San Feancisco, CA, USA, Aug., 2021 -- Cresta, a Real-Time Expertise AI provider to the enterprise, announced the addition of seasoned technologist Ping Wu to its team as vice president of engineering and product. In this role, Wu will bring experience building artificial intelligence solutions to the company as it enables Fortune 500 customers from Intuit to Cox Communications to transform contact centers from cost centers into value centers. Wu will execute on Cresta's technology vision, contribute AI experience, and build the company's team of technical expertise to scale Cresta's AI technology to support its customer base.
Prior to joining Cresta, Wu co-founded Google's Contact Center AI Solution in 2017, and oversaw the development of its Conversational AI Products, including Cloud Dialogflow, Cloud Translation, NLP & Speech as well as AI Platform products such as Vertex AI, AutoML products, among others.
"The market for contact centers and a better customer experience is heating up, as evidenced by Zoom's acquisition of Five9 for $14 billion last month. And AI is core to driving a better experience," said Zayd Enam, CEO and co-founder, Cresta. "We're in the early innings of market momentum, and Ping is an all star who will act as a force multiplier for our team and AI prowess as we execute on our mission to make everyone an expert on day one."
"Joining Cresta was an easy decision," said Ping Wu, vice president of engineering and product, Cresta. "I've built contact center AI solutions from the ground up, and have seen firsthand how much of an impact on a business's bottom line it can have when deployed effectively. Joining this team of pedigreed technologists who share my passion for the technology will only superpower Cresta's ability to increase customers' revenue, boost their customer experience, reduce churn, and improve business results."
"Customer experience is a top priority at Dropbox and Cresta's real-time coaching for agents helps us ensure we deliver that consistently," said Julia Shea, Head of Vendor Sales & SMB Assist at Dropbox. "Cresta greatly reduces our agent ramp time, helping new agents to provide maximum customer value fast and leading to increased CSAT and RPC."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Cresta was founded with the goal of using AI to transform how professionals learn high-value skills. Cresta brings together industry-leading AI experts, decades of contact center and sales expertise, proven leadership, and top-tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners to transform contact center performance.
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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