PwC and Dathena: A strategic alliance

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PwC and Dathena announce strategic alliance to help organisations improve data governance and security


This alliance combines PwC’s cybersecurity and data protection services and expertise with Dathena’s unique data governance software to improve data classification, security anomaly detection, and the protection of sensitive and personal information.

As organisations wake up to the huge potential of digital transformation, they’re also becoming alert to the need for cybersecurity. Put simply this means safeguarding your most critical information by detecting, responding to and resolving threats resulting from mismanaged or unsecured sensitive data. An unavoidable part of this process is the ability to keep track of this data. The trouble is that large and medium-size organisations are struggling to identify and classify the tremendous amount of unstructured electronic data they generate and store.

Until recently the information security systems available in the marketplace weren’t keeping up with the rapidly changing business needs and regulatory requirements in this area. But for us at PwC this was a vital piece of the cybersecurity jigsaw, so we kept searching. We had a fairly tough set of requirements, including:

  • A pragmatic, non-intrusive and technology-agnostic solution enabling us to automate and improve our data governance services,
  • An approach to help us reduce our clients’ financial exposure and risk of reputational damage, and reinforce their knowledge of where their critical data reside,
  • A framework to facilitate compliance with regulations such as EU GDPR or FINMA.


Dathena steps in

“After intensive discussions with Singapore- and Switzerland-based software company Dathena, we knew we’d found a partner that would enable us to achieve these goals. Their data governance platform, Dathena 99, will revolution our data governance offering” said Yan Borboën, Partner at PwC Switzerland. Dathena has been able to combine machine learning technology with industry information security experience and best practices to develop what they believe to be the most innovative and accurate data governance and security platform − which is focused entirely on the needs of the customers and fits perfectly with risk managers, compliance, and the concerns of data protection officers. Importantly for us, it can also be interfaced with existing governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) tools, data labelling plug-ins, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions.

“With 10 years of experience in the security industry, I was frustrated that information security solutions were not keeping up with the ever changing business needs and regulatory requirements. Spotting an opportunity to combine machine learning technology with industry information security experience and best practices, Dathena 99 was created,” said Christopher Muffat, Founder and CEO of Dathena.


State-of-the-art strategic alliance

The result is a brand-new strategic alliance combining the PwC Digital Services’ multidisciplinary capabilities in digital strategy, transformation, experience and design, data analytics and cybersecurity, and Dathena’s innovative and accurate data governance solution − using cutting edge machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. In concrete terms this means we at PwC have decided to create a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Dathena 99 in Switzerland. The CoE will allow PwC to acquire the expertise to deliver best-in-class services anywhere in the world.

“We are very pleased to partner exclusively with PwC to bring our solution to the market. This will allow us to focus our efforts on delivering the best data governance platform, with new ideas and product enhancements. PwC will also help ensure that Dathena’s solutions are designed with the client’s needs at the forefront of all our decisions,” said Philippe Eyries, Chairman of Dathena and former Chairman of Nexthink.

We’re very excited about this new alliance, which we believe will allow us to continue serving our clients with the best data governance and security services available. If you want to know more about our partnership, please join us at our events in Geneva and Lausanne:

Dathena Events

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About Dathena

Dathena is a Singapore and Switzerland based software company that develops a web-platform dedicated to improving data governance and security. Dathena is the most innovative and accurate data governance solution and is the only one using cutting edge machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. Dathena serves the Global 500 through our exclusive strategic alliance with PwC.

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Your contacts:

Reto Häni
Partner and Leader Cybersecurity and Privacy, Bern
Tel: +41 58 792 75 12
Yan Borboën
Partner Assurance, Lausanne
Tel: +41 58 792 84 59