EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Hello and welcome to the seventh edition of Intelligent CXO . I ’ m very proud of this issue as we have covered a wide range of content in this instalment , which means there is ultimately something for everyone to enjoy .
While many companies have struggled throughout the pandemic , Hermes UK has seen tremendous growth , becoming five times bigger than it was 18 months ago . On page 44 , Martijn De Lange , CEO of Hermes UK , talks to us about guiding the business and ensuring customer experience is at its core . He tells us about the implementation of new technologies , with the ambitious ‘ Digital Futures ’ programme , and goes into depth about his role , leadership style and forward strategy .
Customer experience is a large focus for us this month , with our Editor ’ s Question discussing how businesses can foster customer engagement and brand loyalty . Three experts from Liferay , Appsflyer and AppDynamics give their advice from page 21 .
However , while the customer is important , so too is the employee . On page 25 , Matthew Gonnering , SVP and GM at Widen , an Acquia company , talks leadership styles and how to create a happy , productive workplace that meets the needs of each individual team member .
This month ’ s Industry Unlocked expands on this further as Francoise Woolley ,
Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Acas , offers her thoughts on mental health support in the office and how this can be improved .
The pandemic has changed our world beyond recognition , affecting the ways in which we live and work , and as we move forward , businesses are having to ‘ find their feet ’ again . Our second feature , from page 41 , reveals how businesses leaders globally responded to COVID-19 and what their priorities should be in a postpandemic world .
We also have a round-up of all the latest business news from across our regions , while our ‘ intelligent ’ brands sections look at the latest news in finance , marketing , HR solutions and employee engagement .
I hope you enjoy this issue and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you ’ d like to contribute to a future edition .
Catherine Darwen Editorial Assistant
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