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Conga Connect Keynote: The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

Conga Connect Keynote: The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

Brian Solis will keynote Conga Connect Live 2021 along side Serena Williams and Frank Blake, Chairman of Delta Air Lines. Wow! While working digitally, it’s easy to forget we’re all human and that what we see on the screen doesn’t always reveal what people are really feeling. Brian will present on “The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World.” Join Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, 8-times best-selling author, and digital anthropologist, for a discussion on how we…

5 Steps to Building Brand Loyalty in 2021 and 2022

5 Steps to Building Brand Loyalty in 2021 and 2022

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels I recently had the opportunity to deliver the keynote presentation at “Digitizing Your Customer Experience” organized by Traction on Demand. My topic focused on customer enchantment in a now digital-hybrid world, “Effective, Efficient, Experiential: Building Lasting Customer Loyalty.” Following my presentation, the team at Traction on Demand, summarized the key points in an eloquent, helpful article. I wanted to share it with you here… 5 Steps to Building Brand Loyalty in 2021 For anyone…

Surviving Digital Darwinism and Thriving Against Disruption: It’s The Survival of the Most Disruptive

Surviving Digital Darwinism and Thriving Against Disruption: It’s The Survival of the Most Disruptive

Wow. What an experience. I was asked to present at the incredible Macquarie 2021 Australia Conference, one of the most innovative financial services organization in the world. Following the event, the team at Macquarie shared insights from the conference and I wanted to also share them here with you. Surviving ‘Digital Darwinism’ and thriving in disruption Source: Macquarie Perspectives COVID-19 has indelibly shaped the way we connect and consume, and in doing so has accelerated the digitisation trend by many…

The Digital Transformation of Mindsets to Drive Exponential Innovation in the Novel Economy

The Digital Transformation of Mindsets to Drive Exponential Innovation in the Novel Economy

Dr. Mik Kersten is someone I only recently met, but I’ve quickly grown fond of his thinking and work. In 2020, we organized an event together, “Transitioning from Project to Product to Thrive in the New Normal.” Our initial conversation led to an exploration of new possibilities in digital transformation in a time of global crisis, an era I called the “Novel Economy.” Then earlier this year, Dr. Mik and I hosted an executive roundtable that focused on strategy planning and…

TechRepublic: When It Comes to Digital transformation in a Time of Crisis,  It’s Time to Invent the Future We Want

TechRepublic: When It Comes to Digital transformation in a Time of Crisis, It’s Time to Invent the Future We Want

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talked with analyst Brian Solis about the impact of COVID-19 on digital transformation. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: Brian, you’ve added a new title, which I think is really interesting, we can talk a little bit about, global innovation evangelist for Salesforce. What does that mean? Brian Solis: It means that I have to look at all of the trends happening in the market and essentially try to make sense of…

Celebrating Health Innovation at SXSW Online 2021

Celebrating Health Innovation at SXSW Online 2021

SXSW was one of the first industry conferences cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. My friends at Real Chemistry were among the first to support SXSW’s virtual come back. Real Chemistry hosted a unique Healthcare Media Lounge, a two-day virtual event that featured industry experts who explored the future of digital health innovation. I was invited to join an amazing panel to speak about “Five Things to About Digital Transformation in Healthcare.” My colleagues on the panel included, Ron Kim,…

Salesforce Live Australia & New Zealand: The Future of Customer Experience, in the Age of Generation Novel

Salesforce Live Australia & New Zealand: The Future of Customer Experience, in the Age of Generation Novel

Please join me today at Salesforce Live Australia & New Zealand, April 22, 11:32-11:55am Sydney Time. The Future of Customer Experience, in the Age of ‘Generation Novel’ – Link The New Normal is for everyone else. The Next Normal is where everyone is racing. But not you. This rare Ctrl-Alt-Del moment is both a disruption and a gift. For the last 20 years, the world was changing because of digital. Now, the world has changed and it’s not going back….

Introducing WTF, What’s the Future, a Podcast that Explores the Future of…

Introducing WTF, What’s the Future, a Podcast that Explores the Future of…

In 2019 and early 2020, I worked on plans to launch a new podcast based on the title of my book, What’s the Future of Business (WTF for short). I pre-recorded an entire series and planned on dropping the first season Netflix style. The idea was to surprise everyone with a lineup of shows with amazing guests to binge at will. With LifeSCALE in full swing plus big life changes I was working on at the time, oh yeah, and then…

Customer Service in 2021 and Beyond: Salesforce Study Reveals the Pandemic’s Lasting Impact

Customer Service in 2021 and Beyond: Salesforce Study Reveals the Pandemic’s Lasting Impact

Source: Salesforce News & Insights As the serial crises of 2020 redefine customer engagement, customer service leaders are transforming their operations, accelerating digital transformation, and overhauling their workforce management strategies. That’s according to Salesforce’s fourth State of Service research report, released today, which provides a snapshot of the priorities, challenges, and trajectories of customer service teams around the world. This edition is based on Salesforce’s largest and most global survey of customer service agents, decision makers, mobile workers, and dispatchers:…

Relevance is in the Eye of the Beholder; The Same is True for Experience

Relevance is in the Eye of the Beholder; The Same is True for Experience

For industries to stay competitive in today’s online economy, they need to use artificial intelligence (AI) to offer personalized recommendations and experiences to survive and win. In a recent Coveo survey of nearly 200 US consumers, respondents reveal how markets are falling short. For e-commerce, 9 out of 10 customers expect their online shopping experience to be better than in store, and half of them already face dissatisfaction. And, 50% of customers say they sometimes or always have a problem when shopping online….

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