Customer – Supplier Engagement Framework for the 20’s

In writing up this post, mainly for use in a presentation later today, i’ve just noticed that it’s been ten years since I last wrote about this framework. Time flies, but the fundamentals of this model seem to remain the same; albeit i’ve now updated the model a bit with the better visual/ process tools […]

Defining ‘My Data’ Portability and Interoperability

There seems to be a growing recognition in the privacy/ data empowerment spaces that data portability and data interoperability across service providers are important things. I agree, but am concerned that whilst both words trip of the tongue reasonably easily, defining what precisely we mean by them and thus what we want to emerge is […]

How CustomerTech Can Improve Product/ Service Reviews

This post writes up my take on a discussion on the VRM List, that initially asked the question ‘can reviews be made portable so that they can appear in more than one place?’. The short answer is we believe yes, there is at least one way to do that, using JLINC, and quite possibly other […]

Why Personal Clouds and Midata are Good for Business

I’ve long been an advocate of Craig Burton’s thesis that ‘VRM’ and the inevitable shift towards ‘personal clouds’ will be good for the organisations. His excellent overview here includes some real gems, not least ‘Baking core competency in an API-set is an economic imperative’. And i’ve also noted the slow pace of the UK.gov Midata […]

Filling in the Empty Space – The Personal Data Store

I said here that at present there are very few genuine VRM tools available right for use right now, and that the main reason for that is that the underlying plumbing is not yet in place at any kind of scale. By ‘plumbing’, I mean that ‘personal data stores’ and all that they imply are […]