How can we trust chatbots?

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Come meet other like-minded people in the Slack and Chatbot space. You will get to meet brands, agencies, developers and others who are involved in building or promoting chat bots. Our venue is one of the hottest start-up spots in NYC - come up with an empty stomach as we'll be serving pizza, beer and snacks.

This Meetup is about how we can show end users that chat bots can be trusted in order to stimulate and accelerate commerce in this new ecosystem.

Will include:

• Ad serving

• Privacy & Security

• Bot take over

• Bots ability to understand adjacent conversations

• Platform interoperability between platforms

• Bot ratings to help encourage better bots

Speaker: (coming to NYC just for this Meetup) Paul Walsh, a Silicon Valley based Irish entrepreneur has founded several companies including MetaCert ( the first company to build security apps and chat bots for Messenger Platforms - raising $2.4M in seed capital from investors across the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Russia and Israel. More recently he founded a new CRM company for bot businesses called bCRM (, which has also helped to position him as a thought leader and spokesperson in the global bot ecosystem.

In 2003 Paul founded a mobile testing company called Segala, generating $2.2M in revenue in its first year and grew it to become one of the most successful testing companies in the UK.

Before moving to Silicon Valley, Paul spent 12 years in the UK where he was Chair of the British Interactive Media Association for 3 years – the Industry Association for agencies and brands in the UK. He has made significant contributions to Internet and Mobile Standards – and was one of the original seven founders of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative in 2005. Previously Paul was the first Technical Accounts Manager and International Beta Coordinator hired by AOL outside the US, where he was part of the team that launched AIM in 1997.

Paul is an investor and Partner in a Michelin-rated Indian restaurant in Dublin, Ireland called Jaipur. He also cofounded Shanti Life, an international charity focussed on alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable living in villages in India through a microfinance revolving fund so that poor women can access sanitation and build small businesses. In his spare time he likes to travel with his family, keep fit, jump out of planes, and stroke nurse sharks 100ft deep in the ocean. And he’s a table tennis freak.

Paul and I are also hosting an invite-only breakfast or dinner the following day. If you're interested email me david [at]


6:30-7:00 check-in & networking

Pizza will be served

7:00-7:45 presentation start

7:45-8:15 Q & A

8:15 - 8:45 more networking