November 23rd marked the kick-off of our 2nd Batch of ELEVATE – Europe’s first Bot Accelerator. We really are bursting with excitement about our 5 new teams from 4 different countries and feel thrilled to introduce them to you too. So that’s what we’re going to be doing over the next couple of weeks.

Last but not least, get to know Janus, a b2b software that will act as your virtual IT-adminstrator. Barbara Haiden, co-founder of Janus from Vienna explains the Janus solution and tells us about her favorite chatbots today:

Please give us a short description of your solution:

Janus – our B2B software – is a virtual IT-Administrator. It can take over some of the administrator’s tasks as running, monitoring and repairing IT infrastructure (Linux based only at the moment). The chatbot is part of the software as it will be the user interface.

Your definition of a chatbot?

Our chatbot will be the user interface for working with our software Janus. As many of the (indirect) competitor’s interfaces are so complicated we want to make it as easy as possible and so we thought a conversational interface as a chatbot’s would be the best solution for it. Our customers can use English for communication and working with our software.

Do you have a favorite chatbot?

Yes, we do have more than one! For example the chatbot from our friends from the Vienna based start-up ONDEWO… Or HAL9000 from the movie 2001 a space odyssey 🙂

Why should someone use your solution?

The aim of our software Janus is to run, monitor and repair IT infrastructure on an autonomous basis so that the people normally dealing with that have more time for other tasks or projects.

What’s your bot‘s superpower?

Making the usage of our software as simple as it can be – with the help of our Janus bot.

Why did you choose Elevate and what are your expectations?

As we have experience in a wide range of fields (as software development, IT administration, marketing, statistics, etc.), deep knowledge in chat bot development is none of that. So we thought, that it might be a good idea to get help from some experts in this area and we applied for ELEVATE – to get better knowledge and hands-on development of our user interface/chatbot.

We can’t wait to see you achieve great things, team Janus!