• June Meetup: VUX World, rAInbow & Transforming your Business with Voice

    Hello all, We hope you all enjoyed London Tech Week - it was great to see so many of you at CogX! Our June meetup is coming up on the 25th and we've got some great speakers for you: Speaker: Kriti Sharma and Katie-Rose Comery. Kriti is an AI expert and a leading global voice on ethical tech. She was appointed as UN Young Leader at the UN General Assembly. She was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for advancements in AI. Katie is a writer, trainer and creative consultant at The Writer – the world's largest brand language consultancy. Outside of her work at The Writer, Katie wrote the voice for rAInbow. rAInbow is an AI assisted chatbot designed to help people who are in abusive, controlling or unhealthy relationships. - Kane Simms - Kane is the founder and host of VUX World, the popular voice user experience and strategy podcast. Kane will be giving us a talk on the state of the Voice industry in 2019 and some predictions for the second half of the year. - Alex Geddes - Alex is SVP for Sales at Humley and has over 15 years of commercial experience. The latter part of his career has been spent working within AI. To date, Alex has been helping large enterprises harness the competitive advantage of predictive analytics, Chatbots and intelligent process automation via a cognitive assistant interface. Alex will be exploring the transformative role that these technologies can have on your business. If you'd like to speak at this or a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 ----- Our Sponsors GreenShoot Labs builds enterprise scale chatbots using its open source conversation management platform - https://opendialog.ai/ Find out more at https://www.greenshootlabs.com/ including our latest vacancies. ---- Sponsored by Martin Hennessey, founder of The Writer: the world's largest strategic language consultancy. Find out more at http://www.thewriter.com/ Thanks, Carl

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  • May Meetup: Google, Greenshoot Labs & Creating 'Charming Chatbots'

    Hi everyone, Our Speakers: Dr. Aygul Zagidullina - Aygul is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Assistant based in London, UK. Her work experience includes Google, Todoist, MotaWord. She holds a PhD in quantum chemistry and prior to Google dedicated 6 years to scientific research at the University of Stuttgart. Aygul will be discussing 'What's New in Google Assistant' and a recap of Google I/O 2019. Tim Deeson - Tim is the founder of leading digital agency Deeson and co-founder of enterprise chatbot, automation and applied AI consultancy Greenshoot Labs. Tim will be presenting a case study on enterprise automation with Chatbots - "why open source matters." Simon Gornick - Simon is a Screenwriter and Copywriter based in London and LA specialising in Chatbots since 2016. Simon will be discussing 'The role of wit and humour in the Chatbot experience." If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 ----- Our Sponsors GreenShoot Labs builds enterprise scale chatbots using its open source conversation management platform - https://opendialog.ai/ Find out more at https://www.greenshootlabs.com/ including our latest vacancies. ---- Sponsored by Martin Hennessey, founder of The Writer: the world's largest strategic language consultancy. Find out more at http://www.thewriter.com/ Thanks, Carl

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  • April Meetup: How to Write for Voice, Shell LubeChat & Sinfluence

    Hi everyone, **The date of April's meetup has been changed to the 29th to avoid a conflict with another event** Our Speakers this month: Anastasia Dukakis - Anastasia is a games writer and content producer at Sensible Object. Her talk is titled, "Writing for Voice: how to write interactions that are VUI-first." Diogo Coutinho - Diogo is a specialist in Digital Product Management & AI and will be sharing his experiences creating "Lubechat" - a smart chatbot for the oil & gas industry. Tor Abrams - Tor is a former marketing strategist at Google and is now the CEO of digital growth agency Sinfluence. He will be exploring how you can combine chatbots and automation to replace your outbound sales team. If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 ----- Our Sponsors GreenShoot Labs builds enterprise scale chatbots using its open source conversation management platform - https://opendialog.ai/ Find out more at https://www.greenshootlabs.com/ including our latest vacancies. ---- Sponsored by Martin Hennessey, founder of The Writer: the world's largest strategic language consultancy. Find out more at http://www.thewriter.com/ Thanks, Carl

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  • March 26th Meetup: Twilio, Botanalytics and Intercom

    Hi everyone, Please bear in mind the Meetup has moved down the road to TechHub's shiny new offices on Clere Street (few minute walk from Old Street) Our Speakers this month! Lizzie Siegle - Developer Evangelist at Twilio. Lizzie's talk is titled "Keep it Human: Bots, AI, and Customer Experience" Ilker Koksal - Ilker is the CEO & Co-founder of Botanalytics, conversational analytics company based in San Francisco. Having a background of Computer Science & MBA. Ilker is a regular speaker about conversational analytics, artificial intelligence, and early-stage fundraising. He's also been selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30, 2018 Enterprise Technology category Naomi Morton - Naomi has been in Product Management for 7 years and is currently working at Intercom as a product manager on bots and ML-based products. Naomi will be discussing how 'A bot's role is to augment a human's, not replace it.' Our Sponsors: GreenShoot Labs builds enterprise scale chatbots using its open source conversation management platform - https://opendialog.ai/ Find out more at https://www.greenshootlabs.com/ including our latest vacancies. ---- Sponsored by Martin Hennessey, founder of The Writer: the world's largest strategic language consultancy. Find out more at http://www.thewriter.com/ Thanks, Carl

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  • February Meetup: GreenShoot Labs, Conversational Commerce & Journalism Chatbots

    Hi everyone, We hope you can make our February meetup - we've got some exciting talks lined up! Our Speakers: Charles Cadbury - CEO of Say It Now, a company that helps customers communicate with brands more seamlessly. Charles will be exploring how brands can convert conversations into commerce. Ronald Ashri - Co-founder of Greenshoot Labs - Ronald will be discussing the why and what of OpenDialog - an open source conversation management platform. OpenDialog connects natural language processing services, knowledge graphs with channels like Facebook Messenger and Amazon Alexa. Chayya Syal - Broadcast Journalist at BBC News - Chayya will be discussing how journalists can use chatbots to tell stories in a different way, address social issues and reach audiences who aren't served by the mainstream media If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 --- Sponsored by: GreenShoot Labs and The Writer GreenShoot Labs is a bespoke chatbot agency, based in London and working with clients across Europe. PS we're hiring! Find out more at www.greenshootlabs.com or follow us at @greenshootlabs --- The Writer is the world's largest strategic language consultancy. Find out more at http://www.thewriter.com/

  • January Meetup: Guardian Voice Lab, Rosina Sound, SpringbokAI

    Hi everyone, We hope you can make our first meetup of 2019! Our Speakers: Nicky Birch (director of Rosina Sound and Executive Producer at BBC R&D), Nigel Brown (Sound Engineering Lead) and Michele Feuerlicht (Producer of the Project.) They'll be demonstrating how they created the CMS and user flow behind 'Hidden Cities' - a 90 minute interactive audio piece where users can explore Berlin. Victoria C. Albrecht (Managing Director of Springbok AI) - Victoria will be discussing learnings from deploying ML projects in enterprise. Jeremy Pennycook - Guardian Voice Lab - Jeremy will be running through the labs mission and their experiences from the first project. If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 We'd also like to thank The Writer ( thewriter.com ) and GreenShoot Labs ( greenshootlabs.com ) for kindly agreeing to sponsor the meetup in 2019. Thanks, Tom

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  • November Meetup: Babylon Health, Drivetime, Bias Digital

    Hi all, We're putting together another great meetup for November: As part of a new change to the meetup format, CognitionX's Julian Harris will introduce the event and run through the biggest developments in the space over the past month. Speakers: Anna Zawilska - Product Strategist and User Researcher at Babylon Health - "What can we learn from human-human conversation when designing a chatbot-user conversation?" Niko Vuori - Founder & CEO at Drivetime - Niko will be discussing his experiences crafting interactive voice entertainment for drivers. Paul Sullivan - CEO & Founder of Bias Digital and former candidate on 2016's BBC The Apprentice, finishing 7th. Paul's talk is titled "B2B chatbots without AI: How you win with you in control" --- Check back here regularly for updates. If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 Thanks, Tom

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  • October Meetup: VoiceBot.ai, Project Kitchen Table & StarfishMint

    Hi all, We're got another great meetup for October: Speakers: Bret Kinsella - Editor of Voicebot.ai, CEO Act with Edge. Voicebot.ai is one of the biggest online destinations for news, research and analysis of voice and AI. Bret also hosts the popular Voicebot.ai podcast. Sophie Hebdidge - Founder & CTO, Project Kitchen Table. Sophie and her team have created KIT a voicebot and digital conversation partner designed to increase social skills and confidence. Evette Martins - Co-Founder of StarfishMint. Evette will be discussing her work developing a multi-channel conversational user interface platform. If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 Check back here regularly for updates. Thanks, Tom

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  • September Meetup: Sensible Object, Mr. President & Rainbird.ai

    Hi all, Hope you all enjoyed August's event, thank-you to everyone who attended and spoke. We are very lucky to have some great speakers lined up for September: Laura Jordan-Bambach - CCO at Mr President. Laura will be discussing the agency's project with Stonewall to create the 'Come Out for LGBT' Alexa Skill. Alex Fleetwood - Founder and CEO of Sensible Object, the social games studio which recently released the first board game for Alexa, 'When in Rome' Ben Hewlett - Rainbird Technologies - Rainbird is an AI-powered automated decision-making platform that allows businesses to replicate and scale their best workers. If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 Check back here regularly for updates on this meetup. Thanks, Tom

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  • August Meetup: CognitionX, Spirit AI & How to Structure Chatbot Content

    Hi all, We've got another fantastic event coming together for August: Julian Harris - Head of Technology Research at CognitionX Suzanne Amos - UX Content Architect / User Researcher Emily Short - Executive Director at Spirit AI If you'd like to speak at a future meetup, please fill in the form below: https://goo.gl/forms/c4zFPwm4tdx4n7JY2 As always they'll be free food and drinks and plenty of networking opportunities. Check back here regularly for updates on this meetup. Thanks, Tom