Interactive & Highly Collaborative Content

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+44 1865 398 644, or email him at alan.bowman@frost.com


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MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 2019 | ARRIVAL DAY

Arrive Monday to participate in Tuesday’s Networking Activities.

19:00


Suggested Arrival Time
Arrive Monday to participate in Tuesday’s Networking Activities


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TUESDAY, 4 JUNE, 2019 | NETWORKING DAY

Bring plenty of business cards, relax, meet-and-greet during this fun-filled day devoted to making new contacts and new friends.

08:00


Guinness Storehouse Taste & Tour

Join us at The Guinness Storehouse® to learn what goes into making the perfect pint of Guinness while enjoying panoramic views of Dublin City & beyond.

Hosted by:

16:15


Sponsor Workshop

17:45


Sponsor Registration & Orientation Reception

18:15


Speaker & Thought Leader Orientation

An essential meeting for speakers, facilitators and confirmed thought leaders to preview the event, highlight your roles and network with fellow peers.

19:00


Participant Meet ‘n’ Greet
This end-user/participant activity is your opportunity to identify – right out of the gate – those peers who share challenges similar to your own. It’s a great way to find participants who have thought leadership you can benefit from and to facilitate later dialogues throughout the event.

19:30


Welcome Networking Reception and Event Kickoff

Meet your fellow peers and colleagues as we engage in an ice breaker over cocktails to get the conversations started and set you up for an event whose foundation is built on collaboration.


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WEDNESDAY, 5 JUNE, 2019 | GENERAL SESSION AND EXHIBITION

08:00


Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibition

Master of Ceremonies:
Jan Smets, Director Retail and Customer Care, bpost

08:30


WELCOME AND KEYNOTE

Delivering the Kind of Customer Experience that Adds Customer Value and Brings Business Benefits

Annette Hickey, Vice President EMEA Customer Solutions, PayPal

09:15


Navigating Customer Contact Europe

Brian Fitzpatrick, Partner, Senior Vice President & General Manager Events Division, Frost & Sullivan

09:25


EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

Contact Center Measurements: Driving Operations, Following Hypes or Indicators of Value Generation

Jan Smets, Director Retail and Customer Care, bpost

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As part of his 2018 book “Contact Center Management”, Jan Smets examines how contact center executives typically report their activities towards the C-level. Do we systematically reinforce the value-contributing role of the contact center?

Key Take-Aways:

  • Evolution in role and positioning of the contact center
  • Insights on how contact centers typically report their activities, get seduced by hypes and run a risk of operational bias. A critical self-reflection on the image we paint
  • A fresh perspective on “The big picture”, attempting to settle the eternal debates on whether NPS, CSAT, ESAT, CES is the more appropriate

09:55


CASE HISTORY

Achieving Investment Driven Outcomes

Kathy O’Mahony, Personal Market Manager, Direct Banking, AIB

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An even keel of balanced Investment in automation and people will, whilst keeping customers at the heart of your strategic thinking, drive your desired outcomes. Unless you enable and empower staff on a digitally enhanced customer journey, your organisation’s objective may not be fully achieved. Whilst this may initially be a challenge, overcoming it will ensure success.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Demonstrating returns – the importance of a Customer First ethos…let the customer take the steering wheel
  • Investing in your people – don’t leave your staff behind whilst becoming digital….you need them as the front seat navigator
  • Investing in automation – simple and functional technology will best complement your customer experience…remember your customer may be a learner driver
  • Aligning investment with strategy – stick to your original deliverables to ensure optimum outcomes…no need to replace the saloon model with a racing car half way through the journey

10:25


Frost & Sullivan Customer Contact Executive MindXchange Member and Advisory Board Recognition

10:30


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

Featured Demonstration Hosted by:

CHOOSE BETWEEN THREE DIFFERENT COLLABORATION ZONES:

Customise your agenda! Stay the course with one zone or bounce around to others. All collaboration zones are Power-Point Free, participant-driven discussions featuring creative thinking and idea generation.

Zone 1. Agent Efficiency and Effectiveness
Zone 2. Self-Serve and Automation in the Contact Centre
Zone 3. Customer Experience Across the Enterprise

11:00


CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES - ROUNDTABLES

Roundtable sessions capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1. Automation in the Contact Centre – Empowering Agents to Focus on the Customer
Zone 2. Strategic Mapping of an Integrated Self-Serve Experience
Zone 3. Doing More for Less: Reducing Cost Through Digital Disruption

Facilitator:

Graham Brown, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, HGS

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On the backdrop of highly competitive marketplaces, shrinking budgets, and ever-increasing customer expectations – how do you deliver the best possible experience for your customers and outcomes for your business? Join us to discuss how evolving your channel strategy whilst leveraging disruptive technologies can help remove unnecessary contact and enables your customers to resolve their queries faster and easier.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Success factors in embracing new channels
  • Best practices for optimising new and existing channels
  • Strategies to focus your human talent where it will have the biggest impact

12:10


Session to Session Travel Time

12:15


CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Choose one of the following concurrent sessions:

INTERACTIVE – Solutions Wheel –
Play the “wheel” to find out which of the industry’s products and services will help you solve your challenges. It is a series of rapid fire, one-on-one meetings with leading Sponsors – both intense and fulfilling.

(OR)
FROST & SULLIVAN VISIONARY INSIGHT –
Cybersecurity – The Ins & Outs

Stephen Loynd, Global Program Director, Digital Experience, Frost & Sullivan

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When it comes to the contact center, it is important to determine what the future of cybersecurity might look like. This is especially true at a time of increased regulation, as the GDPR has proposed the greatest change in data protection law for the online age, bringing with it a variety of impacts.

This session will be examining themes such as:

  • The top challenges of both contact center & IT departments in 2019
  • Who’s watching us? Who has access to all our personal data?
  • Future trends and predictions

Key Take-Aways:

  • Cyber criminals will be going after private data at an ever increasing rate
  • AI and machine learning will play a central role
  • Time is accelerating, and the ramifications are considerable

13:00


Food for Thought Networking Luncheon – Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders

Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.

Hosted by:

14:00


Session to Session Travel Time

14:05


CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – THINKTANKS

ThinkTank sessions employ interactive team exercises in a “roll up your sleeves” learning environment.

Choose one of the following zones:

Zone 1: Connected Service Management: A Model for Proactively Resolving Issues

Zone 2. A Customer Centric Approach to Automation

Zone 3. Getting Hyper Personal with Analytics

15:20


Networking, Refreshment, and Exhibition Break

Featured Demonstration Hosted by:

15:50


Ask the Experts! Panel Discussion

The Workforce of the Future: A Force for Disruptive Change

Moderator:

Dorothy O’Byrne, Managing Director, CCMA Ireland

Panelists Include:

Yuval Dvir, Director of Online Partnerships, Google
Paul Simpson, EU Virtual Site Director, Wayfair

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The future of customer service operations is uncertain, the impact of AI and new technologies means that the workforce of the future will be very different than the workforce of today.

Gain key insights and lessons learned from a panel of four leading CX organisations sharing the work they are currently undertaking to address this challenge and restructure to ensure that their workforce is equipped to provide CX excellence. Benefit from the experience of each organisation as they outline their current structure and plans and share their expertise in this area. Discover how they view this as an opportunity to develop a strategy to engage customers and staff in the new ways of working and the open and interactive platforms that are now in place to provide CX support.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on where to start – how to build a people focused framework to review your current workforce and provide a vision of what future structures must be able to support
  • Advice from our panel on quick wins and short term changes that can be made to improve CX and engage your workforce in upskilling and redesigning your CX operation
  • A valuable case study with insights into new and smarter ways of working and how these can overcome current challenges including increasing housing and salary costs
  • A fresh perspective on employee engagement and retention – how non-financial benefits can help to attract, engage and retain your workforce

16:30


SPEED RUNS
Join us for a Burst of Insight on:

  • Omni in Retrospect: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
  • How to Use Data to Create the Ideal Customer Experience: From Big Data to Dig Data
  • Marion Humeau, Global Head of Customer Experience & Digital Innovations, Groupe Renault

  • Building and Nurturing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • 17:30


    Truth or Dare Networking Reception

    Will you choose Truth… or Dare? Network, mix and mingle while playing the classic game of truth or dare. All who play will be entered to win a special prize!

    18:15


    Dine Around Dublin – Meet in hotel lobby for prompt departure at this time.
    Take networking a step further and join us as we venture to Dublin’s vibrant city centre to see the town and taste the local cuisine. A great opportunity to further relationships with your fellow peers in a relaxed, intimate setting!

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    THURSDAY, 6 JUNE, 2019 | GENERAL SESSION, EXHIBITION AND SITE TOUR

    08:00


    Continental Breakfast and Exhibition

    08:30


    ICE BREAKER AND KEYNOTE
    The Agent Experience: A Force for Customer Experience Innovation and Opportunity

    09:30


    SUCCESS STORY
    Our AI Journey: Lessons Learned, Outcomes, and Next Steps

    David Ruiz Martínez, Head of Design, Customer Experience, UX, Orange Bank

    10:00


    Briefing Sessions, Networking, Refreshments, and Exhibition Break

    11:00


    CONCURRENT COLLABORATION ZONES – ROUNDTABLES

    Roundtable sessions capture the power of all participants’ voices, insights and experiences via group discussion and exploration of the issue at hand.

    Choose one of the following zones:


    Zone 1. Innovations in Coaching and Training
    Zone 2: B2B Nuances Nuances of Customer Care: An Opportunity to Address the Top Challenges Faced in B2B

    Moderators:

    Michelle Begley, Global Customer & Employee Experience Director, Diversey
    Louise Robinson, Global Vice President Customer Service, Diversey

    Learn More

    What is most important to customers in B2B, what challenges does this present us with and how are organisations addressing this?

    Key Take-Aways:

    • Techniques for personalising the customer experience
    • Actions steps for balancing personalised service against cost, insight on technology, insourcing vs. outsourcing
    • Best practices on how customer service can support organisational goals & challenges
    • Examples of value added activities to drive top and bottom line growth when moving from a cost centre to a profit centre
    Zone 3: Strategic Thinkers Only: A Forum on Customer Experience for Seasoned Executives

    Moderators:

    Claudia Belardo, International CX Transformation Director, SAP Concur
    Nathan Turner, Lead Customer Service Manager, Zynga

    12:00


    Food For Thought Networking Luncheon – Networking Roundtables Hosted by Industry Leaders

    Practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.

    Hosted by:

    13:00


    Session to Session Travel Time

    13:05


    SPEED RUNS

    Join us for a Burst of Insight on:

  • *Messaging to Your Customer: A Look into the Future
  • Anthony Dodson, Director of Transformation and Change, Virgin Media Ireland
    Eric Mullane, Director of Customer Experience and Operations, Virgin Media Ireland

  • *Live Chatting with Your Customer: Real Time and Personal
  • Wayne Grimshawe, Head of Revenue Contact Centres, Thames Water

    Learn More

    Surely delivering Live Chat is the same as voice just through a different channel…this session will share experiences on operationally delivering real time chat in a contact centre & embedding it as a channel within digital customer journeys.

    Key Take-Aways:

    • My journey with live chat as a channel over the last 10 years
    • Experiences of how to make it a ‘Channel of Trust’ for customers
    • Examples of how you can get it wrong
    • Principles of delivering the right experience for your organisation
  • *Achieving Customer Experience Excellence: Integrating Multi-Sites and Mergers
  • Justin Conry, Head of Transformation, Three Ireland

    Learn More

    Following the acquisition of O2 Ireland, Three Ireland embarked on a three year post merger integration journey, ultimately consolidating its disparate call centres from eight to two. As a result of the integration, Three Ireland created a superior Customer Experience, while lowering costs and making the paradigm shift to Digital. This session will examine the strategy, approach and lessons learned along the way.

    Key Take-Aways:

    • Fresh perspectives on how to build an integrated strategy that accounts for churn improvement, cost improvement and experience improvement
    • Guide to practically delivering the integration strategy and real partner alignment with a BPO
    • Insight on what’s next…getting “Omni-Ready”…

    14:00


    Networking, Refreshments, and Exhibition Break

    14:30


    CAPSTONE KEYNOTE
    Imagine a World with No Call Centres

    15:15


    INSIGHTS AND IDEAS ROUNDUP
    The Great Take-Away: Implementing the Best, Brightest and Boldest Ideas from the Program

    Participants at each Customer Contact Executive MindXchange come away with a wealth of key learnings and it can be a challenge to take it all in. During this interactive session, members of the Customer Contact community will highlight the most important themes, key take-aways and lessons learned they can be readily operationalised once you are back in the office.

    Panelists Include:

    Hicham Naim, PharmD MBA, Head of Customer Experience Strategy & Operations – EUCAN, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG
    Neil Sturrock, Customer Service Director – Europe, Office Depot
    Eric Thalmann, Director, Customer Service – Central European Region, Danfoss – Customer Engagement Leadership Council Member

    15:45


    Content for the 13th Annual Customer Contact Europe: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange Concludes

    Hertz Europe Service Centre Tour and Executive Roundtable
    Please note participation incurs an additional fee for those other than Customer Engagement Leadership Council Members. See registration page for details.

    16:00


    Hertz Europe Service Centre Check In – Transportation to be provided.

    18:00


    Customer Engagement Leadership Council Executive Roundtable: Effortless Customer Experience
    Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and beverages will be served.

    19:00


    Hertz Europe Service Centre Tour and Executive Roundtable Conclude –Transportation to Clontarf Castle Hotel provided.

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