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Craig Antonucci

Craig Antonucci

Chief Experience Officer
Autocar Trucks

Craig is the Chief Experience Officer for Autocar, the oldest truck brand in the United States. Craig is responsible for the future of the Autocar customer experience. He leverages cutting edge techniques, technology, and data in the design, build, and execution of Autocar’s world class customer experience to ensure every touchpoint is creating a Raving Fan. With his work rooted in Paradoxes, Paradigms and Frameworks, Craig brings a unique perspective to the CX professional Journey. Having spent over 20 years consulting with some of the best and brightest in our space, he has seen these phenomena succeed and fail in real time. This unique journey has led Craig to Autocar, where he and his team are working on all the things that nobody has done yet but should have!

Bernie Arnason

Bernie Arnason

Industry Principal
Frost & Sullivan

A member of the CX team at Frost & Sullivan, Bernie brings over 25 years of Information & Communication Technologies industry experience. As an Industry Principal, Bernie focuses his research on important CX trends in the contact center. Prior to Frost & Sullivan, Bernie spent close to 18 years as a principal and partner at a boutique management consulting firm in the telecom industry and is a past Editor-in-Chief of Telecompetitor.com, an online industry publication.

Natalia Brown

Natalia Brown

Chief Client Operations Officer
National Debt Relief

Natalia has over 20 years in the service industry. She has spent the last 12 years with National Debt Relief as the Chief Client Operations Officer. Natalia has led teams internationally and helped hundreds of thousands of people out of debt. She is a servant leader and an advocate for her teams and consumers.

Kelly Carney

Kelly Carney

Vice President of Digital Experience & Customer Service
National Grid
Customer Engagement Leadership Council Member

An inclusive and strategic leader, Kelly has spent her career developing people and solutions that have driven a marked improvement in performance, employee engagement and customer experience. She is leading the digital transformation across Customer at National Grid, while evolving the contact centers toward the Future of Service.

Steve Di Tirro

Steve Di Tirro

Supplier Relationship Manager
Google

Steve has spent the last two decades dedicated to transforming organizations to deliver best in class customer experiences. Steve’s six sigma black-belt and his strategic sourcing experience contributes to Google Technical Services’ coined phrase, “What Would Steve Say?” At Amazon Global Outsourcing, in addition to driving procurement, risk and control, account management and service delivery, Steve proudly carried the title “Captain Funtastic”. Steve is an industry thought leader in outsourcing business partnerships and is committed to disrupting the customer service industry by continuously raising the bar.


Mike-Evans

Mike Evans

Author of ‘Achieve With Accountability’ and ‘Thrive in the Age of Disruption’

In addition to being a leading authority on Change and Disruption and how to Thrive and Excel in the Age of Disruption, clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to; Accelerate Change, Shape Their Optimal Culture, Unleash Personal and Organizational Accountability, Flawlessly Execute Key Strategies, Ignite Leadership Capacity at all Levels, Amplify Employee Engagement, Embrace The Role of CEO of Your Life, Career and Destiny, and Cultivate Peak Performance. 34 of the Fortune 50 are clients, many describing him as inspiring, motivating and a ball of energy with an unequalled focus and passion for helping them achieve their desired results – both professional and personal.

Cassie Flanagan

Cassie Flanagan

Director, Customer Enablement
Univar Solutions

Daron Fowlks

Daron Fowlks

Vice President, Global Customer Experience
Instacart

Chris Goostree

Chris Goostree

Director of Contact Center Operations
TMX Finance Family of Companies

A dynamic Contact Center leader with expertise in driving performance and efficiencies within a sales and/or customer service contact center. Chris has led successful programs for companies such as Toyota Connected, Cotiviti, Netflix and now the TMX Financial Family of Companies.


Jennifer Gormer

Jennifer Gormer

Senior Director of Training & Quality
Priceline

Jeff Grant

Jeff Grant

Senior Product Owner, Enterprise Contact Center
Southwest Airlines

Jeff has dedicated his IT career to improving the Customer and Employee experience by merging data with current and emerging technologies to achieve a desired outcome which were then measured in order to improve the experience. It is a journey and there are boarding signs, re-routes, turbulence, delays and sometimes fair weather along the way that must be endured so we can learn how to create a better experience.

Yamila Harris

Yamila Harris

Global Head of IT Support and User Experience
Munich Re
Customer Engagement Leadership Council Member

Over the course of her 30-year global leadership career, Yamila’s zeal for the art-of-the-possible, her unrelenting focus on user/customer experience, and her commitment to cultivating and empowering diverse teams have remained key tenets. She firmly believes that truly lasting transformational change requires a strong understanding and investment in ongoing organizational change management practices, measurable performance indicators, and effective communication strategies.

Charles Hawkins

Charles Hawkins

Senior Director, Direct to
Consumer and Renewal Sales
Frontdoor/American Home Shield

Charles has 20+ years’ experience in Contact Center Sales, focusing on strategic ways to build, maintain. and grow relationships though modeling total job performance. Charles has excelled in designing, sustaining and executing in highly effective cultures in companies like Verizon, Comcast and Frontdoor.

Sue Hoffman

Sue Hoffman

Executive Vice President, Client Experience
U.S. Legal Support

Mark Killick

Mark Killick

Senior Vice President, Experiential Operations
Shipt

Mark is a passionate Customer Advocate, Strategist, Change Agent, Communicator and Influential Leader with experience and proven success in the areas of Customer Experience, Customer Service Leadership, Business process Outsourcing, Continuous Improvement, Business Process Redesign, Lean & Six Sigma. He has an outstanding track record providing support to both large established & fast-growing companies as well as startups from diverse industries including the Gig economy. He is results-driven with a focus, always, on the Customer and their experience as well as Process and Operational Excellence. He has multiple years of increasing responsibility earning progressive promotions while serving global leaders with revenues exceeding $10 billion annually and operations in more than 60 countries. Mark also has extensive international exposure around the globe and is able to assess and understand the needs of businesses & customers from varied cultural viewpoints and engage in productive dialogue that builds consensus and achieves optimal results.

Fred Kleiman

Fred Kleiman

Vice President, Customer Experience
AMC Networks

Fred is described as a positive force in CX and has a passion for excellence and video streaming. Fred has spent most of his career building award winning teams in CX and his passion is finding career enthusiasts in customer service who share his passion and are looking for a long term CX career on his team.

Jim-LeMere

Jim LeMere

Vice President, Servicing Capabilities & Enablement
Northwestern Mutual
Member, Customer Engagement Leadership Council

Known for his thought leadership in the service industry, Jim has over 25 years of experience in service operations and contact center re-engineering, with a specialization in leading cultures to outcomes that drive employee engagement and operational efficiency to boost client experience and business results to new levels. A servant-leader, Jim believes the secret sauce to transformation is having laser focus on enabling the success of the front line by creating customer-focused cultures driven by ownership and accountability. His focus on organizational development is rooted in a specific value chain that sparks cultural evolution.

Andre Luck

Andre Luck

Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service
Miami Marlins

Andre is in his fourth season with the Miami Marlins, joining the organization in January 2020 as the Marlins’ Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service. In his role, Andre oversees all ticket sales and service efforts for the club, including Marlins Memberships, Premium Sales, Group Sales, Inside Sales, and Membership Experience.

Keri Malone

Keri Malone

Senior Vice President, Customer Service
CITY Furniture

Keri has led a furniture retail customer service team within Operations for over 15 years. Her journey utilizing a Lean Management System has allowed her to identify root causes of customer pain points and enhance the customer experience through problem solving and innovation.

Sean Minter

Brian McDonald

IT Manager
Ascension

Brian is a healthcare IT professional with 20 years’ experience supporting clinical and business related application platforms for hospitals and ambulatory clinic facilities. He served in many roles at UNC Rex Healthcare for 13 years, including enterprise architecture for areas like radiology, medical records, laboratory, revenue cycle. Brian currently serves as a manager at Ascension Technologies, leading a group of 20 associates and contract workers to support call management systems and enterprise contact centers.


Wilson Nieves

Wilson Nieves

Senior Vice President Customer Experience
Citizen Watch America

Touted by many as a passionate operational leader and champion of human experiences, Wilson has spent over 30 years in the contact center & experience management space. Today he spends much of his professional time, working with globally diverse teams, in the convergence of technology and human ability, to deliver on the brand promise.

Cippy Seidler

Cippy Seidler

Director, Consumer Care Center
Banner Health

Speaking to and working with many diverse contact groups around the world has inspired and enlightened Cippy. It has brought positivity, new ideas and creativity to an already open mind about the importance and truly critical nature of the contact center environments. She has worked most of her career in Retail and Health Care contact centers helping others appreciate why internal and external customer service and brand loyalty begins in the contact center.


Rupen Singh Philloura

Rupen Singh Philloura

Director of Terminal Operations, Customer Service & AOCC
Miami International Airport

Rupen is a graduate from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a major in Airline-Airport Management. He has spent 25 years in the aviation sector working at large to mega hub airports with a concentration in airport operations orchestrating the day-to-day activities. Rupen oversees Customer Service, Contact Center, Security, and Terminals for Miami International Airport. He has consulted in the Middle East, West Africa, and East Asia for airport technologies and operations and also has experience helping start-ups to seed round.

Leslie Thibodeau

Leslie Thibodeau

Vice President, Client Engagement Center
ECRI

Francisco Toledo

Francisco Toledo

Senior Director Global Operations
Groupon

Francisco has dedicated the past 10+ years to driving Customer and Merchant experience through Operational Excellence with multiple global assignments across Latin America, Europe, and North America. He’s a COPC CX Implementation leader, earned an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, and currently leads Groupon Global’s Customer Care organization.


David Weisman

David Weisman, Ph.D., CPXP, FPCC

Chief Experience Officer
NYC Health + Hospitals / Queens

David has spent the majority of his 20-year career in customer/care experience. He has a unique set of skills that have allowed him to create a culture of empathy focused on customer experience and exceed the expectations of all his customers, including patients and their loved ones, employees, and the community.

Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Vice President, Global Customer Experience
JBL, a division of HARMAN International

Brian is an energetic and proven senior leader in the Customer Experience (CX) space. He spent the first part of his career in management consulting for Deloitte and Accenture gaining deep experience in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy, operations, and technology. Subsequently, he was a sales manager for Oracle and Salesforce.com. For 8 years running he has been using his background in CX to lead global customer experience operations for the world’s most reputable audio company.

Fab Facilitators

Nancy Baker

Nancy Baker

Senior Process Lead
ProcedureFlow

“I believe every company can gain operational efficiency and empower their employees by simplifying complicated processes and making them easy to follow for everyone!” Nancy helps organizations innovate knowledge management. As a project management professional and change agent, Nancy has helped contact center leaders improve their operations and reach new levels of efficiency. Nancy is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and in Prosci Change Management, she has more than 20 years’ experience leading projects in many sectors.

Ian Barkin

Ian Barkin

Entrepreneur

Ian is a seasoned leader and innovator in Digital Operations, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Intelligent Automation, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and the Future of Work. He has a proven track record of digital transformation solution development and sales of complex global engagements. Ian is a 4x founder, advisor, investor, and author of “Intelligent Automation”, and several LinkedIn Learning courses on RPA and AI.

Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Senior Director of Product Marketing
Talkdesk

Steve is an experienced high-tech product marketing professional with over 25 year background in enterprise and SaaS software market, including CRM, call center, innovation management, social big data, and mobile technologies. Steve resides in Oakland, CA with his family.

Amy Bouthilet

Amy Bouthilet

Vice President Global Talent
Alta Resources

With 15+ years of consumer care experience, Amy has a proven track record of increasing employee engagement and, in turn, helping global brands maximize customer experiences. She has made employee engagement a primary focus within her current organization and recent engagement results have classified them as a world class engagement culture. Whether in a corporate support role or in direct management of a consumer care team, Amy has a personal passion to deliver results.

Christopher M. Carrington

Christopher M. Carrington

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
Omni Interactions

Chris spends each waking moment thinking how to innovate the future of work. Chris started with traditional BPO work with Capgemini, then creating the work-at-home industry at Alpine Access to now innovating the Gig Economy for customer support with Omni Interactions. His expertise in the BPO and customer contact space spans more than 35 years in C-level roles leading and growing global corporations that deliver technology-enabled business services.

Marilyn Cassedy

Marilyn Cassedy

Vice President of Customer Success
SmartAction

Marilyn is the Head of Customer Success at SmartAction where she’s partnered with customers across a range of verticals to implement and expand their self-service footprint in the call center. After more than a decade of experience in customer success, Marilyn knows that a key step in unlocking an agent’s full potential is though the technology that supports them before, during, and after a phone call.

Ginger Conlon

Ginger Conlon

Thought Leadership Director
Genesys

An award-winning editorial leader, Ginger Conlon is currently thought leadership director at Genesys, where she crafts research-led content on customer experience and co-hosts the “Tech Talks in 20” podcast and “CX Green Room” livestream show. Additionally, she serves on the Environmental Defense Fund’s Digital Advisory Council. In her prior roles as chief editor of Direct Marketing News, 1to1, and CRM magazines, she set the editorial vision and strategy, which led to increased readership, reader engagement, and revenue. Ginger, a founding board member of CXPA, received a DMCNY Silver Apple lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the marketing industry.

Casey Denby

Casey Denby

Senior Director, Enterprise Sales
Zenarate

Casey is an experienced global leader of Learning & Training organizations with a rich background in contact center operational success. Casey is passionate about delivering excellence for the customer, with a belief that the customer service agent job can be more desirable by setting up the agent for immediate success.

Jennifer Di Tirro

Jennifer Di Tirro

Vice President, Business Development
Qualfon

For the last 15 years, Jenn has partnered with clients to drive customer loyalty, maximize and expand revenues and increase their position as brand leaders. Jenn is known in the industry as an inspiring, adaptive, goal-achieving female leader and a ‘best in class’ relationship manager. Jenn not only helps businesses envision a better process, CX and call center solution, she outlines the tools and plans to achieve it!

Radesh Ganeshkumar

Radesh Ganeshkumar

Senior Vice President of Global Sales
dotData

Radesh is part of dotData’s founding team and is responsible for global revenue growth. He brings over 15 years of enterprise software sales experience building tech startups in the advanced analytics space. His recent mission is to help companies accelerate data pipelines or AI/ML and deliver meaningful business outcomes.

Kevin Hayden

Kevin Hayden

Vice President, Sales
Thrio

Cutting through the hype and delivering real, game changing technology fires Kevin up. After 25 years on the leading and bleeding edge of customer care technology, Kevin knows what works and what’s fluff. He thrives on demystifying complex business challenges and applying technology to drive better outcomes for consumers, agents, and enterprises as a whole.

Corey Kotlarz

Corey Kotlarz

Founder and President
Outsource Consultants

Corey has over 25 years of experience in the call center industry with a track record of leading companies and driving rapid growth.

Jim Iyoob

Jim Iyoob

Chief Customer Officer
Etech Global Services

Jim has recently been awarded by Customer Contact Central with MVP awards and featured in numerous publications including CIO Review, Contact Center Pipeline, and Connections Magazine. Jim has also been listed as one of the ‘Top 20 Influential People to Follow’ on Twitter by “Iwantitnow” and one of the “Top 25 Thoughts Leaders for 2023” by ICMI.

Sean Minter

Sean Minter

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
AmplifAI

Sean is an experienced entrepreneur and operational strategist with over 25 years of contact center technology and operations experience. He has founded 4 tech startups, including AmplifAI. He previously managed a BPO with 15,000 contact center associates worldwide, giving him insight into the struggles and challenges of driving contact center performance. His passion is using the latest technologies to help brands deliver exceptional customer and employee experiences and get a return on their technology investments.

Nathan Park

Nathan Park

Vice President of Global Sales
Acquire BPO

Adept at achieving business outcomes, Nathan has a strong customer focus with a broad business experience gained in the finance, retail, and distribution industries.

Anant Singh

Anant Singh

Vice President, Digital and CX Strategist
HGS

Anant is passionate about managing large global operations, helping transform and grow organizations, and developing next-gen leaders. With 25 years of experience in customer service and CX strategy, Anant has built successful teams across India, China, the U.S., and the Philippines.

Ian Tempro

Ian Tempro

Chief Operating Officer
IA Call Center

As an industry veteran with 20 years of experience in steering contact center operations, Ian’s leadership as COO of Insta Answer has been instrumental in incorporating service focused technology to drive improved customer engagement. He is committed to helping brands reach their CX goals and is recognized for his ability to build truly bespoke programs across diverse industries.

Shawndra Tobias

Shawndra Tobias

Vice President of Customer Experience
Etech Global Services

Shawndra has over 25 years contact center experience, of which a third of that has been spent in reporting and analytics. She received her professional certification in Data Science from The Johns Hopkins University and is a 3 Star IBM Recognized Data Expert, and is a certified business analyst.

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