Flexible Insurance Products Can Enable Insurer To Build A Stronger Customer Relationship

Are Insurtech product innovations something that traditional insurances should let startups take care of? What are some of the opportunities and challenges that insurance companies face with regards to Insurtech innovation? In this article I will elaborate on how startups use flexible insurance products to get a foot in the door in the world of insurance. Next that that, I will highlight some of the missed opportunities that corporate insurer should start to address, right now.

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Recap: GANDT goes Fashion – #FashionTech Berlin 2018

Zeitgleich zur Berliner Fashion Week öffnete die FashionTech am 16. Januar seine Toren im Berliner Kraftwerk um über die Hürden, Aufgaben und Möglichkeiten der Digitalisierung in der Branche zu sprechen. Das Team um GANDT Ventures war erstmals mit dabei. Als Besucher war es interessant zu sehen, welch breite Themenpalette den Zuhörern während des eintägigen Events geboten wird. Während Andres Sosa dem Publikum den Aufstieg vom Discount Fashion Outlet The Outnet erklärte, oder Fiorina…

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Recap: Retail Forum Switzerland 2017

https://youtu.be/98Y6URoncvc Das Retail Forum Switzerland 2017 in Zürich wurde gestern sehr gut besucht. Viele Branchen-Insider aus die ganze Schweiz waren vertreten Die Hauptthemen des Tages waren Omni-Channel Retail, die Mall of Switzerland in Luzern und wie macht man Departmentstores sowie Warenhäuser wieder spannend für den Kunden, z.B. mit der Hilfe von neuen Erlebnisswelten. Wir bekamen ein update von den Jährlichen Branchenumsatzzahlen zu sehen, die vor allem zeigen, dass keine grosse…

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What type of products do we build at GANDT Ventures?

As part of our venture building services we provide our customers with the technical tools, products and resources they need to test their hypothesis. These tools can vary from business insight-dashboards that we built in Tableau,  full blown websites and landing pages, or even apps. In the video above I have explained the process behind a typical venture product development. It is important to understand what the goal of a venture product is.

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Why fashion retails should ignore sales quotes for budgeting decisions

We believe that data driven decision making will become more and more important in the years to come. One of the industries that has been playing catch-up in the last few years is fashion retail. We currently work with a great number of fashion distributors and fashion retailers and consult them on there buying decisions for their omni channel stores. We have come to notice that many budget decisions are taken on the bases of last season’s sales and sales quotes. Most of our customers have…

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How to optimize your reach on social media

This week I got a number of questions regarding social media and how it can be used best. Yet all questions were similar and they all addressed the notion of impact and reach. In essence the questions came down to this: „Which platform would give my blogpost the highest possible reach?“ This is a question that is not that easy to answer, because in my opinion it is the wrong question to ask. The question that I would think is far more important is: How can I achieve the highest relevant impact…

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How to fix UTF-8 issues in csv-files

This is one simple life hack for anyone who works with .csv files and excel. It can be tricky to fix encoding issues, especially with german characters (ö, ä ü). This quick tutorial shows you exactly how you can resolve this problem. The solution is a simple, but effective work around. We first encountered this problem when exporting a product feed from one of our customers magento backend. Although the file did not seem to be corrupt and it worked in Notepad++, it did not seem to work well in…

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How do you know you are in control of your data?

Want to find out whether you are really in control of your own data? In this short YouTube-Video we dive into the topic of data ownership. As a decisionmaker, Data Quality is probably the one topic that is holding you back most on a day to day basis. If you want to be able to judge whether data is truly clean, you need to know where it came from. In our opinion you need to understand how data is collected to determine the quality of your data. Therefore the first simple question we generally…

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Management coaching: Learn from Google

Google as a data driven company has spent years studying and observing the attributes of effective management and has been sharing these information internally in trainings. During my time at Google I have always been very grateful for having the access to these information and found it always a pity that these insights were only available for Google managers. What makes a great manager? Time has changed and Google has presented recently a platform called re:Work where they share their insights…

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How to: Cohort Analysis in Tableau

  Cohort Analysis are used to study the behaviour within your customer group and gives you the ability to understand your customer preferences, causes and even actions on changes to your product or strategy. We love Tableau! Are you running an ecommerce business, offering services through digital channels where you interact regularly with your clients? You definitely need to have a look at your cohorts! It shows you exactly which marketing activities led to wich amount of commercial…

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