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[Experience Action Podcast] CX Pulse Check – July 2024

We unravel how customer success principles are reshaping B2C and B2B industries on this special CX Pulse Check edition of the Experience Action Podcast, with Jeannie Walters and special co-host David Sakamoto. Dive into the fascinating world of AI in the fashion industry, where artificial intelligence is transforming design, marketing, and personalization. We’ll illustrate the revolutionary impact of AI on revenue generation, supply chain optimization, and customer service using real-world examples that bridge fashion and other sectors.

Curious about how AI can elevate customer engagement and productivity? We’ll explore the immense potential of AI in leveraging vast data sources for digital engagement, enhancing chatbots, and providing predictive analytics—all while maintaining a genuine human touch. You’ll also hear compelling stories from GitLab and the St. Regis Hotel about the power of core values like transparency and collaboration in fostering a cohesive organizational culture. Discover how aligning personal and company values can enrich work experiences and create stronger customer relationships.

Don’t miss this insightful conversation packed with actionable takeaways!

About David Sakamoto:

David Sakamoto brings deep passion and experience in leading customer experiences, developing teams, scaling businesses, and optimizing the delivery of products and services to deliver customer outcomes and propel revenue growth. He brings a unique background in customer success, sales, engineering, services (professional, managed, and support), and global operations.

He led the global customer success organization at GitLab, scaling the business from $50M to over $650M quarterly run rate and supporting a successful IPO with a net dollar retention of over 152%. Before GitLab, David built and scaled the Americas Customer Success team at Cisco, managing a $2B book of business that included high/low touch, digital, and partner success. In prior roles at EVault and Cisco, David has also led development teams, cloud operations, and services (professional, managed, and support). Other experiences include CITTIO (early-stage startup), Genentech, Yahoo, and SGI. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Follow David on…
LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dsakamoto/
X/Twitter at x.com/hapapower
Instagram at instagram.com/hapapower/

Articles Mentioned:
The State of AI in Fashion (Glossy)
Customer Success Software Market looks to expand its size in Overseas Market (OpenPR)
Focus on core values improves comp disability outcomes: Risk manager (Business Insurance)

Resources Mentioned:
Experience Investigators Learning Center

Want to ask a question about this episode – or another CX issue? Leave Jeannie a voicemail at askjeannie.vip – and remember to follow her on LinkedIn!

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About Jeannie Walters, CCXP, CSP

Jeannie Walters CCXP CSP small square photoJeannie is an award-winning customer experience expert, international keynote speaker, and sought-after business coach who is trailblazing the movement from “Reactive Customer Service” to “Proactive Customer and Employee Experience.” More than 500,000 people have learned from her CX courses on LinkedIn Learning, and her insights have been featured in Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and NPR

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