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That's only one of many questions we discussed last week, when I had the pleasure of participating in the keynote panel for Quadient's third virtual CX Transformation Day. The panel, moderated by Mirza Baig, Quadient's Director of Digital and Advocacy Marketing, included David Poole, with the Financial Services Center of Excellence at Publicis Sapient; Paul DeSantis, Chief Operating Officer of ANRO; and myself. It was a lively discussion to kickoff the day, as we talked about customer experience, journey mapping, digital transformation, print, and, of course, fax machines!
We covered a lot of territory as we discussed and deconstructed the hype around the latest disruptive technologies, citing real world and practical examples. At the same time, we talked about technology's impact on employee engagement and culture change. Just a few of the topics we hit on included:
- The power of using data to comply with governance and legal frameworks in relation to your customers' marketing and privacy needs.
- The concept of the "Enterprise Startup."
- The core vs. the edge when starting a digital transformation pilot program.
- How to build out out process workflows in parallel to provide faster application acceptance and better customer service.
- Going beyond messaging bots and Alexa - a deep-dive into omnichannel interactions and communications.
- Back to the basics - being customer-centric with the ability to interact with your customer on their terms.
- And never forgetting that communication is a critical piece of the experience, during both purchasing and ownership stages.
And Paul deSantis talked about marketing developers, another interesting role that goes beyond simply placing graphical elements on marketing collateral, instead putting some data and some science behind it, as well.
The discussion is fast-paced, fun, and thought-provoking. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy this informative panel from CX Transformation Day!
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally-understood language. -Walt Disney