Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce | Faya:80 Kochi

VR has proved to be a breakthrough technology for a variety of industries to improve their customer experience. This interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, holds enormous potential to change the future for a number of fields, including the world of retail. However, in the absence of reliable instructions supported with experience, those who want to try out this technology are still hesitant to move forward with it.

BuildNext is a Kerala based start-up working on elevating the customer experience in construction industry using technology. Its experience centres are Virtual Reality-enabled, and it is one of the first commercial applications of VR outside of gaming sector.

The 12th edition of FAYA: 80 Kochi, Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce, would be an experience sharing platform where the audience could learn from the account of BuildNext’s journey with VR. It will be a great opportunity to gain helpful insights for working with VR and for foreseeing the potential challenges in that encounter.Topics Covered
• VR intro and history
• A case for VR
• VR@ BuildNext
• What’s working for us
• What’s yet to work
• What do we expect nextSession
· Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce (Mr Gopikrishnan V, Founder of BuildNext )Date & Place
5 PM, 13th June, 2018 | NASSCOM, 10000 Startups warehouse, Infopark, KochiAbout Speaker
Mr. Gopikrishnan V is the founder of the internet based building material procurement platform, BuildNext. He graduated B.Arch (Hons.) from IIT Kharagpur, winning the presitigious ‘B.C. Roy Gold Medal’ for the Best Outgoing Student. He further went on to do his post-graduation from IIM Bangalore. He is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India, and a LEED accredited professional.Registration
Registration is free but seats are limited.

FAYA:80 Kochi 10th edition | An Intro to Chatbot Development | 11th April, 2018


Chatbots are everywhere, from websites and social media platforms to smartphones and are an easy and fun way to assist customers in their interactions with a brand or product. Even though the bot revolution is in its early phase, we can expect a lot more advancements in this field. With the evolution of AI and Deep Learning, chatbots are expected to become more empowered to offer better language processing capabilities and extensive personalization in the coming days.

Chatbots are sure to get embedded in almost all the interconnected devices that will use in our day to day lives in the future. This will fundamentally transform human interactions with digital business platforms and will open up new realms of personalized customer experience. Foreseeing this immense potential of the chatbots, organizations have started investing heavily in this space.

The 10th edition of FAYA:80 Kochi, An Intro to Chatbot Development, will be an opportunity for all application developers, testers, technical managers and other technology enthusiasts to explore the emerging world of chatbots and why they are here to stay.


Registration is free but seats are limited.


Topics Covered


  • Introduction to chatbots

  • Evolution of chatbots

  • Potential of chatbots

  • How can businesses benefit from chatbots?

  • How can Messenger chatbots be used for marketing?

  • Why is Chatbots such a big opportunity?


  • How does a chatbot work

  • Natural language understanding

  • Response generation

  • Dialogue management

  • Chabot Training

  • Tools for chatbot development

  • Dialogflow NLU demo

Date & Place

5 PM, 11th April 2018 |  NASSCOM 10000 Startups Warehouse, Kochi

About Speakers

Mahroof K is a technology enthusiast & business analyst. He co-founded Cedex Technologies LLP, a Chatbot, Web and Mobile Development company in Kochi. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Application from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, and also holds an MBA.  For the past four years, he has been providing solutions to startups worldwide in the areas of chatbot, web and mobile development.

Jubin Jose is a chatbot developer at Cedex Technologies LLP and a Machine Learning enthusiast. A programmer by choice, he’s interested in Creative Coding and teaching kids online. He believes in the importance of Indic ML and is an active contributor to the free software community.

About FAYA:80 (Read as FAYA PORT 80)

FAYA:80 is a monthly technology hangout for technology enthusiasts by technology enthusiasts to break the ice, analyse and evaluate emerging trends in technology. Held on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month at Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode respectively, the series stands for Free Knowledge Sharing and aims to provide an open platform for entrepreneurs, developers and technology professionals to keep at par with the latest tools and technologies.