I recently interviewed Juanita Koilpillai, a cybersecurity expert who is the CEO of Waverley Labs (a cybersecurity software and services firm) and co-founder of the Digital Risk Management (DRM) Institute (a nonprofit seeking to expand knowledge about cybersecurity risks.) She identified two important, nascent trends for 2017: • Cybersecurity collaboration. In forward-looking companies, the lines of… read more >
Serving today’s digitally savvy consumers across all channels poses a major challenge for marketers. In most cases, meeting omnichannel requirements includes looking at whether the company needs to expand, upgrade, and replace its CX technology infrastructure. At the same time, the focus often shifts from implementing a specific software vendor’s product or platform for omnichannel to a… read more >
Last week, OpenText finalized yet another acquisition, which is pretty much par for the course for this vendor. OpenText’s growth strategy depends heavily on acquisitions and this was no exception, although this specific purchase was an unusually important addition to the OpenText stable of products. Since the company began, OpenText has made 55 acquisitions, and… read more >
“Sell the problem you solve, not the product.” ~ CMS Vendor Sales Team Training When it comes to selling technology, there are almost as many selling methods as there are technology types. Well not really, but there are lots of different approached to selling – Target Account, SPIN, Miller-Heiman, Value, and the list goes on…. read more >
If so, DCG has two webinar resources that will help you and your fellow stakeholders get started. The shift from inside-out to outside-in approaches to customer experience management (CEM) is fueling interest in journey strategies and the practice of journey mapping. Enabling the journey that the customer wants to take is the key to attracting,… read more >
Key takeaways from a panel of senior executives who recently gathered to discuss marketing in the era of accelerating technological change.
Focusing on operational excellence in customer experience is a key trend for 2017. It’s also a strategic way to change the culture of organizations that have committed to customer experience (CX) transformation even though mid-managers and employees have not fully embraced a new mindset and changed their behaviors. Many companies spend massive amounts of money… read more >
In my last post, I identified a strategic focus on operational excellence that will drive business leaders responsible for business transformation and customer experience (CX) management in 2017. Business leaders want to move beyond experimentation with emerging technologies. And they definitely want to end budget-blowing overruns on large scale projects, like omnichannel, which can cost… read more >
January is that time of the year when business and technology trends start surfacing fast and furious from think tanks, research firms, journalists, and independent consultants. This year is no exception—pundits have plenty to say about trends for hot technologies, such as the internet of things (IoT), virtual reality, cognitive computing, conversational robots, just to… read more >
Yesterday, my colleague and commerce guru Jill Finger Gibson did a great job explaining Amazon Go, the retail behemoth’s experiment with what might be called “1-Step” grocery shopping: Walk into the store, grab what you want, and walk out. Amazon’s surveillance technologies (cameras, microphones, device identifiers, facial recognition, etc.) will (supposedly) take care of accurately… read more >
CEM is an imperative because you're either competing with superior customer experiences -- or you're not even part of the game.
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The CEM Imperative.
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