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Digital Darwinism: For businesses to adapt and thrive, they must take a more profound and humanistic approach to transformation

Digital Darwinism: For businesses to adapt and thrive, they must take a more profound and humanistic approach to transformation

Under pressure to act fast during the pandemic, businesses sped up their digital transformation plans, compressing their timetables from years into months. Now they face the next phase of evolution, what digital prophet Brian Solis calls the “novel economy”. For businesses to adapt and thrive, says Solis, they must take a more profound and humanistic approach to transformation. Stephen Shaw, Chief Strategy Officer of Kenna, and Brian Solis, recently had a refreshingly honest conversation about the real future of digital…

May I Have Your Attention, No, May I Have Your Intention Please?

May I Have Your Attention, No, May I Have Your Intention Please?

My friend Stephen Denny asked me if I would write the foreword for his new book, “Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules to Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World.” It meant a lot to me. Having the ability to set the stage for someone’s passion and hard work is not something I take lightly. I asked if it would be okay to share the foreword upon release of the book and he said, “of course.” Unfiltered Marketing…

10 Quotes to Enrich Your Customer Experience

10 Quotes to Enrich Your Customer Experience

Mercí Thierry Spencer Transcript in French (via Google Translate): rien de tel qu’une bonne situation pour s’inspirer et partager des convictions autour de soi je vous propose une sélection de dix citations pour enrichir votre expérience client les gens ne se souviennent pas toujours de ce que vous dites ni même de ce que vous faites mais ils se souviennent toujours de ce que vous leur avez fait ressentir my angel ou écrivaine poétesse actrice et militante américaine ne pensais…

The Content Experience Also Shapes the Customer Experience, Design Accordingly

The Content Experience Also Shapes the Customer Experience, Design Accordingly

Originally published in the Alexa blog, “Out with Content Strategy, In with Content Experience.” Did you know that 90% of smartphone users are not absolutely certain of the specific brand they want to buy when they begin looking for information online? And, 65% look for the most relevant information regardless of the company providing the information? The question for you is, where is your business in these activities? What is it that customers find about your brand, if at all,…

Designing for Digital-First Customers: Focus on experience as a driver for breakthrough innovation

Designing for Digital-First Customers: Focus on experience as a driver for breakthrough innovation

Just months before the pandemic, I joined Comcast innovation executives, eWeek, and a host of CX experts to explore the next trends in CX and digital innovation. Following the roundtable discussion, I joined my friends at The Cube and Silicon Angle to dive deeper into conversations about shifting consumerism, the role of innovation in digital products and services and also digital experience design, as well as measuring ROE (return on experiences). Post Pandemic, the conversation seems like it happened a…

Customers Seek Experiences That Enhance Their Current State, Design Accordingly

Customers Seek Experiences That Enhance Their Current State, Design Accordingly

In a world of distraction, listeners make the best experience and engagement architects. In a mobile-first world, experiences must be reimagined for the small screen. The best experiences will break the fourth wall of digital to deliver real human-to-human engagement. Like software, mobile has eaten the world. But mobile is more than a next-generation platform. Mobile is a powerful unifier. It has evolved into a digital hub for humanity, business and society. It brings us together while connecting us to…

The Humanization Of CX In An Era Of AI

The Humanization Of CX In An Era Of AI

AI is promising the automation of customer engagement to scale intelligent, real-time CX to survive digital Darwinism. The future has two possibilities however. We can automate and scale the standards and capabilities for CX as we’ve come to define and shape them over the decades. Or, we can use AI as a mechanism to deliver personalized, on-demand experiences that connected customers are learning to expect from their favorite digital-native apps and services. In this special session at PegaWorld 2019, I…

Google’s Meena Chatbot Could Humanize Conversational AI, But Are Enterprises Ready to Invest in More Intuitive Digital Customer Experiences

Google’s Meena Chatbot Could Humanize Conversational AI, But Are Enterprises Ready to Invest in More Intuitive Digital Customer Experiences

TechTarget’s Don Fluckinger is a friend and a highly regarded tech journalist. He recently rounded up dome of the industry’s leading CX and AI experts to explore Google Meena’s next-generation conversational AI. He always brings together a great group for a productive and thoughtful conversation! For context, chatbots today are largely used in rule-based engagements, sitting on top of structured data to perform a set of focused operations. They connect customers to common information or facilitate everyday transactions. In the more effective…

The Role Boards of Directors and Shareholders Should Play in Guiding Business Innovation and Digital Transformation

The Role Boards of Directors and Shareholders Should Play in Guiding Business Innovation and Digital Transformation

My friend Raj Singh is the Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK. IoD has over 30,000 directors as members serving as board members for listed and unlisted companies. For one of its quarterly breakfast club meetings, I was asked to share my views on the role boards of directors need to play in guiding digital transformation and business innovation. Raj also asked for me to discuss the role of customer experience as a catalyst for change. I…

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