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White paper | Generate revenue from digital platforms

Overcome the 'customer experience paradox' by developing the right digital platform for your business.

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White paper | Unlocking the secrets of customer loyalty

Customer retention plays a critical role in a firm's long-term sustainability. Until recently, however, firms have tended to rely on one-dimensional survey techniques to measure their customers' loyalty. This white paper shows how machine learning can help overcome the limitations of this approach.

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Video | What is the future of digitally-enabled services?

Insights from leading industrialists and academics at our most recent Industry Day.

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Video | Customer experience in a digital age

Dr Mohamed Zaki explains why firms need to understand the physical, digital and social dimensions of their services if they are to deliver satisfying customer experiences.

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Interview | 'Digital strategies with a customer-centric mindset' with Ashish Kumar Gupta, HCL Technologies

We spoke with Industry Day keynote speaker Ashish Kumar Gupta, Corporate Vice President, Head of EMEA (Diversified Industries), HCL Technologies, to hear more about his perspective on how new technologies are transforming businesses. He shares his thoughts on how successful digital strategies are enabling new opportunities for organisations to place customers front and centre of all their activities.

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Podcast - Deputy Director and the CSA

Podcast interview with Dr Mohamed Zaki, following his appointment as Deputy Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance

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  • bringing together the world's leading firms and academics;
  • all of whom are devoted to delivering today the tools, education and insights needed for the complex service solutions of tomorrow.

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A machine learning approach to quality control

Nov 14, 2020

Most of the products we take for granted contain huge numbers of components assembled in multiple stages by different manufacturers. Quality control is vital throughout the assembly process with rigorous testing required at every step.

Digital twins: driving business model innovation

Nov 06, 2020

For B2B firms struggling to reap the rewards of digitalisation, could digital twins be the way forward? In this article, CSA's Dr Erika Pärn and colleagues from the Fraunhofer Institute and Technische Universität in Dortmund, explore the relationship between this emerging technology and business model innovation.

Making business model innovation happen: the Business Model Cohesiveness Scorecard

Oct 30, 2020

Digital transformation is failing to live up to its hype, at least as far as productivity gains are concerned. If, as research suggests, a lack of business model innovation is the main culprit, we need a way of making it happen. Dr Chander Velu thinks a balanced scorecard approach could be the answer.

2020 Annual Review

Oct 23, 2020

Read about our latest research in our tenth anniversary Annual Review.

Managing customer experience through a systematic approach to data analytics

Jul 24, 2020

We all know what a positive – or negative – customer experience feels like: a rush of pleasure or teeth-grinding frustration. Firms are acutely aware of the importance of how we feel – and how that translates into long-term loyalty – but feelings are a difficult and complicated thing to measure at scale.

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