Art Schoeller

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

As vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, Art Schoeller supports Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals who plan, build, and run unified communications and contact center workloads for enterprises.

Previous Work Experience

Art Schoeller's 35 years of experience span the computer, communications, and software industries. Art was an early member of the call center product management team at AT&T, helping it establish its early market share gains that led to Avaya being a leader today. He is best known in the contact center industry for his accomplishments with CTI by helping establish standards and solutions to grow the market in its early stages while at AT&T/Lucent. He led the team that partnered with Novell to establish the CSTA standard. This standard continues to this day to be the default CTI interface for contact center and telephony integration applications.

In addition, Art has had vice president and director level roles in product management and marketing for conferencing, collaboration, and unified messaging products while at AT&T/Lucent and Dictaphone. In the four years he worked at Microsoft, he led the development of a unified communications and collaboration solution with Accenture that drove $500 million in software and services sales, and 1 million seats of cloud computing. Art also filled leadership roles in analyzing these markets while holding director level positions at Gartner Group, Yankee Group, and now Forrester Research. In these roles, he did industry leading research on the transition to VoIP, multichannel contact centers, and speech recognition technology.

Education

Art has a dual B.S. degree in computer science and computer engineering from Brown University.

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  • Art Schoeller
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Your Contact Center From The Outside In

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    As more enterprises develop organizational and operational structures to better manage customer experience, they need to drive this down into contact center architectural design. Today's challenge is...

    • Downloads: 924
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: On-Premises Unified Communications And Collaboration, Q2 2014

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 29-criteria evaluation of enterprise on-premises unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions vendors, we identified the 11 most significant providers — Aastra...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendors Battle For The Heart Of The Contact Center

    Customer service leaders struggle to meet customer expectations and internal cost structures. One leading factor contributing to this struggle is that the heart of the contact center is comprised of...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Refine The Source Of Truth In Your Contact Center To Drive Better Performance

    Performance Management: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    To quote Yogi Berra, "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." Today's contact centers are not lacking a large quantity of data about their performance, especially now...

    • Downloads: 102
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Five Trends To Help You Enable Collaboration In Context

    Generating ROI By Delivering Value To Users And Customers

    Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions have been evolving from science experiments to useful business tools for a decade. Communications-enabled collaboration experiences allow...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:See Me, Serve Me: Video Chat For Customer Service Starts To Take Hold

    The Technology Arrives, But Does It Improve The Customer Experience?

    Despite a history of false starts, live video chat for eCommerce and customer support is now at the beginning of a viable adoption cycle. Early adopters — most notably Amazon — are...

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:What You Need To Know About WebRTC

    Communications Application Development In Browsers Will Increase Customer Engagement And Unified Communications Adoption

    Communicating in real time via video, voice, and data has long been an important capability for the enterprise workforce. Integrating real-time communications into browser applications allows for...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Connect The Dots Between Customer Self-Service And Contact Centers

    Capturing Interaction Data From Multiple Self-Service Touchpoints To Increase Revenue And Effectiveness And Cut Costs

    As self-service systems of engagement channels such as mobile, the Web, and interactive voice response (IVR) peel off an increasing number of straightforward customer service requests, the tougher...

    • Downloads: 423
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The CCI Market Is Poised For Growth

    Benchmarks: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    This report provides IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their communications and collaboration infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations,...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mind The Gap When Organizing To Support Contact Center Applications

    Organization: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Contact center applications frequently require special service levels — such as uptime, performance, and scale — that exceed typical requirements for enterprise applications. Configuring them...

    • Downloads: 253
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Get Organized To Stop The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Civil War

    Organization: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    In the American Civil War, many combatants on both sides had attended the Unites States Military Academy at West Point as cadets. The war pitted not only brother against brother but also cadet...

    • Downloads: 272
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Chat Solutions For Customer Service

    Twenty Solutions For Delivering Differentiated Experiences

    Customers demand superior service and support as the price for their ongoing loyalty and patronage, and they are increasingly leveraging the chat channel for customer service. The chat vendor...

    • Downloads: 627
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Reduce Risk And Drive Adoption With A CCI Road Map

    Road Map: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    As communications and collaboration infrastructures (CCIs) start to coalesce into broader suites, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to ensure that the right road map will...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: Contact Center Solutions For Customer Service, Q2 2013

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    Locking in customer loyalty via deeper engagement and differentiated experiences will continue to be critical priorities for organizations in all sectors in the decade ahead. But navigating the...

    • Downloads: 746
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Office 2013: A Breakthrough In Productivity

    Highly Integrated With A Risk Of Lock-In

    Microsoft looks to strike three very familiar chords with the release of Office 2013: mobile, social, and cloud. Each has become table stakes for enterprise software, and in order for Microsoft to...

    • Downloads: 578
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Avoid Tactical, Narrow Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Strategies

    Strategic Plan: Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders developing a communications and collaboration infrastructure (CCI) strategic plan. Developing such a plan...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Use Context To Drive A Seamless UC&C Service Layer

    Vision: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    Increasing consumerization of IT and advances in both cloud technologies and deployment models tremendously affect the enterprise not simply on how we communicate but where, when, and on what kind of...

    • Downloads: 320
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build An Outside-In Contact Center Road Map

    Road Map: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    This report outlines the road map planning of Forrester's solution for applications development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working in customer service. For most industries, a large percentage...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Enter More Social, Mobile, Video, And Cloud: Is Your Infrastructure Ready To Collaborate?

    Assessment: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    This report provides Forrester's maturity assessment for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals responsible for their firms' communications and collaboration infrastructure. I&O leaders...

    • Downloads: 443
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build A Better Business Case For UC

    Business Case: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who are building out communications and collaboration infrastructure. This report is designed to...

    • Downloads: 625
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update 2012: Self-Assessment For Contact Centers

    Complete This Self-Assessment Before Making Outsourcing Or Technology Upgrade Decisions

    Today's application development and delivery professionals who support contact centers face new realities since we introduced this report in 2007. Today, the rising focus on improving the entire...

    • Downloads: 1088
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Is It Time To Move Your Contact Center To The Cloud?

    The Growing Maturity Of Cloud Computing Influences More Contact Center Applications Decisions

    Contact center applications that manage real-time interactions have been available as a hosted or cloud service for more than 20 years. Initially, the term used was Centrex ACD, and the technology...

    • Downloads: 784
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update 2012: Proactive Outbound Notification Saves Money

    And Provides Personalized Services To Boost Customer Satisfaction

    In 2009, Forrester identified opportunities for contact center infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) to use proactive customer communications to reduce costs for incoming calls by sending...

    • Downloads: 341
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:HEROes Are Using Skype — Embrace It

    How To Manage Public UC Based On Skype And Mitigate Risk

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who manage unified communications (UC) must decide how to incorporate public connections based on Skype software. HEROes in today's enterprises...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Unified Communications Purchase Plans 2012

    The UC Market Matures And Consolidates

    Unified communications (UC) remains a priority for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. In Forrester's Forrsights Networks And Telecommunications Survey, Q1 2011, we asked 547 North...

    • Downloads: 974