Steve Blood

Steve Blood

VP Analyst
Steve Blood is a VP, analyst in Gartner Research and Advisory. His research coverage focuses customer service and support technologies as part of customer experience. His key focus areas are contact center applications and platforms, and customer service analytics. Mr. Blood advises primarily end-user organizations, but also technology and service providers and investors, on market adoption, technology trends and the business value of technology.
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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:15 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:45 PM
The Collaborative Customer Service Organization – Delivering Continuous Engagement at Every Touchpoint in the Organization

Increased collaboration has been the most positive result of participating organizations’ digital channel investments. This is also linked to a greater level of customer engagement and improved customer service metrics. Key to enabling increased employee collaboration is investments in digital workplace platforms. This session will look at the emerging styles of collaboration that can support customer services more effectively and how digital workplace platforms could support continuous customer engagement in support of the “everything customer.”

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 09:15 AM
In the Future, Customer Service Analytics Will Be Dynamic, Intelligent and Personalized

Previously separate approaches to analyzing customer service interactions are uniting as artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve interaction, understanding and intent regardless of communication channel. In future, customer service analytics will be real time, leveraging historical and real-time insight to deliver optimum, operational, employee and customer-centric experiences. This session will look at how organizations can deliver more insightful customer service analytics and maximize investments in a changing vendor landscape.

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:45 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:15 PM
Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS)

A marketplace theatre look at the players in the CCaaS Magic Quadrant, and what to look for when selecting a provider.

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