StartCon, GrowthHackers & Chris Paynter ( have partnered together to present international guest speaker:  Jonathan Esptein, Senior VP, International at Sentient.AI

Jonathan will discuss how artificial intelligence is disrupting the world of conversion optimization, accelerating optimization programs 10-1000X or more over traditional A/B and multivariate approaches.

With these new capabilities come new ideas on what to test, new thinking on the role of the growth hacker and conversion expert, and how organizations can embrace the discipline of testing. Epstein will present a number of case studies, discuss the foundations of evolutionary computation, and present a live demo.

Sentient is the world’s most funded-AI company with over $135M in funding, and they have created the largest and most powerful intelligent system in the world to transform how businesses tackle complex problems.

Speaker:  Jonathan Esptein, SVP of International

A serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched and sold multiple companies at the intersection of technology, media & marketing, and gaming. His career has included stints as founder and CEO of GameSpot – one of the top digital media brands for young adult males, as EVP and GM of Media for IGN Entertainment, another top media brand, and as president of Omek Interactive, the gesture technology company whose products are at the heart of Intel’s RealSense technology.

He has also served as CEO of Double Fusion – an in‑game advertising company, as president of GameSpy – a media and middleware company, and as CEO of Hawkes Remotes – a remotely‑operated underwater vehicle company.

He has authored issued patents in fields as diverse as advertising audience measurement and fiber‑optic spooling technology for ROVs, and has a pending patent in use cases for 3D gesture recognition. Jonathan holds a degree in physical sciences from Harvard College.

6:00PM – Networking w/ Food (provided by Chefin) & Drinks
7:00PM – Keynote by Jonathan
7:45PM – Audience Q&A
:00PM – Networking & drinks continue

This event is FREE to attend but spaces will be limited.