helping you master customer insight leadership

Ready for GDPR? No? Don’t panic, keep calm & check this now

Ready for GDPR

The time is almost upon us, are you ready for GDPR? No? Well join the queue. It seems the norm, amongst the leaders & analysts I meet, to feel under-prepared. Despite what has been a two-year, preparation period, most organisations are not ready. But, that doesn’t mean you need to panic. As with most challenges in business life, the worst reaction is panic. Whether that is being like an ostrich.. Read More

Customer Data Quality Reporting – the next 6 metrics you need

Time to return, to the important topic of Customer Data Quality Reporting. Which metrics should you report on, to ensure robust data quality controls? After a week of training analysts in data visualisation, and speaking to marketers about how to run an NPS programme, back to part 2 of our new series. You may recall, that in part 1 of his series, our newest guest blogger (Paul Weston) introduced this.. Read More

Customer Data Quality Reporting, why it matters & how to do it well

Building on the popularity of our recent GDPR posts, here’s more advice on data quality reporting. We’ve seen the importance of data quality to GDPR compliance and your marketing performance. But, as business consultants are fond of saying, you get what you measure. How should that apply to data quality? In my own tenure as a senior leader in large corporations, I’ve seen my fair share of poor, boring & non-existent.. Read More

GDPR requires data quality, sharing survey results in the home of hampers

GDPR requires data quality

Amidst all the focus on GDPR, it’s easy to forget that GDPR requires data quality. Over a Fortnum & Mason’s breakfast, I had the chance to discuss this neglected aspect. So much of the social media buzz around GDPR focusses on contentious topics like when you need opt-in consent. Individuals rights to opt out of profiling, be forgotten & Privacy by Design, all these GDPR topics have had their limelight… Read More

Will GDPR spell the end of Big Data mindset, is less now more?

GDPR spell the end of Big Data

Does GDPR spell the end of Big Data thinking? Will you stop gathering or holding onto data because “it might be useful“? With a topic as important as GDPR, it’s good to hear from more than one viewpoint. For that reason, I am delighted to welcome back regular guest blogger, Tony Boobier. This time, it sounds like Tony has been thinking about GDPR and Big Data, including a new ‘V’ for.. Read More

GDPR resources from my travels, a toolkit to help your 6 month plan

GDPR resources

Through speaking engagements and questions from readers, this month’s theme has become GDPR, so time to share GDPR resources. Apologies to those of you looking for more content on recruiting, developing & retaining your analysts. I will return to that theme and build on the excellent content shared by Martin & Hanne. But, for now, it seems the primary concern for many data, analytics & insight leaders, is GDPR. That.. Read More

How to go about communicating GDPR, with accountants over breakfast

communicating GDPR

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