You have to sit next to a customer to be able to really understand their pain – Interview with Ben Velker of Edgenet

Today’s interview is with Ben Velker who is Senior Vice President of Growth at Edgenet, a Nashville-based software-as-a-service company that provides industry-leading retailers, distributors, websites and suppliers with the ability to manage and improve their product content. Ben joins me today to talk about how Edgenet has turned around it’s customer service over the last […]

Zappos: Customer experience, employee experience, culture and holocracy – Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos and Zappos Insights

Today’s interview is with Rob Siefker, Senior Director of Customer Service Operations at Zappos.com and one of the speakers at Zappos Insights, a team within the Zappos Family of Companies that was created simply to help share the Zappos Culture with the world and to inspire positive change in the workplace. Rob joins me to […]

Making customer interactions more human by using analytics, decisioning and artificial intelligence – Interview with Rob Walker of Pega

Today’s interview is with Rob Walker, Vice President Decision Management and Analytics at Pegasystems and is responsible for the company’s suite of predictive decisioning technologies. I had a chat with Rob at Pega’s annual customer event: Pegaworld 2016 to find out more about what makes Pega different and a bit more about their analytics and […]

Most personalisation initiatives fail to improve customer experience – Interview with Jan Jensen of CXense

Today’s interview is with Jan Jensen Chief Marketing Officer at Cxense, a software as a service company that is enabling many of the world’s leading media, e-commerce and consumer brands to take control of their audience data to deliver more engaging and personalized user experiences. Jan joins me today to talk about personalisation, why many […]

Using analytics, decisioning and robotics to improve the employee and customer experience – Interview with Kerim Akgonul of Pega

Today’s interview is with Kerim Akgonul who is Senior Vice President of Products at Pega and is responsible for the company’s suite of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. I had a chat with Kerim at their annual customer event: Pegaworld 2016to find out more about what they are up to, what makes them different and […]

Your people know the best ways to improve your organisation – Interview with Cathy Brown of Engage For Success

Today’s interview is with Cathy Brown, Exec Director at Engage for Success, a UK-based social movement that is committed to promoting employee engagement as a better way to work that benefits individual employees, teams, and whole organisations. Cathy joins me today to talk all things employee engagement, why it’s important and what firms should be […]

Great service comes from doing things upside down – Interview with John Timpson

Today’s interview is with John Timpson CBE, Chairman of Timpson’s the UK and Ireland’s leading retail service provider of shoe repairs, key cutting, watch repairs, engraved personalised gifts, dry cleaning and assisted photo ID. They are also the UK’s fastest growing specialist locksmith service. After hearing John speak at a recent conference, I asked him […]

65% of leaders believe that it’s not up to them to tackle customer centricity – Interview with Alison Esse of The Storytellers

Today’s interview is with Alison Esse, Co-founder and Director of The Storytellers, a culture change consultancy, and pioneers of storytelling in business. Alison joins me today to talk about a new piece of research that they have recently completed: ‘Two Years’ Warning: The Customer Centricity Crisis’, which explores the mindsets that exist around customer centricity […]

How TV helped create an engaging and effective millenial shopping experience – Interview with Anthony Soohoo of Dot & Bo

Today’s interview is with Anthony Soohoo, Co-Founder & CEO of Dot & Bo, a curated and thematic home design and furniture shopping experience that is particularly targeted at millennials. Anthony joins me today to talk about what customer service means to Dot & Bo, why millennials, what they have learned from their experience and what […]