Sebastian Reeve
In his current role at Nuance as EMEA Director of Product Management and Marketing, he is responsible for defining and evangelizing the Nuance customer care proposition across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa – sharing how companies can create extraordinary automated experiences which their customers actively choose to use rather than simply tolerate and complain about.
Sebastian Reeve’s stories
Post Office Ltd.’s revamped customer service strategyHow Post office Ltd. went from simple service to standout customer experiences

If you’ve spent any time on the What’s Next blog, you’ll know that teaming up a virtual assistant and a live assist platform can be an inspired move. (Maybe you recently read how Dixons Carphone Group combined the technologies to solve around 80% of its 100,000 weekly customer queries.) That’s certainly been the case for […]

Dixons Carphone Group - Logo for Nuance Case StudyHow Dixons Carphone Group made a rapid shift to digital during the pandemic

Throughout 2020, we worked closely with companies to ensure they had everything they needed to serve customers on digital channels without any disruption. One of these quick-thinking companies is Dixons Carphone Group (DCG), a market leader in electronic goods and mobile devices across eight countries, with brands including Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse. As […]

How market-leading retail brands are using AI to thrive in turbulent times

As part of the 2021 AI Business Week Digital Symposium, I joined the AI in E-Commerce and Retail session to give my perspective on how market-leading brands are using AI to thrive in turbulent times. The panel was moderated by Chuck Martin, Editor of Strategic Content for AI Business, with presentations from Eden Zoller, Chief […]

Four key tips for your virtual assistant deployment from a banking leader

Over the past decade, AI has been a gamechanger for financial institutions. It’s helped support agents during customer engagements by offering them relevant information and suggested next best actions, and perhaps most crucially, it’s enabled a new wave of self-service on digital channels. As the pandemic forced the closure of physical branches across the world, […]

How web chat and AI became a power couple for customer service

According to a new ContactBabel report, artificial intelligence and web chat will be the technologies most implemented in UK contact centres over the coming 12 months. And it’s easy to see why. 85% of the senior CX and customer contact professionals surveyed believe web chat has a positive effect on customer experience. In comparison, 77-78% […]

Which channel should you use? UK customers have their say

A customer’s preferred choice of service channel isn’t set in stone. It changes depending on the issue they’re looking to resolve. And that’s why ContactBabel’s new research makes such interesting reading for CX leaders. For this year’s edition of its regular report, The UK Customer Experience Decision-Makers’ Guide, the analyst surveyed1,000 UK consumers to discover […]

The tech wishlists of UK contact centre leaders

Do you feel like your software and systems are stifling your CX? If so, you’re in good company. In a recent study of UK customer experience and contact centre leaders, approaching half (44%) rated their CX technology as either ‘poor’ or ‘average’, when asked about their organisation’s support for customer experience programmes. What’s more, 73% […]

FCR decline: Is the UK really getting worse at first contact resolution?

Ask UK consumers what matters to them when contacting an organisation, and the most popular answer is getting their question or issue solved first time. What’s more, the majority of UK organisations understand this, with 53% ranking first contact resolution (FCR) as the most important factor for a customer who’s reaching out to them. But […]

The 3 most serious COVID challenges in UK contact centres

Every year, ContactBabel surveys hundreds of senior CX and customer contact professionals, working for UK brands. When the analyst reached out in May and June of 2020, one subject was unavoidable. As well as providing the usual in-depth dissection of CX strategy and operations, this year’s report – which Nuance sponsored – paints a timely […]

Nuance and Australia’s IAG virtual assistant ‘Arlo the Koala’ wins APAC Stevie® Award

This week, Nuance took home another Stevie® Award, this time in the APAC region for our Innovative Use of Technology in Customer Service within the financial services industries for ‘Arlo’, Australian insurer NRMA’s virtual assistant. More than 100 executives around the world judged over 1,000 nominations from APAC organizations in the seventh annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® […]

How KPN’s service-focused digital transformation project redefined its contact center

It’s the classic question in customer service: how do you turn the contact center from a necessary yet expensive part of your organization into a source of value and exceptional customer experiences? As part of our Creating Compelling Customer Conversations series, I recently caught up with Mark Wessel, Product Owner for Conversational at KPN, to […]

Cabify launches versatile virtual assistant to create a new customer experience

As one of Spain’s biggest startup success stories, Cabify is rapidly becoming the go-to ride-hailing service for people in cities across Spain and Latin America. Cabify offers taxis, executive cars, electric scooters, and even helicopters for hire through its mobile app. In the last few weeks, the company has also introduced delivery services to help […]