Overcoming the barriers to delivering an excellent citizen experience – Interview with Ryan Hollenbeck and David Moody

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Today’s interview is with Ryan Hollenbeck and David Moody from Verint Systems, a global technology firm that provides Actionable Intelligence® solutions, to both public and private sector organisations, with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. David and Ryan join me today to talk about citizen experience, overcoming barriers to implementing successful digital strategies, particularly in the government and public sector arena and what government and public sector organisations could be doing better. This

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What do the Bee Gees, words, a train company and customer experience have in common?

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The Bee Gees once sang “It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away”. The sentiment in the Bee Gees words offer a lesson to companies wanting to improve their customer experience. The reason being is that the words that we choose to write to our customers are probably one of the most important elements that define the experience that our customers have with us. However, many businesses tend to ignore them, the extent of

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Heroes and the craft of customer support – Interview with Nick Francis

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Today’s interview is with Nick Francis, CEO and co-founder of Help Scout, a Saas software company that provides an email-based customer support platform, knowledge base tool, and an embeddable search/contact widget for customer service professionals. Nick joins me today to talk about the ‘craft’ of customer support, making support and contact centre agents heroes and their latest Customer Support Survey. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Marrying self organising teams and customer obsession – Interview with Andrew

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Marrying self organising teams and customer obsession – Interview with Andrew Lawson

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Today’s interview is with Andrew Lawson, Chief Product Officer of Zopa.com, a UK online personal finance peer-to-peer lending company founded in 2005. Andrew joins me today to talk about customer service, customer obsession, what it means to them and the shift to self-organising teams that they have recently undertaken. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Customer service and moving from the enterprise to the flexiprise – Interview with Keith Leimbach – and is number 230 in the

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Customer service and moving from the enterprise to the flexiprise – Interview with Keith Leimbach

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Today’s interview is with Keith Leimbach, CEO of Liveops, a leading virtual contact center solutions company for the financial, health care, insurance and retail industries. Keith joins me today to talk about the human and tech balance in customer experience, striking the right balance and maintaining quality standards when you are managing a network of 20,000 virtual agents. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Understanding a customers context is the key to self-service success – Interview with

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Big data and technology is undermining our ability to develop our own hunches – Interview with Bernadette Jiwa

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Today’s interview is with Bernadette Jiwa, Founder of The Story of Telling and a recognised global authority on the role of story in business, innovation and marketing and the author of five best-selling books on marketing and brand storytelling. Bernadette joins me today to talk about her new book: Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights into the Next Big Thing, big data, decision making, where hunches come from and how we can develop our own hunches. This interview follows on from

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Towards zero percent agent turnover in the contact centre – Interview with Tom Goodmanson

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Today’s interview is with Tom Goodmanson, President and CEO of Calabrio, a call centre software provider. We talk about contact centres, their importance, the lack of attention that they sometimes receive and some of the perennial problems that they struggle with including agent turnover. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Aligning the organisation around three key journeys and why passenger experience equals employee experience – Interview with Mattijs ten Brink of Transavia – and is number 223

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Are behavioral science, customer centricity and customer experience compatible?

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When companies talk about being customer centric, they often talk about putting their customers at the centre of their decision making and only doing things that are in their best interests. However, at the same time, many of those companies will also be leveraging a large number of the powerful insights that are coming out of behavioral science, behavioral economics and behavioral design and will be using them to help design and deliver a customer experience that stands out, attracts

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Aligning the organisation around three key journeys and why passenger experience equals employee experience – Interview with Mattijs ten Brink of Transavia

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Today’s interview is with Mattijs ten Brink, Chairman & CEO of Transavia, a Dutch low-cost airline which is a wholly owned subsidiary of KLM and part of the Air France/KLM group. I had a chance to sit down and chat with Mattijs when I met up with him at Pegaworld earlier this month. We talk about how Transavia competes against larger competitors, how they are building an agile and adaptable organisation, the passenger and employee experience and a fascinating piece

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