** This event has been postponed until late January or early February 2017. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be invited to our next event **
We'll have demos from Growbot and Twitter, and a panel with General Electric, Slack, Hipmunk, Twitter + more to discuss the challenges and opportunities of creative bot experiences for brands.
While bots might seem like a gimmick or the latest fad to some, make no mistake. The business case for bots is compelling and strong: streamlined product communications, tighter feedback loops, smartly automated support and transactions -- and, more revenue. In fact, 87% of brands reported that they're considering building a bot in 2017.*
Yet, there are so many questions to answer:
- Why are brands investing in bots?
- How can bot companies and brands best work together -- and monetize?
- Is a bot a smart financial investment for company operations?
- Will automating high-frequency, low-customization support questions increase or decrease customer happiness?
- What platforms and resources are available?
- How will your team train and manage a bot?
- Who's already made a bot, and what can you learn from what's already out in the market?
*We made up this stat, but it's probably true.
6:00pm - 6:30pm –– Arrivals, Drinks & Snacks
6:30pm - 7:00pm –– Demos
7:00pm - 7:40pm –– Panel
7:40pm - 8:00pm –– Wrap & More Drinks
Thank you to our friends at Microsoft for generously hosting us. Your ticket sale will go towards the cost of drinks and snacks.