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The Project Voice Award Finalists, along with Outstanding Achievement Award Winners, have been announced and are listed below. These awards honor global best-in-class achievement across the emerging voice/AI realm. Winners will be announced LIVE at Project Voice during the Project Voice Awards Gala, sponsored by Google, taking place the evening of Wednesday, January 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Paul Cutsinger / Dave Isbitski (Amazon Alexa)

Mandy Chan / Cathy Pearl (Google Assistant)

Adam Cheyer (Samsung Bixby)

Katie McMahon (SoundHound Inc.)

Brian Roemmele (Coined the term "voice-first")

Pete Erickson (Created the VOICE Summit)

Amazon (leading the Voice Interoperability Initiative)

 

 

Voice Developer Of The Year

Pretzel Labs

Labworks.io

NPR

Baidu

SoundHound Inc.

Matchbox.io

Drivetime

Invoked Apps

Volley

Skilled Creative

Vocala

Orbita

Doppio Games

Bamboo Learning

 

 

Voice Experience Of The Year

Send Me A Sample

NPR "Continuous Listening" Experience With Amazon Alexa

Pandora Voice Mode Powered By Houndify

Story Time (Facebook Portal)

Drivetime

Siri Shortcuts

"Alexa, What Am I Holding?" (Amazon)

My Storytime (Google)

Google Recorder

Clinc

Alexa Guard

Ambient Mode (Google)

Question Of The Day

Xbox One integration of both Alexa and Google Assistant

Audible Customer Support via Alexa

Division Network

Spotify

Chatterbox

 

 

Voice/AI Pioneer Of The Year

Adva Levin (Pretzel Labs)

John Ball (Pat.ai)

Zohaib Ahmed (Resemble.ai)

Rupal Patel (VocaliD)

Joshua Montgomery (Mycroft)

Keyvan Mohajer (SoundHound Inc.)

Niko Vuori (Drivetime)

Alex Farr (Zammo.ai)

Jing Kun (Baidu)

Heidi Culbertson (Marvee)

Jason Mars (Clinc)

Tom Hewitson (Labworks.io)

Rand Hindi (Snips)

Joan Palmiter Bajorek (Women In Voice)

Paul Fu (Alibaba)

Bill Rogers (Orbita)

Jeff Adams (Cobalt)

Bob Stolzberg (VoiceXP)

Kevin Elgan (Chatterbox)

 

 

Voice/AI Journalist Of The Year

Bret Kinsella (Voicebot.AI)

Karen Weise (New York Times)

Ben Fox Rubin (CNET)

Christina Farr (CNBC)

Jefferson Graham (USA Today)

Shira Ovide (Bloomberg)

James Vincent (The Verge)

Rachel Lerman (AP)

Jared Newman (Fast Company)

David Pierce (WSJ / Protocol)

 

 

The Project Voice Medal For Diversity And Inclusion

Women In Voice

Ella The Jellyfish: For LGS Families (Eisai, Inc. Alexa Skill)

Project Understood (CDSS + Google)

OurAbility

LifePod

Speak Up America

Project Diva (Google)

"Alexa, What Am I Holding?" (Amazon / Echo Show)

Giveaway of 100k Google smart speakers to paralyzed people (Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation + Google)

Voice Preservation Clinic (VocaliD + Northeastern Univ)

 

The This Week In Voice Award

Voice/AI Commentator Of The Year

Sam Warnaars / Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald

Teri Fisher

Katherine Prescott

Bret Kinsella

Kane Simms

EchoDad

Nick Myers

Carl Robinson

Julie Davis

 

 

Amazon Alexa Developer Of The Year

Pretzel Labs

Matchbox.io

Xandra

NPR

RAIN Agency

Labworks.io

VaynerMedia

Invoked Apps

Doppio Games

Vocala

Skilled Creative

Earplay

Sony Pictures Television

 

 

Amazon Alexa Skill Of The Year

Daily Dilemma

Starbucks Reorder

Wait Wait Quiz

Economist Espresso

Mastermind

NPR

Skyrim Very Special Edition

7-Minute Workout

Sleep Sounds

Pointless

Stephen King Library

Coursera

The Vortex

Kids Court

 

 

Google Assistant Developer Of The Year

Disney

CNBC

Netflix

E*TRADE

NPR

SiriusXM

Walmart

Alleylight Studios

 

Google Assistant Action Of The Year

Mickey's Game Show

YouTube Music

Stephen King Library

Wait Wait Quiz

E*TRADE

Disney Princess

Google Calendar

My Storytime

Economist Espresso

Walmart

Frozen Stories

SiriusXM

Dress Right

CNBC

Chromecast

Netflix

 

 

Samsung Bixby Developer Of The Year

Adassa Innovations

Volley

Audioburst

Matchbox.io

SideChef

Google

 

 

Samsung Bixby Capsule Of The Year

Big Sky

SideChef Recipes

Question of the Day

Gmail

Radio.com

ScoreStream

Audioburst

Baby Stats

CNBC

Samsung Pay

YouTube

 

 

Independent Voice Assistant Developer Of The Year

Cobalt Speech

Mycroft

SoundHound Inc.

Clinc

 

 

The Voice Of The Car Summit Awards

Automotive Voice Experience Of The Year

Drivetime.FM

MBUX

Echo Auto

Hum by Verizon

Apple CarPlay

CloudCar

what3words

 

 

Automotive Voice Developer Of The Year

Drivetime.FM

Cerence

SoundHound Inc.

Alexa Auto

Mercedes Benz

Apple

CloudCar

 

 

The Voice of Healthcare Summit Awards

Healthcare Voice Experience Of The Year

LifePod

Voice First Health series

Ella The Jellyfish: For LGS Families (Eisai, Inc. Alexa Skill)

Suki

Constant Companion

American Cancer Society

Voice Preservation Clinic (VocalID + Northeastern Univ)

Dragon Medical

First Aid (Mayo Clinic)

OrbitaAssist

 

 

Healthcare Voice Developer Of The Year

Teri Fisher

LifePod

Beyond Verbal

Nuance Healthcare

Suki

Canary Speech

Mayo Clinic

Boston Children's Hospital / IDHA

Orbita

 

 

The Voice of Education Summit Awards

Education Voice Experience Of The Year

1-2-3 Math

Bamboo Math

Voicelets

Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo

Novel Effect

Mr. Math

 

 

Education Voice Developer Of The Year

Pretzel Labs

Sermo Labs

Voicelets

Bamboo Learning

Novel Effect

Mr. Math

 

 

The Digital Book World Award

Publishing/Storytelling Voice Experience Of The Year

The Muffin Man

Voice Computing Book / Talk To Me

Stephen King Library

Capstone's "You Choose" Series

My Box of Chocolates (Tellables)

Amazon Storytime

Earplay

Choose Your Own Adventure (Audible)

 

 

Publishing/Storytelling Voice Developer Of The Year

Tellables

Chatty Creations

Drivetime / Masterpiece Channel

Skilled Creative

Novel Effect

Earplay

Audible

 

 

The Voice of Money Awards

Banking/Finance Voice Experience Of The Year

TD Ameritrade

Erica (Bank of America)

Bond.AI

Savings Coach

Abbie (AllianceBernstein)

Ally Assist

FIVE (Best Innovation Group)

Tyfone Omnichannel

 

 

Banking/Finance Voice Developer Of The Year

TD Ameritrade

Bond.AI

Nuance

Capital One

Clinc

Personetics

Best Innovation Group

AllianceBernstein

Kasisto

Tyfone

 

 

Smart Home Voice Developer Of The Year

Logitech

Philips Hue

Brilliant

iRobot

Samsung

Honeywell

 

Retail Voice Developer Of The Year

Blutag

H&M

Kohls

Macy's

Levi's

 

 

Gaming Voice Experience Of The Year

Trivia Hero

Wait Wait Quiz

Drivetime

Division Network

Question of the Day

Song Quiz

Skyrim Very Special Edition

Destiny 2 Ghost

 

 

Gaming Voice Developer Of The Year

Labworks.io

Volley

Bungie

Matchbox.io

Drivetime

Ubisoft

Bethesda

 

 

News Voice Experience Of The Year

NPR "Continuous Listening" Experience With Amazon Alexa

Play Me The News (Google)

FOX News

Headliner

The BBC

Gaming Observer

CNN

 

 

News Voice Developer Of The Year

The BBC

NPR

FOX News

Adrian Simple / Gaming Observer

Google

CNN

 

 

Flash Briefing Of The Year

Voice Marketing with Emily Binder (Emily Binder)

Voice in Canada (Teri Fisher)

The Pitch with Amy Summers (Amy Summers)

The Instagram Stories (Daniel Hill)

Voice in Education (Julie Davis)

AL.com's Down In Alabama with Ike Morgan (Alabama Media Group)

Kidz Bop Daily (Kidz Bop)

The Smart Speakers (Peter Stewart)

RTL Nieuws Update (RTL Nieuws)

Gaming Observer (Adrian Simple)

Question Of The Day Briefing (Matchbox.io)

 

 

Third-Party Voice Development Tool Of The Year

Voiceflow

Resemble.ai

Speech Markdown

ReadSpeaker

Trebble.FM

Jovo

Voicify

Adobe XD

Bespoken

Jargon