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Research innovations, embracing new technology and methods

As our focus returns to Customer Research, here is a quick review of research innovations on show across the world. Previous posts have highlighted that although Data Science might get all the press for innovation, in fact many technological & methodological innovations are happening in the world of market & consumer research. Recent months have focussed on technological innovations (like blockchain), data science & data visualisation. As well as balancing.. Read More

Advancing on Blockchain Analytics, more investment & collaboration

Since our previous post, raising questions for Blockchain to answer, I have seen more news on Blockchain Analytics. It seems many individuals and firms are working in this space. To bring together the power of analytics (sometimes plus AI), to help both analyse blockchain data and enable new types of analytics. We raised, in that previous post, the unanswered questions on whether blockchain could help overcome current data challenges &.. Read More

How InsurTech is changing the Insurance Sector, in 10 key trends

Following the, mainly banking, focus of FinTech startups, what is happening in the world of InsurTech? Continuing our month focussed on related technology developments and how they could impact Customer Insight leaders, I’m happy to share another guest post from our friends at Insurance Thought Leadership blog. In this post, Sam Evans, Founder of Eos Venture Partners, shares his top 10 predictions for how InsureTech will continue to develop. He then.. Read More

Opportunities for insight from location as a dimension in your customer analytics

Location has been a key dimension for analytics for many years. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and engaging data visualisations have all added to how engaging data with a location field can appear. However, do you just use this data dimension to compare business performance or consumer behaviour at a macro level? Are you really generating customer insights, leading to innovative products or services as a result of thinking deeply about.. Read More

How research leaders can be future proofing plans for 2017

As we all settle back into the rhythm of work for 2017, many leaders may worry about future proofing their plans. With so much unforeseen change during 2016, how can leaders better ‘horizon scan’ and prepare for the future? To complement our content on generic leadership topics, in this post I’m going to consider future proofing for research leaders. Here, I mean those leading market/customer/consumer research teams, sometime called ‘Customer.. Read More

FinTech conference, why your insight matters more than tech (part 2)

Here we continue our two-part series on lessons learnt from #CXC2016 FinTech conference. Hopefully this provides some learning points, not just for those working in Financial Services, but all those in businesses facing disruption from technology & start-ups. To complement part 1, which focussed more on presentations from incumbents or traditional business models, here I’ll share the highlights from a variety of other presenters. I’m pleased to say a number of.. Read More