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Panel: How Conversational AI is Transforming the Media

Conversational AI hits mainstream and assists people during their daily lives. Media companies are experimenting with Chatbots and Voice AI in order to reach larger audiences and to meet their needs in terms of time-efficiency and being simultaneously up-to-date on current news. The expert panel will discuss how Conversational AI transforms the media – starting with the status quo to the outlook on how it will change over the next few years. Come listen to the panelists share their perspectives, advice and join in on the conversation with publishers to understand how Conversational AI is transforming the media – for both consumers and producers.

Dec 12


30 mins


Dat Tran

Dat Tran

Head of AI, Axel Springer AI

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Dat is heading Axel Springer AI, the artificial intelligence unit of Axel Springer SE which is the largest digital publishing house in Europe. His goal is to make AI more accessible within Axel Springer and hence drive innovation within the group. His ultimate plan is to turn Axel Springer into an AI first company. Dat's interests are diverse from traditional machine learning, deep learning, AI in general to computer vision and NLP. He is a regular speaker and has presented at several renowned conferences. He also blogs about his work on Medium.

Tilo	Bonow

Tilo Bonow

CEO & Founder, Piabo PR

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Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading PR partner for the digital economy based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potential for achieving their growth targets. Tilo is keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures, among others. As a value adding investor in over ten fonds, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars.

Daniel Whaley

Daniel Whaley

Senior Architect | Product, BBC

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Dan Whaley has been involved in voice and artificial intelligence since the earlier noughties and has worked in design, development and as a consultant. Currently at the BBC, helping build the future of broadcast media, Dan has seen the AI world emerge from the shadows to the mainstream and gained years of practical experience along the way.


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