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Press Release 7 November 2018 LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- ContactEngine are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Dunlop as Chief Product Officer. Dunlop joins ContactEngine to lead the company's product management, engineering, data science, AI and DevOps teams and will be responsible for further developing...

Herve Coureil, Chief Digital Officer at Schneider Electric, discusses the technology and innovative strategies required to keep the energy management firm ahead of the curve. This interview is part of the HotTopics.ht Beyond Technology series, powered by ContactEngine....

In mid-October, MIT announced a $1bn investment in a computing college devoted to AI[1]. It's the latest in a series of headlines that will have many chief executives wondering if they should be investing in AI and where it might make a difference for them....

Press Release 18 October 2018 LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- ContactEngine, a next generation Customer Engagement Hub (CEH) specialising in conversational AI, have announced their achievement of ‘Co-Sell Partner’ status as part of the Microsoft for Startups London ScaleUp programme for high-growth technology companies. ContactEngine joins an exclusive...

Life is full of decisions. To shave or not to shave; to shower or to bathe; to tea or to coffee; yogurt or croissant? And that's just within the first 15 minutes of the day. There are even irritating micro-decisions like milk no milk, or...

In my previous post on linguistic interactions between computer-managed communications and people, I discussed the interesting phenomenon in human-computer interaction (HCI) whereby humans can sometimes be unaware that they are communicating with a computer – an automated system – rather than a person. As I explained,...

As Chief Product Officer of Vonage, the US-based internet telephony service provider, Omar Javaid is well-versed in the communications industry and its direction. Discover how Vonage tracks customer sentiment and why it's placed highly in the company's success metrics, as well as the importance of...

I’ve got a theory. It’s based on very little evidence. More rumour and more hearsay. Large teams can’t innovate. There, I said it. Stick a load of people together and human nature tends toward the mean, the average. It’s like the wisdom of the crowds,...

Nearly every new tech startup launched this year will fail within 12 months. So said Mat Shore, founder of global training and innovation firm, Outside In[1]. Just one in 100 new tech businesses will survive more than 12 months trading; the rest will fail because,...

Do you want to pick fruit and vegetables for a living? No? Nor do most Britons, it seems. One of the unforeseen-but-obvious-in-hindsight Brexit consequences is that it turns out to be mostly foreigners who show up here at certain times of year and pick our...

In the early days of ContactEngine I liked to show off. In many ways showing off is a professional requirement for a CEO in an early stage tech firm. Looking back, many of the things I said were utter nonsense – however, one line that has...

We’ve recently been considering the field of linguistics more at ContactEngine: what it is, why we should care, and how we can use it to our advantage. I talked briefly in my previous post about the way language is medium-dependent and context-dependent – it varies...

A little over a year ago, the UN published its annual World Population Prospects report (1). It makes for interesting reading. Turns out we’re a fertile bunch: population today stands at a little over 7.6 billion souls and the report projects that this will increase...

We are pleased to sponsor HotTopics.ht's 'Beyond Technology' series. In this episode, David Elliott, SVP Marketing at True Value, discusses how technology improves the relationship between brands, employees and consumers....

Building a Proactive Retention Strategy explains how telcos can use data-driven approaches to increase the efficacy of churn reduction strategies. The paper discusses the most effective retention offers for customers likely to churn, with a particular focus on when to be proactive. Contents of Building a...

Every year, just before my mind wanders to which taverna I’ll frequent, or I admonish myself for the bottle of raki I’ve yet to consume, I eagerly await the publication of OFCOM’s latest league table. Now, you might find this a strange preoccupation for someone who...

We are pleased to sponsor HotTopics.ht's 'Beyond Technology' series. In this episode, Stuart Hemphill, SVP of Customer and Operational Services at Southern California Edison, explains how the utilities industry is catching up with customer-centricity....

Linguistics is, in my moderate experience, a widely and grievously misunderstood subject. People know it has something to do with language; from there, assumptions tend to branch off into two disparate but equally misinformed areas. First, that linguistics is learning how to speak other languages...