The CX Cast

Research-based guidance on how to manage customer experience (CX) at any organization — an imperative that Forrester has been researching for over 20 years. Each week, Forrester analysts discuss key findings from their latest research on CX; analyze relevant topics in the news; or chat with CX professionals about how they’ve overcome prevalent challenges managing CX in their organizations.

Latest Episodes


363: Live At CX Summit EMEA, 2024

The CX Cast 4 days ago
We come to you live this week from Forrester’s annual CX Summit EMEA conference in London, England. This year, sessions will focus on blending generative AI with human capabilities, plus how this will impact CX, marketing, and digital. We capture some familiar (and new!) voices discussing the research they’ll be sharing throughout the event. Featuring: […]

362: Live At CX Summit North America, 2024

The CX Cast July 9, 2024
We come to you live this week from Forrester’s annual CX Summit North America conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This year, sessions will focus on blending generative AI with human capabilities, plus how this will impact CX, marketing, and digital. We capture some familiar voices discussing the research they’ll be sharing throughout the event.

361: Practitioner Stories: CX At Prudential

The CX Cast July 2, 2024
Julian Aldeco, VP, Head of Customer Voice and Obsession at Prudential Financial, gives a candid retelling of Prudential's CX transformation thus far. Aldeco offers details to guide other practitioners in varied topics, from CX strategy to measurement to culture.

360: Conversational AI For Customer Service

The CX Cast June 25, 2024
Generative AI signaled a major shift in vendor strategy for conversational AI. What do CX pros and customer service leaders, as the customers of these vendors, need to know about the vendor landscape? Principal Analyst Max Ball gives an overview of vendor history and motivations to quickly adopt generative AI for customer service applications. But will this evolution finally enable self-service applications to drive consistently good experiences? We discuss.

359: Systems Thinking For CX: Collaboration And Productivity

The CX Cast June 18, 2024
Principles of systems thinking expand our view on how to transform experiences and support the employees that deliver those experiences. Forrester VP and Principal Analyst J. P. Gownder shares his research on productivity and collaboration and how his systems thinking approach reveals implications for the customer experience. 

358: Generative AI And Search Product Discovery

The CX Cast June 11, 2024
Search can make or break your digital experience, but how much do you really know about search vendors, the choices you can make, and how search really impacts customer loyalty? Forrester Principal Analyst Emily Pfeiffer joins us to share some insights into what CX leaders should know about commerce search.

357: Everybody Needs A Journey Atlas

The CX Cast June 4, 2024
A journey atlas (also known as a catalog of journeys) helps companies establish and sustain a shared customer-centric language across silos. It creates a strategic, bird’s-eye view of what matters to customers to help companies prioritize, assign responsibility, collaborate, and find shared value across journeys.

356: Enabling Frontline Employees Through Technology And Process Innovations

The CX Cast May 28, 2024
Frontline workers have an obvious role in the customer experience, but frontline work has changed a lot in the last five years. VP, Principal Analyst J. P. Gownder discusses the headwinds frontline workers face and the role that leaders need to embrace to be forward-thinking in how they drive effectiveness.

355: CX At Majid Al Futtaim

The CX Cast May 21, 2024
Emirati holding company Majid al Futtaim won Forrester’s first-ever Customer Obsession Enterprise Award in 2023. Grégoire Charpe-Civatte, VP of CX and Innovation, joins the CX Cast this week to discuss how the CX team embeds CX into the firm’s strategy and drives action across the organization.  Featuring: Grégoire Charpe-Civatte, VP of CX and Innovation at […]

354: Getting Stakeholder Buy-in For Customer Research

The CX Cast May 14, 2024
How can you get stakeholders engaged in your CX research program? Forrester analyst Senem Biyikli combines her research expertise with practitioner interviews to offer best practices.

353: CX4IT

The CX Cast May 9, 2024
Customer experience for IT (CX4IT) is a concept that transforms how IT operates, placing customers at its center. Forrester Principal Analyst Gordon Barnett explains how to build experience-driven IT organizations and why it matters. We discuss how CX pros can inspire, inform, and collaborate with IT leaders to achieve great CX for IT.   Featuring: […]

352: Customer-Centric Culture At LinkedIn

The CX Cast May 1, 2024
Sam Stern, Senior Manager of CX at LinkedIn, returns for a discussion on customer-centric culture. Along with a candid assessment of the current state of customer-centric culture at LinkedIn, he offers his perspective as a former Forrester analyst-turned-practitioner.

351: CX At LinkedIn with Sam Stern

The CX Cast April 23, 2024
Sam Stern, founding CX Cast host, returns to the podcast to share his experiences as Senior Manager of CX at LinkedIn. Sam and Angelina talk about the importance of maintaining trust and confidence by improving customer experiences.

350: CX, Customer Success, And Marketing Together At B2B Summit

The CX Cast April 17, 2024
It’s time B2B organizations get our full attention! VP, Research Director Dave Frankland gives a survey of the research that will be showcased at Forrester’s B2B Summit, diving into insights shared on orchestrating comprehensive buyer and customer experiences. 

349: CX Capability-Building And Activity-Tracking

The CX Cast April 9, 2024
CX teams can take many paths to grow their capabilities and influence. Figuring out where to start and what’s most important can be paralyzing. Senior Analysts Su Doyle and AJ Joplin developed tools to help clients reconnect with their purpose as CX teams and plan a path forward. Featuring: Su Doyle, Sr Analyst AJ Joplin, […]

348: Design For Empathy

The CX Cast April 3, 2024
Demonstrating empathy in digital experiences helps brands build trust and loyalty, yet many brands struggle to reflect customer understanding in the experiences they create and miss out on opportunities to make customers feel heard and understood. Forrester Analyst Senem Biyikli and Principal Analyst Gina Bhawalkar offer best practices to design for empathy. Featuring: Gina Bhawalkar, […]

347: How To Prioritize Customer Journeys

The CX Cast March 26, 2024
You’ve identified dozens of journeys and hundreds of moments of truth that matter to your customers. But where do you start your journey mapping, journey measurement and journey improvement actions? How do you prioritize where you will drive the most impact? Forrester VP and Principal Analysts Maxie Schmidt and Joana de Quintanilha join us to […]

346: Journey Centricity At E.ON: Part 2

The CX Cast March 19, 2024
In our second episode showcasing E.ON’s journey toward customer centricity, we talk to Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Joana de Quintanilha and Keith Fletcher, International Customer Experience Manager at E.ON, to examine the inner workings of journeys at E.ON.

345: Journey Centricity At E.ON: Part 1

The CX Cast March 12, 2024
Since 2008, E.ON has been on a path to use journeys, not processes, as the building blocks for sustainable growth. Its customer journeys are key to giving over 47 million customers access to a sustainable supply of electricity and heat, with the aim of becoming climate neutral by 2040. Effectively leading a journey-centric transformation requires pulling six operational levers — structure, culture, talent, metrics, processes, and technology — in concert. In today’s episode, we talk to Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Joana de Quintanilha and Keith Fletcher, International Customer Experience Manager at E.ON, about E.ON's journey with journey centricity.

344: Scale Your CX Measurement Program

The CX Cast March 5, 2024
Most large organizations operate across lines of business, products, segments, brands, and/or countries. CX leaders who want to scale their CX measurement program across such an organization must balance the need for efficient and consistent CX measurement with an appropriate level of autonomy for organizational units. VP and Principal Analyst Maxie Schmidt answers common questions on scaling measurement management programs, illustrated through case studies.