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Gender and diversity imbalances will impact your ability to connect with and serve your customers – Interview with Adriana Gascoigne of Girls In Tech

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Today’s interview is with Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to empowering, educating and engaging women in the tech industry across 43 chapters in 32 countries. Adriana joins me today to talk about Girls In Tech, her new book: Tech Boss Lady: How to Start-Up, Disrupt, and Thrive as a Female Founder and the impact that gender and diversity imbalances have on an organisation’s ability to best serve its customers. Here’s

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Most companies don’t get what it means to deliver a great customer experience

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If you stop and think about your own behavior for a minute. I’m betting that when faced with a question that you don’t know the answer to then one of the first things that you will do is ‘Google’ the answer. This is not unusual and is what many of your customers do too. When applied to questions that are related to products or services that we use or are considering buying that’s called self-service. Personally, I believe, helping customers

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A lack of executive desire and recognition is holding back customer service – Interview with Michael Redbord of Hubspot

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Today’s interview is with Michael Redbord, General Manager of the Service Hub at HubSpot, a technology company that builds sales and marketing software. Michael joins me today to talk about their new research into the state of customer service, what we can learn from it, what the future holds and what we should be focusing on if we are to deliver a great customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – How using a network of experts

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Is social media the next frontier for improving customer experience?

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In early May, Sprout Social released their 2019 Index which looks at the state of, use, challenges and relevance of social media. The main findings of the report were that: Marketers struggle to create social strategies to support overall business goals. Marketers need to dig deeper to understand their audience. Consumers want to be engaged and entertained before they buy. Facebook continues to dominate the social landscape. Brands are only scratching the surface of what social can do. Given that

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How using a network of experts can dramatically improve customer service automation – Interview with Antony Brydon of Directly

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Today’s interview is with Antony Brydon who is the CEO and co-founder of Directly, a leader in customer support automation that works with enterprise companies to launch and train virtual agents that double their automation rate. Antony joins me today to talk about asynchronous messaging, conversational interfaces, AI and expert networks. This interview follows on from my recent interview – How your procurement team is impacting both your employee and customer experience – Interview with Todd Olson of Pendo –

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Deutsche Telekom, Digital Credit Union and Telenet reveal their digital transformation secrets

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Digital transformation is not easy. Particularly when you consider that, reputedly, around 70% of all transformation programs fail to meet expectations or their objectives. That means only 30% of programs succeed. Therefore, I was excited when I was asked to moderate a panel at Pegasystems’ annual customer event, Pegaworld, in Las Vegas with 3 organizations that have delivered, and continue to deliver, successful digital transformation programs. The panel was called ‘The Insiders View on What It Takes for a Successful

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How your procurement team is impacting both your employee and customer experience – Interview with Todd Olson of Pendo

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Today’s interview is with Todd Olson who is co-founder and CEO of Pendo, a product experience platform that helps product teams create software customers love. Todd joins me today to talk about software product experience and how it impacts both the employee and customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Becoming more empathetic can be hard. Pega’s new AI-powered Customer Empathy Advisor aims to help – Interview with Rob Walker of Pega – and is number

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Why do we not see more people with disabilities in the hospitality or service industries?

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During May, I spent a week traveling around India conducting a series of workshops for the customers of one of my clients. While staying at the Novotel Aerocity in New Delhi, I noticed a couple of things that, I believed, both enhanced my experience and are worth sharing. The first was that all of the reception and bar staff had badges on their uniforms that highlighted not only their name but also their interests and passions. For example, Ansh, the

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Becoming more empathetic can be hard. Pega’s new AI-powered Customer Empathy Advisor aims to help – Interview with Rob Walker of Pega

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Today’s interview is with Dr. Rob F. Walker, Vice President Decision Management and Analytics at Pega. I caught up with Rob at Pega’s recent customer event, Pegaworld, in Las Vegas and we grabbed a few minutes to talk about his keynote presentation, Pega’s upcoming Customer Empathy Advisor, what empathy is and the value of being more empathetic in customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The good, the bad and the ugly of customer service –

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