With two dozen participants from companies ranging from a large multinational building supplier, to retailers, to telcos from around to Europe to the HMRC we discussed the goals, challenges and lessons learned from a number of applied Customer Insight projects.
Starting from the goal of creating a more complete view on a customer we identified some of the key themes and data sources to be tapped into.
From there we moved to establish what we call the Trinity Model of Customer Insight: Combining customers, catalysts & solutions into a single flow & view. The hard part is to detect the catalysts. What is a catalyst? A catalyst is an event, which has a significant impact on your customers. Based on the detected catalyst a company might then offer a solution to a customer.