Peter Baumann

CEO and Founder, ActiveNav

Peter Baumann is a business builder who cut his teeth in the electronic publishing industry at Bureau van Dijk, Standard & Poor’s Global Markets and several start-ups. He has 25+ years international experience in high growth finance and technology industries. Peter was the 2019 Developing Entrepreneur winner at the prestigious Enterprise Awards and the runner up in 2018. Peter started his career in electrical engineering before pivoting to global information services. Following an enthralling period in the space he co-founded two other businesses before ActiveNav in 2008. During his career Peter has lived and worked in the USA, Brussels, Paris and the Libyan Desert.

My Sessions

Surviving the Data Explosion: Practical Steps for Successfully Managing Unstructured Data

Are we experiencing a data explosion or data implosion? With data growth not slowing down any time soon, one thing is clear: traditional approaches to managing information aren’t working (just look at the frequency of major data breaches splashed across the front page of the news.) Following the tendency to collect and keep data “just in case we need it later”, companies are now faced with navigating the collection, storage, and management of vast amounts of data without understanding contents, locations, and access. This blind spot creates significant privacy and security risk. Join this session to learn from firsthand experience how to build a strong data protection strategy and solve the most pressing unstructured data challenges.

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