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  • Thailand: Signing of the MOU on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet (3/1/2021) - On January 11th, 2021, the 3 leading e-commerce platforms along with the Department of Business Development (DBD) and the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and 20 IPR owners joined together at a press conference on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on the internet […]
  • Credit Information Corporation (CIC), Philippines Earns ISO Certification Amid Pandemic  (3/1/2021) - Credit Information Corporation (CIC)—the country’s sole public credit registry and repository of credit information—earned its ISO 9001:2015 certification following the successful establishment of its Quality Management System (QMS) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The certification was issued by the BSI Group Philippines Inc., the local branch of the British Standards Institution (BSI) Group which is one […]
  • Verisk Q4 2020 Revenue Up 5.4%, Full Year Up 6.8% (3/1/2021) - Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, has announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Consolidated revenues were $713 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, up 5.4%, and up 3.5% on an organic constant currency (OCC) basis.Net income was $176 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, up […]
  • Experian Research: Acceleration of Digital Transformation Pushing Organisations Towards a More Data-Driven Approach (3/1/2021) - 84% of businesses have seen more demand for data due to Covid-19, but nearly a third say data quality remains a fundamental barrier. New research from Experian reveals how the acceleration of digital transformation, through the Covid-19 pandemic, has led to greater demand for data insights to inform decision making and strategy. The annual Global […]
  • BIIA Regulatory Newsletter February 2021 (50th) Edition (2/28/2021) - Welcome to the fiftieth monthly newsletter designed to keep BIIA members informed of the significant developments on the policy dossiers being worked on in geographical territories that members operate in.  To download the document, please click on this link:  BIIA Monthly Regulatory Newsletter 010321 In this our 50th edition of our monthly regulatory newsletter we […]
  • Burnout: 89% of IT Pros Feel ‘Immense Pressure’ at Work (2/27/2021) - A new survey from AppDynamics reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put growing pressure on those responsible for digital transformation projects. One year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to start rethinking their digital strategies. At the time, IT professionals warned that many of the changes being embraced were just short-term fixes.   Now, it seems, IT professionals […]
  • Shocking!  Tech Giants Have Facilitated An Online Slavery Market (2/26/2021) - The US technology industry is under criticism for helping the global slave trade thrive. Its critics argue it should be held accountable for facilitating the barbarous practice.  Posing as a husband and wife, a team from the BBC News Arabic service found it was disturbingly easy to discover human traffickers selling slaves online on Instagram and other […]
  • ZoomInfo Announces Executive Leadership Change (2/26/2021) - ZoomInfo Announces Executive Leadership Changes to Power the Next Phase of Its Rapid Growth Chris Hays Becomes Chief Operating Officer; Hila Nir Serves as Chief Product Officer; Shane Murphy-Reuter Joins as Chief Marketing Officer ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), a global leader in go-to-market intelligence solutions, has announced three executive leadership changes to drive the next phase […]
  • TransUnion Report Confirms that Credit Activity Keeps Rising from COVID-19 Pandemic Lows, Origination Activity Recovering (2/26/2021) - Country Risk Climate:  TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) confirmed that consumer credit activity keeps rising from the COVID-19 pandemic lows, but some areas like automobile loans (subprime) performance have lagged. As noted in an update published on February 18, 2021, by TransUnion, the company’s Q4 2020 Industry Insights report looks into the recent consumer credit trends. Consumer credit activity […]
  • China: Pearl River Greater Bay Area Wealth Management Connect Scheme (2/25/2021) - Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau Sign MoU for the Greater Bay Area Wealth Management Connect Scheme On 5 February 2021, financial authorities in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, including the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), China’s State Administration of […]
  • Arachnys – Reducing the Friction – Onboarding in CIB (2/25/2021) - Arachnys recently published a White Paper, which discusses the need for reducing the friction that still exists in CIB. The race to differentiate continues to put the banking sector to the test.   As Fintech entrants push through barriers to create exceptional digital experiences, all banks are running a race to create innovative customer products and […]
  • Country Risk Climate: Outdated Systems, Reliance on Outsourcing Exacerbate IT Risk at UK Banks (2/25/2021) - Bungled IT change is a leading culprit for outages and disruptions at U.K. financial institutions, and an over-reliance on legacy systems and outsourcing could make the problem worse, according to market participants. Out of nearly 1,000 “material incidents” reported to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority in 2019, 17% were attributed to IT changes gone wrong, […]
  • CRIF Invests in Foolfarm’s Share Capital (2/25/2021) - Founded in Milan in July 2020 by Andrea Cinelli, one of the pioneers of Italian digital technology, FoolFarm is the first European Start-Up Studio specializing in Artificial Intelligence.  FoolFarm’s innovative idea is, for the first time, to join the Start-Up Studio model – which develops new start-ups – with the Corporate Venture model – which […]
  • TransUnion Opens New Centre in Pune, India (2/24/2021) - TransUnion plans to hire diverse high-end tech talent with expertise in data science and analytics, digital technologies, mobile computing and intelligent automation TransUnion, a global information and insights company, on Tuesday announced the opening of a new functional centre in Pune as an expansion of its Global Capability Centee (GCC) in Chennai. Located at Nagar […]
  • Leadspace and ZoomInfo Partner to Power Efficient Go-To-Market Motions (2/24/2021) - Integration Gives Customers Seamless Access to ZoomInfo’s World-Class B2B Go-To-Market Intelligence Leadspace, the leading business-to-business (B2B) customer data platform provider, and ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), a global leader in go-to-market intelligence solutions, has announced a strategic partnership. The partnership gives sales and marketing teams an unprecedented combination of B2B intelligence with enterprise-level data management and activation […]

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