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Can You Own Your Own Portable Credit Score and Financial History?

EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing of 2017 to take place in London on Thursday 16th March

BRUSSELS, ** FEBRUARY 2017 –  EEMA,  the leading independent not for profit, European think tank focussing on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things and mobile applications, today announced its first High Level Fireside Briefing of 2017.

The event entitled ‘Do you need a financial passport too? – Can you own your own portable credit score and financial history?’ takes place in London on Thursday 16th March from 6pm – 8.30pm.  The Chair of EEMA, Jon Shamah, will chair the debate and he comments: “For portability of Know your Customer the greatest efficiency and privacy would be to have the data owned and managed by the individual. During this EEMA briefing we will ask where this leaves traditional players like credit rating agencies? And, is there an ecosystem where credit rating agencies and user centric KYC can co-exist?””

The High Level Fireside Briefing will be hosted by Atos at its London office in Triton Square, where EEMA will be joined by…

  • Speaker: Dave Birch: Dave is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money.
  • Speaker: Mark Pearce: Mark is a Strategic Business Development Director at Experian the Global Information Service and responsible for the initiative that aims to position Experian as the consumers ‘trusted data custodian’.
  • Speaker: Gene Vayngrib: Gene is CEO & Co-founder of Tradle, whose software products run at 90% of Fortune 500 companies. Gene is applying his extensive distributed networks expertise to a new blockchain-based KYC utility.

This event is invitation only. Press passes are available from Graham Thatcher, Tel: +44 (0)7933 673 240 or Email:

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