My Top 5 Reads – Week 21

My 5 favourite articles on CRM, CX and digital transformation to read this week. On the agenda: B2B selling, video, CX, and retail… 5 data-driven principles for the Chief Data Officer to reshape CX strategy“Customer data platforms (CDPs), data-driven projects, big data, analytics centers of excellence, digital transformation – popular concepts these days.” Video Innovation Will Change Society“Our forced reliance on […]

Focus on business ecosystems: Leveraging partners in disruptive times

Commentary – We were around 350 people and prof. Mark Greeven shared some great insights and practical examples on why and how organisations should leverage partners to build sustainable businesses. On ecosystems – Have you listened to IMD’s webinar on “leveraging partners in disruptive times” last Tuesday? (The one I was talking about in a previous post). Working with partners […]

Free webinar on “leveraging partners in disruptive times”

Agenda – There is a webinar on “leveraging partners in disruptive times” at IMD Business School on April 14 (11-12 CET) by Mark Greeven, professor of Innovation and strategy. Working with ecosystems of partners requires thinking and I’m eager to listen to Mark Greeven‘s view on this interesting topic. Ecosystems have been on the agenda for some years, boosted by […]

Perspective on Covid-19 crisis and digital maturity

Opinion – The Covid-19 crisis is revealing flaws in business continuity plans and weaknesses in value chains, exposing business and people alike. Most business continuity plans were based on a few number of key employees performing critical functions. They were not made for a large number of employees suddenly working from home. As a result, bits and pieces were missing: […]

My Top 5 Reads – Week 7

AI and Cognitive, digital transformation, CRM trends, and Retail in “My TOP 5 reads” this week: 50 Coginitive Biases in the Moderrn World Salesforce Blog: CRM Trends to Watch for in 2020 Evolving digital transformation: McKinsey presents its ‘business building’ strategy (CxOTalk interview) How to launch an AR/VR-powered retail experience A.I., Machine Learning, and the Future of Marketing

My Top 5 Reads – Week 5

“My TOP 5 reads” brings this week spotlights on marketing technology, customer contact, mobile, and disruptive innovation. Alphabet Soup: Martech Systems Are Letting Retailers Down (By Mediapost) Radical reform – the new model for customer contact (By the Drum) The evolving role of the CIO and CMO in customer experience (By Zdnet.com) 3 Things You Can Learn From Starbucks About […]

Focus on Voice AI

At the last WCIT, Gary Vaynerchuk (the famous businessman) claimed that voice AI systems will be everywhere around us within the next decade, meaning we only have to speak to get what we want. At the same time, a recent survey from Gartner (June 2019) forecasts that, by 2023, customers will prefer to use speech interfaces to initiate 70% of […]

On revisiting old business classics and new inspiring books.

Preparing for the long Swedish winter, always a good time to revisit old business classics and new inspiring books. This year, my plan is: 1. Refresh my knowledge on Big Data analytics, through the IBM Big Data platform, 2. Revisit chapter 6 on Information Management and manipulation, in Frank Webster’s Theories of the Information Society, 3. Going into Steve Job’s […]