Join SOMA for a community lunch to explore the rising proliferation of bots, as they redefine how customers and businesses interact.
You'll hear from leading experts who have embraced bots to drive customer engagement and process inefficiency in both the corporate and startup setting. Guest speakers include:
Ticket cost includes a light lunch and refreshments.
This event focusses on providing practical examples and sharing learnings from people currently using bots in their working environments. The content and outcomes covered are well suited to corporate, small business and startup professionals interested in learning more about how they can embrace bots today to improve their organisations.
The number of people using messaging platforms each day recently surpassed the number using social media. From Facebook messenger to Slack, messaging platforms are becoming ubiquitous in both our professional and personal lives. This paradigm shift means a change in customer expectations and a huge opportunity for businesses to engage with their customers in news ways.
Discover bots through working product demos and insightful talks from leading local experts currently using the technology in both a corporate and startup setting:
Following on from a career working on large scale IT projects, Damian Bramanis co-founded Busybot in 2016. Busybot is a Slack-integrated project management bot that has exploded to 820,000 registered users in just 12 months (with only a team of two!). Over 11,000 organisations currently use Busybot, including large federal government clients, multi-national corporations, and publicly-listed companies.
Douglas Nicol leads On Message, Australia’s first dedicated, specialist Messenger Agency. On_Msg combines smart ideas, data and technology to help companies build long term relationships with customers through messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat. On_Msg was a recent finalist for the 2016 AdNews Specialist Agency of the year awards.
Douglas will be join the event via video conference.
Damien Pontifex is a senior software engineer and machine learning specialist. Most recently, Damian was the machine learning lead for Boundlss, using wearables and bot-delivered automation services to help improve peoples health and well-being.
Mike Camara is a software developer and recent Computer Science graduate from Murdoch University. Mike, along with 5 other students, developed a consumer-facing chatbot for Kleenheat as part of the final unit of their degree. The bot included multiple integrations, including IBM Watson; natural language processing; machine learning; Google speech-to-text; multilingual support and image recognition.
Nate Sturcke is the founder SOMA. Nate is on a mission to help Australia retool, re-skill and get ready for the future of work in the modern age through SOMA's series of immersive, experience-based, adult-education programs.
|12:00pm||Arrival & light lunch|
|12:15pm||Welcome and introNate Sturcke, Skills of the Modern Age|
|12:25pm||Digital engagement using botsDouglas Nicol, On_Msg (via video conference)|
|12:45pm||Bots and integrationMike Camara, Hi Human|
|1:05pm||Machine learning and botsDamien Pontifix|
|1:25pm||The Busybot story: Zero to 820k usersDamian Bramanis, Busybot|
|1:45pm||Wrap-up & networking Nate Sturcke, SOMA|
SOMA, or Skills of the Modern Age, is a future skills academy helping Australians get ready for the future of work. Through in-person events, workshops and courses, we deliver practical training programs in the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.
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