In the centre of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, the Marriott Hotel hosted another successful Edge experiences event. At 5:00 pm, Digital Edge and VentureTec Accelerator presented a "Shark Tank" style session where Eban Escott, the co-founder of Codebots, was one of the few enterprise tech startups invited to the pitch contest. Moderated by Trey Zagante, founder of VentureTec, the pitch contest kicked off with the four "Sharks" looking for potential disruptors across the different industry sectors represented. The Sharks included Greg Willis from Oneflare, Belinda Vassallo from GE Digital, Ben Tabell from HSBC, and Melanie Evans from Telstra. After delivering an unbelievably awesome pitch on Codebots and the infinite potential it has, Eban was awarded Shark Tank Winner Gold Coast 2017!
Earlier in the day, The Digital Edge Experience event kicked off by speaker Hanno Blankenstein, founder of Unleash Live, who discussed customer experience as well as new technologies and horizons. There were many other notable speakers and panel discussions during the day including David McCoy from Slack, who discussed using Agile for business teams.
Created by Adapt, Edge experiences are great for knowledge sharing, networking, and discovering what could be the fundamental light-bulb moment needed to take your business to the next level. Previously known as SE-Corp, Adapt aims to give businesses and people an advantage over their competitors through proactive interaction coupled with a deep understanding of data and trends that are setting the pace.
Being an enterprise startup, Codebots tackles the problem of how slow and expensive software development can be. Knowing there must be a better way to build awesome software, Eban founded Codebots, which combines AI, model-driven engineering and domain-specific languages to create a collaborative platform where humans team-up with code-writing robots. They can write 300k lines of code in a couple of minutes and, on average, write 92.68% of the required code.
Codebots is a platform where you can design as you plan and build as you run. Once Codebots is explained, it is easy to understand why the Sharks were interested. When Codebots helps with the heavy-lifting of writing code, human creativity can flourish, allowing software-led solutions that are currently unimaginable to proliferate.