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Five9’s cloud contact center solution provides greater flexibility at a fraction of the cost of on-premise systems. Find out how Five9 can activate your business.

[PODCAST] The 2020 Summer Internship Program w/ Lindsey Kelejian, Cecily Kruger, and Nico Yankovich

This is normally the time of year that the halls at Five9 are packed with our summer interns. And while a lot of other companies have done away with the summer intern program all together, here at Five9, we couldn’t possibly just not have our summer interns.
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[PODCAST] The Road to CX Summit w/ Ryan Kam

Show of hands if you were booked to attend a conference this year that either canceled, or moved virtual?
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[PODCAST] The Best Mindset for CXOs in the Pandemic w/ Zeus Kerravala

Would you rather spend $1,000 on a laptop and 15 minutes on the phone with a rep or spend $800 on the same laptop but 5 hours on the phone getting passed from rep to rep?
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[PODCAST] How Strategic Partnerships Make for Better CX w/ Walt Rossi

Walt Rossi, Five9VP of Business Development, knows that it’s easy to say you’re in a working agreement with another company, but to combine your products into a solution that actually works for the customer is a whole other ballgame.
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[PODCAST] The Work From Home Boom w/ Sheila McGee-Smith

Are you still working from home? Before COVID-19 swept across the United States, less than 20% of contact center agents were being supported by a cloud-based solution. Those 20% had an easy time making the switch to a WFH model.
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[PODCAST] Acquisitions and Applications: One Year of Success w/ Anand Chandrasekaran pt 2

The gig economy is really intriguing to me. Being able to turn work on and off at my leisure. Working when I feel the most creative or productive. One positive thing about the pandemic is that it’s accelerated telecommunication solutions - making it possible for many people to work when they weren’t able to before.
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[PODCAST] The Power of the Five9 FastTrack Program w/ Casey Dunigan

I don’t know what I’d do if my company wasn’t based in the cloud. I’m not even sure if I’d still have a job. I can tell you now that the cloud has quite literally saved companies from going under during this pandemic.
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[PODCAST] Establishing Great CX Through Strategic Partnerships w/ Andre Schoeman

It’s a little creepy when I consider how much information different companies have on me. But, when an agent from one of those companies uses the provided info to craft a unique experience for me… I have to admit it’s kind of nice.
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[PODCAST] People Helping People w/ David Cashman

For a lot of people, work from home sounds like a dream. Roll out of bed, put on slippers, grab the coffee and the laptop and just sit in sweats on the couch all day? Who wouldn’t want that?
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[PODCAST] Acquisitions and Applications: One Year of Success w/ Anand Chandrasekaran pt 1

The last time we had Anand Chandrasekaran on the That’s Genius! Podcast, he had been with Five9 for just over 100 days. Now, he’s closing in on his first year.
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[PODCAST] Customer Service in the Age of Social Media w/ Frank Wassenbergh & Kevin Sheehan, CloudLinx

Once upon a time, the customer contact center was simple. It was about three things:
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[PODCAST] Master Agents in the Time of COVID-19 w/ Kevin Thomsen and Jake Butterbaugh

Back in December, Zoom had 10 million active users. In March, when they launched their Master Agent program? They had 300 million. In 3 months, they ended up with 30 times as many users as they had before Christmas.
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[PODCAST] 3 Ways Technology Empowers Contact Centers w/ Michael Ramsey

“Okay, but our contact center is getting the job done as we are. Why should we consider migrating it to the cloud?” It’s a fair question.
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[PODCAST] Keeping Up With the Customer Experience During COVID-19 w/ Dan Burkland

How do you transition more than 100,000 contact center agents to a work from home setup? And, do it without sacrificing the customer experience?
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[PODCAST] Optimize Your Home Office Tech + Productivity w/ Declan Doyle & Peter Jacobsen

In all of the uncertainty of 2008, one company found their solution to cutting costs. A remote workforce. Poly has been perfecting this new normal for over a decade now.
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[PODCAST] 3 Big Changes for Contact Centers w/ Paul Liljenquist

Imagine playing in a basketball game with no scoreboard, no clock. Maybe you’d work really hard at first to beat the other team, but there’s no way of knowing how your hard work is paying off. You know you’ve made some baskets… but how many? How much time is left? Are you even winning? Are your plays working?
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[PODCAST] Send in the Cloud: Work Better Remotely w/ Scott Kolman

Agility in the workplace is needed now more than ever. In a time of so many employees working from home, the benefits of the cloud are undeniable.
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[PODCAST] The Customer Service Dream Team – Myth or Reality? w/ Paul Selby

Customer service has come a long way. It used to be that if a customer needed help, they had to either make a phone call, or come into your physical building. Customers are leery of coming into contact with anybody if they don’t have to.
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[PODCAST] Developing a Maniacal Customer Focus w/ Jake Butterbaugh

Are you working on initiatives to make sure that you’re accessible and easy to do business with? Jake Butterbaugh says if you meet these three needs, you’ll be well on your way to delivering great customer service.
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[PODCAST] ‘Call Center Agents Are Always Miserable’ & Other Contact Center Lies w/ Erin Wilson

Lies or truths? 1.) “Work and fun don’t mix.” 2.) “Call center agents should be miserable.” 3.) “On-prem is more reliable than the cloud.”
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[PODCAST] 3 Proven Ways to Master the Customer Journey w/ Kerry Bodine

There’s been a resurgence in the focus on CX in recent years. A lot of businesses contribute it to millennials. But, in reality, good CX transcends generations. Turns out, everybody wants a better customer journey.
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[PODCAST] Prioritize People and Humanize Your Business w/ Nick Delis

How many nights a year do you stay in a hotel? For a lot of us, not many. For Nick Delis, who was a guest on the That’s Genius! podcast recently, the answer is over 150 nights. Half the year.
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[PODCAST] 2020: Customer Experience and the Contact Center

The contact center is the front door to every eCommerce business. And, you typically only get one chance to answer that door with a fantastic experience or risk losing that customer for good.
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[PODCAST] 2019: The Year of Growth, Human Experience, and Industry Redefining Technology w/ CEO Rowan Trollope

It’s a common frustration for any customer who just can’t seem to make their way through an outdated maze of AI to reach a real human for help.
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[PODCAST] Emerging Trends in Customer Experience and the Contact Center w/ Zeus Kerravala

One bad experience. That’s all it takes to lose the loyalty of the modern buyer. And, unfortunately, most of those bad experiences can be directly linked to a lousy customer service encounter.
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[PODCAST] Reinforcement, not Replacement: The First 90 Days at Five9 w/ Anand Anand Chandrasekaran

Let’s quit resisting AI, and embrace it for what it really is. Not a replacement, but a reinforcement.
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[PODCAST] Acquisitions and APIs: The First 90 Days at Five9 (pt 1) w/ Anand Chandrasekaran

You know when you start a new job and you get a learning period? That time where you soak in knowledge and just sort of figure out what is going on? Anand Chandrasekaran didn’t get that.
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[PODCAST] How to Balance AI With the Need for Human Interaction w/ Stephen Fioretti

While it’s true that AI is developing rapidly, maybe, just maybe, our fears about the irrelevance of humanity are just a bit to premature?
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[PODCAST] How AI is Creating Call Center Super Agents pt 1 w/ Stephen Fioretti

Once upon a time, people worried that ATMs would eliminate the need for human tellers. Well, there are still like 300,000 bank tellers today. So, why do people worry that AIs are going to eliminate call centers?
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[PODCAST] Why AI is Overhyped, But Underused w/ Brian Atkinson

Everyone’s got that buzz-term that they’re sick of. That they’d be fine if they never heard again. On a recent episode of the That’s Genius! podcast, Brian Atkinson talked about his role in the EMEA marketplace, partner ecosystems, and shared his least favorite buzz term. What was it?
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[PODCAST] 3 Trends to Watch in the Travel Personalization Industry w/ Mark Jordan and Richard Crowther

With our modern on-demand mentality, it’s sometimes difficult for travel websites or apps to give us exactly what we want. As travel service providers, we want to customize the user’s experience as much as possible, but also keep the cost down.
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[PODCAST] What You Need to Know About Latin America’s Cloud Technology Landscape w/ Raphael Spinelli

Latin American countries tend to be 4 or 5 years behind developed regions in adopting new technology. Nonetheless, there is a growing interest in improving customer experience through cloud services. Raphael Spinelli, CEO of Optimi Solutions, fills us in on the current landscape of cloud tech in Latin American countries.
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[PODCAST] Why You Should Consider a Customer Advocacy Program w/ Cindy Seto

What exactly is customer advocacy? It can be a little difficult to define.
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[PODCAST] Everything You Need to Know About Continuous Release Marketing w/ Ryan Kam

“What was true six months ago, is no longer true today.” Isn’t that the truth. Modern marketers can no longer depend on specializing in one discipline. You have to understand every touchpoint in the customer’s journey to be really successful.
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[PODCAST] Why It’s Time to Get Serious About the Customer Experience w/ Nitin Badjatia

What’s your most standout “customer experience” experience? Maybe you think of a fantastic interaction you had with a company. One where they went above and beyond. But more than likely, you think of a time when you were drug over the coals. Given the runaround.
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[PODCAST] Getting Real with the Five9 Summer Interns

Deep in the trenches of getting their degrees, and ready to prove themselves, today’s interns run the gamut when it comes to backgrounds and roles. While I can’t speak to what intern life is like at Dunder Mifflin, or any other company, our most recent episode of the That’s Genius! podcast features 3 of our summer interns.
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[PODCAST] Debunking Myths About Migrating to the Cloud w/ Patrick Watson

What’s the #1 reason why you haven’t moved to the cloud? It’s different? It’s scary? It’s a lot of work?
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[PODCAST] You're Deploying AI Wrong and Here's How to Fix It w/ Rowan Trollope and Jonathan Rosenberg Pt. 3

Join us for Pt. 3 of our conversation with Five9 CEO, Rowan Trollope, and Five9 CTO and Head of AI, Jonathan Rosenberg, on That's Genius.
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[PODCAST] You’re Deploying AI Wrong and How to Fix It Pt. 2 w/ Rowan Trollope and Jonathan Rosenberg

A contact center agent that has these two superpowers: They know all the answers AND don’t have to do any typing.

[PODCAST] You’re Deploying AI Wrong and Here’s How to Fix It Pt. 1 w/ Rowan Trollope and Jonathan Rosenberg

Rowan Trollope, our CEO at Five9, and Jonathan Rosenberg, CTO and Head of AI, came on this week’s episode of That’s Genius!, and here’s what they said: Think about how you can strategically place AI to be helpful instead of just inaccurate.
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[PODCAST] How the Contact Center is Poised to Change in the Next Five Years, Pt. 3

Check out more of Rowan Trollope's thoughts on the intersection of AI and humans in contact centers by listening to the latest episode of That’s Genius!
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[PODCAST] Why Contact Centers are Choosing Cloud Technology for Scalability, Stability, and Unparalleled Customer Experience

Consider a retailer, like Nordstrom. They'll let you return an item, no questions asked. That level of customer experience is pretty unique.
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[PODCAST] Unleash Your Contact Center Data and Unleash Extraordinary Customer Experience

Contact centers are a wealth of data. But unfortunately, they're not always utilized that way. And more importantly, those insights are rarely used to deliver a great customer experience.
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[PODCAST] The Future of the Contact Center is at CX Summit '19

The contact center is set to change more in the next 5 years than in the past 25. Are you prepared for that?
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[PODCAST] Why Culture Isn't a Philosophy - It's a Daily Activity

Company culture. You’ve probably already seen that topic in your feed today. Here’s the deal: Company culture isn’t a philosophy. It’s an activity.
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[PODCAST] How the Contact Center is Poised to Change in the Next Five Years with Rowan Trollope, Part 2

On today’s episode of That’s Genius! podcast, Michael Rose continues his interview with Five9 CEO, Rowan Trollope, as they discuss what the future holds for the contact center in an increasingly automated world.
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[PODCAST] How AI Will Provide the Ultimate Contact Center Experience

When you think “contact center,” you probably think of static scripts. And being put on hold. But all that is about to change.
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[PODCAST] The 2 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Launching Any AI Product

What’s the strategy? A simple, but unmissable question for every product launch.
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