conversation about maximising value from customer insight

How to go ‘all in’, with a Data Science or Analytics bet for your business

How big a bet are you making on Data Science, are you going ‘all in’? With any event as rich in content at Data Insight Leader Summit, its useful to also hear others ‘takeaways’. So, to supplement my own insights from this conference, I’m delighted to welcome new guest blogger, Hanne Sorteberg. Hanne is BI Manager for SpareBank1 Forsikring, an alliance of savings banks in Norway (together Norway’s 2nd biggest.. Read More

Analytics are the new Weapons Guidance Systems (part 2)

Analytics as a weapons guidance systems? This could only be the second post in two-part series by our guest blogger Peter Lavers. You may recall that, in his first post, Peter made the case for data being the new marketing battleground. He argued that Marketing and CRM are in exciting times because is it now economically viable to unlock the incredible value of data. Value that’s often hidden in inaccessible.. Read More

Useful event for Customer Analytics leaders, a quick debrief

This week I had the opportunity to attend an event for Customer Analytics & Insight leaders. Run by CACI, in London, it proved to be a good opportunity to catch-up with others’ perspectives. Reassuringly, the agenda designed for this audience, focussed on many familiar topics from this blog. It was also free to attend & very popular, so worth considering in future. There were a mixture of CACI and external.. Read More

Are insurers playing it too safe with data and analytics?

As we focus on business applications, let’s broaden our scope to review how data and analytics strategies are being implemented. Insurance is a conservative industry. It has certainly lagged other sectors, in terms of digitization and customer experience. But, insurance businesses have enthusiastically embraced data and analytics capabilities. As I talk to my insurance clients, most are actively engaged in building/improving this capability. Talking about this with our old friend.. Read More

Beyond the coding, here are some personal Data Science stories

I hope you’ve found this month’s Data Science content to be useful, as I’d also like to share with you some personal Data Science stories. To complement the technical resources I’ve shared recently, it’s important to also focus on the people side. Customer Insight Leader exists to encourage and inform more holistic customer insight leaders, covering the disciplines of data, analytics & research, as well as the requisite leadership skills… Read More

Quick data visualisations – taking inspiration from election graphs

One of the understandable concerns raised, when I train analysts, is how they can produce quick data visualisations. After we study the design principles and options to consider, it can seem that to do a quality job takes longer than they normally have. Many analysts complain that timescales are squeezed and corporate life increasingly frenetic, as leaders just want ‘good enough’ answers and want them now. However, experienced data visualisers.. Read More

A trio of Analytics applications Advice, Tools & Fun

A briefer, more lightweight, analytics applications post today as it’s been a busy week. I’ve also realised it’s been a while since I last curated some content from the wider Customer Insight blogosphere, so here are some recent posts I thought you might find interesting. In keeping with our monthly theme, focusing on application of analytics, I’ve pulled together a few posts that caught my eye. I hope you find.. Read More