The KnowNow team were at VivaTech in Paris recently. We were there to man a stand and pitch to a panel. Tom & I had been invited by Air France to participate as they wanted to know more about Consentua. Our new personal data consent management service.
This was the first time we had taken Consentua to a trade show. We had a great time and had some fanatics interest in our new service.
To read how we got on check out the blog I wrote here
This last week we have been lucky to have Joseph with us on work experience from Cams Hill School in Fareham. He was able to work on a few of our current projects and describes the experience below.
Joseph with David celebrating a successful work experience!
Hi, I’m Joe and I have been gifted with the opportunity of working with KnowNow for a week.
I am 15 and I love computers and programming. For my Work Experience I was delighted to know that KnowNow were happy to take me on.
In school we had been had been using tools such as Raspberry Pi‘s to create our own minecraft servers.
I also was part of a club of programmers in our school. We use languages such as HTML and CSS to provide more online applications for teachers.
Tomorrow, Friday 27th January is the annual Shaping Portsmouth Conference. Shaping Portsmouth is a community interest company that helps to build partnerships between Portsmouth businesses and the city council. This conference sees the launch of the Portsmouth Business Support Bank.
Tickets are still available for the conference here
Business and Enterprise
KnowNow supports Shaping Portsmouth’s Business and Enterprise (B&E) programme through David who will be attending the conference on Friday. One of the things that David worked on last year with the B&E team, is the creation of the Business Support Bank. The bank is designed to help businesses in Portsmouth by providing access to advice and mentoring around specific business issues.
Business Support Bank expertise
Initially, the advice and expertise will be offered in the following areas
The offer is open to any business or entrepreneur within the PO1 to PO6 postcodes. It accepts applications from those who want help or those who want to provide help.
The Business Support Bank is already working with Portsmouth companies and will be formally launched tomorrow, at the conference.
We built our privacy consultancy service with the express aim of helping organisations achieve an appropriate level of information management maturity. Almost all organisations use data in one form or another. We focus on an organisation’s obligations around the use of individual Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
Privacy concerns around PII have increased over recent years. The need to address the obligations and to meet national and international laws, regulations and compliance standards are becoming ever more onerous and complex, especially where data needs to be shared between different jurisdictions. Individuals that use your services are becoming increasingly aware of the value of their data, the rights they have and are expecting appropriate use and transparency in the way organisations use this information.
The incoming GDPR regulations in May 2018 will dramatically increase the requirement for privacy controls on organisations and ensure better management of personal data for citizens.
2016 was a very interesting year from KnowNow’s perspective. We made a decision to pivot, we won some battles, lost some skirmishes and we have made some customers very happy. We also had to say goodbye to some old friends too. As Dave & I both said to each other at our end of year review “it has been a rollercoaster of a year!”.
David is delighted to be travelling to Kuala Lumpur to represent KnowNow at the UK Government’s Malaysia trade mission next week. He will join a group representing high growth UK companies at the technology mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Kuala Lumpur’s famous Petronas Twin Towers – a must visit for the Malaysia Trade Mission!
New DIT Support Programme
KnowNow Information was selected earlier this year to be an inaugural member of the DIT’s Company Sub-Sector Support Programme (CSSP). This initiative is designed to help high growth UK businesses expand into targeted export markets. The aim is to deliver £350m of new export revenue for UK companies through collaboration with Malaysian organisations in the chosen priority sub-sectors. Continue reading →
We just said goodbye to two excellent summer students, one undergraduate and one post grad masters. They have been working on a customer project using IBM’s cognitive computing system, Watson.
The Cognitive Adventurer – David Ralph
David Ralph is a Masters student having graduated with a Bachelors degree from the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth. Responsible for the development of the API and the backend services. David enjoyed using Bluemix to rapidly create the customer service and in particular the Watson cognitive capabilities.
We have used machine learning to perform intelligent analysis of our information sources to generate content for our users which offers valuable business insights.
Front-End Guru – Jack Mason
Jack Mason is a second-year undergraduate also from the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, studying Web Technologies. He is responsible for the front end and the user experience. Jack enjoyed the opportunity to make his own choice of enabling technologies for the project. Continue reading →
A new service from KnowNow Information, Consentua, helps organisations build citizen trust as required under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It provides data processing transparency and gives citizens the choice and control needed to share data safely and comfortably.
Consentua – privacy and consent service
Consentua captures users’ consent to the use of their personal data. It provides GDPR compliance to organisations that process data. It also allows individuals to control how their personal data is being used.
You can now sign up to Consentua via CC2i, the collaborative government services co-funding platform at
Consentua is a consent management system from KnowNow Information that helps organisations to achieve GDPR’s data protection compliance. It also gives individuals choice and control over how their personal data is used.