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AI and the Future of Sales
“By 2020, insights-driven businesses will steal $1.2 trillion per annum from their less-informed peers.” – Forrester Research Study on Artificial Intelligence AI or Artificial intelligence is becoming a significant source of innovation, disruption and competitive advantage for sales organizations and individual salespeople. Some see this as a threat to the traditional sales role. The big question is will AI and automation replace sales jobs or make us better at selling? The answer is yes and yes. Traditional sales roles are changing and those of us that learn how to pivot and harness this change will profit. Guest Speaker: Stephen Jagger Co-Founder of Instant Messaging Real Estate Corp. Topic: How to Use AI and Chatbots to Nurture Leads and Grow Your Business. Speaker Bio: Stephen Jagger is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000 when he and long time business partner Mike Stephenson setup Combustion Hosting (acquired '06), followed by Ubertor Realtor Software (acquired '13). In 2012 they headed to the Philippines and setup to provide virtual assistants to real estate professionals which grew to 150 employees. During this time they also launched a company called PayrollHero, focused on time, attendance, scheduling, HR and payroll for the Philippines and Singapore. After living in Manila and Singapore for 4 years with his wife and children, Stephen returned back to Vancouver to launch Instant Messaging Real Estate Corp. to provide artificial intelligence services to the real estate industry. Stephen co-authored the book Sociable! in 2009 with Shane Gibson and has spoken around the world at various real estate conferences, Entrepreneur Organization chapters and boards of trade events. This event format will include presentations from sales leaders and AI company execs and will wrap up with a group Q&A. Detailed Agenda: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration and Networking 6:00 pm - 6:05 pm - Opening Remarks and Sponsor Recognition 6:05 pm - 6:20 pm - Shane Gibson on "AI and The Future of Sales" 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm - Stephen Jagger on "Using AI and Chatbots to Nurture Leads and Grow Your Business." 6:50 pm - 7:00 pm - Q&A on AI with Stephen Jagger 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Networking RSVP for this event today. Space will be limited. Event Sponsors and Organizers: Platinum Sponsor: The Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) ( 20,000+ members include senior executives, entrepreneurs, sales managers, sales representatives and sales agents. Gold Sponsors and Organizers: The Online Professional Sales Certificate Program ( at Langara College facilitated by Shane Gibson. ( is the largest job board in Western Canada. We have targeted traffic, technology and local talent to connect you to your next star employee. ( leading sales performance training organization focused on B2B, Enterprise Sales and Social Selling. Founded by Shane Gibson ( The BC Tech Association ( is guided by our mission to make BC the best place to grow a tech company. For more than 20 years, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn and grow together.

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A place for sales management, sales leaders and sales enablement pros in Vancouver to connect and share best practices. Network and discuss sales techniques, technologies and strategies, while you build your network with other professionals.

Hosted by Shane Gibson author of Closing Bigger the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals and Stephen Jagger.

Each month we have a guest speaker. Events include well known sales, business and personal development authors, and of course top sales performers who will be sharing their wisdom and experience.

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