Engage Hub appoints Karen Waters as Product Director to lead next stage of digital CX innovation.

New role supports Engage Hub’s ongoing, strategic product innovation, providing enterprises across markets with key engagement tools needed to digitally transform customer experience

LONDON, UK – 3rd July, 2018 – Engage Hub, the data driven customer engagement company, has announced the appointment of Karen Waters as the company’s new product director, with immediate effect. Based in London, Karen will be responsible for leading the product team and the wider organisation in their drive to help businesses strengthen their customer engagement solution offering, boost operational efficiency and deliver key brand messages across multiple verticals and markets.

Karen has over a decade of product management experience in the mobile and digital industry, with a particular focus on telecoms. Beginning her career as a software engineer, Karen swiftly moved to the product side, joining O2 Telefonica as a technical consultant, where she worked in key product roles across the company until 2014 – when she was appointed head of global CRM at Brandtone. In that time, Karen worked across both mature and developing markets in EMEA, APAC and LATAM, working collaboratively with start-ups and multinational organisations such as Unilever and Facebook.

Throughout her career, Karen has been a part of key projects that have shaped the telecoms industry, as well as witnessing first-hand how new technologies have drastically shifted customer expectations. Continuously working to meet customer demands, she was responsible for leading Vivo’s product team as they set up Vivo Media in Brazil and was responsible for developing the first geo-targeted media solution in Ireland, launching with Heineken.

Initially joining Engage Hub as partner sales director, Karen’s new appointment marks one year at the company. Commenting on the decision Karen said, “Customer experience has changed dramatically in the last 15 years and Engage Hub is constantly evolving its technology to ensure it remains ahead of the curve. The team are dedicated to delivering data-driven solutions to clients in an innovative and agile fashion and, by keeping the customer front of mind, drive greater connection between brands and consumers.”

Operating across EMEA, APAC and LATAM, Karen will ensure Engage Hub’s products have adaptability across different markets, as well as guaranteeing clients stay competitive in these markets.

Commenting on her new position, Karen said, “I’ll be returning to a more product orientated role, heading up a team that that is dedicated to providing engaging experiences for clients and their customers. We’ve recently showcased our advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the introduction of our first intelligent IVR – whereby customers can now use text and chatbots rather than calling contact centres – and I look forward to working with the team to keep driving innovative new solutions like this, to make our businesses’ customer journeys more seamless and effective.”

Engage Hub’s CEO, Ray Tierney added: “Karen is extremely talented and brings vast international experience to our senior management team. She will play an important role in developing solutions that transform our client’s customer engagement strategies. Leading our pioneering product team, Karen will ensure that we are constantly driving the next stage of the digital customer experience evolution.”

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About Engage Hub

At Engage Hub, it’s our mission to make sure your business treats your customers as individuals to engage each and every one, so you win them over faster and keep them for longer.

With over 30 years in the business, our services have evolved alongside the needs of our clients, including some of the world’s most successful brands across the financial services, utilities, telecoms, retail and logistics sectors. We understand the challenges you face – from data silos to legacy systems – and have built intelligent, intuitive and effective solutions that work for you.

Our commitment to excellence has helped us build a reputation as the leading global provider of data-driven consumer engagement and customer retention solutions. At a time when brand loyalty is at an all-time low, our data orchestration technology delivers the kind of experiences your customers have now come to expect. So, you can always keep them engaged and happy.

Past Releases

Engage Hub named a Contender in the Journey Orchestration Platforms evaluation report by Independent Research Firm
June 16, 2020

Engage Hub recognised in Mobile Engagement Automation report by Independent Research Firm
June 10, 2020

Engage Hub recognised in Real-Time Interaction Management report by Independent Research Firm
May 4, 2020

Engage Hub continues expansion in Ireland as a major FinTech player
April 24, 2020

Engage Hub unveils Web Chat widget to support customers across all of their channels
March 23, 2020

Engage Hub launches AI-powered NextGen IVR to help navigate a voice-first world
March 6, 2019

Engage Hub recognised as RTIM provider by independent research firm as it pushes to deliver personal experiences
January 22, 2019

Survey: Over two-thirds of C-level executives now prioritise customer experience above profit and revenue growth
November 21, 2018

Engage Hub expands LATAM presence with appointment of Gabriel Lobitsky as SVP Sales
October 11, 2018

Engage Hub and Bank of Ireland shortlisted for Best Use of Technology award
September 20, 2018

Engage Hub appoints Karen Waters as Product Director to lead next stage of digital CX innovation
July 3, 2018

Engage Hub enhances customer engagement platform with AI-powered chatbots
March 5, 2018

Engage Hub expands APAC presence with appointment of Felix Wong as VP Sales
March 1, 2018

Engage Hub to roll Interactive Voice Response system out across 600 strong Sainsbury’s superstore network
January 17, 2018

Engage Hub appoints Clive Hannon as COO
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New report from Engage Hub highlights customer experience challenges.
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