February 2nd at 11 am ET/8 am PT

Recorded Webinar: Artificial Intelligence, The New Must-Have in Franchise Development

Join us on Tuesday, February 2, at 11 am ET/8 am PT to preview FranConnect’s upcoming release.

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Expert franchise executives from InXpress and Best Life Brands who share case-studies on how they are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to solve long-standing issues in lead conversion from within the funnel and to reduce the number of appointment no shows.
They are joined by Tom Ngo, CEO of Lumin.ai who explains how the technology is revolutionizing sales effectiveness in a way that is dramatically improving closing rates.
Moderated by Keith Gerson of FranConnect, this webinar provides real-world insight about the practical use of AI in franchise development. Viewers will learn how AI automation can dramatically improve your average response time, significantly increase your booked first appointments, follow-up to ensure the appointment is kept, and free your sales team from chasing leads to selling. All of this is achieved while saving your business time, money and reducing lost opportunities.

This webinar shows how you can achieve your best year of franchise sales yet.

About the Presenters

Terry McGee
Terry McGee, Vice President of Franchise Development, Best Life Brands

Terry is the Vice President of Franchise Development at Best Life Brands (ComForCare, CarePatrol, Blue Moon Estate Sales). He is a Senior Executive with experience in sales, management, and operations, at the district, regional, and corporate level for both start-up and established companies. Successful in developing teams to identify opportunities for accelerated growth and brand recognition.

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Christina Chambers, Executive Vice President, Franchise Development, InXpress

Christina is currently the Executive Vice President of Franchise Development at InXpress, a business to business franchise in the global shipping and logistics industry. She caught the franchising bug 20 years ago as an intern at a small QSR franchise and found her calling in helping families realize their goals and dreams through business ownership. As a Franchise Development executive, she has enjoyed progressive success in accelerating company growth in established and emerging franchise brands across multiple sectors (food, service, fitness). In addition to awarding hundreds of franchises herself, Christina inspires teams to surpass goals in franchise sales, real estate and construction, sets successful strategies and tactics, and believes in coaching through servant leadership. She and her husband Ken love the franchise industry so much that they proudly became franchisees themselves in 2013. Being in the trenches herself gives Christina an extra insight into what works -- and what doesn't -- in a successful franchisor-franchisee relationship.

Tom Lumin
Tom Ngo, CEO & Founder, Lumin.ai

Tom Ngo spans the worlds of research and entrepreneurship. He has expertise in company formation and strategy, product conception and management, agile software development, and the core technology assets that drive intellectual property.

As CEO at Lumin.ai, he leads the creation of an artificial-intelligence platform capable of conducting human-like conversations. At Idealab, where he served as Chief Product Officer and continues to advise, he supplies executive guidance and early-stage implementation for selected nascent operating companies. As Chief Product and Development Officer at Aventura, he was responsible for all product-development functions. As Vice President, Disney Research, he co-led the research organization, focusing on alignment with business priorities of all business segments. As Chief Technology Officer at NextPage, he was responsible for product management, product design, and product development.

Prior to that, Tom held a senior management position at Interval Research Corporation—the R&D organization funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen—where he co-invented an efficient delivery mechanism for broadband media, ground-breaking techniques for synthetic computer animation and a physically compact device for implementing the famous cocktail-party effect. In each of these areas as well as his doctoral and undergraduate work, he either holds issued patents or has published papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Tom holds a Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cambridge University, where he graduated with first-class honors and received the first Sir Neville Mott prize for the best undergraduate thesis in theoretical physics.