Botmasters! Change of location: We are now at INDIE DESK (http://www.indiedesk.com/), NOT CrossCampus.
We are going to have a very interesting panel discussion with the CEO of Sensay.it & the Director of the LA office of Imperson (Miss Piggy and Judy Hopps – Zootopia FB Bots).
Food and beverage paid for by our generous sponsor Microsoft (https://dev.botframework.com/). Beer provided by local Mumford Brewing (http://www.mumfordbrewing.com/)
Sensay (https://sensay.it/) - the most helpful person you've never met
Sensay is a conversation engine that lives inside messengers and connects you with people you need but don't know for advice and opportunities. Currently in SMS, Slack, Telegram, Kik, Facebook Messenger (beta) and WeChat (beta) Sensay recently celebrated its 1 year birthday by hitting 1M users. Investors include Greycroft, Norwest, Tim Draper and Amplify.
Imperson (http://www.imperson.com/) - A conversational platform which enables naturally-flowing conversations between consumers and brands. Our premium bots converse in natural language tailored to the brand’s authentic voice, creating connections that translate to relationships. Imperson is the only solution that provides the technology to drive a truly conversational interface to consumers, allowing brands to express their unique voice, while providing an exceptional user experience, using text, voice, or video.
Imperson recently powered Zootopia's Officer Judy Hopps and Miss Piggy chatbots on Facebook Messenger.
Todd Terrazas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddterrazas) : Co-Founder & CEO of Brainitch (http://brainitch.com/), a SaaS platform providing personalized on-demand content delivery, customer self-service, and conversational commerce for the live entertainment and sport industries. Todd has been building bots since 1999 on IRC and has a serious passion for great storytelling. USC Cinematic Arts Alum. Arts District DTLA Resident.
Ariel Jalali (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arieljalali) : Co-Founder and CEO of Sensay. Previously, Head of Technology for ideation company Phenomenon. Founder of Chikchak Mobile (acqui-hired by Adgreetz, became CTO). Built search engines, mobile and social apps, adtech, ecommerce platforms. 19 years of experience building and leading data-driven businesses. UCLA alum.
Audrey Wu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/audreyellenwu) : Heads the Los Angeles Studio of Imperson. Audrey has over 10 years of digital and product marketing experience working at both startups and ad agencies. She currently lives in Los Feliz with her partner, 2 dogs and a cat. Even though Audrey is a UCLA alum, she avoids the westside as much as possible.