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Daniel Hong

VP, Research Director Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Daniel serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals, leading a team that focuses on digital transformation in customer engagement and collaboration for service and sales. His research explores how predictive analytics, decisioning, and conversational AI impact automation and agent-assisted interactions in the contact center.

Daniel helps Forrester clients create channel strategies that leverage context, prediction, natural language, and orchestration to drive differentiated customer service experiences and business outcomes.

Previous Work Experience

Daniel came to Forrester with many years of experience in market trends analysis, product positioning, and corporate development for communication technologies. Most recently, Daniel served as senior director of product marketing and strategy for [24]7. Prior to that, he led the customer interaction technology research and consulting practice at Ovum. He has been quoted numerous times in Business 2.0, DestinationCRM, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, and NPR and has contributed many articles to Speech Technology Magazine and other publications. Over the years, he has acted as an advisor and consultant to Fortune 500 companies.


Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from the University of California at Irvine.