Welcome to ChatbotConf 2017

Europe's first international chatbot & messaging conference

20+ Speakers

500+ Attendees

2 Stages

Expo area

2. Oct '17
Community Day

Community Events
across Vienna

3. Oct '17
Conference Day

Erste Campus
Vienna, Austria

In 2016 we set the start for bringing together a vibrant community of enthusiasts, visionaries and forward thinkers from all across Europe — and you listened.

Join us for again for ChatbotConf 2017 and connect with a global community of bot makers!

Speakers at ChatbotConf 2017

Bernhard Hauser - oratio

Bernhard Hauser

Co-founder of oratio

David Pichsenmeister – oratio

David Pichsenmeister

Co-founder of oratio

Helen Tsang - Facebook

Helen Tsang

Engineering Manager at Messenger

Joe Rice – Twitter

Joe Rice

Head of Partnerships EMEA
at Twitter

Helen Zeng – Slack

Helen Zeng

Partner Engineer
at Slack

Grzegorz Przybycien – IBM

Grzegorz Przybycien

Executive Architect
at IBM

Ashley D'Arcy – Poncho

Ashley D'Arcy

Head of Creative
at Poncho

Dmitriy Kachin – Chatfuel

Dmitriy Kachin

Head of Partnerships
at Chatfuel

Uku Tammet – TransferWise

Uku Tammet

Product Engineer
at TransferWise

Beerud Sheth – Gupshup

Beerud Sheth

at Gupshup

Ashley Lapiz – oratio

Ashley Lapiz

Head of Communication
at oratio

Vishakha Singh

Vishakha Singh

Indian Film Producer and Actress

Ilze Dreyer – booking.com

Ilze Dreyer

Senior Product Manager
at booking.com

Leonid- Kyrpychenko – Atlassian

Leonid Kyrpychenko

Senior Full-stack Engineer at JIRA Cloud Platform

Lauren Golembiewski – Voxable

Lauren Golembiewski

CEO and Co-founder
of Voxable

Mario Brkic – BeeOne/Erste Bank

Mario Brkic

R&D Lead
at BeeOne - Erste Group Lab

Jesús Martín – Beeva

Jesús Martín

UX & Product Designer
at Beeva

Victor Thoma – ERGO Digital

Victor Thomas

Project Manager
at ERGO Digital Innovation Lab

Elena Churilova – Ophi

Elena Churilova

Founder & CEO
of Ophi

Renato Barbosa – amazon

Renato Barbosa

Solution Architect
at Amazon

Antoine Paillusseau – FinChatBot

Antoine Paillusseau

Co-founder & CEO
at FinChatBot

Emanuelle Capparelli – HEROES

Emanuelle Capparelli


Announced soon
Announced soon

More speakers announced constantly

"This is actually the best conference of all the conferences I have been part of"
Mikhail Larionov, Facebook Inc.
"Fantastic event with high quality audience and speakers from all of the platforms, sharing learnings together"
Amir Shevat, Slack Inc.

Community Day

Mon, 2. Oct '17

Together with the local and international community, we organize talks, panels, workshops and meetups all over the city – for the community, by the community

Learn more

Conference Day

Tue, 3. Oct '17

Listen to world class experts in the international chatbot space and learn more about the current development and outlook of messaging

Erste Campus
sponsored by Erste Bank




Available for students of 26 years and below with valid student ID



You will get
  • Access to all community events
  • Access to all talks & keynotes
  • Access to the expo area
  • Access to the CBC afterparty
  • The legendary CBC tote bag
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks



Available for startups founded less than 2 years ago with 4 team members or less
All prices exlcude VAT

Startups, showcase your work at ChatbotConf 2017

We are exclusively offering startups, small teams and projects a booth to showcase their work

The "Startup Booth" package is limited to 10 companies and includes:

  • 2 tickets for ChatbotConf 2017
  • 1 standing desk booth (80 x 80cm)
  • 1 TV screen to connect your laptop
  • Access to WiFi and electricity

Startup Booth


includes 2 tickets, 1 startup booth, 1 TV screen and WiFi & electricity access

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1: Mon, 2. October

Community Events
09:30am - 10:45am Welcome Breakfast by Vienna Business Agency

by Vienna Business Agency

Welcome to Vienna! Everything you need to know about the Tech-Startup Location Vienna
We welcome especially – but not exclusively – the international (chatbot) community with morning coffee, information about Vienna’s tech startup ecosystem and the upcoming Community Day of ChatbotConf 2017.

  • 9:00 – Arriving & Networking
  • 9.30 – Karine Lacroix, Gregor Posch, Christoph Henrichs, Vienna Business Agency
    Welcome to Vienna: Introduction to our Services and the Business and Tech Startup Location Vienna
  • 9.50 – BotsHub Vienna, Startup City Vienna as seen by Startups
    Natalie Korotaeva, craftworks, www.botshub.org, initiator of the Facebook Developer Circle Vienna: My view on Vienna and especially botshub.org
    Floor Drees, Managing Director, Sektor 5 & incubator 5Starts
    Emanuele Caparelli, heroes.ai: my first impressions of the Startup City Vienna.
  • 10.30 – Chatbot Community Day
    What’s next? Information on the upcoming Events

More infos Register
12:30pm - 3:30pm Round Table Discussion

by Rocket Monkeys

"Your chatbot UX sucks? How to test and improve your chatbot usability"
Rocket Monkeys invites all the participants to a get-together before the round table from 12:30PM, where they will offer food and drinks and an oportunity to network. The round table will start at 1:30PM.

More infos Register
4pm - 5:30pm Workshop

by Anbotux

"Personalizing Chabots. Why, how and when?"
An interactive workshop to discover how to combine a myriad of data sources to build a 2nd generation of personalized experience Chatbots.

More infos Register
5pm - 6:30pm Viennese Waltz Class

by ondewo

Promoting Viennese ball room culture in a modern setting. The startup ondewo offers an event for the community: a Viennese Waltz dance session including a glass of sparkling wine

More infos Register
6:30pm - 8pm Developer Circles Vienna Meetup - Chatbots

by Facebook Developer Circles

The first Developer Circle Vienna Meetup in Vienna is taking place at Sektor5 on Community Day of ChatbotConf 2017 #DevCircleVie!

  • Introduction
    Natalie Korotaeva about our new event series. We also will have a special guests from Facebook who tell us about this iniative.
  • Lightning Talk
    Malte Goesche, Strategic Product Partnerships at Facebook about Developer Circle.
  • Talk 1
    Juraj Pal about the Sure Messenger chatbot.
  • Talk 2
    Barbara Ondrisek about "Developing Cross-Platform Chatbots" / Mica, the Hipster Cat Bot.

Afterwards: Mingle, brainstorm, exchange ideas, free drinks and Facebook swag ;)

More infos
  • Location: Sektor5 Siebenbrunnengasse 44, 1050 Vienna
Register via Facebook Event
8pm - 10pm Lemmings I/O Demo Day

by Lemmings I/O

Lemmings I/O is a summer training program during which attendees work on a project in a small team. They get input from the best people in design, technology, distribution & product of Vienna as well as from around the globe. All projects are closely or losely related to chatbots and conversational designs.

On this demo day, all participants show what they have been working on over the last months. Join us for this hands-on event at ChatbotConf 2017!

More infos
  • Location: Sektor5 Siebenbrunnengasse 44, 1050 Vienna
Register via Facebook Event

Day 2: Tue, 3. October

Main Stage
8:30am Registration and Breakfast 🥐
9:45am Welcome
10:00am Keynote by oratio
  • Bernhard Hauser
  • David Pichsenmeister
11:00am Sessions
  • Joe Rice (Twitter): Turn conversations into relationships
  • More talks announced soon
12:20pm Lunch 🍔
1:10pm Sessions
  • Helen Zeng (Slack): Bots with jobs – Designing conversational UI for the workplace
  • Fintech & InsurTech Panel
    • Mario Brkic (BeeOne)
    • Victor Thomas (ERGO)
    • Bernhard Hauser (oratio)
    • Uku Tammet (TransferWise)
    • Antoine Paillusseau (FinChatBot)
  • More talks announced soon
3:50pm Coffee Break ☕️
4:10pm Sessions
  • Helen Tsang (Messenger): Driving business outcomes with Messenger
  • Panel: The Future of Communication
    • Vishakha Singh (Actress)
    • Emanuele Caparelli (Heroes)
    • David Pichsenmeister (oratio)
  • More talks announced soon
6:15pm Closing Remarks
6:30pm Networking Reception 🍸
Master Class
8:30am Registration and Breakfast 🥐
11:00am Sessions
  • Renato Barbosa (Amazon) - Using the power of the Cloud Serverless Architectures applying Machine Learning techniques to create a bot that speaks any language
  • Elena Churilova (Ophi) - What type of human do we want our bots to be?
  • Grzegorz Przybycien (IBM) - Chatbot to study and improve people health behaviour
  • More talks announced soon
12:30pm Lunch 🍔
1:20pm Sessions
  • Ashley Lapiz (oratio) - Business Case Studies by oratio
  • Beerud Sheth (Gupshup) - Interbot Communication: The next phase in Bot Evolution
  • Lauren Golembiewski (Voxable) - Conversational UX: How to build robust, usable bots
  • Ilze Dreyer (Booking.com) - Meet booking.com's virtual assistant
  • oratio Integration API
  • More talks announced soon
4:20pm Coffee Break ☕️
4:40pm Sessions
  • Leonid Kyrpuchenko (Atlassian) - Productizing ChatBots
  • Dmitriy Kachin (Chatfuel)
  • Jesus Martin (Beeva) - How to test a chatbot design
  • More talks announced soon
6:30pm Networking Reception 🍸


Erste Bank
Vienna Business Agency




Berlin Valley

Q.What is included in the ticket price?

With a valid ticket you will get full access to both days of ChatbotConf 2017 including side events, the conference, food and drinks as well as the afterparty. Sounds like a good deal, right?

Q.How can I get around in Vienna?

Independent of where you stay in Vienna, public transport works exceptionally well. In order to get around easier, you can use this ticket link to get -10% off your Wiener Linien ticket.

Q.How can I help organizing CBC17?

Without the support of a strong local community, ChatbotConf would not be possible at all. If you want to be part of the event organization, please send us an email or join the "Call for Volunteers" which will be announced a few weeks prior to the conference.

Q.I'm a blogger. How can I cover the event?

Please send us an inquiry via email including some links to your work, a short bio about yourself and how and why you are interested in covering CBC17. Looking forward to working with you!

Q.When will the final agenda be announced?

Since we are working with a big range of different speakers and panelists, the final agenda will be released end September. Until then you fill find the preliminary agenda on our website.

Q.How can I become a sponsor?

Being a partner of ChatbotConf 2017 gives your organization unique exposure in the international messaging & chatbot space with coverage in the US, Europe and beyond. We have a variety of options available. Please get in touch at ChatbotConf@orat.io