Dr Nicola Millard heads up Customer Insight & Futures in BT Global Services’ Innovation Team. Despite working for a technology company, Nicola isn't a technologist and combines psychology with futurology to try and anticipate what might be lying around the corner for both customers and organisations (sadly, her crystal ball is broken).
Nicola has worked for BT for 26 years. She has done a number of jobs around the BT business, including user interface design, customer service and business consulting. She was involved with a number of BT "firsts", including the first application of intelligent systems into BT's call centres and BT's initial experimentation with home working.
Nicola got her PhD from Lancaster University in 2005, published her first book in 2009 and now spends most of her time doing research, writing blogs, articles and white papers. She has done a TED talk and also regularly appears on both radio and TV on programmes like 'Tech Tent' and 'Back in Time for the Weekend'. She is also a judge for a number of awards, including the Institute of Customer Service and the Association of Business Psychology.
When she's not doing all that, Nicola travels around the world keynoting at conferences and running workshops with an assortment of BT's large global corporate clients including banks, travel companies and retailers, to name but a few.