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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bob Moore. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bob Moore, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bob Moore. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bob Moore, often where they are interviewed.

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Designing natural conversations with IBM's Bob Moore

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Magic happens when you take patterns and systems of nature and apply them to solve human problems.

✈️ Aeroplane wings are inspired by birds

🚗 Wet tyre treads have been inspired by the toe pads of tree frogs

💡 LED bulbs can be made more efficient by mimicking the scales on a Firefly’s abdomen

📸 Canon cameras imitate the structure of a moth’s eye to reduce lens flare

🚞 High speed trains in Japan were based on a Kingfisher’s beak. They use 15% less electricity and are 10% faster

What happens when you take a conversational analyst and have them apply natural, human conversation patterns and techniques to conversation design and conversational AI?

Can we create more engaging human computer interaction? Can we provide better, more natural customer experience? 

In this episode, you'll learn how to design conversations properly, based on those that have conversations properly: humans.

Our guest, Bob Moore, spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley research labs working with the likes of Xerox PARC, Yahoo! Research and IBM ARC, studying conversations and analysing the natural patterns that occur. He has a Ph.D. in sociology, is a trained as a conversation analyst and the author of Conversational UX Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Natural Conversation Framework.


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Moore, Robert J. and Raphael Arar. 2019. Conversational UX Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Natural Conversation Framework. Association for Computing Machinery, New York. DOI: 10.1145/3304087. Available at Amazon and Morgan & Claypool.

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May 26 2020 · 1hr 14mins
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Bob Moore: Building and Growing a Company During a Crisis

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Bob Moore is Co-Founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a data platform that helps companies discover which customers and leads they have in common.

Before Crossbeam, Bob cofounded and sold two other successful companies, and his writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications.

In today’s episode, Bob and Danielle chat about how his first company, RJMetrics, was founded just as the economy collapsed in 2008. 

He’ll share the lessons he learned from building a company during a crisis, and how those learnings gave him the tools he used later, during times of prosperity, to beat the competition.

And, Bob will compare those experiences to what he sees in the COVID-19 crisis to help you and your business adapt to these times of uncertainty.

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Apr 22 2020 · 25mins
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Ep #6 - Bob Moore of Gray West

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This episode's guest: Bob Moore of Gray West

Mike and Brian are joined by Bob Moore, the President and CEO of the Gray Company's Western Region. Listen as Bob details the importance of having a plan for the unexpected - i.e. the current global Coronavirus crisis - and how they navigate the day-to-day with their subcontractors, safety plans, casting vision, and taking care of their employees.

Mar 24 2020 · 31mins
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EP43 | Bob Moore (Crossbeam) - How to create a stickier product with the right partnerships

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Today on we have Bob Moore, serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Crossbeam, a platform that helps companies find overlapping customers and prospects while keeping the rest of their data private and secure. Bob was also the founder of RJ Metrics and Stitch, two data analytics startups that got acquired by Magento and Talend respectively.

In this episode, Bob shared his experience on how his company’s churn rate affected their acquisition value, how partnerships can be a powerful tool to fight churn, and why he decided to build Crossbeam.

We also discussed why Bob considered RJ Metrics exit as a $2.6 Billion fail, how better product positioning helped them decrease churn, and how a change in your customer mindset can affect your product-market fit.

As usual, I'm excited to hear what you think of this episode, and if you have any feedback, I would love to hear from you. You can email me directly on Now enjoy the episode.

Jan 08 2020 · 40mins
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SaaStr 297: Why Channel Partnerships Can Be The Biggest Accelerant To Your Business, How To Hire for Channel Partnerships and The Biggest Mistakes SaaS Founders Make In The Early Days with Bob Moore, Founder & CEO @ Crossbeam

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Bob Moore is the Founder & CEO @ Crossbeam, the startup that helps companies find overlapping prospects and customers while keeping the rest of their data private and secure. To date Bob has raised over $15m with Crossbeam from friends of the show including Andy @ Uncork, Matt @ Firstmark, Bill @ First Round and Matt @ Salesforce Ventures, to name a few. Prior to Crossbeam, Bob founded Stitched, a powerful ETL service built for developers that was acquired by Talend in 2018. Before that Bob co-founded RJ Metrics, where he built a global base of online retailers leading to their acquisition by Magento Commerce in 2016. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

  • How Bob made his way into the world of SaaS and came to found Crossbeam?
  • As an entrepreneur, Bob has previously said, “no one is coming to save you”. What did he mean by this? What were the core mistakes that he made with RJ Metrics? Is it the responsibility of the board to course correct at this early stage? How does Bob determine whether to be visionary and determined vs realising when something is not working?
  • Does Bob agree with the notion that channel sales have completely died in the world of SaaS? Why is this? What are the drivers of it’s death? How important is it to own the entire customer journey? At what scale does that become impossible? In terms of replacement, what does Bob believe will be the emerging trends in SaaS Go To Market that will replace it? 
  • How does Bob think about when is the right time to hire a Head of Partnerships? In the early days, partnerships can be a distraction, how does Bob determine between right and wrong when determining whether to engage in a partnership? Where do most startups go wrong both in hiring for partnerships and in the engagements themselves? 

Bob’s 60 Second SaaStr:

  1. What is the hardest element of Bob’s role with Crossbeam today?
  2. What does Bob believe that most around him disbelieve?
  3. What does Bob know now that he wishes he had known at the beginning?

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Jan 06 2020 · 35mins
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The Zac Anesbury Show #2 (Bob Moore)

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Bob Moore is a market research manager at S.C. Johnson, but has had an extremely interesting and diverse career. Bob started his career working at the University where he got his PhD (Chemistry Department), and the following jobs were ranging from Mondelez International Inc. to Campbell Soup Company. With Zac he openly shared his unique views on many important topics in marketing which many listeners looking for the job in this field will find incredibly valuable. 

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Jan 05 2020 · 1hr 33mins
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Bob Moore — Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of Crossbeam

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Bob Moore is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience, who started his first business venture when he was at Princeton. In the early 2000s, as online poker was becoming popular, Bob jumped on an observation he made to create the Mooraculator to computerize what his peers were calculating in their heads to level the playing field for others who wanted to make money playing poker. After graduation, he joined Insight Venture Partners as an analyst and learned the importance of data when doing due diligence. Eventually, he left to start RJ Metrics with his friend and colleague, Jake Stein. RJ Metrics focused on providing software  that helps online businesses make smarter decisions using data, particularly in the e-commerce space. That venture quickly scaled and attracted $23 mil in venture capital, and was later sold to Magento. From RJ Metrics, Bob spun out to launch Stitch, a simple, powerful ETL (extract, transform and load) service built for developers which he then also sold. In 2018, Bob started his current commercial business — Crossbeam, with a focus on data. It acts as an escrow service for data, allowing companies to find overlapping customers and prospects for their partners while keeping the rest of the data private and secure. Bob recently took Crossbeam through $10mil venture round and has a lot of insight to share about his business journey thus far. Tune in to find out more.

Key Takeaways:

[1:17] Kevin introduces his guest for this episode — Bob Moore.

[3:46] Kevin does a speed round with Bob.

[11:31] Bob has founded four companies so far and is involved in several others in other capacities.

[12:19] How did Moore commercialize his first business, the Mooraculator? What was the business model?

[20:14] What was Bob's exit strategy?

[21:07] How was Bob's experience at Inside Venture Partners?

[23:49] Why was Bob chosen for his job?

[26:30] Who did Bob meet at Inside Venture Partners?

[27:10] Bob shares the journey of how he and Jake Stein got together to solve the same problem with RJ Metrics.

[31:19] What was the business journey of RJ Metrics?

[36:40] Whose insights gave rise to RJ Metrics?

[38:45] Who were RJ Metrics' top customers?

[41:23] How did RJ Metrics raise $23 million in VC funds

[47:03] RJ Metrics was eventually sold to Magento.

[48:45] Why was Stitch a distinct standalone from RJ Metrics?

[51:10] Bob explains how Stitch fit into RJ Metrics, why clients were interested in it and how it came to be a spin off from RJ Metrics.

[54:44] What was the investment in Stitch like?

[55:37] Why did Talent want to buy Stitch?

[58:38] What was the genesis of Crossbeam?

[1:05:25] Bob and Kevin discuss the relevance of blockchain to Crossbeam.

[1:07:05] Bob recently raised $12 million in venture capital. How and why did Bob decide to raise capital?

[1:09:50] Bob explains the business model behind Crossbeam.

[1:11:07] What has Bob learned in his years of experience that he is applying to Crossbeam in terms of culture.

[1:17:53] Bob talks more about equity and fun and why they are important to his company culture.


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Dec 04 2019 · 1hr 15mins
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An Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Bob Moore aka "The Data Whisperer" on how the Tech landscape has changed and what can cause a Start-Up to stumble

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What causes a Start-Up to stumble?  Is your company becoming culturally lazy? 

Learn some helpful entrepreneurial tips and find out what data exhaust means on the latest podcast session on AI and the Future of Work with Dan Turchin.

Bob Moore is the CEO of CrossBeam. They help companies bring data together and create a third party environment so that data doesn't just cross over to another company but rather is kept separate. In this episode, Bob shares the key to keeping info out while understanding there is a fear to share data. He also addresses how to find the key things that matter in a partnership. 

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Oct 30 2019 · 29mins
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Ep.003 Bob Moore

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Oct 21 2019 · 1hr 46mins
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06/19/19 Guests Bob Moore and Bruce Cowee

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Host David Moxley talks to Vietnam Vets Bob Moore and Bruce Cowee, about the terrible treatment of American heroes when they returned home from Vietnam.
Jun 20 2019 · 58mins