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Roy Atkinson
Roy Atkinson and Andrew Gilliam

Roy Atkinson is HDI's senior writer/analyst, acting as in-house subject matter expert and chief writer for SupportWorld articles and white papers. In addition to being a member of the HDI International Certification Standards Committee and the HDI Desktop Support Advisory Board, Roy is a popular speaker at HDI conferences and is well known to HDI local chapter audiences. His background is in both service desk and desktop support as well as small-business consulting. Roy's blogs regularly appear on HDIConnect, and he is highly rated on social media, especially on the topics of IT service management and customer service. Roy is a cohost of the very popular #custserv (customer service) chat on Twitter, which celebrated its fifth anniversary on December 9, 2014. He holds a master’s certificate in advanced management strategy from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, and he is a certified HDI Support Center Manager. Follow him on Twitter @RoyAtkinson.

Andrew Gilliam is a passionate Customer Experience innovator and change agent, with a background in IT support and customer service. He now serves as one of ICMI's in-house subject matter experts, writing and speaking about trends and best practices in the Contact Center industry. Before joining ICMI, Andrew was among their 2019 Movers & Shakers and Top 50 Thought Leaders for multiple years.

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