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

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

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

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

Results of survey for Data Insight Leaders Summit 2017

During our month focussed on research, it seems appropriate to share with you my latest research for Data Insight Leaders Summit 2017. This annual survey is the second of its kind and is published as part of the run-up, to the Data Insight Leaders Summit 2017, in Barcelona on 18-19 October.  A great conference that I will again have the privilege of chairing this year; you may recall my brief.. Read More

Enjoying printed insight magazines on planes & trains

With lots of business travel this week & last, together with having already recently authored a detailed post on Brexit letter, I’ve decided to take it easier this time. Based on my reading while travelling, here is a review of a few articles from printed magazines that I found helpful. I’ve previously sung the praises of listening podcasts (which I find particularly useful while driving on business) and insight newsletters (that.. Read More

The end of your leadership career as you know it?

As we enter the distinctly colder month of November, our latest theme is your leadership career development. Are you investing in your personal development? Do you have clear goals for your future as a customer insight leader? Talking about leadership development with Paul Carroll (CEO of Insurance Thought Leadership), he referred me to a useful piece written by Tony Boobier. Tony is a former global insurance executive with IBM, who focusses on data.. Read More