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About iconicChat

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What is iconicChat?


is a digital visual communication tool

A nonverbal way to converse

It revolutionizes texting by using

visual elements to represent large amounts of

information sent in small icons. 


Today, Instant Messaging is the fastest growing type of communication! BUT Texting is difficult! Typing long messages and repetitive updates are annoying, slow, and many times unsafe. Reading and responding to them on the go, is even harder! Understanding each others’ texts globally is limited to our knowledge of languages! Nonverbal Digital Transformation is a necessity! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) necessitate new nonverbal communications techniques to bypass health-, age-, ethnicity-, and backgroud-based limitations. Contact- and touch-less meetings and communications are a norm of today and continue to be in the future, especially in the light of safety situations imposed by pandemics and unprecedented events.


iconicChat’s visual iconic communication solution solves all of these problems.  It takes the language barrier away,  offering  unified visual  international communications. Every one understands visual elements. iconicChat finds application in many vertical markets such as

e-health and telemedicine, transportation, logistics and supply chain, Travel, Care Industry, online learning, global notifications, alert systems, status updates, customer relationships, Emergency Response, A2P, sales, marketing, advertising, and even simple repetitive daily conversations.  iconicChat is a Platform for all users’  daily communications for B2B, B2C, and C2C.

iconicChat in many cases saves lives, cuts time and costs, improves associate and customer reach, keep, experience and satisfaction, increases efficiency, and increases revenues. 

What is iconicChat?
iconicChat: One World, One Language


Communication is the Key!

Our founder's vision for iconicChat has been to bring people together globally, through a universal digital form of communications. It is to help people around the world to connect easily regardless of background, culture, language, or dialect. She has been envisioning a nonverbal method that optimizes the agility and efficiency of conception and comprehension of conversations, hence in many situations cutting time and costs, saving lives, increasing efficiency, and speed of operations. iconicChat's nonverbal visual push-of-an-icon conversations ease the path toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).



Fari Schlake, Ph.D., is Founder, CEO, CIO, CTO, and President of iconicChat since 2018.

At iconicChat, Fari has innovated a universal digital visual communication model for push-of-an-icon conversations using no words. iconicChat disrupts the way we communicate and connect today in form of texting. iconicChat can be used in B2B, B2C, and C2C personalized communications in all markets to maximize agility, efficiency, and global connectivity bypassing the language barriers. iconicChat is a nonverbal way of expression, solving health-, age-, ethnicity- and background-based limitations, supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).

Professionally, Fari has established a successful track record of innovation, entrepreneurship, technical consulting, advisory, project management and systems engineering on large-scale international commercial and US-federal projects. She has worked with and for companies like CACI Federal, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Loral Federal, Bell Atlantic and MCI (now Verizon) in the US and Siemens in Germany. Her activities in professional organizations encompass director of the IEEE Washington DC Section and the chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Northern Virginia and Washington DC Chapter to reactivate and expand the chapter's activities.

Academically, Fari has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Her M.S. in EE (eqv) encompasses graduate work done at George Washington University in US, universities of Duisburg and Siegen in Germany. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Fari is an avid humanitarian, and a compassionate problem solver for humanity. She is a futurist at heart and a proponent of innovations and change. She is a scientist, engineer, and artist, using her gift of logic and foresight, she is curious to go beyond the not so intuitive and in many cases not so conventional ahead of times!

Fari Schlake, Ph.D.
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