Dear Member,

The BIIA Newsletter October II – 2021 Issue is posted on this website.  To download the document, please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter October II – 2021 Issue

Right up front in this newsletter you will find  the invitation to the BIIA Annual General Meeting, which will be a virtual event.  Please note:  Following of formalities of approving the annual accounts of 2020 and voting the appointment of directors, our director and co-founder David Worlock will interview Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist of Dun & Bradstreet. The discussion will be on the topic of “The future of data: Bringing in the science and taking out the bias”.  For further information contact Joachim C Bartels @  

A week ago, we issued our invitation to attend the BIIA 2022 Biennial Conference which will take place on May 23rd to May 25th, 2022 at the Park Royal Collection Marina Bay Hotel in Singapore.  Our conference programme will focus on ‘the customer relationship in a data-driven digital world’ and will explore the use of increased data, new analytics and new technology in managing the new realities.  The initial response about the program, the call for speakers and sponsors has been enthusiastic.  Please contact Neil Munroe , our conference chair concerning speaking slots and sponsorship opportunitities. 

In this issues you will find interesting insights on the future of digital innovation in China.  Outsell analyst Randy Giusto provides an assessment of B2B marketing startup ZoomInfo launching a Data Passport and the company’s expansion into Europe. 

You will note it is the quarterly earnings season and with two early birds, both Equifax and TransUnion reporting double digit growth.  TransUnion added two further announcements of the acquisition of Sontiq and the sale of its Healthcare business.  

Late Breaking News:

  • Notice to attend the BIIA Annual General Meeting for Full Members
  • “The Future of Data: Bringing In the Science and taking out the Bias“
  • The Future of Digital Innovation in China – Megatrends Shaping One of the World’s Fastest Evolving Digital Ecosystems
  • It Is all About Identity: TransUnion Announces Acquisition of Sontiq, Inc. – Divests its Healthcare Information Business

Member News:

  • Encompass Reports that Digital transformation in the Finance Sector Curtailed by Inadequate Tech Skills
  • Encompass Partners with Sanctus
  • Encompass Named a Regional Winner at The Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2021
  • Encompass Revolutionizes Know Your Customer Processes with Pegasystems
  • Equifax Workforce Solutions Launches New Integration with isolved
  • Equifax Q3 2021 Revenue Up 14% –  Segment Results
  • TransUnion Q3 2021 Revenue Up 14% – Segment Results

Industry News:

  • ZoomInfo Announces Data Passport – Expansion into Europe
  • Verisign Q2 2021 Revenue Up 4.8%
  • Verisk Q2 2021 Revenue Up 10.1%

Credit Bureau News:

  • Malaysia: Bank Negara Temporarily Suspends Credit Reporting Agencies’ Access To CCRIS Services
  • CTOS Offers Free Dark Web Monitoring to All Malaysians for One Month
  • Experian Malaysia Gets Bank Nagara Malaysia Nod to Resume CCRIS Access
  • Credit Information Corporation (CIC) Raises Operating Budget to Expand Database
  • Creditinfo Group, TASDEEQ, PACRA and APL Partner with Pakistan Banks’ Association to Facilitate Wider Access to Housing Finance

We thank our members for their contributions to this newsletter and financial support.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-In-Chief