Envision 2018 Schedule


Welcome and AI 101
Jake Beyer, Director of Customer Care, EDCi

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – The Race is on! How Technology is Pushing Horizons of Customer Expectations
Oliver Buechse, Founder of My Strategy Source and co-Founder of Advancing AI Wisconsin
Session Description: A wave of new technologies, including AI, Natural Language capabilities, Advanced Robotics, and Next Generation Expert Systems will become increasingly accessible to businesses of all sizes.  They may arrive stand-alone or packaged in solutions like Virtual Assistants and Free Moving Service Bots.

These technologies will push customer expectations regarding the sales and service interactions they are having with companies.  These expectations will change along three horizons:
1. Customers will assume that the business has a wealth of accessible knowledge, about products and alternatives, issues, resolutions, and recommendations, but more importantly about the customers themselves.
2. Customers will demand responses and response times that evolve from reasonable to real time and ultimately towards anticipatory.
3. In this world of available knowledge, customers will expect that companies reliably secure all of that information, create ethical boundaries for its use, and allow the customer to define choices along a spectrum of how the information is being applied to them.

In a final horizon we may see the convergence of all three trends into a transfer of the customer service interaction away from the business/organization towards a customer controlled, multi-capability virtual assistant. Businesses and organizations will have an opportunity to differentiate themselves along these horizons, especially in the early stages of adoption.  Some businesses may be able to successfully carve out contrarian service  models but most will be forced into a race towards adoption, which will in turn accelerate the pace of changing customer expectations.

How will you position yourself for this race?


Genesys Altocloud – predictive analytics
Paul O’Dweyer, Genesys


Tech Update

IBM Watson


AI in the Contact Center
Matthew David
Session Description: Rapid advancements in AI technology is opening opportunities to improve how your customers experience contacting you. In this presentation, Matthew will review how Artificial Intelligence is being used to reduce customer calls and improve customer satisfaction.

Attracting, managing and retaining talent in a world with AI
Chad Kopitzke, founder of NeXtGen Advantage

Closing remarks

Happy hour and networking

*Schedule is tentative. Speakers and topics are subject to change.