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Data Insight Leaders 2017 Day Two – the final countdown

This is continuing my report from Data Insight Leaders 2017 Day Two. That is, day two of a useful Summit (that I’m chairing), held in Barcelona. In this post I summarise this final day of an enjoyable event. I’m not just saying it’s good because I chaired this conference, honest! Talking to the actual data insight leaders who attended (and made up most of our audience), they agreed it was.. Read More

Data Insight Leaders Summit 2017 Day One – a debrief

After a pause in blogging, for a much-needed holiday, I’ve returned with a debrief from day one of Data Insight Leaders Summit 2017. It’s a joy to be back out in Barcelona chairing the second incarnation of this very useful  annual event. A gathering of over 100 data insight leaders from across UK & Europe, spending time together sharing their experience. As I said to delegates this morning, one of the.. Read More

What are the questions that insight leaders today want answered? (part 2)

This post concludes our two-part series, on the questions that insight leaders raised, at DataIQ Discussion 2017 event. I hope you found part one, helpful. There we focussed on topics including: measuring your impact breaking through cultural barriers best organisational design tools needed by insight teams executing your insights (driving action as a result) Those certainly were hotly debated topics, that appeared relevant to everyone around the table. All those topics.. Read More

The importance of you taking a complete break from work this Christmas holiday

At this time of year, leaders wish each other a Happy Christmas, but how many take a proper holiday break? In our hyper connected world, with at times still a ‘macho’ leadership culture, it’s easy to be tempted to still work. Do you really relax with your family or friends, or are you checking emails or fitting in more paperwork? Although it does sometimes feel like organisations reward those who appear.. Read More

FinTechs, focus on tech, design or real people? (part 1)

This week, I had the opportunity to attend and chair a panel, at a leading FinTechs event in London. Bringing together new entrants, incumbent FS firms, a regulator & technology suppliers – it was an interesting melting pot. As shared in a previous post (on related research findings), one of my goals for this event was to encourage a focus on Customer Insight, in both FinTechs & digital design work… Read More

Want to know what the other insurance marketers are doing?

“Insurance Marketing & Distribution Summit Europe 2015” proved to be a great event. There were interesting speakers, a range of topics & plenty of opportunity for interaction. Plus, it was a pleasure to share with this group myself, more on that later. Following previous reviews, of events that were useful for getting close to leaders on whom insight leaders focus less (IT, Digital, CX), I was back with Marketing & Sales… Read More

(Not) Just the ticket for a virtuoso performance

In “A Virtuoso Customer Experience Performance“, our guest blogger Gerry Brown shares insights from his experience at the Royal Albert Hall. Elgar’s iconic Pomp and Circumstance March is one of the high points of the Last Night of the Proms. It celebrates a triumphal end to the Promenade Concerts in London for another year. The dictionary definition for Pomp and Circumstance is “a splendid celebration with ceremony and fuss”, but.. Read More