DELEBO: developer learning bot for corporate companies

DELEBO: developer learning bot for corporate companies

Our challenge, your solutions

DEVELOPER LEARNING BOT FOR CORPORATE COMPANIES

Professional training in IT has never been more achievable! DeLeBo is an intelligent chatbot/mentor for IT companies. It promotes knowledge sharing, while saving time, money, and improving company relationships, driving to success through digital innovation. 

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Team: DeLeBo

Team members

Seda Cenkayoglu / Arianna Moretti / Ilaria Laurenza / Daniel Zarzecki / Alessia Manera

Members roles and background

Our team leader Seda CENKAYOGLU is a Turkish woman who is a Computer Engineering graduate, currently studying at a Master’s in Software Engineering. She is a pilot, works in the defense industry since 2014. She has two roles, second role is a product manager for company intrapreneurship.

Alessia Manera is an edu-worker and trainer, she works with teens promoting learning contexts that connect formal learning to expressive and performative languages, real tasks and life, allowing multiple accesses to knowledge. 


Ilaria Laurenza is a recent graduate in Specialised Translation, she is passionate about languages and technological innovation and works as a translation project management trainee for a publishing company. 


Arianna Moretti is an Anthropology graduate currently attending a Master’s in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge at the University of Bologna. She is interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning systems and digital health.


Daniel Zarzecki is an aspiring programmer. He has previously worked on web and mobile apps. He is currently learning Python and about AI, ML in particular. He is interested in startups and new technologies.

Contact details
reggioemilia.info@impacthub.net

Solution description

The solution we are proposing to corporate companies is an intelligent chatbot called DeLeBo. Our main target is IT companies, but we think that the product could be proposed to other corporate companies working with young professionals in remote workplaces.
DeLeBo is an essential tool in the training of young junior professionals who want to acquire knowledge about their company’s day-to-day tasks in a fast way, and get connected with senior colleagues to improve work relationships and achieve success and career advancement.
If you are in doubt while performing your work, you can ask for DeLeBo’s assistance: the chatbot will provide suggestions to solve problems and carry out tasks thanks to online multimedia storage systems offering tailored solutions for the company’s issues and common workflow. DeLeBo aims at solving many problems: firstly, it makes professional training easier and more efficient in terms of time management and financial resources; secondly, it helps young professionals feel less scared and lonely when starting a new career in a field that is mainly remotely-based; finally, it improves relationships between junior and senior professionals by encouraging exchange of ideas and expertise.
In case he doesn’t know how to answer to your questions, three possible solutions are offered: he will either connect you with a senior employee that will help you find the perfect solution, create a ticket for your request, so that a colleague may answer to your question on the platform, or alert a Knowledge Manager who will augment the chatbot’s knowledge. As a matter of fact, the chatbot learns new things everyday thanks to employee interactions and knowledge management technologies.
DeLeBo is the perfect compromise between a chatbot and a social network: it simulates informal one-to-one conversations, offers tutorial videos and training ‘stories’ enriched with tailored hashtags, and each user can leave their feedback to improve the platform.

Solution context

IT companies are one of the sectors which experience the highest employee turnover rate, and they often have many IT professionals working remotely for a number of different reasons (budgeting, the current health care emergency, freelance positions within the company). However, this scenario is becoming increasingly common for many different sectors, and we should be prepared to face it.
As you probably know, training a new member of a team is very expensive and time-consuming, and companies have to invest a lot over the years on many different people. This leads to an increased difficulty for young professionals to stand out in their new company and achieve professional growth in fast paced and remote working environments. Moreover, there is often an inefficient exploitation of training material because it often is quite outdated, standardised and not adapted to one’s personal needs.
Our understanding of ‘workplaces’ is changing too: remote working is more and more encouraged across a number of sectors, and the current health emergency has enhanced the phenomenon, leading to rethink the employee experience. Our product aims at helping companies embrace these changes, facilitating the training of young professionals, and at helping employees progress in the workplace.

Solution target group

Our chosen target group is young IT professionals employed in corporate companies, mainly in IT but other sectors may be involved in the future of our vision. Among the possible first users of DeLeBo, there are mainly young and ambitious programmers who wish to achieve career advancement, but have little time or a limited access to the appropriate training resources within their company. Moreover, they often work remotely and would like to improve their relationship with colleagues to make friends and find mentors.

Solution impact

The impact of our solution is measured in terms of employee success in the workplace and career advancement, as well as in terms of positive and friendly company relations. The chatbot aims at improving training and, at the same time, making companies save time and money that are usually employed in training programs. Existing training programs in companies are often obsolete, boring, and are not tailored to the employee’s needs. Our product offers an interactive training solution that is similar to a social network: short training videos are available, but the platform also offers integrated knowledge acquired directly from professionals within the company.

Solution tweet text

DeLeBo, a new learning assistant for young employees in corporate companies: making efficient #learning and #careerboost achievable!

Solution innovativeness

Our solution is innovative because it defines a new interactive way of training young professionals in the modern workplace, by connecting colleagues in a social media-like platform that relies on AI technologies, as well as on the company’s sets of knowledge and experts. As a matter of fact, HR, as well as senior UX designers, NLP experts, programmers, knowledge managers and may serve as ‘educators’ of the chatbot, as they provide it with the training material and with tailored solutions of everyday problems.
AI is a crucial aspect of our product: the chatbot’s knowledge is increasingly augmented with experience and human interactions, making it the perfect mentor in a corporate environment.

Solution transferability

We mainly targeted the IT sector, but the working experience is changing across many different sectors, therefore we believe that our solution may be adapted to the needs of a number of companies.
As a matter of fact, displacement and remote-working are an increasingly common reality in different work contexts, either in small or big companies, and not just because of the current pandemic. Companies need fast and practical solutions for training new/young employees and guide them through the daily work. On the other hand, young workers need to learn quickly and improve autonomously. DeLeBo is the perfect solution for both: its AI technology connects the expertise of different co-workers within the company and encourages them all to grow together and faster.
It is transferrable and scalable in the market, as it relies on human knowledge. At the same time, the system is augmented and improved by users over time.

Solution sustainability

Our mid-term proposition for the implementation of the product is a platform which is based on an ecosystem-like organisation, based on four levels of advancement of the services: freemium, basic, pro, and proplus.
Customers pay a monthly/annual subscription to use the system, and take advantage of its ability to learn and be trained to give increasingly accurate responses as time goes by.
Employees interact frequently and leave useful feedback about their experience. They will learn faster and get promotions.
In the long term, we hope that the implementation of the product in similar companies will be faster and easier thanks to the chatbot’s learned experience.

Solution team work

Our teamwork was effective and organised. Each of us contributed with their personal expertise and educational background, and communicated in a friendly and goal-oriented manner on a project that has potential and also relies on personal knowledge of the IT field.

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