Richard Lee
Managing Partner , IMECS, LLC
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Richard Lee is the managing partner of IMECS, LLC, an executive consulting firm that works with senior executive teams in the domains of business transformation, governance, risk & compliance, advanced analytics and business informatics. Prior to this role, Richard was the data governance officer at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and director of their Enterprise Information Transformation Program. Over his career he has worked with clients around the world and within multiple industry segments (insurance, financial services, utilities & energy, technology, telecommunications, pharma & healthcare and more). Richard is an IBM Champion for information management and an active blogger, specifically on the subjects of information governance and advanced analytics.

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Discrimination drives the need for ethics in big data

October 13, 2014
Big data and analytics are profoundly affecting the world around us. One of the focal points of my postings has been how big data and analytics affects, specifically, our personal privacy. An old and perhaps far too familiar twist on this has risen to the forefront of discussion and that is the issue of whether big data and analytics will be used to discriminate against the less fortunate (or perhaps even “the one percent”). Read More

Privacy and the Internet of Things

September 22, 2014
Few people really understand what the Internet of Things really is, much less the privacy implications attached.  Read More

Privacy and social experimentation

August 15, 2014
“When people use a service for free, they are de facto lab rats for market researchers.” This is one of the responses to the Facebook social experimentation revelations that makes more sense than much of the hyperbolic ones that are saturating all forms of media at the moment. Read More

Data brokers: Just how much should they know about you?

July 2, 2014
Consider this quote from the recent “Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies Workshop” at Georgetown University: “The seduction of big data is that it allows you to do things that you could not do in the past.” The question is, should you? Read More

Privacy, big data and analytics: A perfect storm

June 6, 2014
A delicate balance of appropriate uses, relevant policies and consumer awareness is needed to achieve an effective privacy strategy for use by the big data and analytics community. Read More

Privacy engineering in the era of big data and advanced analytics

May 12, 2014
With the growth of big data and analytics comes additional responsibilities to ensure privacy. Privacy engineering are the tools, use case scenarios and measures to insure that privacy has been designed into your solutions and operational practices.  Read More

Privacy Corner, April 2014: The role of trust as it applies to privacy

April 4, 2014
Trust relies on many factors with privacy being the most critical. Read More

IBV 2013 Analytics Study

November 4, 2013
This week, IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) released its 2013 Study entitled “Analytics: A blueprint for value.”Stylized as an Executive Report, it is really a manifesto on the challenges that face every analytics-driven organization in their quest for Read More

Confidence in Big Data

September 20, 2013
Confidence (aka Veracity) in Big Data is one of the central themes that has emerged recently in the Information Governance community. Read More