Curtis SwartzentruberDirector, Customer Engagement Solutions

Director of Customer Engagement Solutions, currently focusing on the Twilio Flex contact center platform and other Twilio services. My background spans 25 years including Microsoft and front-end application development, unified communications, enterprise architecture and services, Azure, AWS, database design and a little bit of everything else.

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Signal 2020: Thoughts and Takeaways

It’s the week after Signal 2020, Twilio’s annual developer conference. I wanted to recap some key announcements and impressions from various sessions and product news. After several attempts to schedule due to the pandemic, Signal re-invented itself this year as a completely virtual experience. I was fortunately enough to be asked to speak at a […]

Driving Contact Center Innovation in Uncertain Times

Times of upheaval like this bring constant challenges that often have to be dealt with in a timely fashion. It’s also a great time to think about innovation. You probably see the pain points for both your contact center and your customers more clearly than ever. You can find plenty of blogs and articles discussing […]

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Curbside Pickup and How It Impacts Your Retail Strategy

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers were already seeing enthusiasm from customers for more convenient ways to interact during the purchasing process. While some retailers have offered limited order pickup options for some time, this was often limited to certain verticals or a small sub-set of products. In the past few years, retail innovations such as […]

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Internal Hackathon for COVID19 Response – Team Knights of the Roundtable

Our Customer Engagement Solutions group at Perficient is focused on helping our customers improve communication and interactions with their customers. Through our partnerships with industry-leading communications frameworks, we enhance and implement various ways companies interact across multiple channels. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives and the contact center space is no different. […]

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Internal Hackathon for COVID19 Response – Team Quarantitans

Our Customer Engagement Solutions group at Perficient is focused on helping our customers improve communication and interactions with their customers. Through our partnerships with industry-leading communications frameworks, we enhance and implement various ways companies interact across multiple channels. In light of these issues, our team at Perficient spent the week of March 23rd on an internal […]

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Internal Hackathon for COVID19 Response – Team VoxCare

Our Customer Engagement Solutions group at Perficient is focused on helping our customers improve communication and interactions with their customers. Through our partnerships with industry-leading communications frameworks, we enhance and implement various ways companies interact across multiple channels. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives and the contact center space is no different. […]

Signal 2019 Hopes and Expectations

I just arrived in San Francisco for the 2019 Twilio Signal conference, where Perficient is a Visionary Sponsor this year. It’s not quite been a year since the last Signal conference. But it’s really been an eventful ride for my team as we’ve been building out our partner practice. Just over a year ago in […]

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Text-Based Channels In Twilio Flex – Velocity of Conversation

The third consideration for Flex text-based communication channels from my introductory post is “What type of interaction is it?”. This topic can end up being a bit more philosophical. That being said, it does drive real-world decisions in how you architect your overall Flex approach. But it will likely take a combination of historic understanding […]

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Text-Based Channels In Twilio Flex – Routing the Interaction

Let’s explore another consideration for Flex text-based communication channels from my introductory post: Routing the Interaction with Flex. In this post, we’ll look at the second focus area… How does that interaction get routed on the Flex platform so I can get it to the right agent or expert?  Routing the Interaction to Flex Let’s go […]

Text-Based Channels In Twilio Flex – Customer Engages

As I mentioned in my introductory post, Flex offers a lot of new areas to explore as we think specifically about text-based communication channels. In this post, we’ll look at the first focus area… How does the customer engage in the communication or how does the customer start talking to me? “I Want To Talk […]

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Text-based Channels in Twilio Flex – Some Considerations

A primary selling point of the Twilio Flex platform is support for rich, omni-channel interactions out of the box. Until recently, implementing and supporting multiple channels of customer interaction required using a variety of platforms or approaches. A number of contact center vendors are working on ways to remedy this. However, Flex stands out for […]

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Using TypeScript with the Twilio Flex Agent UI Sample

When we first started working with the Flex samples provided by Twilio, the source code was provided in TypeScript. This provided a dev-time programming environment that I tend to prefer, even though I am far from a TypeScript expert. As Flex and the quick-start samples moved toward general availability, Twilio made the choice to switch […]

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