Ben Parr

Ben Parr

Octane AI enables Shopify merchants to increase revenue with a Facebook Messenger bot that customers love. Beautifully integrated with Shopify!

Co-Founder and President
Octane AI

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About this Speaker

I'm an entrepreneur, investor, author, and journalist. I'm co-founder of ecommerce bot and Messenger marketing platform Octane AI (backed by General Catalyst, Boost VC, M Ventures, and TCM) and author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention (named the top marketing book of 2015 by Strategy+Business Magazine and Small Business Trends).

I sit on the board of directors of Samasource, a global non-profit dedicated to giving work through impact sourcing and sits on the innovation advisory board of Lufthansa Airlines.

Previously, I was a venture capitalist, a columnist and commentator for CNET, and Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable. I was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012.

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