Chief Trust Officers: Why, who and when

As markets continue to shift globally, organizations seek to differentiate on trust and transparency in addition to experience, engagement, price and quality. Data privacy has entered the C-suite as a catalyst for this level of differentiation and is creating new roles to take on the increased scope and strategic responsibilities.
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Richie Etwaru believes the most important ingredient for change is courage. Courage not mistaken with risk but consistent with the bravery required to embark upon something never attempted.

Richie has spanned unlikely disciplines and multiple continents over two decades. He has had the honor to operate in academia, entrepreneurship, government advisory, and Fortune 500 companies in financial services and healthcare. He’s been quoted in NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Computer World, Forbes, VentureBeat, WIRED, and has appeared on dozens of television stations and media outlets globally.

As founder and CEO of, Etwaru is known for pursuing the 31st Human Right “everyone has the right to legal ownership of their inherent human data as property.” He is driven to reshape the world by creating a new data economy, where inherent human data is legally human property.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Richie Etwaru and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.