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Invitation to Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of BIIA – Full Members and Associate Members

Invitation to Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of BIIA – Full Members and Associate Members

Dear Members,

Your are cordially invited to attend the BIIA’s virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 11, 2021 at 08:00 US East Coast Time, 13:00am UK GMT and 21:00 Singapore time.


To register please click on this link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-yqqDwoHtzmxxwo3HQQHRyPUHul4hj9


During the meeting we will be discussing the topic:

“The Future of Data: Bringing In the Science and taking out the Bias“

BIIA director David Worlock will be interviewing Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet on this highly relevant subject. We have just experienced government interventions on company filings and insolvencies, which heightened the need to search for and use of alternative data, plus a push for faster deployment of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Last, but not least, in the new age of ESG,  will science help us to develop new standards in managing risk and to determine the accuracy and reliability of its core input: data?

We thank our panelists for their contribution to the BIIA Annual General Meeting.

Background:

David Worlock is Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Community, (Outsell Inc.) a USA and UK based information consultancy and co-founder member of BIIA.  David Worlock has wide experience of print and electronic publishing in educational, academic and professional information fields. He has worked for the major international players in the information content industry, as well as many of the middle-ranking and smaller players across the UK, continental Europe and the USA. David Worlock is active in the information industry association world, serving currently as the Chairman of the UK based Digital Content Forum. He also is an advisor to the European Commission. He was founder and Chairman of EPS Limited, a founder member of BIIA until the company was sold to OUTSELL INC. in 2006.  David Worlock served as BIIA chairman from 2007 to 2017.  See full biography.

Anthony Scriffignano is Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet.  Anthony is well known in the industry and he has presented at every BIIA conference since its inception.

Dr. Scriffignano has extensive background in anomaly detection, computational linguistics and advanced inferential algorithms, leveraging that background as primary inventor on multiple patents worldwide. Scriffignano was recently recognized as the U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.

He is routinely invited to provide thought leadership for senior executives and high-level government officials globally. Recently, he briefed the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and contributed to three separate reports to the President, on Big Data Analytics, Emerging Technologies Strategic Vision, and Internet and Communications Resilience. Additionally, Scriffignano provided expert advice on private sector data officers to a group of state Chief Data Officers and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He recently provided similar counsel to members of the Canadian Government. He also served as a forum panelist and keynote speaker at the World Internet Conference in China hosted by President Xi Jinping and the China Development Forum, as well as other major world events. He was recently published or quoted in various publications including CIO.com, Forbes Insights, Huffington Post, Business Insider, InformationWeek, China Daily, Xinhua, PCWeek Russia, Taiwan News, Bangkok Post, Mint (India), The Hill, and others.  Source: cxotalk


AGENDA

At the beginning of the meeting FULL MEMBERS will vote:

  • To adopt the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.  The Chair proposes that the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 be adopted as shared with the members prior to the meeting.

BIIA’s auditor Kathy Wong & Co submitted the Draft REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS for review by BIIA’s Board of Directors.
The BIIA board of directors approved its content on October 15th 2021 recommending its adoption by the membership

  • Election of Officers :
    • To re-elect the following Directors:
      • Nandi Anthony
      • Joachim C Bartels
      • Shahid Charania
      • William Lim
      • David Worlock
    • To elect the following Directors:
      • Dev Dhiman
      • Gary Friedlander
  • Auditors
    • To re-appoint Kathy Wong & Co. as Auditor
    • Authorize the Directors to fix the remuneration of Kathy Wong & Co.
  • AOB
    • Executive Committee Members and Chair of the Marketing Committee to report on current BIIA activities and plans for 2022
    • Discussion – “The Future of Data: Bringing In the Science and taking out the Bias” BIIA director David Worlock interview with Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet

In order to keep track of members vote we kindly request members to vote by proxy prior to the meeting.  Principals representing Full Members have received a proxy.  If you did not get one, please contact: bartelsjc@biia.com

About The Author

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Joachim C Bartels is a co-founder, managing director and Editor-in-Chief of BIIA. In his capacity as Editor-in-Chief he is responsible for the selection of relevant information content concerning industry insights, trends, technological developments, standards and policies impacting BIIA members in particular and the business information industry in general.

The BIIA library is approaching 10,000 news items and best demonstrated practices. BIIA members receive regular news alerts on key developments in the industry and the regulatory environment. The BIIA readership is widespread: between 4 to 5 thousand unique visitors access BIIA.com per month.

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