09:00am – 09:30am
Welcome coffees, teas & croissants
09:30am – 10:00am
Martin Hill-Wilson, Founder, Brainfood Consulting
Topic: What Will a Superb Service Experience look like in 2025?
From Call Centre to Customer Engagement Hub: how service operations must evolve to meet the needs of today’s digital consumer.
Customer Hubs: What are they? Why do we need them? How do they work? How will they embrace omni-channel communications and drive a single agenda across all channels and all department.
The rise of conversational digital service: How chatbots, natural language speech recognition and AI are transforming the world of customer self-service
10:00am – 10:30am
Rodney Assock, Operational Services Director, LV=
Topic: Creating Value Through People
- How LV= has harnessed people power to make a difference
- The ROI on people investment
- Employee Engagement + Great Listening = Customer Satisfaction
- Some practical tips to share
10:30am – 11:00am
Darron Burness, Teleworking Operations Manager, The AA
Topic: The HomeAgent Revolution
The business case for contact centre homeworking: What can it potentially deliver for HomeAgents in terms of reduced time and travel savings, better work-life-balance? What can it deliver for companies in terms of more – efficient scheduling, improved employee engagement and high productivity.
Real life examples from AA, the first UK company to embrace modern HomeAgent models nearly two decades ago.
Plus statistical results from its recent HomeAgent survey
11:00am – 11:15am
11:15am – 12:30pm
Roundtable discussions (1)
An opportunity to participate in one of 10 discussion topics: Personalisation & Customer Insight, Contact Centre Homeworking, Employee Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Contact Centre of the Future, Customer Experience, Omni-channel, Workforce Management, Self-service and AI, and Web Chat & Social Media.
12:30pm – 13:15pm
13:15pm – 13:45pm
James Leech, Head of Digital, Technology and Innovation, Sainsburys Argos Customer Management Centres
Topic: The Lost Art of Conversation
The customer journey: how modern retailers are using Big Data and analytics to understand customer motives, drive personalisation and enhance customer loyalty.
Omni-channel: Delivering service consistency and excellence at every customer touch point in an integrated manner.
From store transformation to web self-service and HomeAgent working, How Home Retail Group is transforming every aspect of its customer-facing operations to create the ‘Contact Centre of the Future’
13:45pm – 15:00pm
Roundtable discussions (2)
An opportunity to participate in one of 10 discussion topics: Contact Centre of the Future, Omni-channel, Employee Engagement, Performance and Quality, Recruitment and Retention, Compliance, Contact Centre Homeworking, Robotic Process Automation in the Contact Centre, Web Chat & Social Media, and Customer Experience.
15:00pm – 15:15pm
Conference session closes