“It’s more than just a product, it’s a story.” Patrick Ip, Google’s Business Innovation Lead, talks to IBM’s Robert Schwartz about developing and marketing around customer experience.
Introduction 0:46 Google’s growing appreciation of customer service 2:14 The “story” paradigm of product design 4:15 Google’s research-and-debate process for product design 8:34 Successful marketing: selling the experience rather than features 12:14 Patrick’s upbringing: Learning “servant leadership” 20:00 Taking advantage of luck as a success strategy 23:14 Patrick’s work running social media for the United Nations 25:16 Patrick’s startup Kip Solutions: social media consulting for non-profits 26:38 Patrick’s drive for responsibility 29:27 Patrick’s “Baller Dinners” community of givers
Lightning round 32:58 Favorite social platform: Facebook 33:05 Someone you admire: Patrick’s parents 33:11 Brand you respect and why: Virgin 33:27 AR, VR, or AI: AI is most interesting
Audience questions 33:55 How transferable were your social media insights cross-culturally? 35:12 What’s the number one success indicator in product adoption? 36:53 How do you source and compensate research interviewees? 37:58 As AI advances, how will that change how people interact with your products? 40:58 What advice would you give a fifteen-year-old? 43:07 Do you see IBM and Google partnering in moonshot projects? 44:27 At what point do you say “Let’s try something new even if it makes people angry”? 47:04 What’s on your reading list? 49:16 When you think of IBM, what do you think of?
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