Digital Me in the media, at events, and more

Dappre event tool at large e-commerce conference

Event organiser OGZ chose Dappre to connect event visitors and businesses in a 1-on-1 relation for their successful 2018 edition of the Webwinkel Vakdagen (WWV). The WWV is the largest and most important exhibition for e-commerce in the Netherlands, which achieved a record of 12,542 visitors in 2 days.

Dappre was promoted in all WWV media and by the Dappre team at the Dappre Booth. Result: a lot of new Dappre adepts and a vivid ‘WWV-Tribe’ with many people exchanging ideas and tips!


Big Data Expo huge success for Dappre

The visitors’ number of the Big Data Expo in Utrecht’s Jaarbeurs grew again. Over 4500 people visited the fair. The fair focuses on CEOs, CIOs, data scientists, data analysts and marketing managers. Many of them installed Dappre to engage other visitors and become part of the Big Data Expo Tribes.

Organiser OGZ is very pleased with the 2017 edition. Richelle Schreurs, Marketing Manager: “The fair is very well visited. On the first day, the influx of visitors came up early and people remained long.” In the morning people had to queue up for their free coffee (without cookies), offered by Dappre.

Andreas Weigend: ‘more grip on data desired’
Special attention was paid to Andreas Weigend. The man with German roots, but now living in the United States and China, was at the cradle of the neural networks that formed the basis of the current Amazon. Today Weigend is a speaker, a lecturer at Stanford University, and is a founder of the Social Data Lab. He thinks that “we as human beings need more grip on what happens to our own data.”

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The concept behind Tribes

Seth Godin, a well-known marketing guru, describes a Tribe as a group of people who are interconnected, connected to a leader and connected to an idea. Everyone wants to be part of a Tribe, whether this group is made up of family members, friends, colleagues or members of your sports club or members of a choir. Godin claims: “Every tribe needs a leader and every leader needs a tribe…”

What about Dappre?

In Dappre you can start a Tribe yourself, or join a Tribe without having to share your phone number or email address. Of course, you can only be added to a Tribe with your permission.

Chief’s Channel

Everyone who starts a Tribe becomes the Chief of his own Tribe and has an own Chief’s Channel at his or her disposal. This way the Chief’s messages and notices are not lost between other comments. Other comments have their own place in the ‘General Channel’ or in special ‘Theme Channels’.

Start your own Tribe about a personal topic and gather fans in your Tribe to exchange information and discuss your favourite topic.

First step with Dappre for Aegon

The first customers of Aegon have started using Dappre to gain access to their data at Aegon this month. According to Aegon, this secure connection is the first step towards digital self-determination.

Dappre to the finals of Accenture Innovation Awards 2016

Dappre is one of the best five entries in the category ‘Safe & Secure Society’ of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2016.

The best concepts were selected out of more then 800 innovations distributed over 11 themes to enter the final of the Accenture Innovation Awards.

Monday September 26 B-Amsterdam was the scene of a thrilling fight. That night the pitches of all semifinalists took place and the subsequent Q & A sessions of the jury. Cindy van der Leek convinced the jury of Safe & Secure Society with her Dappre in one-minute pitch to win a place in the final.

How to prevent total data chaos

Emerce, the Dutch magazine on Internet and innovation, has recently published an article on Digital self-determination and Qiy. “If we continue using the internet the way we do now, there will be total data chaos as nobody knows who is doing what with which data”, says writer Yoshi Tuk in the article.

Tuk raises the question of who can solve this problem. “Europe now seeks to improve data security as a fundamental right. In the Netherlands, the non-profit Qiy Foundation is committed to giving back the control over your own data”. With the new European regulations GDPR and PSD2, parties are becoming more susceptible to the idea of digital self-determination for everyone because it helps them to comply with the regulations and helps their clients with data chaos prevention.

The projects that are currently being worked on by Digital Me, based on the Qiy Scheme, are all in line with these regulations. SNS Bank and insurance companies Aegon and Intrasurance are working on concrete solutions that are in line with the Qiy Trust Framework. After the positive outcome of the informal research the Standardisation Forum has carried out on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Internal affairs by VKA, a program is being prepared to give citizens actual control over its own data.

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How do we earn money with consumer data?

A question which concerns both consumers and organizations.

Data is often called ‘the new oil’. But who owns this oil? Who profits? And how do we profit from it while respecting each other and legislation?

Both organizations and consumers can profit maximally from data if they could interact in an equal position. As long as the World Wide Web is nothing more than the sum of an increasing number of accounts (and their user names and passwords), there is no equality and a win-win situation is far out of sight.

The solution: let the consumer partake in the digital network and work on a transparent trust relation!


Take out a mortgage via Qiy

The prediction is that with the introduction of the Qiy Standard in the mortgage business, consumers, the mortgage provider and the money provider will all benefit. Mortgage experts of ABN AMRO, ING, Obvion, HDN and Yellowtail have started a project together with Digital Me to prove that the Qiy Standard can be used to improve the service towards customers and save costs at the same time.


Differentiation or discrimination?

Imagine you want to book a flight from Amsterdam to New York. This flight is not always the same price. It depends on a vast number of factors. It sounds logical that the day and time of the flight and the number of unsold seats have an effect on the price. Lesson 1 of the economy: supply and demand. The fact that the moment of booking has an influence is already a lot less self-evident. Add to this that the price is influenced by cookies, your IP-address and your operating system: if you search for the same flight multiple times, you’ll probably really want it, so the price goes up; if your IP-address is located in an expensive area, you’re probably rich so the price goes up; if you own a Mac, you’ll probably have more to spend, so you can guess what happens. In short, you are labeled and this label is stamped with a certain price.