Robb Wilson

Robb is the co-founder of OneReach.ai, a low-code/no-code platform for building AI and bots.
Summary

Robb Wilson is a serial entrepreneur, author, technologist consultant for Fortune 500 companies like Qwest and National Geographic, and former creative executive at Time Warner. He earned an Academy Award nomination for technical achievement as well as over 130 innovation, design, technology, and artificial intelligence awards, with five in 2019 including AI Company of the year and Hot AI Technology of the Year. He also has a “Multimedia messaging method and system” patent to his name. 

As of now, he is the co-founder of OneReach.ai, a low-code/no-code platform for building AI & bots. Under Robb Wilson's leadership in his role of Lead Designer and Chief Technologist, the company was recognized as the highest-scoring company in Gartner’s first Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Conversational AI Platforms report.

As an entrepreneur, Robb has founded four successful technology companies, including Effective UI, SkyBeam, Vision Nations, and, more recently, OneReach.ai. Robb Wilson is also the co-owner of UX Magazine, with a community of over 640k members.  

His professional career includes being a technology research consultant for many Fortune 500 companies, including Qwest and National Geographic. He has worked as a creative executive at Time Warner and is an industry thought leader in the areas of emerging technologies and trends.

Robb has held executive roles at several publicly traded companies and mentored colleagues who went on to leadership roles at Amazon Alexa, Google, Ogilvy, GE,Salesforce, Instagram, LinkedIn, Disney, Microsoft, Mastercard, and Boeing.

As an author, he has co-authored two books to date:

Age Of Invisible Machines: A Practical Guide to Creating a Hyperautomated Ecosystem of Intelligent Digital Workers. Wiley, September 2022, and Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software 1st Edition, published by: O'Reilly Media in March 2010.

Robb Wilson is an experienced thought leader in the realm of conversational AI and hyper automation, and has played a part in creating a wide variety of products, apps, and movies. 

Biography

Robb Wilson attended  Carleton University in 1987, and since then, he has become an AI researcher, technologist, designer, innovator, serial entrepreneur, and author. He earned an Academy Award nomination for technical achievement as well as over 130 innovation, design, technology, and artificial intelligence awards, with five in 2019 including AI Company of the year and Hot AI Technology of the Year.

Robb is a pioneer in the user research and technology spaces. He founded EffectiveUI, a user experience and technology research consultancy for the Fortune 500, which was acquired by WPP and integrated into the core of Ogilvy’s digital experience practice. He also created UXMagazine, one of the first and largest XD (experience design) thought leadership communities with over 640k members.

He is an O'Reilly author, and the entrepreneur behind four successful startups. In addition to EffectiveUI, a company that has evolved into a pioneering product design and development agency focused on customer experience (UX Design) from 2002-2014, he has also founded SkyBeam, Vision Nations, and OneReach.ai, where he is currently the CEO, Lead Designer and Chief Technologist.

Robb has applied his unique combination of user-focused design and AI technology expertise to self-fund OneReach.ai, named by Gartner for the 2nd year in a row as a top conversational platform alongside Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon. Robb brought together a team of mathematicians, data scientists, UI/UX analysts, and AI scientists to use conversational interfaces to automate over 50% of the tasks in many companies. The OneReach.ai mission is to enable mass-adoption of AI and conversational applications by simplifying programming and deployment so software can be created by anybody or autonomously.

The OneReach.ai platform is already being used by Stanford, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, LAPD, The Special Olympics, the government of DC and many others to create software robots that help people quit smoking, solve crime, teach kids to read, curb demand for human-trafficking, support domestic violence victims, treat opiate addiction, manage over 30% of US emergency roadside assistance, and manage medical care for over 100 million people. Yet this is only the beginning.

Robb has held executive roles at several publicly traded companies and mentored colleagues who went on to leadership roles at Amazon Alexa, Google, Ogilvy, GE,Salesforce, Instagram, LinkedIn, Disney, Microsoft, Mastercard, and Boeing.

A thought leader in the realm of conversational AI and hyper automation, Robb has played a part in creating a wide variety of products, apps, and movies along his career path.
 

Published Work

Age of Invisible Machines: A Practical Guide to Creating a Hyperautomated Ecosystem of Intelligent Digital Workers, 1st Edition ,published by Wiley in September 2022

Conversational AI is changing the nature of every job at every company (starting yesterday) and this book is relevant for anyone who will be affected by the acceleration of these technologies. You’ll learn how to develop a strategy for hyperautomation by identifying the outdated processes and systems holding your organization back. You’ll discover ways of internalizing and orchestrating new technologies that are force-multipliers for rapid growth. A must-read for every business leader, Wilson’s book debunks common myths about conversational AI while laying bare the inevitable complexity of restructuring your business to unlock the massive opportunities this new era affords.

An essential and practical discussion of the future of conversational AI and hyperautomation, Age of Invisible Machines belongs in the hands of founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, designers, tech enthusiasts, and anyone else with a stake in the future of business.


Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software 1st Edition, published by: O'Reilly Media in March 2010


Creating user experiences that are enjoyable for customers is much more difficult than many businesses assume. Effective UI provides you with the strategies you need to deliver on these expectations, from fostering collaboration across designers, engineers, and management to maintaining focus on the project. This book will help you build powerful software that will please customers, increase business value, and strengthen your brand. Whether you're a product manager needing a solid plan, a developer or designer seeking advice, or a businessperson managing user-experience initiatives, you'll gain valuable insight.


Vision

An expert in creating a convenient technology, Robb is a professional in User Interface technologies. He has been facilitating the applications of technology in various fields through his innovative solutions. 

In a recent interview with Dinis Guarda, he said:

“My job was to become the bridge between the conventional world and the new digital world. I'm a technologist, and act as a translator for all those old timers who know the craft inside out. The craft still is at the heart of all the digitalisation happening around. My only challenge was how to put these digital tools in the hands of craftsmen, businesses, thinkers, and the operate who know to operate them.”


Recognition and Awards
During his career, Robb received over 130 Awards. These awards include: 32 Technology Awards 42 Design Awards 27 Innovation Awards 35 Marketing Awards 27 Mobile Awards 24 Business Award Academy award nomination The book Age of Invisible Machines: A Practical Guide to Creating a Hyperautomated Ecosystem of Intelligent Digital Workers is: Amazon #1 besteller in "Artificial Intelligence & Semantics" Amazon #1 New Release in "Strategic Business Planning" Amazon #1 New Release in "Computers & Technology Industry" A Wall Street Journal bestseller in the Business category - one of very few technology books to become bestselling Business books in the last 10 years The former CTO of IBM Watson, Sherry Comes, said this book is "The technology book every business and technology leader needs to read", and the former Global Chief Experience Strategy Officer for Ogilvy, Rebecca Flavin, “can't recommend it enough,"

References
Robb Wilson
Residence
USA
Occupation
Serial entrepreneur, author, technologist consultant
Education
Carleton University
Social Media
Fri Mar 01 2024
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