BOTNESS ENTERPRISE

Building Better Bots for the Workplace

Botness Enterprise brought together representatives from the top enterprise messaging platforms with the top enterprise bot developers to discuss building better bots for the workplace. The March 2017 event in Austin was organized by Tom Hadfield (Message.io) and Ben Brown (Howdy) with support from Atlassian, Microsoft, Slack, Cisco Spark, RingCentral and CA Technologies.

Date/Time 8:00am-1:30pm on Monday, March 13th
Location AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Room 203, Austin, TX


Platform Participants


Schedule

8:00-8:30am: Arrival & breakfast buffet
8:30-8:45am: Welcome to Botness Enterprise
9:00-9:40am: Case studies: Best practices for enterprise bot design
  • Dan Reich, CEO of Troops
  • Rob May, CEO of Talla
  • Paolo Perazzo, CEO of Kyber
  • Justin Vandehey, Co-founder of Growbot
  • Luis Borges Quina, CEO of Ottspott
9:40-10:10am: Fireside chat: The venture capital landscape for enterprise bot startups in 2017
  • Phil Libin, Managing Director at General Catalyst
  • Matt Hartman, Partner at Betaworks Ventures
10:10-10:50am: Case studies: Building profitable enterprise bot businesses
  • Dan Manian, CEO of Donut
  • Elias Torres, CTO of Drift
  • Chris Buttenham, CEO of Obie
  • Roy Pereira, CEO of Zoom.ai
  • Rabi Gupta, CEO of Evabot
10:50-11:00am: Coffee & snack break
11:00-11:45am: Group Q&A: Building developer-friendly enterprise bots platforms
  • Amir Shevat, Director of Developer Relations at Slack
  • Steven Goldsmith, General Manager of HipChat at Atlassian
  • Jose de Castro, CTO of APIs and Integrations at Cisco
  • Bill Bliss, Program Manager at Microsoft Teams
  • John Wang, Director of Platform Products at RingCentral
  • Tania McCormack, Director of Product for CA Flowdock
11:45am-12:00pm: Fireside chat: Lessons learned from building HubSpot's GrowthBot
  • Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot
  • Peter Skomoroch, CEO of SkipFlag
12:00-12:30pm: Panel discussion: Building better bots for the workplace
  • Chris Messina (moderator)
  • Amir Shevat, Director of Developer Relations at Slack
  • Lili Cheng, General Manager at Microsoft FUSE Labs
  • Ben Brown, CEO of Howdy
  • Andy Mauro, CEO of Automat
12:30-1:00pm: Open mic: Lightning talks
1:00-1:30pm: Lunch discussion: Next steps for Botness Enterprise

Speakers & Attendees

Tom Hadfield
Tom Hadfield
CEO of Message.io
Ben Brown
Ben Brown
CEO of Howdy
Andy Mauro
Andy Mauro
CEO of Automat
Lili Cheng
Lili Cheng
General Manager at Microsoft FUSE Labs
Matt Hartman
Matt Hartman
Partner at Betaworks Ventures
Peter Skomoroch
Peter Skomoroch
CEO of SkipFlag
Chris Messina
Chris Messina
Amir Shevat
Amir Shevat
Director of Developer Relations at Slack
Steven Goldsmith
Steven Goldsmith
General Manager of HipChat at Atlassian
John Wang
John Wang
Director of Platform Products at RingCentral
Bhrighu Sareen
Bhrighu Sareen
General Manager at Microsoft Teams
Tania McCormack
Tania McCormack
Director of Product for CA Flowdock
Dharmesh Shah
Dharmesh Shah
CTO of HubSpot
Jonathan Field
Jonathan Field
Business Development Manager at Cisco Spark
Bill Bliss
Bill Bliss
Program Manager at Microsoft Teams
Jose de Castro
Jose de Castro
CTO of APIs and Integrations at Cisco
Paul Walsh
Paul Walsh
CEO of MetaCert and bCRM
Paolo Perazzo
Paolo Perazzo
CEO of Kyber
Chris Buttenham
Chris Buttenham
CEO of Obie
Dan Manian
Dan Manian
CEO of Donut
Rabi Gupta
Rabi Gupta
CEO of Evabot
Jon Robertson
Jon Robertson
CCO of Desk Yogi
David Mendlewicz
David Mendlewicz
CEO of Butterfly.ai
Luis Borges Quina
Luis Borges Quina
CEO of Ottspott
Dennis Yang
Dennis Yang
CPO of Dashbot
Mike Heininger
Mike Heininger
CEO of YodelTalk
Rick Nucci
Rick Nucci
CEO of Guru
Justin Vandehey
Justin Vandehey
Co-founder of Growbot
Esther Crawford
Esther Crawford
CEO of Olabot
Ilker Koksal
Ilker Koksal
CEO of Botanalytics
Mike Brevoort
Mike Brevoort
CTO of Robots & Pencils
Nikbin Rohany
Nikbin Rohany
CEO of Absence.io
Cory Shaw
Cory Shaw
Founder of GoFaster.io
Suman Deb Roy
Suman Deb Roy
Data Scientist at betaworks & digg bot
Beerud Sheth
Beerud Sheth
CEO of Gupshup
Pawan Venugopal
Pawan Venugopal
Platform Senior Product Manager at RingCentral
David Pailet
David Pailet
Principal at Goldcrest Capital
Phil Libin
Phil Libin
Managing Director at General Catalyst
Stefan Trockel
Stefan Trockel
CEO of Mercury.ai
Tatiana Figueiredo
Tatiana Figueiredo
CEO of Everist
Roy Pereira
Roy Pereira
CEO of Zoom.ai
Dan Reich
Dan Reich
CEO of Troops
Rob May
Rob May
CEO of Talla
Will Murphy
Will Murphy
Co-founder of Talla
Durgam Vahia
Durgam Vahia
CEO of Nimeyo
Elias Torres
Elias Torres
CTO of Drift
Bobby Beckmann
Bobby Beckmann
CTO at Lifesize
Angela Chisholm
Angela Chisholm
Account Executive at InVisionApp
Ryan Nichols
Ryan Nichols
General Manager of Zendesk Talk
Miguel Fernandez
Miguel Fernandez
Founder of Claimbot
Lauren Kunze
Lauren Kunze
Principal at Pandorabots
Clinton Grusd
Clinton Grusd
CEO of Wermz
Samir Diwan
Samir Diwan
Co-founder of Polly
Janna Bastow
Janna Bastow
Co-founder of ProdPad
Oji Udezue
Oji Udezue
Head of Product at HipChat
Patric Palm
Patric Palm
CEO of Hansoft AB
James Mayes
James Mayes
Co-founder of Mind the Product
Alexander Khanukov
Alexander Khanukov
CEO of AviKaiDo

Location

Date/Time 8:00am-1:30pm on Monday, March 13th
Location AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Room 203, Austin, TX