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E20 Paul Sweeney, EVP Product at Webio

Paul Sweeney, EVP Product at Webio discusses Webio’s conversational messaging platform, what to expect at this year’s Convercon event and much more in episode 20 of the AI in Action podcast

Welcome to episode 20 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Paul Sweeney, who is the EVP of Product at Webio. Paul is responsible for the development of a full product vision for Webio, who are a conversational commerce for the enterprise solution provider.

Paul is also the co-founder of Convercon, which brings together the world’s leading conversational interfaces platform players, technology enablers and next level CX design experts. The aim is for ConverCon to become the go-to event for conversational experts across the globe. Hear what last years delegates had to say about Convercon.

This year’s event takes place on Thursday 6 September at Microsoft HQ at Leopardstown with a fantastic line up of speakers. You can find more details at where you also purchase your early bird tickets to head along to the event.

In today’s really interesting episode, Paul will share with you:

  • His 20-year background in the technology sector
  • What Webio’s conversational messaging platform is all about
  • Helping clients build more direct relationships with customers
  • How hospitality companies could benefit bringing guests a more personalised experience
  • Challenges to overcome with voice recognition technology
  • What people can expect from this year’s Convercon
  • Where Paul believes the future of AI lies in the next few years



What did you make of Paul Sweeney’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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