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Frost & Sullivan: Internet of Things and its Impact on Customer Interaction

~Frost & Sullivan Hosts Customer Interaction Malaysia Summit in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan recently hosted the 6th Annual Customer Interaction Malaysia Summit on the 13 March 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur. Customer Interaction and Experience have become the buzzwords in many industry sectors today, as companies seek to differentiate themselves and evolve from being product or service focused to being customer oriented.

It is no longer sufficient to measure the customer service at the contact centre, but look at the total value chain of the customer perception from all key touch points, as well as different aspects of the customer lifecycle. This one-day summit aims to provide businesses with powerful tools to enhance their customer experience, differentiate themselves from competitors, and build roadmaps for implementing effective strategies.

"Today's contact centers are evolving rapidly from having a primary focus on voice interaction to the use of multiple channels across multiple devices. Apps are becoming the major form of engagement across a wide array of activities such as booking taxis and making payments," said Mr. Andrew Milroy, Vice President of ICT Research, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific.

In his keynote presentation, Mr. Milroy discussed the evolution of the contact center and the implications of the Internet of Things on customer interaction.

"This is creating a situation where customers can potentially engage with organisations using many different objects or things. As more and more things become IP enabled, it will be possible to reach customers in many different ways such as via a car dashboard or a wrist band," said Mr. Milroy.

Throughout the summit, Frost & Sullivan and other the industry experts discussed how businesses can improve customer experience, the impact of big data, the benefits of Interaction Process Automation (IPA), the importance of personalization, as well as insights into customer experience in the Banking and Healthcare industries.

Presenters and participants included industry experts from Bank Simpanan Nasional, BP Healthcare, Celcom Axiata, Contact Centre Association of Malaysia, Interactive Intelligence, Jabra Asia Pacific, Standard Chartered Bank, Tenaga Nasional, and YTL Communications.

For more details on this summit email your request to carrie.low@frost.com or visit http://www.frost-apac.com/ci/malaysia/.

Interactive Intelligence is a Gold Sponsor while Jabra is a Partner Sponsor. Media Partners include Business Today and Top 10 of Malaysia while Association of Customer Experience Industry of Malaysia (ACE) is a Supporting Organizations for the summit.

The inaugural 2014 Best Practices in Customer Experience awards was also held in conjunction with Frost & Sullivan's 6th Annual Customer Interaction Malaysia summit.

About Frost & Sullivan Malaysia

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. Frost & Sullivan established an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2000. The Kuala Lumpur office currently has more than 100 dedicated consultants covering 9 major industries across 18 countries in Asia Pacific. 

Frost & Sullivan is also proud to partner with Multimedia Development Corporation and i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad to set up a Global Innovation Centre in Medini. The Global Innovation Center in Iskandar will serve Frost & Sullivan's global operations and offices, providing opportunities for local employees to work on global projects, while developing and delivering capabilities that assist in driving Growth, Innovation and Leadership for our local and global clients.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Carrie Low
Corporate Communications
E: carrie.low@frost.com
P: +603 6204 5910

www.frost.com

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