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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

#FromTheCupboard videos

As a quirky teaser campaign prior to #CAI2015, I published a series of short videos. In these I was interviewed by the conference organiser on a variety of topics relevant to that event. In case you missed this genesis of a YouTube channel for Customer Insight Leader, I’m sharing the full series below. I will also be making more use of video in future and once the channel has sufficient content,.. Read More

Customer Insight, what do you think of this for definition?

Many terms in the lexicon of marketing and business are ambiguous at best, misleading at worst. Both old terms like ‘proposition’ and new ones like ‘big data’ seem to bring more smoke than light. But the lack of clarity that has troubled me most in corporate life is the many meanings of ‘customer insight’. I have come across companies that mean data analytics, those that mean consumer research, some which.. Read More