In this new age of digitally connected living, it is imperative for customer experience experts to adopt innovative technologies to meet customer expectations and deliver superior customer service across various channels.

The 2021 edition of FuturistiCX Middle East lives up to its reputation of being the biggest Customer Experience Conclave, as it hosted 250+ delegates and industry leaders within the customer experience world.

At the virtual event, the line-up of brilliant speakers took turns sharing insights on how to integrate disruptive CX technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual assistants, data analytics and cloud computing services to deliver a seamless and proactive customer experience.

“The technology we now refer to as CRM stems from the need to have real-time customer dialogue,” Qaalfa Dibeehi, dean of the customer experience leadership at Majid Al Futtaim, highlighted as he delivered the opening remarks.

Vishal Chopra, head of field marketing APAC MEA at Freshworks, shared an interesting insight from the global CX Mandate report recently conducted by Freshworks in his keynote session. He said: “65% of customer service leaders worldwide are embracing remote or hybrid operating models.”

“We have had to prioritize our budget and process to better serve the needs of our customers. We have also experienced more service delivered through our online transaction channels,” Abdulmohsen Al-Mulhem, chief marketing and customer experience officer of Bank Albilad, had this to say at the C-Suite Executive panel.

“Customer experience gets us intertwined with digital transformation. You cannot compete in a digital world by being stuck in a traditional and manual business model. Don’t show up for a car race whilst riding a donkey,” said Evans Munyuki, the award-winning chief digital officer and author of the 5-star-rated book titled Up for Digital Transformation in the Gig Economy.

“Data governance, data management and data utilization are one of the challenges faced in customer experience. There’s a conflict of privacy as it relates to data,” Seham El Behissy, general manager digital and connected cars — Middle East at Groupe Renault, shared this at the “Visionary Panel.”

Freshworks provides innovative customer engagement software for businesses of all sizes, making it easy for teams to acquire, close and keep their customers for life. Freshworks software-as-a-service products provide a 360-degree view of the customer, are ready to go, easy to use, and offer a quick return on investment. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks’ 3,000+ members work in offices throughout the world. For more information, visit

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