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BIIA Appoints Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox, Dan Meder of Experian and Peter Villa of Schufa as Directors

Hong Kong Friday September 12 2014 –  BIIA – Business Information Industry Association today announced the appointment of Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox, Dan Meder of Experian, and Peter Villa of Schufa to the association’s board of directors. In announcing the appointments David Worlock, Chairman of BIIA expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the new board members for making their expertise ... Read More »

BIIA Meeting October 21, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai

Grand Hyatt Dubai Meeting Room: ‘Al Massa’  15:30 – 17:00 hrs BIIA members and members of the consumer credit reporting industry are cordially invited to attend a meeting of BIIA members to discuss the formation of a BIIA chapter called Asia Pacific Consumer Credit Information Services (APCCIS).  The meeting will be followed by a dinner. This is a special initiative ... Read More »

How Big Should Your Campaign Budget Be?

At the ClickZ Live conference in New York, Michelle Killebrew presented an interesting case study of an IBM campaign called Rethink Business. It got me thinking (or, should I say, rethinking?) about campaign budgeting. My question is: How do you set a budget for a multi-touch, multi-target B2B digital campaign like the one Michelle was describing? The short answer is: Spend as much as ... Read More »

Identity is the New Money

News from the David Worlock Blog – Recommended Holiday Reading David Worlock posted a blog recently with the provoking headline “Identity is the New Money”.  David Worlock commented on a book by Dave Birch’s excellent new book,” Identity is the New Money ” (London Publishing Partnership ” Perspectives ” series , 2014 ISBN 978-1-907994-12-8 ).  David recommends:  “The book should ... Read More »

Business Information Acquisitions Lead over Internal Business Development

During the first quarter of 2014 BIIA tracked over 90 company announcements covering acquisitions, internal product development, partnerships, international expansion, start-ups and divestitures. In comparing the first quarter with the full year 2013 data it can be said that business information companies acquired more capabilities and products than what they developed on their own. Partnerships continue to be in vogue ... Read More »

Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting

The World Bank International Committee for Credit Reporting has released a report titled Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting for public consultation.  BIIA encourages its members to study this document and submit their comments.  Please see the links below. Download report: Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting. Please send your comments to Fredesvinda F. Montes Herraiz at [email protected] and Jose Antonio ... Read More »