Tony Lorentzen
Tony has more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector, spending the last 17 with Nuance where he is currently the SVP of Intelligent Engagement Solutions within the Enterprise Division. Before that he served as the leader of several teams at Nuance including Sales Engineering, Business Consulting, and Product Management. A proven leader in working with the cross-functional teams, Tony blends his in-depth knowledge of business management, technology and vertical domain expertise to bring Nuance’s solutions to the Enterprise market, partnering with customers to ensure implementations drive true ROI. Prior to Nuance, Tony spent time at Lucent and Verizon where he led teams that applied the latest technologies to solve complex business issues for large enterprises. Tony received a B.S. from Villanova University and a MBA from Dowling College.
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The AI-powered contact center, part 4: Enhance contact center security with biometric authentication

This was originally published on Microsoft.com on August 29, 2022. When a customer needs support, they not only expect fast, convenient ways to get help, but also to have their personal information protected. However, when verifying that people are who they say they are, many contact centers use traditional authentication methods are no longer fit […]

The AI-powered contact center, part 3: Build powerful conversational AI solutions

This post was originally published on Microsoft.com on August 24, 2022. To remain competitive and thrive, organizations must differentiate their brand through outstanding customer service experiences. As customer expectations and business needs continuously shift, enterprises need the agility to rapidly create, maintain, and optimize those experiences with the latest technologies, including sophisticated AI, without relying […]

The AI-powered contact center, part 2: Achieve superior self-service voice support

This was originally published by Microsoft.com on August 16, 2022. Many people still prefer to pick up the phone when they want to access customer service. Many others find that the phone is a vital last resort when they fail to get answers in digital channels.  Regardless of why people call a contact center, it […]

The AI-powered contact center, part 1: Create engaging digital experiences

This post was originally published on Microsoft.com on August 8, 2022. Today’s customers expect more engaging, personalized service experiences from the brands they choose. They want intelligent self-service that offers always-on digital convenience. And they expect agents, whether human or virtual, to not just know who they are, but to already have an idea why […]

Introducing the Microsoft Digital Contact Center Platform: A comprehensive, flexible customer care solution

This post is co-authored by Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications and Platform, Microsoft, and was originally published on Microsoft.com on July 19, 2022. In today’s digital world, brand reputation is synonymous with customer experience, including the quality of customer care. Consumers expect effortless, consistent, and secure experiences across any point of contact they […]

The future of customer engagement is bright with Microsoft and Nuance

This post is co-authored by Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications and Platform, Microsoft and was originally published on Microsoft.com on June 23, 2022. Since Microsoft and Nuance joined forces earlier this year, both teams have been clear about our commitment to putting our customers first. Microsoft and Nuance are dedicated to ensuring our products complement each […]

The ROI of digital CX, part 3: How to build a business case for digital self-service

We kicked off our ROI of digital CX series by looking at just how crucial digital self-service is today, and how an intelligent virtual assistant (VA) can help you create effortless, personalized experiences for your customers. We also explored the real business benefits a VA can create for your brand—including boosted sales, stronger customer experiences, […]

The ROI of digital CX, part 2: The true business impact of digital self-service

Last time in our ROI of digital CX series, we looked at why intelligent virtual assistants are so important for successful digital self-service. In this installment, we’ll dive deeper into some of the biggest benefits and most powerful business outcomes that the best virtual assistants and chatbots can deliver.   Virtual assistants increase agent efficiency […]

Why a unified platform is essential for omnichannel engagement

Every day, organizations find new ways to use AI to deliver better business outcomes. Intelligent technologies now power every aspect of the enterprise—including the contact center. In many cases, customer engagement AI tools are deployed as point solutions, but their true value is only revealed when they cover every moment of the customer journey, in […]

The ROI of digital CX, part 1: Digital self-service matters—now more than ever

To maintain a competitive edge, brands have to differentiate on customer experience. And increasingly, that means providing intelligent digital self-service experiences that are always available to offer personalized service and rapid resolution. It’s been widely noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift toward digital self-service that was already beginning to pick up pace. […]

Intelligent government: Delivering superior citizen experiences with AI

Today, the governments of every nation share at least one common challenge. Even as they continue to support the daily lives of their citizens—whether helping them to pay their taxes or claim a pension—they must also meet those citizens’ growing service expectations. As the world’s leading consumer brands fight for control of an increasingly global […]

Customer engagement predictions 2022: Four trends that will define CX next year

We’ve seen a lot of things change in customer engagement this year. Customers are using a broader range of channels—up to 10 channels even in a single inquiry—and still expect seamless, personalized experiences. Brands have had to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to keep up with customer demand and support remote agent workforces. Meanwhile, fraudsters […]