of charge; financial support is provided by specialist vendors with an interest in highlighting the importance of the work done in this field, and in expanding its remit.
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