Chris Messina on the future ofMessaging Bots and Chat for Business
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
The business world is abuzz with chat and chat bots. Facebook Messenger and autonomous messaging bots are changing how businesses communicate. We have to get a handle on messaging bots and chat for business now, and there is no better person to help guide us than Chris Messina.
On March 22nd Infobip hosted a webinar on messaging bots and chat in business where Chris shared his insights into messaging now and the road ahead. In this exclusive webinar Chris discussed his vision of messaging and conversational commerce.
Chris is a leading innovator in the messaging space. His personal messaging bot Messina Bot and discussions on bots, messaging, and conversational commerce are paving new ways for the future of business. Chris Messina is a long-time tech thought leader and is credited as the inventor of the hashtag. Chris' current passion "conversational commerce" challenges our thinking of how we will be doing business in the future.
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About the presenter
Chris Messina is a designer, writer, avid Twitterer, and speaker who’s known for inventing the hashtag. He works with developers, product designers, entrepreneurs, and communities to bring to life projects that should exist but don’t. His superpower is pioneering initiatives before most people realize they’ll be important, for example: co-organizing the community that launched Firefox, creating Google Developers, opening the first coworking spaces on earth, and starting BarCamp (the unconference).
He’s currently chasing down a trend he calls “conversational commerce” in the bot/messaging space. He previously lead developer experience at Uber. Messina has worked at scales both large and small and tries to maintain a humble, shapeshifting, curious perspective. His experiences have taught him to question authority, while acknowledging the help he had getting to where he is today. He brings these lessons to his work, and sharpens his peers by challenging them to question their baseline assumptions. Messina lives in San Francisco.