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UX Next 2017

Start date: October 30, 2017

End date: October 31, 2017

Location: Crown Plaza, Palo Alto, CA

UX Next 2017


From the creators of the industry leading Internet of Things World, UX Next will showcase the evolution and future direction of service enablement.

Join us as Mark Steven Meadows, along with 50+ other pioneering speakers, 400+ tech disruptors and 50+ exhibitors share how to embrace the digital roadmap and multiplatform UX.


Healthcare: Unblocked

Date: October 13, 2017

Location: tech UK, London

Healthcare: Unblocked

What does blockchain have to do with healthcare?

More than you know.

Healthcare: Unblocked aims to shed light on just some of the innovation potential.  As Europe’s first public event fully dedicated to explaining, understanding and pursuing the innovative potential of Blockchain in Healthcare, you’ll want to check it out.

In the morning, Mark Steven Meadows will be presenting:

The Disrupting Convergence of Blockchain, AI and Healthcare
Healthcare is ripe for change globally. New technologies are now easily accessible that will enable better patient care, secure data management, and improve outcomes faster. These lead to lower costs, higher quality and easier access for all. These technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence, and new modes of patient interaction.
Attendees will learn:
  • Why blockchain can – and should – be trusted with healthcare records, prescription management, and privacy methods across multiple entities
  • How AI will change patient care and prescription management in ways we’ve previously only imagined
  • What the impact of conversational avatars will be as they provide information, collect user data, support behavior modification, and provide healthcare and wellness assistance 
In the afternoon, Mark will showcase the following:
Practical Applications of NLP, AI, and Avatars in HealthCare

Healthcare for kids should be as entertaining as it is educational, and using all three of them together can present challenges for your every-day conversational avatar.  In this talk we look at why education and entertainment should be the same thing, how games can help kids beat asthma, and what conversational avatars have to do with it.  We look at how helping kids with Asthma was one of our first forays into combining these three modalities and their results.



Date: September 28, 2017

Location: Online Conference



No tickets, no travel costs – heavy carbon offset – and replay for free.

botscamp focuses an overview and knowledge exchange about bots – emphasizing the business side . Without the hassle of travelling to the Swiss mountains or somewhere else. A true online conference reflecting the nature of bots in the digital universe. Join our unique engagement at a much higher frequency than traditional events. All this for free.

And watch Mark Stephen Meadows – the conferences most voted speaker — talk about Why Bots Need License Plates: Authentication via OAuth and OpenID.

Nerd Nite SF

Date: September 20, 2017

Time: 7:00p - 10:00p

Location: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street @Van Ness

Nerd Nite SF

Don’t miss Nerd Nite!

We’re late, but we’re great…white sharks, that is! Plus, lots and lots of weird animals and something still TBD.

Sean Van Sommeran of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation will talk tagging, tracking, and stranding of great white sharks in the Bay Area.

Wired magazine science writer Matt Simon will guide us through the many clever animal adaptations that evolution has produced over the millennia, from the horrifying to the downright hilarious: think flatworms fencing with their penises, ants being mind-controlled by a fungus, pearlfish swimming up sea cucumber butts, and axolotls mating!

And Mark Stephen Meadows, founder and CEO of Botanic Technologies, AI expert and author of 4 books, will be nerding out with mind-blowing nerdy stuff.

$8, stiff drinks, themed tunes, and you. Voilà, a nerd cocktail! Be there and be square!


With: Alpha Bravo, who’ll be spinning tunes specially selected to match the presenters’ themes. Follow the setlist on Twitter @djalphabravo.

Intelligent Assistants Conference 2017

Start date: September 18, 2017

End date: September 19, 2017

Location: Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Intelligent Assistants Conference 2017

Intelligent Assistants (IAs) are redefining digital commerce and customer care as enterprises introduce intelligent assistants to provide an engaging customer experience using natural language understanding, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Opus Research is defining the IA landscape in research and industry leading events.

The groundbreaking Intelligent Assistants Conference series, which began in 2014, has featured case studies & executives from Amazon, USAA, T-Mobile, BMW, Google, Amtrak, U.S. Bank, Facebook, Ticketmaster, SRI, Shell Corporation, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Domino’s, Schlage, Hyatt Hotels, and many other leading brands showcasing efforts to improve customer experience, mobile apps, e-commerce, self-service efficiency, chatbots and conversational commerce.


Juniper the Botanic Chatbot