Conversation as a Platform – Skills, Bots and Intelligence

Devices no longer require a keyboard and mouse as mechanism of interaction. The ability to speak and be understood is becoming more mainstream with consumer devices providing this capability on first phones and more recently various devices in our homes. Developing applications to hook into these new ubiquitous appliances is possible with frameworks and services to turn words into actions. This session will show how to use Cortana Skills, Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to add conversation to your solution.

Rich Ross

Rich Ross is a Technical Solutions Professional at the Microsoft Philadelphia MTC.  He has more than 20 years of business and IT experience in the pharmaceutical and consulting industry.  Rich has developed solutions for every version of SharePoint, from simple department portals to enterprise level applications. Over the last few years, he has focused on developing for the cloud using Azure technologies and is very interested in developing solutions containing IoT, Cortana and 3D Cameras features.  Rich posts about technology on his blog at and you can follow him on twitter @rich_ross.