Vonage at DF19: Day One

Events like Dreamforce provide a place for businesses and the tech world to come together to share new ideas, best practices and exciting communications tools that are transforming the way we all do business by driving exceptional employee and customer experiences.

And in the age of Experience Economy, customer experience is increasingly becoming the primary means for businesses to differentiate and to thrive.

Day One of Dreamforce at the Vonage Hub highlighted the Vonage offering with customer panels, product demos and breakout sessions focused on just that - sharing strategies and solutions designed to help businesses put people and conversations first, for the ultimate customer experience.

The first session of the morning, a Financial Services Effortless Experience Breakfast included moderator Mike Kamburis of Salesforce, and a panel of customers from Solarity Credit Union, Republic Bank, and Goosehead Insurance to discuss what it takes to provide a superior customer experience in order to drive the kind of loyalty that keeps customers coming back again and again.

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“How do we keep them coming back, how do we get them purchasing more and painting us in a positive light? The easier you make it for customers, the easier you’re making it to fuel the next round of referrals and references.” Mike Kamburis, Salesforce

Vonage CEO Alan Masarek also addressed the crowd of financial services providers, focusing on the power of meeting the customer wherever they prefer, creating a seamless customer journey.

"How often do we start with one channel then you move to another. Context doesn’t always forward to another source. You have to let the customer determine the channel they’re communicated on.” Alan Masarek, Vonage CEO

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Following the morning session, Dreamforce 2019 officially kicked off with a keynote address from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. For those not able to attend at the Moscone Center just across the street, the Vonage Hub hosted a standing room only Keynote Viewing Party.

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Following the keynote, a customer luncheon session moderated by Reggie Scales, Vonage SVP of Field Sales for North America brought together a panel of Vonage customers, including cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions provider Cradlepoint, healthcare services provider Labor First and software provider Volusion. The panelists provided their respective companies’ digital transformation journey with Vonage and how the One Vonage platform, with its seamless integration with Salesforce, allows them to create a singular customer experience while continuing to evolve and scale with their communications needs as their companies grow.

“We realized very early on that the driving factor for digital transformation is customer experience. It's not only the reliability our product and sales team brought, but every touch point we have from service to sales to marketing, our website, our social media presence, all of that had an impact on whether or not a customer would renew with us.” Joe Scofield, IS Application Manager for Cradlepoint

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Closing out a very busy day, with the Salesforce Service Cloud Team, Vonage hosted an exclusive Service Cloud Welcome Reception at the swanky Virgin Everdene rooftop - a GREAT way to end a GREAT day. Looking forward to more trailblazing activities at Day Two of Dreamforce 2019!

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