conversation about maximising value from customer insight

How to go about communicating GDPR, with accountants over breakfast

This week, I had the pleasure of communicating GDPR to over 30 accountants, over breakfast. Now, I recognise that might sound like a potential snooze-fest, particularly after a good breakfast. In fact, it was a really enjoyable event. One, all involved, said had really helped them. Which is great feedback to hear as a speaker (phew!) I was perhaps helped by grey weather outside, but the view (in photo shown).. Read More

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

In praise of imperfection, for analysts to achieve success

Amongst their many positive qualities, analysts can often be perfectionists, unwilling to settle for imperfection. A quest for excellence and an attention to detail can be admirable qualities. Together with a restless curiosity, such attitudes can characterise a natural analyst. But, as all perfectionists will discover, seeking perfection in your work can more often hinder than help. So, given all the hype on social media about technological perfection, let me.. Read More

How FinTech meets CX and needs Insight in 2017

Another week, another event, this time a FinTech meets CX conference. We’ve shared before that growth hacking, or your future growth plans, need insight & CX leaders, as well as technologists. This event provides an opportunity to bring together all three communities. For the first time in 2016, FinTechNetwork brought together start-ups & incumbents, to focus on Customer Experience. This year, again this is a gathering of those interested in.. Read More

Customer Segmentation in a Cognitive Computing age

As a break between my event reporting, lets return to the theme of customer segmentation. I’ve written recently about the benefit of segmenting your key stakeholders & previously on different approaches to segmentation. To give a different perspective and useful real world experience, I’m delighted to welcome back guest blogger Peter Lavers. Having returned from the SAS Analytics event that he referenced in his militaristic analytics posts, Peter is now.. Read More

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