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IBM Tech Talks with E*TRADE - Future of Chatbots and AI Assistants
IBM Tech Talks is partnering with E*TRADE! Join us on Thursday, November 29th at E*TRADE - 11 Times Square for an in-depth conversation with Snaps, Troops, Wade & Wendy and x.ai on the Future of Chatbots & AI assistants. Light appetizers & beer/wine will be provided Doors open @ 5:45 PM & close at 6:30 PM - arrive early to guarantee yourself a seat Please get social with us by tweeting @IBMFinTech #ibmtechtalks About the Speakers: Christian Brucculeri, CEO at Snaps Snaps is changing how brands build relationships with consumers through conversational marketing. Global brands including Nike, Foot Locker, Under Armour, Live Nation, Marriott, SPG, Michael Kors, VICE and more leverage Snaps's technology platform to acquire new customers, increase lifetime value and improve customer experience through AI powered conversational commerce solutions. Prior to Snaps, Christian developed & launched YouCast, one of the first influencer activation platforms that was later acquired by Social Chorus. He also led product at Branderati (acquired by Sprinklr), and ran investing and business operations at K2 Media Labs, a mobile-focused incubator that launched and scaled several mobile technology companies, such as geo-advertising platform Sonar, children's learning platform Fingerprint and social video platform Airtime, founded by Sean Parker. Dan Reich, CEO of Troops Dan Reich is the Co-Founder & CEO of Troops, a venture-backed technology company that builds intelligent software to help millions of people combine customer and relationship data. Troops works with hundreds of companies and has raised ~$18m in venture capital from First Round Capital, Slack and others. Dan is also the Co-Founder & President of TULA, a health and beauty business that has created the world's first probiotic-based line of skincare products. His experiences includes involvement with companies that have raised over $100m in venture capital and executed over $1b in M&A. Prior to Troops, Dan started a software company called Spinback, which he sold to Buddy Media and then to Salesforce.com for about $850m. He has a B.S. in Electrical & Comp. Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, and has been named Silicon Alley Top 100 by Business Insider. Twitter: @DanReich / @Troops Stefanie Syman, VP of Customer Experience & Communications at x.ai. Stefanie is a company builder who has spearheaded early customer acquisition, go-to-market strategies, & content creation for numerous startups. At x.ai, she leads the team that commercialized their award-winning AI scheduling software. Early in her career, she co-founded a pioneering online magazine that developed many now-common features of online publishing. Her articles on technology & culture have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, & Rolling Stones. She’s also wrote, The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America. Twitter: @StephanieSyman Drew Austin, CEO of Wade & Wendy Drew Austin is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wade & Wendy, artificially intelligent assistants making hiring more human. Prior to Wade & Wendy, Drew was the co-founder of Augmate, venture backed technology company managing & powering wearable devices in the industrial workplace. Earlier in his career he led business development efforts at Connections of NY, an IT focused executive search firm. Drew is engrained in the NYC startup ecosystem, a 2015 NYC Venture Fellow, advisor to SXSW Startup Village, mentor at Starfast Accelerator & Talent Tech Labs, & volunteers as the NYC Managing Director of FounderDating. Drew graduated from Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, with a B.A. in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises. Twitter: @DrewAustin / @WadeandWendy AGENDA: 5:45PM: Doors Open 5:45 - 6:30 PM: Pre-event Networking (Food, Drinks, Wine, Beer Served) 7:00 – 7:40 PM: Panel Conversation 7:50 – 8:00 PM: Close See you there!

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