John Oechsle Discusses Act! v20 and the Future of Voice-Activated Technology for Small Businesses
John Oechsle, CEO at Swiftpage, the provider of leading small and midsized business CRM and emarketing software solution Act! again joins Enterprise Radio to discuss Act! v20 and the future of voice-activated technology for small businesses.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest John Oechsle discuss the following:
- We’re hearing great things about this latest version of Act! that recently launched—can you tell us a little bit about the software and what’s new with Act! v20 (version 20)?
- Why did you think it was so important to push forward with voice-activated CRM technology small and midsized businesses could benefit from?
- How is Act! v20 going to help entrepreneurs to be more effective in growing their businesses?
- Where do you see voice activation and CRM technology as a whole going over the next few years?
- What customer retention advice do you have for all the entrepreneurs out there looking to capitalize moving forward on the business they receive this holiday season?
H. John Oechsle joined Swiftpage in July 2012 and currently serves as CEO. John came to Swiftpage with a 30-year track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and established global leaders.
Prior to joining Swiftpage, John served as the executive vice president of strategy and product for DigitalGlobe. During his tenure, he was instrumental in shaping the future of the company and driving revenue growth through the launch of a number of very successful product lines. Prior to DigitalGlobe, John was the senior vice president of technology and content as well as chief information officer for IHS Inc. Before that, he was the chief information officer and vice president of information management worldwide for Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, where he was responsible for all technology and e-business. Earlier in his career, John served as the senior vice president and chief technology officer for Land America Financial Group, Inc., and director of global information management for Kellogg Company. John holds a bachelor of arts degree in computer science from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at the Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.
John is an advocate for technology and education in Colorado and has been an active contributor and served as 2007 Chairman of the Colorado Technology Association(CTA). John supports OpenWorld Learning, an organization which uses the power of technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning among children. John also supports Kidstek, an organization dedicated to making technology accessible to youth. John has been recognized several times for his involvement in the industry. In 2006 and in 2009, John was awarded the Technology Executive of the Year, and the Titan of Technology awards by the CTA. John was also awarded the Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by the CTA in 2011.
While not at Swiftpage, John juggles his time being a husband, father and grandfather, and spends the time he has left playing golf, skiing and boating.
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