Yoav Barel

CEO & Founder

Yoav is an Israeli tech entrepreneur, who’s held senior product, strategy and business positions at Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and LivePerson. Yoav, who has been pioneering customer experience innovation for the past two decades, is convinced that Conversational Experiences powered by AI are going to dominate the way we interact with technology. He believes that Messaging Chatbots, Voice Assistants and AR/VR experiences will soon improve the daily lives of billions of people.


As Founder & CEO of Chatbot Summit, Yoav is focused on building the world’s leading professional network accelerating Conversational Experiences. He helps the Chatbot Summit team in attracting top speakers, overseeing the agenda, deepening partner relationships between innovative brands, emerging startups, and global technology leaders as well managing the marketing strategy to ensure bring together the community.


In pursuit of accelerating Conversational Experiences in the market, Yoav leads new joint ventures, provides strategy consulting to leading brands, investors and startups and helps educate organizations and individuals in the field through keynotes and private workshops.


Yoav holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Technion - Israel’s Institution for Technology. He enjoys the Tel Aviv city life with his wife, Vika, and is the proud father of 2 + his beloved Krembo.

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Chatbot Summit is the world's leading international event series connecting the eminent professionals and organizations who believe natural language will be the next curve in digital experiences. To date, 3 successful international conferences were held in Berlin and Tel Aviv. The conferences bring the world’s most influential brands, global technology leaders, and fast-growing startups together, who are partnering to build the best in class natural language experiences and take them to market.