Leshem: New Services Trump New Tariffs

David Leshem, my old friend and comrade, recently took time out to speak to Black Swan. In a discussion that zings with fresh thinking, David explains why he believes price differentiation is “old school” – even though he set up a company that developed analytical software for pricing! So what does David recommend for any telco wanting to regain their competitive mojo?

Well, I think the answer is embodied in the buzzword that’s been in fashion for the last few years: CEM or Customer Experience Management. It’s a great concept and frankly it’s about time.

To discover the connection between CEM, distributing medicines in Africa, and finding lost kittens, read the interview at Black Swan.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.

Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a founding member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

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