Matt Schlicht (CEO of Octane AI)
Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Octane AI and the creator of Chatbots Magazine, the #1 bots and AI publication in the world with over 750,000 readers a year. He is also a TikTok expert with over 800k TikTok followers and the creator of TikTok newsletter The For You Page. Previously, with a focus on digital product design, Matt pioneered one-to-many online live video at Ustream (acquired by IBM), went through YCombinator and helped grow rapper Lil Wayne from 1 to 30 million fans online.
Dec 29, 2017
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