The race is happening now. Businesses are exploring options to deliver a new kind of impact: their brand's voice interface. While digital giants are beating a path to every living room, advertisers are wrestling with formats that won’t annoy us. Could be, you too are considering how to connect in new ways with your customers. Perhaps you are imagining completely new lines of business. The fact is you need to be testing now. Our experts will give you advice on how to think about voice applications for your own business and what's important to know now about how this technology will roll out in 2018.
Join us for the first of a series of 4 online events about how the effect of Voice, Speech Recognition will impact your growth, profitability & competitive advantage.
Over the course of these next 4 events you will meet 20- 25 entrepreneurs and industry leaders who are on the EDGE- making it happen in this new emerging market.
- -Learn how to think about Voice applications for your business
- -Understand the issues of interacting: a new way to engage and create experience with customers
- -Consider how voice and speech recognition will make interaction with machines come alive.
- -Meet the most important players in this space, setting the stage for the next ‘big thing’ for interface
Senior Business Development Manager, Alexa Partnerships, North America - Amazon. Michelle's goal is to help Alexa/Amazon partners understand, share, build and integrate voice "into exciting customer experiences for their brands go-to-market-strategies. She is building a 'worldwide ecosystem of 3P partners who can build skills across voice-enabled devices'. Her mission: 'sculpting the future of human interaction with voice technology'. Michelle will give an overview of the Voice application space and her point of view of how the market will evolve.
Co-Founder & CEO at n-Powered, Alexa Champion - Joel has 20+ years of experience and expertise with 'Alexa, Echo, AWS, mobile, wearables, and voice technologies'. n-Powered is a firm dedicated to 'empowering universities to address the challenges along the student journey, from pre-enrollment through Alumni'. Joel has a long history of transforming and advising companies using the latest technology, having been the Co-Founder and 'chief geek' of geek.com, and more recently the Co-Founder and VP of Digital Transformation for Mobiquity, Inc. Joel is also a Super Advisor to The Innovation Scout, a SME and Leader for our VOICE EDGE community.
Chief Marketing Officder for Voicera - Cory has been a thought leader, executive and business driver in the digital media landscape since 1994. He authors a weekly column on digital media, advertising and marketing for Mediapost's Online Spin, and published the book, "Internet Ad Pioneers", in 2012. Voicera exists to leverage A.I. technology to harness the power of voice in the workplace. Voicera is the platform behind Eva, your Enterprise Voice Assistant. Eva is a voice activated, in-meeting assistant that listens, takes notes and identifies action items and decisions in your meetings. Eva makes it possible for you to me more present in your meetings, focusing on collaboration and problem solving, rather than taking notes and identifying next steps. Post meeting Eva provides access to the Voicera platform where you can organize, review and edit highlights, specify key areas of the conversation and enable better after meeting collaboration.
CEO Witlingo - Ahmed is a veteran in the Speech, Natural Language, and Voice space. He is a former Alexa (Amazon) executive and has spoken and written extensively on Voice User Interaction (VUI) Design. His latest book, "Don't Make Me Tap", (available on Amazon.com), is a primer on designing for voice. His CEO style includes 'motivating people, building teams and getting things done'. Witlingo's mission is to 'voice enable the world'. The focus is "delivering best in class, high-value, high-usability, conversational experiences for Voice First platforms, (e.g., Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana). Ahmed has built an ever expanding library of voice skills for local business. He is also an expert at "Intra-company" voice applications that do not go through Amazon or Google clouds.
President, COO Orbita - Nate has over 20 years of experience as a key executive within FAST Search, Microsoft, RAMP, and, most recently, Ektron. Nate is a respected expert and speaker on search, text and data mining and has advised hundreds of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. His expertise areas include connected product experiences, home health technology, enterprise software, enterprise search technology and applications, video search, text analytics and text mining, content and knowledge management, and sentiment analysis.