Author Archives: Andrew Prokop

It’s a Bot World. We Just Live in It

Welcome to the next entry in my series of COVID-19 I-am-stuck-at-home-for-who-knows-how-long videos.  So far, I’ve tackled Bot Building Basics with Google Dialogflow and Can You Really Build That With Breeze.  Today, I recorded another of my popular presentations, It’s a Bot World.  We Just Live in It.  This was originally a breakout session at Engage […]

Can You Really Build That With Breeze?

For me, business travel has always been a mixed bag.  I don’t like making reservations, packing, airports, airplanes, rental cars, and unfamiliar freeways, but I do enjoy meeting new people and being exposed to new and different ideas.  I also love sharing what I know (or pretend to know) with a willing audience. COVID-19 put […]

Let A Virtual Agent Do The Talking

“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Newhall You don’t need me to tell you how much the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world.  It has disrupted the way we work, shop, socialize, relax, and communicate.  In respect to business communications, it has done two things.  First, […]

Home is Where the Work Is — The Social Aspects

There is something less than fully human in those who have never known a commitment to an idea, who have never risked an exploration of the unknown, who have never attempted the kind of creativity of which men and women are potentially capable. Betty Friedan I ended yesterday’s Home is Where the Work Is with […]

Home is Where the Work Is

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Winston Churchill This morning, I held my first virtual open office and although I nearly always hold myself to impossible standards, I was pleased with how it turned out.  […]

Remote Worker Virtual Open Office

This Wednesday (March 18th) at 11:00 CDT, I want to try something new.  Instead of a static blog article, I am inviting people to join me in a real-time discussion about remote worker technologies.  Given that Covid-19 is driving millions of people home, this is a very hot topic.  My hope is that once we […]

The Tao of the Ethical Bot

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle I am the third born in my family.   My oldest brother, Richard, is nine years older than me and my brother Bob was born six years and one month ahead of me.  As children, we shared the same bedroom and by osmosis […]

Tao, Zen, and Tomorrow

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy You may have already noticed, but SIP Adventures has a new name – Tao, Zen, and Tomorrow.  I began this blog by writing just about everything I knew about SIP, […]

Bot Building Basics with Google Dialogflow

Due to a number of requests, I recorded the Bot Building Basics presentation I recently gave at Avaya Engage 2020.  It’s a lot more fun speaking before a live audience, but this is a close-enough reenactment. I guarantee that if you watch the video in its entirety, you will be able to create your own […]

Real-Time IT Services in the Palm of Your Hand

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying Oscar Wilde In just a few days, I get to stand in front of a crowd of Avaya Engage attendees ready to learn all about artificial intelligence and natural language processing.   While I am presenting several other sessions […]