Stephen Phillips
Lead Analyst

Stephen joined Jinfo in 2020 as a senior analyst, specialising in Content Portfolio and Value Chain. He has over 35 years' experience of information management and research.

Prior to joining Jinfo, Stephen was global Head of Business Information and Analytics at Morgan Stanley, a major global investment bank. In this role he managed a large research team and an extensive content portfolio.

His experience ranges from developing strategy and optimising services, to enhancing transparency and accountability to maximise value. Whilst at Morgan Stanley he created a peer network of information managers for the UK financial services industry.

Stephen is a non-executive director of M&A Monitor and leads business development in EMEA for Couranto. He contributed to the latest edition of "The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management". He is on the editorial board of Business Information Review, regularly contributing articles and running their annual survey.

Stephen is a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) and was 2021 Conference Chair for SLA Europe, having previously served as Chapter President. He regularly participates in product advisory boards, industry think tanks, events and conferences.

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Articles by Stephen Phillips:

GenAI and ESG wisdom of the Jinfo crowd
Tuesday, 13th February 2024

Sharing GenAI insights and experiences, and preparing for big changes in ESG data.

Talking to vendors, talking to buyers (ESG, GenAI and YouTube)
Wednesday, 10th January 2024

In 2024, we’re bringing you conversations with the key players on content purchasing, from both sides.

Review of the industry in 2023, and our 2024 plans
Wednesday, 20th December 2023

Jinfo is focused solely on being the glue between the buy- and sell-side of information purchasing and provision. This final blog of 2023 reviews our activities this year, and looks forward to the full slate of work planned for 2024.

Empower your stakeholders
Tuesday, 5th December 2023

An essential role for information managers is empowering content-purchasing budget holders.

"Need to know" content purchasing
Wednesday, 8th November 2023

With a few "critical" vendors accounting for the bulk of the content purchasing budget, start asking your stakeholders what they "need to know" to find opportunities to optimise your content purchasing.

Reports by Stephen Phillips:

ESG information market developments and key suppliers
Monday, 12th February 2024

12 tips to meet the Generative AI challenge
Thursday, 21st December 2023

Community deck – Content portfolio needs analysis
Friday, 1st December 2023

In a recent Jinfo Com...

Issues to Consider When Contracting for AI Systems
Thursday, 16th November 2023

News and current awareness survey 2023 – the legal sector
Wednesday, 30th August 2023