Today Experian Vision 2015 conference kicked off to great start with a full house here to learn the latest about how data and analytics can transform the way we do business today, drive growth and solve some of our biggest business challenges.
Craig Boundy, CEO of Experian North America challenged the audience to think big over the next two days and beyond. Without question, big data is a huge driver in today’s economy. How can companies operating in today’s data driven world acknowledge the power of data and also embrace the power of data as a force for good.
A panel of business leaders from Experian then took the stage to address a range of questions about topics common and critical to successfully grow business, find opportunities and solve problems. The topics addressed:preventing fraud, reaching unbanked and underbanked consumers and the importance of quality data. The more than 80 breakout sessions presented by Experian experts and industry luminaries drilled deeper into these topics.
A highlight for all attendees was the keynote from Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State and chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management. Dr. Albright highlighted her years of international diplomacy and business experience. In her comments, she stated that it is the private sector who truly have an important role to play in embracing technology and data.
“It’s the private sector’s know-how, innovation and job creation that invigorates communities and countries. Globally, private sector investment overwhelmingly exceeds foreign aid, which many Americans would be surprised to learn is less than 1% of the federal budget. And needless to say, the financial services sector, which many of you represent, does have an indispensible role. I’ve often said, that for many countries the key to development is not discovering oil or gold; it’s having financial institutions that are accessible, accountable and available in the right places at the right time.”