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Entries Tagged ‘Government and Public Sector’

2017: Transforming Government Perspectives

Toward the end of 2016 I had the opportunity to hear the perspectives of many people who worked at city, state and national government and who participated in the first few Citizen2020 ‘Conversations Workshops.’ Our most recent workshop was held in San Francisco just a few weeks after Donald Trump was elected President. Many of […]

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Improving Digital Engagement with the UK Government

Recently, the British government announced a £1 billion pound investment for faster broadband and 5G in the UK, which will benefit consumers and businesses. Unfortunately, government departments or local councils looking for a boost in funding to improve digital services were left empty-handed. The investment in faster broadband and cellular infrastructure shows that the demand […]

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Going “Back to the Future” with Silos

In another life, as “Bob the Movie Man,” I am a prolific film reviewer—so, I often frame business problems in terms of famous movies. For those old enough to remember “Back to the Future,” Marty McFly jumped into Doc Brown’s souped-up DeLorean and traveled back in time. What would happen if Marty got into the […]

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Verint Speakers: Humanizing Customer Engagement in a Digital World

CRM Xchange Virtual Conference November 3; Best Practices Roundtable Verint’s Rajeev Venkat, senior director, solutions marketing, will present “E2 = CEO” as part of the “Best Practices in 60 Minutes” roundtable at 4 p.m. ET with an emphasis on employees and the enterprise for successful Customer Engagement Optimization (E2 = CEO). Venkat will also discuss […]

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Upcoming UK and U.S. Events Put Spotlight on Citizens and Customers

As we swing into the autumn/fall in the northern hemisphere, I have some upcoming events and activities that I hope you will find interesting and thought-provoking. Let’s start with something a bit out-of-the-ordinary. Verint will be participating in (and sponsoring) a series of “Conversations Workshops” that are being organised by Citizen 2020—a virtual community that […]

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Modernized Contact Centers Can Help Citizen Engagement—Part Two

Not surprisingly, governments today are challenged with juggling resources and demand. As you may have read in part one of this blog series, Contact Solutions recently commissioned the Governing Institute and the Center for Digital Government to survey state government leaders to answer this question: How are government agencies prioritizing the modernization of contact center […]

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Modernized Contact Centers Can Help Citizen Engagement

Governments around the world are increasingly realizing the impact outdated technology and poor processes can have on citizen engagement and operational burdens. In a nutshell? A critical impact. Contact Solutions recently commissioned the Governing Institute and the Center for Digital Government to survey state government leaders to answer the following question: How are government agencies […]

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Strengthening Customer Engagement and Reducing Cyber Complexity

Squiz Summit September 8; Sydney, Australia Verint’s David Moody, vice president and global practice leader, government and public sector, will present “1+1=WOW: The Benefits of Bringing Together Technologies That Were Made for Each Other” at 2:15 p.m. AEST. Web content management systems, enterprise search and CRM are most often purchased by different departments—such as communications […]

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Hats Off to Customer Personas—Optimizing Digital First Strategies

One of the keys to optimizing government digital transformation strategies is being able to identify individuals online so they can access services conveniently and securely. In my blog, Deliver More Economic Benefits by Getting Secure Online Transactions Right, I pointed out that although not all digital services require people to be authenticated via an online […]

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To Improve Is to Change—to Be Perfect Is to Change Often: Part 1

Winston Churchill, whose words are quoted above, clearly knew a thing or two about what it takes to be successful in public service. The business of delivering public services is beset with constant challenges—shifting political, economic and demographic sands make it one of the most challenging environments to work within. And, every so often, substantial […]

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