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Units of Conversation - A View To Open Standard for Defining Part of a Conversation

Conversational applications are becoming the new standard of user interface. As the industry increase its scope with speech enabled devices and interaction, the complexity of a chat application grows and with it grows the need to incorporate many different sub-systems. In a fast-moving technology space, today NLP top of the line system is tomorrow old news. Vendors, customer and the industry, need a way to abstract and define roles, capabilities, and interfaces between the different parts that make up a conversation application. Join Yochay Kiriaty, Group Program Manager for the Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Bot Framework SDK, for a session that is all about open standards for parts of a conversation. In this demo heavy session, Yochay will show the value of using open standards and file formats for defining language understanding, language generation and dialogs to help customers innovate faster and use best of breads technologies to build amazing conversational applications. We will review successful customer adopting the new standards.

June 25

60 mins


Yochay Kiriaty

Yochay Kiriaty

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft

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Yochay Kiriaty is a Group Program Manager at the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Bot Framework. Yochay has been working with web technologies since the late 90s and has a strange passion for scale and performance. Yochay joined Microsoft in 2006 after managing engineering teams for several Internet and Telecommunications start-ups. In 2011 Yochay joined the Azure team working on a new project called Azure Websites, which today is known as Azure App Service. In 2014, Yochay span-off Azure Functions – Serverless compute, which is now one of the fastest growing Azure services offering easy to start Serverless compute. Yochay spends time with the Alexa team driving it speaker recognition experience. In 2018 Yochay returned to Microsoft to drive the developer and tools experience for Building conversation application. You can contact Yochay at and follow him on Twitter at


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