Drop the Sales Pitch: Chatbots for Service, Brand, and More

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Ever had a chatbot direct you to the bathroom?

Chief Conversologist Jam Mayer and AKO.AI’s founder Andy Dharmani discuss the applications of chatbots beyond sales and marketing.

From customer care to education support, events and entertainment to surveys, even social services – chatbots can take on many roles. 



Some Chatbot Stats

How many chatbots are out there? What are the leading categories of their use?

Exploring the Possibilities

A quick – but by no means exhaustive – list of areas where chatbots can be helpful and a few examples.

Some Key Examples

Specific chatbots from AKO.AI and Conversologie’s portfolio explored and assessed.

Scoping the Options

What are the options for building a chatbot? What do you get?


Founder of AKO.AI


Andy comes from a background of solutions architecture and infrastructure, with qualifications in computer science and technology, and business.

In early 2018 he founded Ako.ai, developing and training AI chatbots for enterprise. He is also an in-demand speaker and thought leader in New Zealand’s thriving developer community.

A passionate technologist with international experience, he is highly regarded for both his vision and an ability to deliver practical and effective solutions, Andy combines his knowledge of technology with natural business acumen to drive results for his clients.


Chief Conversologist


Director of Conversologie and entrepreneur, Jam is deeply passionate about social media marketing, keeping ahead of the trends, and mastering the industry’s latest technologies and tools.

From her beginnings as a call centre director, actor, radio host, and professional blogger, through her journey into social media, to education and public speaking, Jam’s charm, upbeat style and depth of knowledge have earned her much respect in the industry.

In 2017 Jam was picked by social marketing icon Hootsuite to be their New Zealand ambassador and Digital Services Partner.

Informally dubbed The Chatbot Queen at the Social Media Conference in New Zealand, she is also now a contributing writer at Chatbots Life, one of the rising online publications about chatbots.