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What should we be doing with voice?

If you and your team are asking that question, you need to be at Project Voice.

 

When we're born, all we have is our mother's voice.

Then, we develop an inner voice, which guides us the rest of our lives.

It always stood to reason that technology would evolve to become conversational.

Project Voice, as a conference, is uniquely organized to juxtapose the major ecosystems (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby, and Microsoft Cortana), with The Voice World Fair running across the entire essential week.

Executives, marketers, developers, designers, strategists, consultants, VCs, media, and analysts will attend. Over 3,000 highly-qualified attendees across 15-20 countries.

Every organization and every individual - no matter your industry or sector - will find Project Voice of great interest, and of immense value.

Everyone needs to know the good, the bad, and the ugly on voice tech, delivered from a who's-who of practitioners, technologists, executives, & leaders in this emergent space.

The #1 event for voice tech and AI in America. The week after CES.

We'll see you in January. Bring the team.

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Voice World Fair - Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday, January 13 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Opening Social / Voice World Fair Preview)

Tuesday, January 14 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 15 9:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Thursday, January 16 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 

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Monday, January 13

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration

 

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Pre-Conference Workshops (Slate A)

 

Session #111, 12:15-1:45 PM, Monday January 13

Designing For Amazon Alexa 

Paul Cutsinger (Head of Education, Amazon Alexa)

 

Session #112, 12:15-1:45 PM, Monday January 13

International VUX Design Best Practices

Kane Simms (Host and Producer, VUX World)

Session #113, 12:15-1:45 PM, Monday January 13

Speech Markdown Workshop

Mark Tucker (Senior Architect, Voice Technology, Soar.com)

Session #114, 12:15-1:45 PM, Monday January 13

User Testing, Without The Users

Jacob Soendergaard (Telecom Account Manager, HEAD Acoustics)

Session #115, 12:15-1:45 PM, Monday January 13

Synthesizing Natural Sounding Speech For Local Languages

Daniel Whitenack (Data Scientist, SIL International)

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops (Slate B)

Session #121, 2:00-5:00 PM, Monday January 13

The Google Conversation Design Workshop

Wally Brill (Head of Conversation Design Advocacy & Education, Google)

 

Session #122, 2:00-5:00 PM, Monday January 13

Bixby Developer Sessions: Natural Language Driven Development

John Alioto (Chief Evangelist, Viv Labs); Roger Kibbe (Senior Evangelist, Viv Labs); Jonathan Pan (Evangelist, Viv Labs)

Session #123, 2:00-5:00 PM, Monday January 13

Speech Recognition and AI Optimization Workshop

Noah Clemons (Technical Consulting Engineer, Intel Corp)

 

Session #124, 2:00-5:00 PM, Monday January 13

Crafting Cross-Platform Voice Experiences

Jason Fields (Chief Strategy Officer, Voicify); Nick Laidlaw (Chief Technology Officer, Voicify)

Session #125, 2:00-5:00 PM, Monday January 13

Voice In Healthcare Boot Camp 101

Presented By The Intelligent Health Association

4:00 PM Opening Press Conference (open to media only)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Opening Social / Voice World Fair Preview

Presented By RAIN Agency

Tuesday, January 14

7:30 AM

Registration

 

8:30 AM

Welcome

Bradley Metrock (Host, This Week In Voice; Executive Producer, Project Voice)

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Session #202, Tuesday January 14

THE AMAZON ALEXA KEYNOTE

Paul Cutsinger (Head of Education, Amazon Alexa)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session #203, Tuesday January 14

Alexa Skills Paid For My Tesla

Nick Schwab (Alexa Champion; CNN article on Nick Schwab here)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee / Networking / Review of Exhibits

 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM BOOK SIGNING

Breaking Digital Gridlock (John Best, President & CEO, Best Innovation Group)

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Session #205, Tuesday January 14

Case Study: what3words + Amazon Alexa: Bringing Voice To Next-Gen Navigation

Tom Blaksley (Technical Sales Director, what3words)

10:30 AM - 12:10 PM Breakout Tracks:

ALEXA + MARKETING:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #211, Tuesday January 14

Extending The Experience: Alexa And The Music Industry

Tahsim Ahmed (Founder, Fanspoke)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM 

Session #221, Tuesday January 14

VoiceHero, Analyzing Alexa Skills, and The Alexa Accelerator

Joseph Truong (CEO and Co-Founder, VoiceHero)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM 

Session #231, Tuesday January 14

The NFL's Finding Its Voice With Voice

Ian Campbell (NFL Innovation Lab); John Gillilan (Founder, Bondad.FM)

ALEXA + HEALTHCARE:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

Session #212, Tuesday January 14

Ensuring Privacy and Security in a Voice-First World

Nate Treloar (President and COO, Orbita)

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #222, Tuesday January 14

Thoughts From Both Sides of the Stethoscope, With Alexa in the Middle

Robert Kolock (Retired Healthcare Executive and Creator of Six Alexa Healthcare Skills)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #232, Tuesday January 14

Alexa + Healthcare Session #3

ALEXA + STORYTELLING:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #213, Tuesday January 14

My Box Of Chocolates: A Storytelling Experiment With Alexa

Amy Stapleton (CEO, Tellables)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #223, Tuesday January 14

Daddy Saturday: Fusing Fatherhood With Technology

Justin Batt (Author, Daddy Saturday; Speaker, TEDx)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #233, Tuesday January 14

Reinventing Storytelling: Voice + Narrative

Ron Martinez (Principal, Headcanon dot com)

ALEXA + SMART HOME:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #214, Tuesday January 14

PANEL: The Emergence Of Hearables

Moderator: Bradley Metrock; Dave Kemp (BD Manager, Oaktree Products); Andy Bellavia (Director of Market Development, Knowles Electronics)

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #224, Tuesday January 14

PANEL: Voice Tech Abroad: Emerging Trends

Moderator: Kane Simms (Host and Producer, VUX World); Tim Kahle (Co-Founder,

169 Labs); Adva Levin (Founder, Pretzel Labs), James Poulter (CEO, Vixen Labs)

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #234, Tuesday January 14

We Developed 2200 Alexa Skills. Why?

Jody Burnett (Founder and CEO, VoiceSkillsInc)

ALEXA + EDUCATION:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #215, Tuesday January 14

New Life For Liberal Arts: Why Emerson College Has Embraced Voice Tech

Sanjay Pothen (Director, Emerson Launch, Emerson College, and Alexa Fund Innovation Fellow)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #225, Tuesday January 14

Going Voice-First In K-12: Using Alexa To Improve Student Outcomes

Julie Davis (Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation, Chattanooga Christian School)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM 

Session #235, Tuesday January 14

Building Community With Alexa Skills

Ahmed Bouzid (CEO, Witlingo); Brielle Nickoloff (Product Marketing, Witlingo)

 

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch / Networking / Review of Exhibits

 

1:05 PM - 1:25 PM

Session #242, Tuesday January 14

Case Study: Voice + AI + Customer Care

John Ball (Founder, Pat.AI), Beth Carey (CEO, Pat.AI)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM WORKSHOP

Session #250, Tuesday January 14

Voice Prototyping: Using Voiceflow To Chart The User's Journey

Emily Lonetto (Head of Growth, Voiceflow)

Braden Ream (CEO, Voiceflow)

1:30 PM - 3:10 PM Breakout Tracks (continued):

ALEXA + MARKETING:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session #251, Tuesday January 14

Fireside Chat With Voxable: Building With Voice

Lauren Golembiewski (CEO, Voxable) and Matt Buck (CTO, Voxable); Moderated by Bradley Metrock

 

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session #261, Tuesday January 14

Alexa 12 Months From Now:

New Ways Users Will Engage, And How Brands Can Capitalize

Dave Kemp (BD Manager, Oaktree Products); Katherine Prescott (Founder and Editor, VoiceBrew)

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM 

Session #271, Tuesday January 14

Flash Briefings: Engagement vs Exploitation

Amy Summers (Owner, Pitch Publicity)

ALEXA + HEALTHCARE:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 

Session #252, Tuesday January 14

PANEL: Alexa In Modern Healthcare

Moderated by Harry Pappas (Intelligent Health Association); Teri Fisher, M.D. (Alexa In Canada / Voice First Health); Bianca Phillips (Author, Making The Digital Health Revolution)

 

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session #262, Tuesday January 14

Mayo Clinic: First Aid with Alexa, And Beyond

Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. (Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic)

 

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM 

Session #272, Tuesday January 14

Bringing Healthcare Home Through Alexa

Oskar Kiwic, M.D. (President, CEO, and Founder, CardioCube); Tomasz Jadczyk, M.D. (Chief Science Officer, CardioCube)

ALEXA + STORYTELLING:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session #253, Tuesday January 14

Speak Up America: Using Alexa To Engage With Government

Joaquin Beltran (CEO - Community Empowering Organizer, Speak Up America)

 

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session #263, Tuesday January 14

How I Got Thousands Of People A Day To Listen To My Flash Briefing

Adrian Simple (Editor, The Gaming Observer)

 

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM 

Session #273, Tuesday January 14

PANEL: Podcasting In The Voice-First World

Moderator: Bradley Metrock

Steven Goldstein (CEO, Amplifi Media)

ALEXA + SMART HOME:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session #254, Tuesday January 14

Alexa and the 21st Century Veterinarian

Cal Lai (CEO, Ask.Vet)

 

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session #264, Tuesday January 14

Chatbots, Prototyping, and Voice

Obaid Ahmed (CEO, Botmock)

 

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM 

Session #274, Tuesday January 14

Charting The Customer Journey: What We've Learned

Arte Merritt (CEO, Dashbot)

ALEXA + EDUCATION:

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session #255, Tuesday January 14

Alexa & English Language Learners (ELL): Some Remarkable Findings

Dorothy Daniels (Ed.D Candidate, Northeastern University)

 

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Session #265, Tuesday January 14

#Alexa4Edu: How Alexa Can Re-shape The Modern Classroom

Rebecca Dwenger (Instructional Technology Consultant, Hamilton County ESC)

 

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM 

Session #275, Tuesday January 14

Using Alexa With Moodle

Michelle Melton (Developer, Appalachian State University)

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee / Networking / Review of Exhibits

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM Session #281, Tuesday January 14

Case Study: The Making Of More Than Just Weather And Music

(Lauren Helmer, editor; Bradley Metrock, author; George Otvos, illustrator)

3:35 PM - 3:55 PM Session #282, Tuesday January 14

Case Study: Voice Tech And Utilities: AI Powering Progress

Laura Frantz (Lead IT Project Manager, ICF)


3:35 PM - 3:55 PM BOOK SIGNING

More Than Just Weather And Music: 200 Ways To Use Alexa (Bradley Metrock)

 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Session #284, Tuesday January 14

PANEL: VC Investment In Voice

Moderator: Bradley MetrockMarc Ladin (General Partner, VoicePunch)

 

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Session #285, Tuesday January 14

Change The Wake Word: Alexa Is A Human Being

Lauren Johnson (Alexa Is A Human)

 

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Session #286, Tuesday January 14

Awesome Aariv: How A Fifth-Grader Changed The Game

Aariv Modi (A Fifth-Grader Who Loves Alexa)

 

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Session #287, Tuesday January 14

Best Practices With Flash Briefings

Teri Fisher, M.D. (Host, Voice First Health; Founder, Briefcast.FM)

 

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Session #288, Tuesday January 14

#AlexaDevs: Developer Ethics Roundtable

Moderator: Bradley Metrock; Nick Schwab (Alexa Champion); Mark Tucker (Alexa Champion); Emily Binder (Founder, Beetle Moment Marketing); Bob Stolzberg (Alexa Champion); Sarah Andrew Wilson (CCO, Matchbox.io)

 

7:30 PM VOICE BOARD GAME SOCIAL

Monopoly with Voice Banking; St. Noire; When In Rome

Wednesday, January 15

7:30 AM Registration

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Session #301, Wednesday January 15

THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT KEYNOTE

Cathy Pearl (Head of Conversation Design, Google Assistant)

 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session #302, Wednesday January 15

State Of The Union: Microsoft and Voice AI

Eric Egland (Enterprise AI, Microsoft)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee / Networking / Review of Exhibits

 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM BOOK SIGNING

Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences (Cathy Pearl)

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Session #304, Wednesday January 15

Case Study: Opening The World To Shortcasts 

Armel Beaudry (CEO/Founder, Trebble.FM)

 

10:30 AM - 12:10 PM Breakout Tracks:

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + MARKETING:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #311, Wednesday January 15

Sonic Branding: The Essence Of Voice-First Marketing

Audrey Arbeeny (CEO, Audiobrain)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #321, Wednesday January 15

Bringing Voice-Driven Food Ordering To Google Assistant

Mike Atkinson (CEO, Orderscape)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #331, Wednesday January 15

Building Five-Star Google Actions

John Kelvie (CEO, Bespoken); Emerson Sklar (Chief Evangelist, Bespoken)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + HEALTHCARE:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #312, Wednesday January 15

Project Silver: Google Assistant and Aging Populations

Maarten Lens-FitzGerald (Global Head of Voice, Nodes)

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #322, Wednesday January 15

Google Assistant + Healthcare Session #2

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #332, Wednesday January 15

What's So Conversational About Conversational Interfaces?

Healthcare Use Cases For Google Assistant

Michael McTear (Emeritus Professor of Knowledge Engineering, Ulster University)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + STORYTELLING:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #313, Wednesday January 15

Voice Strategy: Telling Your Story

Scot Westwater and Susan Westwater (Co-Founders, Pragmatic Digital)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #323, Wednesday January 15

Cloning Voices: The Evolution Of Voice Content

Zohaib Ahmed (CEO and Co-Founder, Resemble.AI)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #333, Wednesday January 15

The Transhumanist View Of Voice Tech And AI

Moderated by Micah Redding (Executive Director, Christian Transhumanist Association)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + SMART HOME:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #314, Wednesday January 15

Creating Voice Experiences For Emerging Markets

Daniel Whitenack (Data Scientist, SIL International)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #324, Wednesday January 15

The Secrets Of Compelling VUI Design

Emily Lonetto (Head of Growth, Voiceflow)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #334, Wednesday January 15

Google Assistant + Smart Home Session #3

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + EDUCATION:

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session #315, Wednesday January 15

Google Actions As Voice-Based Websites

Paul Hickey (CEO, Data Driven Design)

 

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Session #325, Wednesday January 15

Training To Tame Toxicity: Twilio + Tensorflow

Lizzie Siegle (Developer Evangelist, Twilio)

 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session #335, Wednesday January 15

PANEL: Google Assistant In The Classroom

Julie Daniel Davis (Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation, Chattanooga Christian School), Rebecca Dwenger (Instructional Technology Consultant, Hamilton County ESC)

12:10 PM - 1:25 PM Lunch / Networking / Review of Exhibits

 

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

Session #341, Wednesday January 15

Case Study: The Rise Of Open Voice

Maarten Lens-FitzGerald (Global Head of Voice, Nodes); Sam Warnaars (Head of Innovation, aFrogLeap)

 

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Session #342, Wednesday January 15

Case Study: The Nashville Voice Conference 

Paul Hickey (CEO, Data Driven Design)

1:25 PM - 1:50 PM 

Session #351, Wednesday January 15

The Need To Be Understood

Project Understood (Google + Canadian Down Syndrome Society)

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM 

Session #352, Wednesday January 15

Ethical Considerations Within The Voice Landscape

Brooke Hawkins (Senior VUI Designer, The Mars Agency)

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Session #353, Wednesday January 15

Opening Doors For Local Languages With AI

Chris Benson (Chief AI Strategist, Lockheed Martin); Dan Whitenack (Data Scientist, SIL)

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Coffee / Networking / Review of Exhibits

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

Session #354, Wednesday January 15

Case Study: Voice + Cardiology = Saving $$$

Matt Cybulsky, Ph.D. (Principal, IONIA); Reid Maclellan, M.D. (Harvard Medical School / Boston Children's Hospital); Satya Shreenivas, M.D. (Interventional Cardiologist, The Christ Hospital

3:20 PM - 5:00 PM Breakout Tracks (continued):

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WORKSHOP

Session #360, Wednesday January 15

Voice Experience Ideation:

Conceiving Of Your Next Great Alexa Skill, Google Action, or Bixby Capsule

Adva Levin (Founder, Pretzel Labs)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + MARKETING:

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Session #361, Wednesday January 15

Manipulating Data & Spreadsheets With Google Assistant: A Look Ahead

Allen Firstenberg (Creator of Vodo Drive; Project Guru at Objective Consulting)

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM 

Session #371, Wednesday January 15

Voice Search Optimization: Lessons Learned

Sam Warnaars (Head of Innovation, aFrogLeap)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session #381, Wednesday January 15

Voice And Brand Perception: Case Studies From Amsterdam

Maikel van der Wouden (CEO, Voicebranding.AI)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + HEALTHCARE:

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Session #362, Wednesday January 15

Law-Making And Ethics Of AI Personhood

Bianca Phillips (Author, Making The Digital Health Revolution)

 

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM 

Session #372, Wednesday January 15

Google Assistant + Healthcare Session #5

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session #382, Wednesday January 15

The Role of Voice & AI in Addiction, Recovery, & Our Mental Health

Stephen Hays (Founder and Managing Partner, What If Ventures)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + STORYTELLING:

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Session #363, Wednesday January 15

Audiobooks, Assistants, and Accessibility

Wendy Reid (Chair, Publishing Working Group, W3C)

 

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM 

Session #373, Wednesday January 15

#VoiceFirst Media and SAG-AFTRA: Playing (And Paying) Fairly With Podcasting and Smart Speaker Content 

Adrien Glover (Head of Strategy and Content Marketing, BOOM Integrated); Sarah Storm (Head of Ideation and Conversation Design, BOOM Integrated)

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session #383, Wednesday January 15

Content Challenges: Moving From Alexa To Google Assistant

Rebecca Rolfe (Product Designer for Voice Platforms, NPR); Tommy O'Keefe (Senior Software Engineer, NPR)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + SMART HOME:

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Session #364, Wednesday January 15

PANEL: Voice And The Enterprise: The IT Perspective

Jon Arnold (Principal, J Arnold & Associates)

 

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM 

Session #374, Wednesday January 15

#VoiceFirst Government: Smart Cities And Using Voice Tech For Social Good

Michael Novak (Founder, Digital Transformation Partners)

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session #384, Wednesday January 15

PANEL: The Pursuit Of Voice Assistant Interoperability

Moderator: Kane Simms (Host and Producer, VUX World)

GOOGLE ASSISTANT + EDUCATION:

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Session #365, Wednesday January 15

Building Voice Experiences For Children

Jeremy Wilken (Host, Design For Voice)

 

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM 

Session #375, Wednesday January 15

A Case For Accessibility: Voice-Enabled Screen Readers

Alexandra Vtyurina (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Waterloo)

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session #385, Wednesday January 15

Reducing Gender-Based Marginalization in Conversation Design

Rebecca Evanhoe (Conversation Designer, Amazon Web Services)

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM The Project Voice Awards Gala

5:30 PM Cocktails / Live Music

6:00 PM Dinner

6:30 PM Awards Begin

7:30 PM Roast Begins

8:30 PM Live Music

Thursday, January 16

8:00 AM

Registration

 

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM 

Session #401, Thursday January 16

THE SAMSUNG BIXBY KEYNOTE

Adam Cheyer (Chief Technology Officer, Viv Labs, Samsung)

 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

Session #402, Thursday January 16

The State Of The Union For Voice Assistants

Bret Kinsella (Founder and CEO, Voicebot.AI)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Session #403, Thursday January 16

The Voice Tech Media Panel

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee / Networking / Review of Exhibits

 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM BOOK SIGNING

Session #410, Thursday January 16

Voice Strategy: Creating Useful and Usable Voice Experiences

(Susan & Scot Westwater)

 

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Session #411, Thursday January 16

Case Study: All About Speech Markdown 

Mark Tucker (Senior Architect, Voice Technology, Soar.com)

 

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Session #412, Thursday January 16

The Project Voice Contrarian Speaker

Why Voice Technology Sucks

Susan Hura (CEO, Banter Technology); Phillip Hunter (Senior Principal, [24]7.ai)

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Session #413, Thursday January 16

Bixby Premiere Developers Panel

Moderator: David Gene Oh (Senior Director for Bixby, Samsung)

 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session #414, Thursday January 16

Competing As An Independent Voice Assistant and AI

Katie McMahon (Vice President and General Manager, SoundHound Inc.)

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch / Networking / Review of Exhibits

 

1:05 PM - 1:25 PM 

Session #421, Thursday January 16

Case Study: Audioburst and the Bixby Premier Developer Program

Rachel Batish (VP Product, Audioburst)

 

1:25 PM - 1:45 PM 

Session #422, Thursday January 16

Case StudyCreating A Bixby Capsule - Live Demo

Nick Laidlaw (CTO, Voicify)

1:45 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Tracks:

BIXBY + DEVELOPERS:

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Session #431, Thursday January 16

Bixby 101: An Introduction to Bixby Development

John Alioto (Chief Evangelist, Viv Labs)

 

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Session #441, Thursday January 16

Bixby Templates: Natural Language First Development

Roger Kibbe (Senior Evangelist, Viv Labs)

 

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Session #451, Thursday January 16

Bixby Views: Building for Phone, TV, Appliances, Watches & More

Jonathan Pan (Evangelist, Viv Labs)

 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Session #461, Thursday January 16

Marketplace and Natural Language Categories

Jennifer Arnold (Partner Engineer Lead, Viv Labs)

VOICE + RETAIL:

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Session #432, Thursday January 16

Bixby and the Voice-Enabled Live Experience

Samsung / Ticketmaster

 

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Session #442, Thursday January 16

Voice Frontlines: Stories From Days Inn, Pepsi, The Assemblage, Starbucks, and More

Brandon Kaplan (CEO, Skilled Creative)

 

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Session #452, Thursday January 16

Using Voice In Agriculture: The Future Of Food

Bruce Rasa (CEO/Founder, AgVoice)

 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Session #462, Thursday January 16

Voice Shopping: What We've Learned So Far

Shilp Agarwal (CEO, Blutag.AI)

VOICE + AUTOMOTIVE:

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Session #433, Thursday January 16

Next-Gen Navigation + Voice 

Tom Blaksley (Technical Sales Director, what3words)

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Session #443, Thursday January 16

The Car As Context: Vehicular Voice Experiences

Braden Ream (CEO, Voiceflow)

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Session #453, Thursday January 16

AI In The Car: Creating A Voice-Driven Experience

Robert Bruchhardt (Senior Software Engineer, Mercedes Benz R&D North America)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Session #463, Thursday January 16

Bringing Bixby Into The Car: How Harman Kardon Drove Change

Samsung / Harman Kardon

VOICE + HEALTHCARE:

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Session #434, Thursday January 16

Voice + Healthcare Session #1

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Session #444, Thursday January 16

Voice + Healthcare Session #2

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Session #454, Thursday January 16

PANEL: Voice In Modern Healthcare

Moderated by Harry Pappas (Founder & CEO, Intelligent Health Association)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Session #464, Thursday January 16

Voice + Healthcare Session #4

VOICE + MONEY:

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Session #435, Thursday January 16

PANEL: The State of Conversational Commerce

Dan Miller (Lead Analyst and Founder, Opus Research)

Michele Tivey (CEO, Payometry)

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Session #445, Thursday January 16

Financial Sonic Branding: Best Practices For Voice in Banking

Emily Binder (Chief Strategist / Voice Marketing Lead, Beetle Moment Marketing)

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Session #455, Thursday January 16

Determining Good Use Cases for Voice in Emotionally-Charged Industries

Diana Deibel (Lead Designer, Grand Studio)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Session #465, Thursday January 16

Money Management: Voice AI And Modern Finance

Samsung / Fintel Labs

VOICE + GAMING:

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Session #436, Thursday January 16

Voice-Enabled Games In The Car: What's Down The Road

Niko Vuori (CEO, Drivetime.FM)

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Session #446, Thursday January 16

PANEL: The State of Voice-First Gaming

Moderated by Sarah Andrew Wilson (Chief Content Officer, Matchbox.io); Gal Shenar (Founder, Stoked Skills); Jess Thornhill (Product Manager, Volley)

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Session #456, Thursday January 16

Voice's Intersection With Modern Video Games

Adrian Simple (Editor, The Gaming Observer)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Session #466, Thursday January 16

Bixby and Gaming: Success Stories

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Session #471, Thursday January 16

PANEL: Open Voice On An Open Web

Moderator: Bradley Metrock

Mike Tatum (Co-Founder & President, Pylon.AI)

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session #472, Thursday January 16

Building Speech From Scratch: Creating Alexa To Founding Cobalt

Jeff Adams (CEO, Cobalt Speech); Catherine Breslin, Ph.D. (Director, Solutions Architect, Cobalt Speech)

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Session #473, Thursday January 16

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Kane Simms (Host and Producer, VUX World)

Friday, January 17

VoiceFirst.Community is the 501(c)(6) trade association formed to represent the shared interests of people and organizations working with voice-first technology: voice assistants, smart speakers, AI, ML, and more. Specifics about this organization and how to become a member will be announced at the VOICE Summit this summer. All of these Friday sessions at Project Voice are open to Project Voice attendees.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM VoiceFirst.Community Status Report

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM VoiceFirst.Community Open Session / Agenda Setting

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM VoiceFirst.Community Working Groups

11:30 AM Lunch

12:30 PM Adjourn

 
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Sharing best practices, gathering intelligence on the various voice ecosystems, and networking across a diversity of sectors and industries is what Project Voice is all about.
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