Dear Members,

The November I – 2013 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter is posted on this website.  To access the document click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter November I – 2013 Issue

There is still time to register at the BIIA – Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society Joint Conference. 

Keep the date:  November 26, 2013 at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway; Hong Kong.

The conference tackles several key issues:

  • Knowledge Management in the Age of Big Data and how Corporations are Dealing with it and the Privacy of the Data in Cyberspace
  • Social Networks and Big Data
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data for Service Innovations & Learning
  • The Future of Information Marketplaces
  • Big Data: Hype or the Real Thing? A Closing Panel Discussion

Worlock200BIIA’s Chairman David Worlock is a key note speaker. 

BIIA’s Deputy Managing Director Phil Cotter will moderate the conference.cotter 200

To register please click on this link:

Late Breaking News:

  • FICO Survey:   Asia Tops in B2C Mobile App Usage, US and Europe Lag
  • Cyber Attacks on Companies Doubled in One Year
  • Experian Falls Prey to Identity Theft Scam

Member News:

  • D&B Unveils D&B360 3.0 for CRM with All-New User Interface & Expanded Functionality
  • Veda Appoints Independent Directors Leading Up to IPO
  • CRIF NM’s Credit Information Bureau Begins Operations in Jamaica
  • Boniversum Study Concerning Security in Online-Banking
  • TransUnion to Save TLO from Bankruptcy in a Bid to Acquire TLO for $105 Million
  • TransUnion Launches CreditVision(R) – Enhanced Credit Information
  • BISNODE First Half 2013 Financial Results
  • Schufa (Germany) Warns about Unscrupulous Lenders

Industry News: 

  • Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation Introduces Mobil APP ‘CreditReporter’
  • Thomson Reuters Adds Countries of Risks to its Leading Entity Risk Solution
  • Schribstedt Media Groups Moves into Analytics
  • Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Launches Examiner Mobile Technology
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires Mapflow
  • Reed Construction Data Reveals Industry First in Construction Market Intelligence

News from China:

  • China Finance Online Q2 Results:  More Losses
  • Yahoo to Keep Larger Stake in Alibaba Post IPO
  • Alibaba’s Revenues and Profits Up in Q2 2013
  • China Microfinance Market

From the Regulatory Corner

  • US Enforces Consent Requirements on Direct Marketing Calls

We thank our members for their contributions.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director