Panel: The Benefits of Getting Closer to Customers

Customer Centricity is a business essential today. Market Research and Insight Departments should be the group leading this initiative; after all they know the company’s customers better than anyone. This panel discussion will cover three important areas of this challenge before opening the floor for comments and questions. These are: 1. How can we get closer to our customers and better understand their unarticulated needs? 2. How can we support innovation to develop the products our customers desire tomorrow rather than just today? 3. How can market research and insight departments become the customer champions to lead customer centric initiatives? It should be a lively discussion, so come and join in, whether you are agency or client side. Together we all want and will achieve customer closeness. Moderated by Denyse Drummond-Dunn (C3Centricity) Chief Catalyst, C3Centricity (Switzerland) Denyse has >30 yrs experience connecting with consumers in >100 countries globally. After working for Gillette, Philip Morris International & Nestlé, she started her own consultancy, C3Centricity, because she saw too many companies not putting their customers where they belong, at the heart of business. Her latest book Winning Customer Centricity, to be published in March, is a breath of fresh air in business books, in being short, simple & actionable. When she’s not flying around the world for her clients, she can be found in the air (she’s a pilot), under the sea (she’s a Divemaster) or in front of a screen (she’s a Geek too!) Twitter LinkedIn Company Website Ramon Campos (P&G) R&D Section Head, P&G (Belgium) Ramon has more than 15 years of R&D experience in Product Development across several Fabric and Home Care categories. Following his passion to enable the organization in the faster generation of better consumer insights, Ramon sponsors the program within the Brussels R&D centre to adopt the use of leaner and more agile consumer research methodologies and tools. Twitter LinkedIn Company Website Christian Ohm (Mazda Motor Europe) Manager Vehicle Launch & Marketing Services, Mazda Motor Europe (Germany) Christian Ohm is Manager Launch and Marketing Services at Mazda Motor Europe. In his current role, he is responsible for new vehicle launches, Strategy, Media, Consumer Insights, Advanced Analytics and monitoring of Digital and PR activities. LinkedIn Frederique Bisserier (Danone) Global Strategy and Insights Manager, Danone (Netherlands) An accomplished Marketer who brings market research and business together for international brands. A proven ability to analyse and solve problems and deliver expedient solutions that optimise both internal and external resources. Able to foster trusting and enduring business relationships inside and outside the organization. Energetic with a positive mindset who energizes others. LinkedIn

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