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Zack Taylor

Director

Cisco Global Collaboration

Zack Taylor is the Global Director for Contact Center Sales in Cisco’s Worldwide Collaboration team located in Iselin, New Jersey. In this role, he is responsible for planning, development, and communication of a group of business-relevant customer care solutions based on Cisco’s Contact Center portfolio.

Prior accountabilities include roles in AT&T’s Global Sales Channel, where he was a Global Account Manager in the Financial Services and Banking Industry and Integrated Solutions Organizations. Taylor was also Avaya’s Contact Center portfolio General Manager, and a founding member of its Global Strategic Solutions team, and a principal for the firm’s Customer Contact Council.

He is a published author on numerous Call Center technologies, including articles in Tele-Professional, The European Business Council Journal, Business Communications Review, CTI Magazine, South African Intelligence Monitor, and he has appeared on National Public Radio, discussing the value of technology in supporting customer relationships.

He has an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Ashland University, both in Ohio. He has participated in programs at The London School of Business, University of Michigan’s Executive Education Program, Six Sigma University, and the Alexander Hamilton Institute. Taylor has received his certification as a Net Promoter® Associate from SatMetrix and Certified Customer Experience Professional from the CXPA.

Taylor is a frequent speaker in the collaboration and contact center marketplace at industry and customer events. He has also authored seven approved and two pending US patents on call center and four European patents on CRM innovations.

He resides in Bedminster, New Jersey, USA, with his wife and two children.

Articles

February 18, 2016

COLLABORATION

Play It Backwards: Jimi Hendrix and Customer Experience Part III

A mentor of mine once told me, “if you have trouble solving a problem, try innovating from the opposite direction.”...

December 17, 2015

COLLABORATION

Make Some New Friends: Jimi Hendrix and Customer Experience Part 2

Do the names Linda Keith and Chas Chandler ring a bell? Well, without their influence, we may have never heard of Jim Hendrix. In May 1966,...

October 22, 2015

COLLABORATION

Are You (Customer) Experienced? Jimi Hendrix and CX

Like most “overnight” sensations, Jimi Hendrix was not an immediate success. He burst onto the American music scene at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, after a fascinating series...

August 6, 2015

COLLABORATION

The Best Service Humanly Possible

Sitting in traffic the other day, I tuned off my Peter Frampton Spotify channel and started to listen to New York area local AM radio. The president of a mortgage...

June 16, 2015

COLLABORATION

Can Your Customers Name Your Brand in Three Notes?

Drummer Bernard Purdie has played on over four thousand recordings in his fifty-year career. The self-proclaimed “Hitmaker”, he has recorded with Steely Dan, B.B. King, Hall and Oates, Miles Davis,...