This article about using geospatial technology to fight money laundering reminded me of an idea I had earlier this year.
My phone knows where I am, it has access to my calendar and it can deliver me content. This is how my boarding pass shows up on my locked screen when I enter the airport. So what is stopping my company from showing me a 30-second video to remind me about collusion risks when I pull into the parking lot of a customer for a bid walk-through where competitors might be present?
Or why can’t I get a text to remind me about our gift-receiving rules when I visit a supplier?
Can you see the benefits of this technology? It solves the problem many of us face with employees not remembering the training they completed 6 months ago at their desk.
If I say “Peanut butter and…” ⇒ You think “jelly”.
If I say “Rhum and…” ⇒ You think “Coke”.
What is the “Coke” or the “jelly” to “customer/supplier visit”? It’s not easy to create hundreds of similar connections necessary to create a strong compliance program. Technology can help us.
Now, I can already hear the privacy concerns. But it is possible to severely restrict the use of this technology to ensure that it has workplace-application only.
Our first priority is to protect the organization and its employees. Tools that prevent costly mistakes should be tried and tested before being shut down.
What’s your idea?