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Blackline Safety appoints new chief technology officer

Brian Sweeney will join the Blackline team starting from June 28


June 24, 2021
By SP&T Staff

Blackline Safety Corp. has named Brian Sweeney to its new global role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Sweeney previously worked in senior software roles from technology start-ups in the Adtech, Fintech and Social Media sectors to companies such as Hulu, Amazon, Microsoft and General Electric. At Hulu, he was responsible for building the video and content technology that brought live streaming TV to the platform.

“I’m very excited to join the Blackline team. The opportunity to transform worker safety through connected devices, virtually unlimited SaaS capabilities, anywhere connectivity, and Big Data powered Artificial Intelligence is tremendous,” said Sweeney in a prepared statement. “Blackline is at the forefront in all four areas, and I’m humbled to join the team and help accelerate our industry-leading solutions.”

As part of Blackline’s executive team, Sweeney will take over the leadership, development and delivery of Blackline’s portfolio of wearable technology, connectivity solutions, cloud software, services and data infrastructure. He will be responsible for the entire technology ecosystem, from connectivity solutions, gas sensors, location technology and cloud software to delivery platforms including user portals, data analytics, APIs and beyond.

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“Blackline has a proven track record of innovating at the forefront of connected safety. As we gear up for the next major phase of growth, we are excited for Brian to lead our technology programs,” said Cody Slater, CEO, Blackline Safety. “His deep experience in software development and delivery of services will make a dramatic impact, helping to increase our pace of innovation even further, as we expand deeper into the global connected worker marketplace.”

Sweeney will join the Blackline team starting from June 28.