• Look back - botscamp Dec 7, 2016

    15 bot sessions, 2 innovation partners, the 1 and only botscamp. Swiss Made.

    Opening and Welcome of the botscamp premiere

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    Thomas Schulz and Maurice Codourey welcome all speakers and participants. And the innovation circle partners Swisscom Health and Digitalswitzerland will send out a welcome to the Bot World too.

    Peter Buchroithner (the highest voted session)

    How Multi-Platform-Thinking helped us to reach 1 Million users

    As a Multi-Platform Social Network we grew from 0 to 100k users within a month and reached 300k bot users just 1 month later.


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    Alan Nichol

    Building chat bots with deep learning

    There is a lot of work to be done before we can build conversational software. For now, it’s an ugly marriage of bits of AI which “kind of” work and lots of hand coding. I'll illustrate better ways.


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    Dimitris Tsirikos

    GuestBot: Treat hotel guests as VIPs

    A multilingual bot especially for hotels, a virtual reception desk


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    Sibylle Peuker

    Human-Centered by Design – What we can learn from Chatbots

    Chatbots, our new heros, need to have deep empathy for their users. But how do we design a conversation that brings real value? I will share what we learned in Workshops for amazing bot experiences.


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    Luis Quina

    Ottspott: Your phone support bot. Inside Slack.

    How to create a Voice & SMS support using a Slackbot. I will share during this session how to find the perfect mix between providing communication features and bot features.


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    Maurice Codourey

    Shaila, the smart healthcare community bot

    A pilot project about community building in healthcare > smarthealthlab.com


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    Hicham TAHIRI

    Improving your bots overtime.

    Launching a bot is just the beginning of the bot lifecycle. In this session, you will learn practical techniques to make it learn and improve overtime.


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    Cyril Dorsaz

    Learnings from building the first Swiss retail chatbot

    No more paper coupons! The ok.- chatbot is the first Swiss retail chatbot that offers relevant deals to customers. Join us to learn how we built it and what we have learned.


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    Ilker Koksal

    Automated analytics for more engaged bots

    Conversational analytics is much differ than the mobile&web analytics. How to re-engage users without spending so much time is critical. Let's dive deep how to rock the retain & re-engagement.


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    Adam Fingerman

    Good Bot, Bad Bot: How Chatbots Fit in our Digital Universe

    What is it that separates good bots from the bad ones? Good ones take on the role of helpful concierge – one that can direct users to the information they need. But, they don’t try to do EVERYTHING.


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    Daniel Niklaus

    Is the time for bots finally here?

    In this discussion you will see exactly how bots fit in to today’s corporate communications space.


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    Barbara Ondrisek

    Lessons learned creating a virtual personality

    Creating a chatbot is only 50% programming. The other half is designing a sparkling personality people love talking to. In this talk Barbara Ondrisek shares her insights on UX topics.


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    Sunjoy Mathieu & Aisha Schnellmann

    Do bots need a gender? And why does this matter?

    Siri, Cortana - the virtual assistants from Apple and Microsoft, as well as Alexa from Amazon Echo are all female-gendered, same with bots. Let’s discuss why & what might result from this development.


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    Akemi Tazaki

    Design considerations for machine learning system

    How do you create a right personality of a bot when the technology is still in its infancy? Can we yet speak about UX of a bot or just personality?


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    Round Table, Closing Session

    About Botification

    A talk with the 5 highest voted sessions.


    Participants: Peter Buchroithner, Alan Nichol, Sibylle Peuker, Cyril Dorsaz and Adam Fingerman. Moderation: Thomas Schulz and Maurice Codourey.


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  • Our bot dock for communities

    International knowledge is a liquid energy. That affects especially the rise of the bots. At botscamp - we strive for exchange - dare to share. We invite the fast growing bot communities around the world to participate.

    We offer a Community package for EUR 449.- including 10 tickets and an additional 30% discount for your members.

    Biggest business community in Switzerland. More than 37.000 experts of all industries connected.



    Some 6.000 health professionals in Switzerland benefit from the exchange.



    Over 3.000 insurance experts in Switzerland stay tuned about latest market developments.



    About 150 experts sharing knowledge and insights in this health bot pilot project.



    Our Innovation Circle

    Corporations who participate the transformation into the tomorrow. Corporations who want to leave a mark, invite their employees and customers to experience avalanche like developments. About the world of work and the business galaxy. About the emerging universe of bots.

    Our corporate flat fee ticket provides full access.

    Swisscom Health AG

    Simple networking for hospitals, faster processes for doctors and all data in place for private individuals.
    We connect all key players and citizens.

    Swisscom Health offers its employees free participation. Employer innovation made real.

  • Automated analytics for more engaged bots

    With the rise of bots, bot user data has become crucial to extract meaningful insights from. As we're experiencing a breakthrough, humans and automation systems will be in charge together.

    Ilker Koksal, CEO & Co-founder Botanalytics

    The future of fan engagement

    Messaging and voice channels are offering new ways for fans to interact with their heroes. In this session I'll discuss examples, including my own Robbie Williams FB bot.


    Rui Teimao
    Chat and voice app maker, Conversation Designer

    The anatomy of a large scale human routing engine

    Why and how we built Sensay, the world's first invisible social network operating conversationally thru messaging bots.


    Ariel Jalali, CEO Sensay

    How can Chatbots work for your business?

    Learn the different ways of how to use Chatbots effectively. You will get a better understanding how Chatbots improves the customer experience and helping to make life easier on your employees.


    Daniel Niklaus, CEO Netlive IT AG

    BotMapp: Twitter Bots as Weapons of Mass Amplification

    We'll highlight a case study of our BotMapp (prototype) being used to identify Bots and their activity around key social/political hashtags of the day.


    John Gray, Co Founder Mentionmapp Analytics

    Bots in Banks

    Short introduction which use cases we see in banking and financial sector. Furthermore some insights on which difficulties we see on integrating bots in large organizations and how to approach them.


    Tobias Drechsel, Founder Vialogue

    Monetizing Chatbots

    How to monetize your chatbot


    Dan Gailey, Founder/CEO RadBots

    Public Health and the Conversational Interface

    I'd like to share my experience with the process of designing at building Annie, a bot to deliver information about organizations to at-risk groups about agencies that serve them.


    Megan McGee, Javascript Developer Make Bots

    How Bots can help connecting people more in the real world

    Foxsy is the 1st matchmaking bots for new friends to make meaningful and beautiful connections.


    Jin Tanaka, CEO & Founder Xpresso

    AI for Language Learning

    Insights from building a chatbot with Artificial Intelligence for language learning. Technology and User Experience challenges.


    Vaida Alisauskaite, Director Webmobix

    What is Cognitive Computing, AI, and Machine Learning?

    I will discuss "algorithms that learn from experience", with examples in business, government, healthcare, and Astronomy. "Good judgment comes from experience. And experience comes from bad judgment."


    Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist Booz Allen Hamilton

    XSENSE Multilanguage Cognitive Process Emulation Engine

    XSENSE is the first Artificial Intelligence that simulates the cognitive process of the human being in learning our language, without manual configuration.


    Marco Menichelli, CTO XSENSE Corp.

    The Character Imperative in Computer Conversation

    We’ll describe how authors can craft personality and story arcs that infuse character into computer conversation.


    Lucas Ives

    Head of Conversation Engineering PullString

    Learning about who we really are

    Digging deep into our minds and emotions with the help of chatbots


    Hajnalka Hejja, CEO Smart Health UG / MediLad

    Bots, apps, web:

    When to use each

    We're bot-mad right now, but just because we have hammers doesn't mean every problem is a nail. I'll present some thoughts on when to use bots, when to use apps, and when to use the good old web.


    John Koetsier, Journalist, analyst, economist, futurist

    Creating chatbot characters

    Learn how to give your bot a backstory and identity that builds bonds and inspires trust. I'll share my experiences designing Pegg for Sage and how personality has become an integral part of UX.


    Tom Hewitson

    Conversation Designer The Chatbot Agency

    Moving away to move on

    Our experience moving from one chatbot platform to another: Reasons, friction and learnings.


    Cristina Santamarina, Founder bots4health

    Conversational AI for Bots and Applications

    Today's virtual assistants don't have ongoing conversations with humans. With advances in artificial intelligence this year, we will begin to see bots that can have a conversation in natural language.


    Jack Crawford, Founder and CEO datalog.ai

    Finding talent in the Bot industry

    The bot industry is growing at a fast rate but where do companies and talent go to discover each other? I will be talking about how to find/ attract talent in this space and best practices.


    Will Sims, Founder Botunity