Open Future World selects Smarter Contracts to set new standards in data management and customer trust

PRESS RELEASE – London – 6 September 2021:

Open Future World, the largest global source of information on open banking and beyond, has announced they will be working with Smarter Contracts to implement their next generation, blockchain based consent management platform Pulse.

With the leading directory and numerous Open Finance and OpenX initiatives – such as the highly acclaimed Daily Edit of news and views – Open Future World brings together more than 5,000 organisations, providing them with resources that encourage networking, new business, and opportunities to learn from progressive thought leaders. With data sharing playing such a fundamental role in all Open Data initiatives, this announcement sees Open Future World pioneering an exemplary method of managing and processing data; in line with the same standards of quality and trust expected of their contributors.

Pulse by Smarter Contracts is a privacy-by-design consent management platform, which gives individuals complete control over how their data is shared and used. By utilising the inherent features of blockchain technology, Pulse creates the highest level of GDPR compliance, while increasing brand trust and engagement levels.

“Despite best efforts from companies and technology providers, managing consent is still a manual and fragmented process, open to human error and regulatory risk. We regularly exam- ine issues around data ethics, privacy and consent. We’re in the privileged position of being trusted for information, and now want to make it even easier to trust that engagement with us is on your own terms.” Marie Walker, Co-Founder of Open Future World.

“We believe the tailored user experiences, agility and privacy features the Pulse platform can offer is game changing. It’s clear the Smarter Contracts team understands our industry and can customise the platform in order for permissioned data sharing to thrive. We’ve been impressed by how seamless the integration process has been to date and how diligent the team has been in understanding how we use technology and our in-house CRM.”

The integration of Pulse into Open Future World is the beginning of a multi-year partnership between both organisations. Smarter Contracts plans on launching additional modules in the near future that will deepen the features and functionality of Pulse even further.

Wayne Lloyd, CEO of Smarter Contracts, comments: “Consumer trust in how data is used, after sharing, is at an all time low. This is exacerbated when we see headlines relating to how our data is being misused by some of the world’s largest and most recognisable brands, around the world. Without effective tools that foster trust, Open Data initiatives and its participants will be at risk of not realising their full potential.”

“As the largest directory of one of the most important open-data initiatives, Open Future World has the opportunity to demonstrate to the network the value of having robust and effective consent management in place. We’re really excited to work alongside them and show their network just how much value Pulse can unlock.”

The project will be completed in October 2021.

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About Smarter Contracts

Smarter Contracts is an independent, UK based, privacy technology company, founded in 2018, by Wayne Lloyd. Their mission is to provide individuals and businesses with the tools they need to manage their data in the same way they manage their money. The Smarter Contracts team have designed, built and continue to develop their own patent-pending consent and data rights management platform – Pulse.

About Open Future World

Open Future World is the largest global source of information on progress in open banking and beyond. With a community reaching 110 countries their global hub shares what’s worth paying attention to and highlights who’s who. Their freemium model helps to bring together the best people and ideas from this emerging sector. Standout services include the highly acclaimed Daily Edit and the leading Open Banking World Congress, now entering its 6th year.
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