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February 10-12, 2021 | Online

Rasa Summit 2021

A three-day virtual event full of conversation-driven development, Rasa, and making better contextual assistants. Two days of optional pre-conference workshops, to level up your Rasa skills!

What to expect

  • Keynotes on Conversational AI

  • Latest research

  • Case studies of in-production Rasa assistants

  • Hands-on co-coding project sessions, accessible to everyone

    Agenda

    The Rasa Summit sessions are designed to accommodate as many time zones as possible.

    In addition, Rasa will host optional pre-conference workshops before the Summit, for beginners through advanced developers.

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    DateUTCProgram

    Monday
    8th February

    16:00

    Rasa Certification Workshop
    Three Hour Session, Day 1 of 2

    16:00

    Rasa Advanced Workshop
    Three Hour Session, Day 1 of 2

    16:00

    Rasa for Conversation Designers and Product Managers
    Three Hour Session, Day 1 of 2

    Tuesday
    9th February

    16:00

    Rasa Certification Workshop
    Three Hour Session, Day 2 of 2

    16:00

    Rasa Advanced Workshop
    Three Hour Session, Day 2 of 2

    16:00

    Rasa for Conversation Designers and Product Managers
    Three Hour Session, Day 2 of 2

    Wednesday
    10th February

    15:30

    Rasa Booth open — come chat with us! (all day)

    16:00

    Conversational Teams: Moving Fast at Scale

    Alan Nichol, Co-founder & CTO, Rasa

    16:25

    Building Chatbots Will Be Your Most Important Development Effort

    Van L. Baker, Research Vice President, Gartner Inc.

    16:50

    Continuous Improvement of Conversational AI in Production

    Jielei Li, Cognitive Software Engineer, Orange

    17:00

    Ethnobots: Reimagining Chatbots as Ethnographic Research Tools

    Hector M. Fried, Co-Founder & Design Anthropologist, inChat
    Rory Gianni, Co-Founder & Technology Developer, inChat

    17:25

    Supercharging User Interfaces with Rasa

    Uday Tatiraju, Technologist, ML Practitioner, and Tech Lead, Oracle/InfoQ

    17:50

    The State of Conversation Design - Designing for the Conversational Future

    Hans van Dam, Co-Founder & Dean, Conversation Design Institute

    18:15

    Deploy your Rasa Chatbots like a Boss with DevOps

    William Galindez Arias, Technical Marketing Manager, Gitlab

    18:40

    Building the Future of Voice

    Emily Lonetto, Head of Growth, VoiceFlow

    19:05

    STAR: A Schema-Guided Dialog Dataset for Transfer Learning

    Shikib Mehri, PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University

    19:30

    Rasa Booth open for networking

    Thursday
    11th February

    15:30

    Rasa Booth open — come chat with us! (all day)

    16:00

    Beyond PoCs: Choosing and Operationalizing a Conversational AI platform for Enterprise Scale

    Alex Weidauer, Co-founder & CEO, Rasa
    Casey Phillips, Sr Product Manager, AI-Driven Assisted Experiences, Intuit
    Vineet Malhotra, Partner, Global Digital Alpha Labs Leader @ Mercer, Mercer
    Dennis Yang, Lead Product Manager for Conversational AI, Chime
    Sweta Patel, Sr. Director Product Transformation, Juniper Networks

    16:40

    Advanced usage of Facebook Messenger capabilities to complement the conversational experience

    Nicolas Beuchat, Managing Director, Alpaca GmbH

    16:50

    Building an End-to-End Test Automation Pipeline for Conversational AI

    Christoph Börner, Co-founder and CEO, Botium GmbH

    17:15

    Building an AI Assistant Factory

    Dominique Boucher, Chief Solutions Architect – AI Factory, National Bank of Canada, BNC
    Eric Charton, Senior AI Director AI, National Bank of Canada, BNC

    17:40

    Using Rasa to Power an Immersive Multimedia Conversational Experience

    Nathan Stratton, CTO, Vocinity

    18:05

    Beyond Sentiment Analysis: Creating Engaging Conversational Experiences through Empathy

    Will Kearns, Co-Founder & CTO, COCO, University of Washington

    18:30

    What’s next in CDD: Intent Clashes and Selective Confidence

    Sebastian Pedavoli, CEO & Co-founder, Proxima

    18:55

    AI = your data

    Rachael Tatman, Senior Developer Advocate, Rasa

    19:20

    Rasa Booth open for networking

    Friday
    12th February

    15:30

    Rasa Booth open — come chat with us! (all day)

    16:00

    Rasa Open Source - What’s next?

    Tom Bocklisch, Director of Engineering, Rasa

    16:25

    How to Effectively Test Your Chatbot

    Soumya Mukherjee, Director QA, DevOps & AIML, APTY.IO

    16:35

    The missing link: How AI can help create a safer society and better businesses

    Kamila Hankiewicz, Managing Director, Untrite

    17:00

    Voice First: Ready Your Content to Serve 50% of Global Searches

    Gaurav Mishra, Director - Digital Experience, Srijan

    17:25

    Boss - Bringing More Diversity to Tech

    Bruna Nayara Moreira Lima, Chatbot Developer, PicPay

    17:50

    End-to-end dialogue systems, or a feature which wasn’t meant to happen

    Evgeniia Razumovskaia, PhD on Computation, Cognition and Language, University of Cambridge

    18:15

    How Our Team Uses Rasa to Learn from Real Conversations

    Nikhil Mane, Technical Product Manager, Data Science, Autodesk

    18:40

    … or how I learned stop worrying and love the chatbot framework

    Heather Nolis, Sr Machine Learning Engineer, T-Mobile

    19:05

    Applying Conversational AI in the Enterprise

    Mady Mantha, Senior Evangelist, Rasa

    19:30

    Rasa Booth open for networking

    Featured Speakers


    Co-Founder & CTO
    Rasa


    Co-Founder & CEO
    Rasa


    Director of Engineering
    Rasa


    Senior Technical Evangelist
    Rasa


    Senior Developer Advocate
    Rasa


    Research Vice President
    Gartner Inc.


    Sr Machine Learning Engineer
    T-Mobile


    Technical Marketing Engineer
    GitLab


    Technologist, ML Practitioner, and Tech Lead
    Oracle/InfoQ


    Chief Solutions Architect – AI Factory
    National Bank of Canada


    Senior AI Director - AI Factory
    National Bank of Canada, BNC


    Head of Growth
    VoiceFlow


    CTO
    Vocinity


    Cognitive Software Engineer
    Orange


    Co-founder and CEO
    Botium GmbH


    Co-Founder & CTO
    COCO, University of Washington


    Director - Digital Experience
    Srijan


    PhD on Computation, Cognition and Language
    University of Cambridge


    Technical Product Manager, Data Science
    Autodesk


    CEO & Co-founder
    Proxima


    Co-Founder & Dean
    Conversation Design Institute


    Managing Director
    Untrite


    Co-Founder & Design Anthropologist
    inChat


    Co-founder
    inChat


    Chatbot Developer
    PicPay


    PhD student
    Carnegie Mellon University


    Managing Director
    Alpaca GmbH


    Director QA, DevOps & AIML
    APTY.IO


    Sr Product Manager, AI-Driven Assisted Experiences
    Intuit


    Partner, Global Digital Alpha Labs Leader
    Mercer


    Lead Product Manager for Conversational AI
    Chime


    Sr. Director Product Transformation
    Juniper Networks

    Why Attend

    • Learn the latest from the best thinkers in conversational AI. See last year's Summit talks.

    • Hands-on, co-coding sessions, designed for everyone from developers to conversational designers to technical product people

    • Cutting edge research in NLP, machine learning for dialogue, and conversational AI

    • Option to level up your skill set with Rasa workshops, from beginner through advanced

      Workshops

      Optional workshops following the Summit, to build skills in Rasa & conversational AI

      • Ready to get deep in to Rasa, and get a Rasa certification?

        Rasa Certification Workshop

        Learn to build a Rasa bot from beginning to end in this technical, hands-on workshop. Option to test into a Rasa Certification.

      • Already certified, and want to learn more?

        Rasa Advanced Workshop

        Covering customizing and tuning the NLP pipeline, custom actions, forms, & responses. Intended for those who've completed the Rasa Certification Workshop.

      • Deep into bots, but not a developer?

        Rasa for conversation designers & product people

        Learn how to build better conversational AI with Rasa Open Source and Rasa X, using the latest CDD techniques and leveraging the latest in research. We won't be writing python, but this course will cover all the technical details of building a better, level 3 contextual assistant.

        The Rasa Summit 2021 is wrapped!

        If you registered for the Summit, all videos are available now on the hosting platform. If you couldn't attend the summit, videos will be posted here as soon as we can make them available.