ABOUT THE GUEST
This episode features an interview with Carol Carpenter, CMO at VMware. In this episode, Carol talks about understanding your end user, how CX encompasses what customers see, think and feel, and how to enable customer success through a delightfully simple experience.
*”I define customer experience here at VMware as what do we make our customers see, think and feel? What do they see, think, and feel as they experience the company, our products, our people, our support? How do they feel in that entire realm of experience? And that’s why customer experience is much more than just a function.”
*”We’re in a multi-cloud world. 70 to 80% of businesses are using more than one cloud. As a company, part of our brand promise here at VMware is we’re going to simplify and help you decomplexify all the things you need to do across your application and infrastructure stack. It’s pretty complicated when you have multiple clouds, you have multiple solutions. And our goal was to be the Switzerland, and frankly, the connectivity to help companies transform and move to the cloud and take advantage of all the cloud offers. So long way of saying that at VMware, we’re looking for, how do we create the simplification? How do we make it so that customers have the security, the management, the resiliency, and the ability to move fast?”
*”At VMware, we’re really committed to communities. A lot of people don’t realize we actually have several open source projects. We have the founders of Kubernetes as part of our team. So we believe in the communities and the bottoms up approach, and that’s a different type of experience and engagement that’s required. So that’s also an area where, as CMO, I have some influence and work with those teams pretty closely. Cause you can’t market to those communities. You need to engage with them.”
*[3:13] Carol’s journey to CMO at VMWare
*[12:08] How to stay ahead of the curve on CX
*[15:30] Partnering with customers to drive innovation
*[22:17] Advice for navigating change as a leader
*[27:07] Deciding what CX initiatives to pursue
*[28:29] Building trust with customers
*[30:25] Getting a 360° view of your CX
*[40:38] Predicting the future of CX
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