By The TandemSeven Experts

The CX discipline has gained considerable attention from the C-suite, becoming increasingly recognized as essential for measuring a digital experience. New research says that customer experience management is the CEO’s No. 1 choice for investment in 2015, according to a survey of 400 senior business leaders in user organizations worldwide.

CX Day search trends

The increase in searches for the term ‘customer experience’ over the past 10 years.

Furthermore, Gartner recently predicted that by 2016, 89% of companies plan to compete primarily on the basis of customer experience.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 is CX Day, or Customer Experience Day. For those of you who may not be familiar, renowned CX organization Temkin Group explains,

The goal of this ‘holiday’ is to celebrate great customer experience (CX) and the professionals who make it happen.

In the spirit of CX Day, we at TandemSeven decided to assemble a list of 25 thought leaders and influencers in the CX space whom we want to celebrate today. If you’re not following these CX thought leaders, click on their Twitter handles below to find out more about them.

25 CX Influencers and Thought Leaders You Should Know*

@adamtoporek Adam Toporek

@Aimee_Lucas Aimee Lucas 

@andy_mcf Andrew McFarland

@annettefranz Annette Franz

@ariegoldshlager Arie Goldshlager

@Bob_Thompson Bob Thompson

@btemkin Bruce Temkin

@clearaction Lynn Hunsaker

@ColinShaw_CX Colin Shaw

@dcapuan0 Dave Capuano

@dgingiss Dan Gingiss

@expertinservice James Sorensen

@flavmartins Flavio Martins

@Hyken Shep Hyken

@iclindberg Ingrid Lindberg 

@ijgolding Ian Golding

@JeanneBliss Jeanne Bliss

@jeanniecw Jeannie Walters

@kerrybodine Kerry Bodine

@LiorStrativity Lior Arussy

@mikewittenstein Mike Wittenstein

@nporte Nancy Porte

@RichardRShapiro Richard R Shapiro

@rodbutcher Rod Butcher

@ShaunSmith_CEM Shaun Smith

We at TandemSeven are dedicated to helping experience professionals achieve an exceptional customer experience, through our consulting practice, thought leadership, and our UX360 platform.

Elevate your customer experience efforts with our Experience Playbook Solutions.

Happy CX Day!

*This list was compiled using data from Klear.

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