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Alyona Medelyan PhD

Alyona Medelyan PhD

CEO and Co-Founder
Alyona has a PhD in NLP and Machine Learning. Her peer-reviewed articles have been cited by over 2600 academics. Her love of writing comes from years of PhD research.
74 Posts
How to analyze Zendesk tickets & Intercom chats for customer insights
How to analyze Zendesk tickets & Intercom chats for customer insights

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could automatically analyze your support conversations to gain deep, actionable insights? Thematic has just rolled out two new integrations with Zendesk and Intercom. With just one click, you can now send your customer conversations to Thematic for automated tagging and analysis. Read on

Product Experience
Why does text analytics have a bad reputation?
Why does text analytics have a bad reputation?

Text analytics has been around for dozens of years and several hype cycles. The most recent one, in 2020, is attributed to GPT-3, a proprietary language model. It’s basically a giant black box that costs an estimated $12 million to train. A language model means that if you give

AI & NLP
How to theme qualitative data using thematic analysis software
How to theme qualitative data using thematic analysis software

If you ever had to analyze customer feedback, you will know that the most difficult part is to create a perfect code frame. You need to understand the dataset, the stakeholders involved and the ideal outcomes of the analysis. You will have to iterate before settling on a solution, which

AI & NLP
Power BI vs Tableau: What’s The Best Data Visualization Tool?
Power BI vs Tableau: What’s The Best Data Visualization Tool?

Microsoft Power BI and Tableau are both powerful business intelligence tools for data visualization. At first glance their functionality and features might look very similar. So, how do you know which is the best solution for your business? In this article we’ll reveal what data analysts really think about

Thematic
How to choose a survey tool to measure customer experience: the ultimate guide
How to choose a survey tool to measure customer experience: the ultimate guide

You have decided to collect feedback from your customers via a survey tool. Or, you might be looking for a new survey tool, because you are unhappy with your current setup. There's no shortage of survey solutions and customer feedback management platforms. If anything, there are too many options to

Surveys & Feedback Collection
How to super-charge your Qualtrics setup with Thematic & Power BI
How to super-charge your Qualtrics setup with Thematic & Power BI

Qualtrics is one of the most well-known and powerful Customer Feedback Management platforms. But even so, it has limitations. We recently hosted a live panel where data analysts from two well-known brands shared their experiences with Qualtrics, and how they extended this platform’s capabilities. Below, we’ll share the

Customer Experience
How to create a positive employee experience for women in tech
How to create a positive employee experience for women in tech

What does it cost to a business to lose an employee? Experts share that for an entry-level role, it's 50% of salary. For an executive role, it's 200% of salary. Today, companies fight to attract a diverse and high-performing team. They want to create a positive employee experience and an

Thematic
How Watercare levelled up their insights and CX metrics using Thematic
How Watercare levelled up their insights and CX metrics using Thematic

Recently, I hosted a webinar with Priya Thurai, Head of Customer Insights at Watercare NZ. We discussed the integral role customer insights have played in enabling their team to improve how they engage in the community. Today, Watercare continues to use Thematic insights to inform their decision making - driving

Customer Experience
How AI-based feedback analytics powers growth at Atom Bank
How AI-based feedback analytics powers growth at Atom Bank

Recently, I joined a webinar with Michael Sherwood, Head of Digital Experience at Atom Bank. Together, we discussed their mission to create a differentiated and customer-centric banking experience. Having been a customer of Thematic for over 3 years, the insights they’ve gained with us have been integral to their

Feedback Analysis
What customer feedback reveals about memorable frontline experiences
What customer feedback reveals about memorable frontline experiences

Recently, I spoke at AskNicely’s virtual Frontline Magic event. I talked about how customer feedback can reveal what is most memorable about a frontline experience. You can watch it here, but I’ve also taken the time to summarise the key takeaways in this post! Intuitively we understand that

Customer Experience
How we use our own platform and Chrome extension to centralize & analyze feedback
How we use our own platform and Chrome extension to centralize & analyze feedback

Customer feedback doesn't have all the answers. But it has critical insights for strategy and prioritization. Thematic is a B2B SaaS company. We aren't swimming in feedback. Every piece of feedback counts. Collecting and analyzing this feedback requires a different approach. We receive feedback from many places: our in-product NPS

Feedback Analysis
Customer feedback analysis: How to analyze and act on feedback
Customer feedback analysis: How to analyze and act on feedback

Have you ever left feedback as a customer yourself? Your star rating or a satisfaction score will tell how you feel, but it's your comment that will explain why. Unfortunately, while most businesses collect feedback, they do not analyze text comments. Often feedback isn’t actionable. It’s too hard