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Bob E. HayesI am Business over Broadway (B.O.B.). I like to solve problems using the scientific method. My interests are at the intersection of customer experience, Big Data and analytics.

What I Do

I conduct research in the area of big data, data science, customer feedback (e.g., identify best practices in CX/Customer Success programs, reporting methods and loyalty measurement) and help them improve how they use their customer data through proper integration and analysis.

Recognition as Subject Matter Expert


I have over 25 years of consulting and research experience in enterprise and midsize companies, including Oracle, Agilent Technologies, Sophos, Virtual Instruments, Netsmart Technologies and Genstar Capital. I have managed customer satisfaction research as an employee to Fortune 500 firms, and as an independent consultant. I have published numerous articles in both scientific and trade journals and presented at national and international conferences as a keynote speaker on such topics as customer experience management (CEM) best practices, implications of Big Data for CEM and selecting the right loyalty metric.


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  • University of Washington, BS, 1985
  • Bowling Green State University, MA, 1987
  • Bowling Green State University, PhD, 1992 | 206.372.5990