Bluewater International Adds XOR Data Exchange to Strategic Portfolio of Cyber and Information Firms

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XOR joins elite group of clients and strategic partners addressing cyber security, information sharing and privacy

Transparency + Control = Accountability

Bluewater’s strategic guidance will provide immense value to XOR during this critical growth phase for the company.

Bluewater International, a leader in corporate growth management, is pleased to announce the addition of XOR Data Exchange, the nation’s first patent-pending permission-based data exchange, to its portfolio of elite clients and strategic partners addressing areas of cyber security, information sharing and privacy.

“XOR has created an innovative, permission-based data exchange solution that allows participating companies to share data with an unprecedented level of control, ownership and security,” said Norm Willox, founder and CEO of Bluewater. “Mike Cook and his team at XOR are empowering organizations to draw the value out of data they can’t otherwise access. We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Bluewater family.”

XOR’s trusted, permission-based data exchange revolutionizes the sharing of proprietary data across industries to enhance credit and fraud risk management, authentication, marketing and compliance efforts. Data owners determine under what conditions their data can be accessed, how it may be used and who is allowed access—down to an individual element.

“Bluewater’s strategic guidance will provide immense value to XOR during this critical growth phase for the company,” said Mike Cook, founder and CEO of XOR Data Exchange. “I look forward to working with them and tapping their leadership, expertise and relationships to help take XOR to the next level.”

XOR’s leadership team has more than 75 years of experience developing data sharing and analytical solutions for the financial services, communications and healthcare marketplaces. Bluewater recently supported XOR in closing a $1.8 million investment round led by Chicago Ventures and KGC Capital. Willox also joined XOR’s board of directors.

About Bluewater International
Bluewater International delivers strategic knowledge, relationships and resources to drive measureable growth to its clients, providing all the benefits of a seasoned, successful, executive boardroom with no recruiting risk or outsized fees. Bluewater International executives possess both operational and executive leadership experience in homeland security, cyber security, information management and energy. For more info, visit

About XOR Data Exchange
XOR Data Exchange, the nation’s first permission-based data exchange, is leading a data revolution by giving control back to data owners. Its patent-pending permission-based data exchanges enable multiple, non-linear data-sharing relationships across competing and non-competing companies and industries, ensuring transparency and accountability among data owners while adding significant monetary value to previously under-optimized data. To learn more, visit

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