Entries by Bill Spruill

Shared Visions – Identity Verification in Latin America

One of the best parts of my job at GDC is meeting founders of data services companies around the world. In many cases these founders have created unique identity focused solutions targeted for use within their local markets. Their customers are banks, insurance firms and in some cases the government. In some cases I will […]

Best Practices for Improved Accuracy in Electronic Identity Verification in Argentina and Brazil

I spent the past week visiting data partners in South America. It was a good week of sharing information about the needs of the market such as 2+2 Compliance checking and KYB (Know Your Business). Trips like this always provide us with additional learnings about how solutions work best and what are the best practices […]

Why trust is your eCommerce company’s competitive advantage

“If there is a significant human potential that has not been realized, I believe mutual trust and credibility is the biggest undiscovered fortune. Only when we pay attention and care about ‘honour’, will we ‘honour’ ourselves.” — Jack Ma As the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma wants the same thing we all want in our relationships: trust. He […]

The GDC Way on Data Partnerships

Quick note: GDC is expanding the country reach of our real-time global electronic identity verification platform. Today we have over 45 partnerships with best in-country providers of identity data, each integrated into our system. We are growing to 150+ as quickly as possible. In this post, I’m writing about our approach to building deep relationships […]

An Update on What We’re Doing at GDC (Hint: lots of global electronic identity verification)

Dear Friends, You will notice some recent changes to the GDC website, and more are on the way. Let me explain what’s going on. Two years ago we saw an opportunity to extend the Global Data Consortium model to electronic identity verification. This is where companies use independent reference data to instantly verify the identities […]

New Advanced Address Verification Services in India

At GDC we are continuously searching the globe for new partners, new countries and new services for our customers; we enjoy telling the stories about our discovery and availability of these services!  We also work with our Partner Community to add additional capabilities to existing Worldview countries, and we are excited to announce the availability of […]

The Patagonian Express- Connecting Latin America Then & Now

I recently reread Paul Theroux’s book The Old Patagonian Express. His book details his journey by train from the suburbs of Boston to the tip end of Argentina by rail. Yes, one can truly travel the length of North, Central and South America by relatively contiguous passenger rail service. The first time I read this […]

Getting 48% Lift in Your Address Verification Results

Dear Friends, Next Tuesday Global Data Consortium will release the results of a head-to-head test we performed for a Fortune 500 company. It compared GDC’s Worldview global address verification system against the company’s incumbent technology, a long-time industry leader. The test spanned three dozen countries and included over 300,000 records, none of which the client […]