Customer First
Changing expectations: Healthcare and financial services

Changing expectations: Healthcare and financial services

September 21, 2022

As companies get to grips with inflation, cost of living crises, supply chain issues, and geopolitical conflicts, meeting customers' expectations has never been so challenging. Today, we're having a roundtable with two of KPMG's global sector leads to talk about trends that we're seeing in the marketplace around customers and consumers, and how companies are interacting and engaging with their customers, and how they're trying to stay ahead of disruption.

Our speakers this week:

  • Julio Hernandez, Global Customer and Operations Service Line Lead, KPMG International
  • Anna van Poucke, Global Sector Lead for Healthcare, KPMG International
  • Judd Caplain, Global Sector Lead for Financial Services, KPMG International
The great data debate

The great data debate

August 24, 2022

From emerging technologies like the metaverse, to speech-processing and improved location-based services, organizations are trying to balance the quest for insight versus the protection of customer data. Today, our panel discuss what good customer privacy looks like, and how it is shaping customer interactions. 

Our speakers this week:

  • Julio Hernandez, Global Customer and Operations Service Line Lead, KPMG International
  • Sylvia Klasovech Kingsmill, Global Head of Privacy and Partner, KPMG in Canada
  • Paul Henninger, Global Head of Lighthouse and Partner, KPMG in the United Kingdom. 

Inflation

Inflation

April 14, 2022

How can companies manage rising inflation and the impact on customers? In this episode, our panel talk about the importance of brand, loyalty, and tactics that companies can take to manage higher inflationary pressure.

Our speakers in this episode:

  • Julio Hernandez, Global Customer and Operations Service Line Lead, KPMG International
  • Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG in the UK
  • Edgar Molenaars, Partner, KPMG in The Netherlands
Innovation

Innovation

January 26, 2022

In this episode, our panel explore constantly rising customer expectations that are challenging companies to innovate fast to keep up, and discuss how organizations can maintain the momentum of transformation accelerated by COVID to ensure their positive results continue. Innovation is not just limited to technology but rather enabled by it.

Our speakers this week:

  • Isabel Zisselsberger, Partner, Head of Financial Services Strategy and Operations, KPMG China
  • Sam Ganga, Principle, National Consulting Industry Leader - Consumer & Retail, KPMG in the United States
  • Patrick Maes, Director, Head of Customer, Sales, Marketing and Innovation Advisory, KPMG in Belgium
Personalization

Personalization

January 6, 2022

In this episode, our panel explore personalization and how companies should look to cultivate proactive, one-to-one connections with their customers that deliver on their expectations, without threatening their trust in the brand. They also discuss how, going forward, businesses must be sensitive and systematic in how they utilize data, always demonstrating the clear benefit to the consumer. 

Our speakers this week:

  • Amanda Hicks, Partner, Customer Brand and Marketing Advisory, KPMG Australia
  • Tom Lurtz, Partner, KPMG in Germany
  • Paul Henninger, Partner and Head of Lighthouse, KPMG in the UK
Orchestrating experiences

Orchestrating experiences

December 10, 2021

Today, during our episode of Customer First, we're going to be talking about orchestrating customer experiences and KPMG's Global Customer Experience Excellence report for 2021. We'll be discussing what are the key trends from year's research and who are the companies leading the way in CX?

Our speakers this episode:

  • Julio Hernandez, Global Lead - Customer and Operations, KPMG
  • Jenny Roche, Partner, KPMG Australia
  • Peter Liddell, Global Head of Operations, KPMG

 
Buying into brands

Buying into brands

March 10, 2021

In this episode, our panel explore the emergence of a new type of customer, whose decisions are driven increasingly by purpose, integrity and reputation. They discuss how businesses can achieve customer buy-in and translate that into practice, illustrating their points with some great examples of trust-building key events.

Our speakers this episode:

  • Jo Stringer, Partner, KPMG in the UK
  • Edgar Molenaars, Partner, KPMG in The Netherlands
  • Carmen Bekker, Partner, KPMG Australia

Ethics for a new era

Ethics for a new era

February 16, 2021

In this episode, the panel highlight how business success is no longer measured purely in financial terms and how purpose now has to be built into strategy if organizations are to survive and thrive. Ethics are now tightly entwined in the wider business agenda of commercial resilience and the need to implement processes both for the customer and employees to ensure brand integrity and protect against reputational damage, are discussed.

The speakers this week are:

  • Tim Knight, Partner, KPMG in the UK
  • Samantha Gloede, Managing Director, KPMG in the US
  • Vamsi Duvvuri, Managing Director, KPMG in the US
Logistics

Logistics

February 10, 2021

In this episode, the panel discuss long-lasting changes that retail and CPG sectors need to address, from last mile and reverse logistics to orchestrating eco-systems. with the changing face of the customer. They also look at the difficulties of fulfilment for small businesses as well as growing customer expectations and feedback challenges are all considered. And our panel explore how delivery has now become a point of differentiation.

Our speakers this week:

  • Lisa Bora, Partner, KPMG Australia
  • Duncan Avers, Principal, KPMG in the US
  • Iain Prince, Associate Partner, KPMG in the UK
  • Peter Liddell, Partner, KPMG Australia
Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

January 27, 2021

In this episode, the panel discusses how to stay emotionally connected to customers as we move to digital channels and how to use brands to build more meaningful relationships, while responding to those customers’ needs and desires for self-service channels.

Our panel this week inlcudes:

  • Mike Flodin, Principal, Customer Service Transformation, KPMG in the US
  • Aditya Rath, Partner, Customer and Operations Practice, KPMG in India
  • Katie Bolla, Partner, Customer and Digital Practice, KPMG in Canada