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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.

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.

Art Schoeller's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Vendors Battle For The Heart Of The Contact Center

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    February 19, 2021Art Schoeller, Kate Leggett, Ian Jacobs

    The heart of the contact center comprises a set of complex, unintegrated technologies that firms must leverage to deliver quality service. But application development and delivery (AD&D) pros supporting customer service operations need cloud-ready, deeply integrated technology suites. This report examines the market dynamics and buyer requirements for contact center technologies. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Contact Center Technologies For Customer Service, Q1 2021

    Twenty Technologies Underpin Customer Service

    January 19, 2021 Kate Leggett, Ian Jacobs, Art Schoeller, Vasupradha Srinivasan

    Customer service is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in customer service, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 20 technology categories that support customer service. Customer service leaders should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Build An Outside-In Contact Center Roadmap

    Roadmap: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    December 31, 2020Art Schoeller

    In most industries, a large percentage of customer contacts need support from contact center agents. Developing a solid contact center roadmap in the context of a broader customer experience (CX) ecosystem allows enterprises to differentiate themselves from the competition and reduce costs. This report outlines the roadmap planning of Forrester's solution for customer service leaders. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to include new Forrester Analytics data.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Opportunities And Risks Accompany The Use Of Employee Collaboration And Meeting Technology

    Video, Audio, And Chat Just Got More Complicated For Enterprises

    December 11, 2020 Cheryl McKinnon, Art Schoeller, Heidi Shey

    Hundreds of millions of workers are on chats, video, and audio calls each day, with many working from home — this is the "new normal." Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders and their legal, information management, and security peers should read this report to understand the key issues of using and refining meeting and collaboration tools, including retention, security, and appropriate use. Many organizations are at risk and will be playing catch-up here.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Organizing For Success In Collaboration

    Organization: The Enterprise Collaboration Playbook

    October 23, 2020Art Schoeller

    Too often, technology leaders approach staffing for collaboration as they would other projects led by the technology organization. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders must establish resources to address the concerns of key stakeholders from finance, HR, legal, compliance, and security. They must also establish a plan to address adoption; this requires new skills unfamiliar to the majority of technology organizations. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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