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Inside VOICE

Inside VOICE

By VOICE
This podcast is about showcasing the creative, inclusive community in voice technology with a focus on educational and innovative content.

You'll hear interesting conversations with some of the top leaders in the voice tech space as well as up and coming people in voice plus, behind the scenes of VOICE events online and offline.

Co- Hosted by Keri Roberts, Pete Erickson and James Poulter plus some special guests.

Learn more at www.voicesummit.ai and send us an email at pete@modev.com.
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Bringing Community Together with Voice with Paige Harkness, Partnerships/Integrations at Alkira
Paige Harkness is in charge of Partnerships & Integrations at Alkira Software in Australia. Paige talks about the voice landscape in Australia, how Alkira got started and how the voice company is helping the community come together through voice. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
14:13
June 3, 2020
Creating Custom Voice Experiences for Auto Brands with Kyle Halstvedt & Scott Halstvedt at SoundHound Inc.
Kyle Halstvedt is a Technical Program Manager and Scott Halstvedt is a Software Engineer at SoundHound. Not only do these two work together but they're brothers. They talk about some of the common elements car manufacturers need to consider when designing for voice interfaces in the car, why car manufacturers are choosing to go with a custom solution versus adding Alexa or Google into their vehicles, what kinds of things drivers and passengers should expect to be able to do in their cars hands-free today and in the future, how auto makers can choose the right voice AI platform to help them build and more. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
31:03
May 29, 2020
What Consumers Want to Know About Voice with Katherine Prescott, Founder & Editor at VoiceBrew
Katherine Prescott went to Harvard and worked in the Hedge Fund world for a long time. She talks about her journey into voice, why she chose to focus on Amazon Alexa, how she's building a community of consumers wanting to learn more about voice, what trends and questions she's getting from her community about voice, why she's also a lover of smart homes and some of her favorite Alexa skills right now. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
23:11
May 27, 2020
How a Top NLP Startup is Growing, with Caitlyn Brooksby, Executive Director of PR/Communications at Canary Speech
Caitlyn Brooksby is the Executive Director of PR and Communications at Canary Speech. She talks about why Canary Speech was named one of the most promising NLP Startups of 2019, why they believe patents are important in voice, how her clients have seen results in using their company, why she feels sponsorship is important for brands and why she chose to sponsor VOICE Summit and the success it's brought her company because of it. Want to learn more about sponsoring opportunities at VOICE? Learn more here.  Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
20:02
May 22, 2020
Improving the Restaurant Industry with Voice Technology with Derrick Johnson, CEO of Encounter AI
Derrick Johnson is the CEO of Encounter AI, a voice technology for the restaurant industry. He talks about his journey into voice and why he chose to focus on the restaurant industry, why he chose to have his startup be venture backed, why he feels it's important to niche in the voice industry, what his customers are saying about his AI and why he's part of /dev/color as well. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
13:42
May 20, 2020
How IVR Design Can Help Us Improve VUI with Maria Spyropoulou, Speech Systems Analyst at Eckoh
Maria Spyropoulou is a Speech Systems Analyst at Eckoh and has studied language and linguistics for a long time. She suggests that an IVR system is just like any other speech-enabled application and that they have a great advantage over Alexa Skills/ Google Actions. She shares with us the lessons she's learned the hard way from designing IVR systems and how it can help VUI. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
26:45
May 15, 2020
Voice Technology for Dentists with Chithra Durgam DDS, Co-Founder of DentalFlashGo
Chithra Durgam has been a dentist for over 15 years, but she's also been using social media to build her practice. She talks about how she's used TikTok, how she appeared in Gary Vaynerchuck's book, how she cofounded the voice skill DentalFlashGo and what it will do for the dental community, how being in voice has changed her business and her views on how the healthcare community can use voice more in the future. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
19:11
May 13, 2020
How to Build Habit Forming Voice Products with Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of "Hooked"
Nir Eyal is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. He founded two tech companies, is an active investor in companies such as Eventbrite, Anchor, Kahoot and more and his writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, Time Magazine, and Psychology Today. You'll hear where his interest in psychology started from, how to get people hooked on your product in an ethical way, what he thinks voice technology needs in order to get more people hooked to skills, why we tend to get distracted during our day and how to cultivate a life where we get more done and feel less guilt. Learn more about what Nir spoke about in this episode at the links below: The schedule maker tool he mentioned is here. Summary article here.  Distraction guide here. Habits vs routines article here. Indistractable Model graphic here. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
49:40
May 8, 2020
Bringing a Visual Brand to Life Through Audio with Colleen Fahey, US Managing Director at Sixième Son
Colleen Fahey is the US Managing Director at Sixième Son and has had a passion for audio branding for a long time. She talks about what she noticed was happening in Europe with audio branding and why they adopted audio branding first, how an audio brand can be used, how to bring a visual brand to life via audio and how her company has helped large brands such as Huggies and Michelin. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
19:23
May 6, 2020
Why Circular Conversational Design is Best with Alison Greenberg, CEO at aflow
Alison Greenberg is the CEO at aflow and started her journey as many have in this space in the creative field. She talks about why she believes most voice conversations are linear and why her company has created a circular conversational design that differentiates itself in the industry, why gender bias is something the voice community needs to be conscious of and how the voice community can represent women in a more fair and equal way. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
36:13
May 1, 2020
Helping Healthcare with Voice Technology During COVID-19 with Aaron Bours, Head Of Marketing at Hyro
Aaron Bours is the Head of Marketing at Hyro. He talks about his journey into voice technology, his work with Google Duplex and how his company Hyro is helping the healthcare sector during COVID-19 with their voice and chat application. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
25:09
April 29, 2020
Future of Voice Shopping with Shilp Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Blutag
Shilp Agarwal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blutag, a SaaS solution that enables retail companies to deliver voice apps to their customers without coding. You'll hear him talk about his journey into voice technology from ecommerce, what's it's like to own a company with your brother and why working together makes the company successful, how voice helps the retail industry and how he's helping his clients grow their business with voice. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
18:23
April 24, 2020
Creatively Connecting with Your Audience Through Voice Apps with Caitlin Gutekunst at Creativity Inc
Caitlin Gutekunst is the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at Creativity Inc. She recalls the first time she interacted with voice technology, the process her company takes in creating voice skills for brands such as Disney and Netflix, the difference between a one time use skill vs and an ongoing use skill and how her company markets voice skills to get people to use them. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant on April 28th!  Register for this free event here. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
19:31
April 22, 2020
World Class Beatboxer vs AI with Harry Yeff, Artist in Research at Nokia Bell Labs
Harry Yeff, also known as Reeps One, is an award-winning composer, artist and one of the best beatboxers in the world. He is also currently part of the Experiments in Art and Technology program at Nokia Bell Labs. He talks about how he discovered how he could use his voice in such a wide range of ways, why he believes our voices are our most precious tool, what his experience was like with Bell Labs and what he discovered when it comes to the relationship between humans and AI, plus the role art plays in technology and why he wants the untapped voices of the world to express themselves better. Join us for Voice Talks Presented by Google Assistant on April 28th!  Register for this free event here.  Check out some of Harry's work below: Davos Closing Composition Human Voice and A.I. - ‘Second Self’ WIRED - Talk Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
34:24
April 17, 2020
How to Make Voice Technology Secure with Uday Akkaraju, Matt Vaillancourt and John Iwasz
On this special episode from a recent LIVE interview, we bring on some top experts to talk about voice security. You'll hear Uday Akkaraju the CEO at BOND.AI, Matt Vaillancourt the Director, NSP Channel Sales at SonicWall and John Iwasz the Chief Technology Officer at Whetstone Technologies, Inc. talk about how voice tech companies and anyone making their own voice skill can make them secure, how consumers can feel secure using voice plus we answer some Twitter questions we received from our audience. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
54:45
April 15, 2020
How Voice Technology Can Help Your Business with Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, CEO of VOIQ
Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, the CEO of VOIQ worked in technology for a long time and started VOIQ in 2015 where he raised a $5 Million seed round from Y Combinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. You'll hear him talk about his journey into technology, why voice innovation is helpful for businesses, what it's like to pitch to investors, the data and feedback he's received from his users, and why he founded the Top 20 Latino Tech Leaders organization and what it entails. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
32:44
April 10, 2020
Creating Voice Experiences for Mercedes with Mihai Antonescu Product Manager
The auto industry is using voice technology in some incredible ways. Mihai Antonescu, the Product Manager at HeyMercedes Voice Assistant at Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, talks about his journey from electronic engineering and music festivals into voice technology, the type of work Mercedes-Benz is doing when it comes to creating voice experiences in the car and the feedback consumers have been providing to help Mercedes improve the voice in car experience. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
16:02
April 8, 2020
Why Avatars Matter with Voice with David Colleen, CEO of Sapient X
David Colleen is the CEO of Sapient X a company that is winning the competition in voice by creating more personalized experiences. He talks about why he thinks having an avatar with voice is important for the user experience, how his company is creating top notch voice experiences for companies like Volvo, LG, Mitsubishi and Future Robot, plus his advice to other voice agencies on how to lead in innovation. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
24:02
April 3, 2020
How to Get a Job in Voice Tech with Allys Parsons, VoiceTech Recruiter & Operations Director at techire.
Allys Parsons is a VoiceTech Recruiter & Operations Director at techire. If you're wondering how to get a job in voice tech, what recruiters are looking for, how to make your resume stand out and more, then take a listen as Allys takes us through it all. Look for jobs here: https://techire.vincere.io/careers/ Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
18:07
April 1, 2020
Educating Developers About Actions on Google with Yüksel Tolun, Google Developer Expert
Yüksel Tolun is a lawyer by day in Turkey, but he's also a Google Developer Expert. Listen as he talks about his passion for developing voice skills as well as teaching developers how to do the same, why he says translating emotions and feelings is imperative for voice skills, how he suggests hosting developer events and what developers should know about creating voice skills. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
16:05
March 27, 2020
Changing the Healthcare Space with Voice Technology with Dan Messina Co-Founder & EVP of HandsFree Health
Dan Messina is the Co-Founder and EVP of HandsFree Health. He's been in healthcare for over 35 years and talks about what he's learned about healthcare over the years, what makes his company stand out amongst others in the space, how he creates a secure voice experience, how he thinks voice technology will affect the healthcare space in the future and how his company is involving doctors and patients in the creation of their voice system. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
21:41
March 25, 2020
How Voice Affects Moods with Margareth Jabczynski, Conversational Designer
Margareth Jabczynski is a conversational designer and linguist who is passionate about intonation and sentence melody when it comes to conversational design for voice. She talks about how voice affects moods differently depending on cultural backgrounds, how to create better conversational design and what she's hoping for voice to grow into when it comes to communicating better in the future. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
15:12
March 20, 2020
Building a Brand with Voice with Dr. Teri Fisher Physician & Founder of Alexa in Canada
Dr. Teri Fisher is a doctor by day and all things audio the rest of the time. He talks about being named an Amazon Alexa Champion, how he's been able to market his flash briefing with games, why Gary Vaynerchuck has had such an influence on him, why healthcare in voice is so important and why he thinks we'll be able to handle our own healthcare at home. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
22:37
March 18, 2020
Scaling Human Conversations with Paul Michaelenko, CEO of Listen App
People are consuming podcasts more often than they are most other forms of content. Paul Michaelenko, the CEO of Listen App wanted to find a way to help the podcast listeners engage with the shows they love. Listen as he talks about his journey from musician to product designer to startup founder, how he's using voice to allow human conversations to happen at scale and why he's fascinated by the hearables space as well. Will you be joining us for our virtual event, VOICE Global on June 9th?  Learn more and sign up here.   Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until June 12, 2020.  Get them in here!
19:55
March 13, 2020
Can Voice AI have Emotional Intelligence? Feat. Rana Gujral CEO of Behavioral Signals
Studies have shown that voice-only communication enhances empathic accuracy relative to communication across senses. On this episode you'll hear Rana Gujral, the CEO of Behavioral Signals who was also named one of "10 Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2017" by the Huffington Post and an "AI Entrepreneur to Watch" in Inc. Magazine. Listen as he talks about why voice only communication is so accurate, how his company is focusing on the how of what's being said instead of the what, how machines can be emotionally intelligent, plus how his company is helping businesses create better experiences for its users. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
23:55
March 11, 2020
Hearables and Future of Voice with Andy Bellavia, Carl Robinson & Dave Kemp
Inside VOICE was recently interviewing live in person at a voice tech event called Project Voice in Tennessee. On this episode you'll hear Andy Bellavia talk about what intelligent hearables have the power to do, Carl Robinson discuss what he's learned from interviewing so many people in the voice tech space and what are the most important things to know about voice and finally Dave Kemp discussing the emergence of hearables and how they're working with multi-modal devices. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
55:49
March 6, 2020
Amazon Alexa and Healthcare with Codrin Arsene CEO of Digital Authority Partners
Did you know that Amazon has created Alexa for Business or Amazon's relationship with healthcare? Codrin Arsene, the CEO of Digital Authority Partners talks about what Alexa for Business is, how to use it, why Amazon Alexa is being used so much in healthcare, current skills and use cases in the healthcare space, why he got into voice and his predictions for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in the future. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
20:14
March 4, 2020
Voice Security in Healthcare with Nate Treloar, Jeroen Vonk & Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
Inside VOICE was recently interviewing live in person at a voice tech event called Project Voice in Tennessee. On this episode you'll hear Nate Treloar talk about voice in healthcare and how to make things private and secure, Jeroen Vonk talk about voice in government services for older adults and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald discuss Project Zilver and how voice is helping older adults live a better life. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
44:47
February 28, 2020
Bringing Voice to British Gas with Diana Mundo & Laura Celada
Over 10 million UK homes and half a million businesses trust British Gas. On this special episode you'll hear Diana Mundo, the Senior Experience Designer who was part of the Publicis Sapient team who created the voice skill for British Gas and the client, SEO & Content Manager at British Gas, Laura Celada discuss how the process began. You'll hear why British Gas wanted to get in on voice, the 8 week period Diana and her team used to create, build and test the skill, how it will help customers and the company plus why British Gas sees value in voice and why Diana expresses the value of testing so much at her company as agencies create voice skills for clients. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
24:53
February 26, 2020
Marketing Tips for Voice from Leaders in the Space
Inside VOICE was recently interviewing live in person at a voice tech event called Project Voice in Tennessee. On this episode you'll hear Sanjeev Surati and John Iwasz talk about marketing and branding in a voice first world, Katy Boungard discuss discovering voice experiences through social media, Brandon Kaplan talk about using a variety of marketing tactics and data to keep users coming back to your skills and lastly, Stuart Crane talks about lead capturing with voice. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here! Today is our 100th episode of Inside VOICE, the podcast created by VOICE Summit and highlighting voice education and innovation from all of the voice community. To celebrate, we're offering a special offer for our podcast listeners.  Get 25% off now of any ticket to VOICE Summit by going to voicesummit.ai. Click on Get Tickets and at check out, apply the code: PODCAST100 Hurry to get your ticket now as this code only lasts until Feb 28th.  See you there!
48:14
February 21, 2020
Flash Briefings & Voice Games with Adrian Simple, Teri Fisher & Rob Stanbridge
Inside VOICE was recently interviewing live in person at a voice tech event called Project Voice in Tennessee. On this episode, you'll hear Adrian Simple talk about how he's putting his users first allowing him to have the #1 Flash Briefing in the US and Canada, then Teri Fisher talk about how he's building flash briefings for the healthcare space and finally Rob Stanbridge talk about how his company Vocala is building voice game experiences plus how his team launched the UKs first retail voice commerce skill with Interflora. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
29:10
February 19, 2020
Data Made Simple with Voice with Ganesh Gandhieswaran, CEO of ConverSight.ai
What if instead of looking at a bunch of numbers and data you could ask your device to tell you exactly what you need such as what orders came in on Monday or what did clients order most of in January vs February? Ganesh Gandhieswaran, the CEO of ConverSight.ai and his company have created a voice application that does exactly that. You'll hear him talk about how he got into voice, how only 20% of people use the data in a company but that his voice skill has upped it to 50% so far, how to define what the client actually needs vs what they ask for and the success his clients are having by using his voice services. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
21:48
February 14, 2020
Current State of Design & Where It's Headed with Claire Mitchell, VaynerMedia
Claire Mitchell is the Director of Innovation at VaynerSmart at VaynerMedia. With a background including music, philosophy, creative development and product design, she brings to the voice world a great blend of creativity, science and leadership. She talks about her journey into voice, the current state of design and where it's headed in voice, projects she's worked on and ones she'd love to work on, plus her current favorite voice skill. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
15:00
February 12, 2020
Digital Marketing with Voice with Paul Hickey, CEO Data Driven Design
If you're a small business and you're not sure how or why to add voice to your digital marketing strategy, CEO of Data Driven Design, Paul Hickey explains exactly how it can help you. He talks about how and why he's such a fan of digital marketing, the voice skills he's created, how he's helping small and mid size businesses create a voice skill that meets their needs and how he's educating the business community in his content and conference. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
23:52
February 7, 2020
Alexa Community in India with Ilan Ganesamurthy, an Alexa Champion
When Ilanchezhian Ganesamurthy saw his 6 year old daughter and 65 year old mother using voice so easily a few years ago, he knew he had to get in on the voice tech world. Listen as he talks about his journey into voice, how India is embracing voice in a big way, why he's building an Alexa community in India, plus the event he's helping to host on February 8, 2020 called Amazon Alexa Community Day, an event for developers by developers. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
19:49
February 5, 2020
Conversational Designers Matter with Hans van Dam, Co-Founder of Robocopy.io
Many people think you only need a developer to create a voice application, but Co-Founder and CEO of Robocopy, Hans van Dam suggests that it's the conversational designers that make the difference in bringing a voice skill to life and creating trust and communication with humans and AI. You'll hear him talk about what makes great conversation design, why it's needed, how it will change in the coming years and how his company is leading the way in training for conversational designers. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
18:08
January 31, 2020
Bring Your Blog to Life with Voice with Ron Jaworski, CEO of Trinity Audio
Ron Jaworski is the CEO of Trinity Audio. If you're looking for a way to bring your current written content to life through audio, Ron can show you exactly how to do this. He talks about how the company began, why creating a blog that speaks helps your brand and your audience, how he's bringing blog content into podcasting and voice form and where he sees audio going in the future. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
16:42
January 29, 2020
Bringing the Human Element to Voice LIVE at Project Voice
Inside VOICE was recently interviewing live in person at a voice tech event called Project Voice in Tennessee. On this episode, you'll hear Tim McElreath of Discovery talk about their new voice skill, Food Network Kitchen, a multi-platform cooking platform that delivers on-demand cooking classes, live demonstrations, recipes and TV episodes on Alexa smart screens followed by Diana Deibel talking about VUI in emotionally-fraught industries then Adrien Glover discussing the importance of using human voice actors for your skills and finally Amy Stapleton talking about how she's making storytelling more human and interactive with voice. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
53:44
January 24, 2020
Voice Education LIVE at Project Voice
Inside VOICE was recently interviewing live in person at a voice tech event called Project Voice in Tennessee. You'll hear host Keri Roberts chat with James Poulter and Scot and Susan Westwater about their new educational platform for marketers and UX professionals looking to start their voice experience or gain more in depth learning about voice, as well as Paul Hickey about how he's teaching local businesses about building voice skills and finally, Julie Daniel Davis about how she's bringing voice to the education world and teaching kids and teachers how to best utilize it in schools. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
36:58
January 22, 2020
How to Work with Voice Actors with Judy Fossum, Professional Voice Actor
As voice grows, more brands will want to have a unique voice to represent them instead of the automated voice of Alexa or Google Assistant. Judy Fossum is a professional voice actor and you'll hear her talk about how to hire, choose and work with a voice actor for your voice skill and how she's getting more into the space herself. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
34:34
January 17, 2020
Helping Medical Students with Voice with Dr. Neel Desai, Co-Founder of MedFlashGo
Dr. Neel Desai is the Co-Founder of MedFlashGo. You'll hear him talk about how voice technology is saving his son's life and how he found a need in the medical community to help medical students save time, be less stressed and pass their exams with voice. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
11:30
January 15, 2020
Voice on the Go with Patrick Givens, VP Head of Vaynersmart at Vaynermedia
Voice is going beyond just a smart speaker at home with the growth of hearables, voice car experiences and more. Patrick Givens, the VP Head of Vaynersmart at Vaynermedia talks about why we need to be thinking of voice on the go, how to start strategizing for experiences like this, why Vaynermedia created a voice tech division and how Vaynersmart is helping brands create and market voice well. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
20:24
January 10, 2020
Leading Voice Innovation with Nithya Thadani and Nick Godfrey CEO & COO of RAIN
RAIN was founded in 1999 and has been a top agency for a long time. In the last few years, RAIN made the decision to pivot to voice. In this episode, Nithya Thadani, the CEO of RAIN and Nick Godfrey, the COO of RAIN, discuss why they transitioned to voice, how they've been able to lead in innovation in voice and attract clients like Starbucks, Tide, Headspace and more, plus how they manage leading a top voice agency and being a great parent. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
20:28
January 8, 2020
6 Practices for Better Voice Assistants with Anshu Chakrabortty, Director of Product Management at SoundHound
SoundHound Inc. has been in the Voice AI space for over 14 years. With multiple clients across industries including Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Honda, Hyundai, Pandora and Harman to name a few, SoundHound has become one of the leaders in the voice industry. Anshu Chakrabortty, the Director of Product Management at SoundHound, talks about how the company began, why a voice strategy is so important for a brand to have and the 6 best practices for building better voice assistants. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
16:44
January 3, 2020
VOICE Events for 2020
Happy 2020! Just a little episode reminding you of the exciting events we have coming up this year for VOICE and how you can get involved.   Learn more about each of them here: VOICE Live at CES VOICE GLOBAL VOICE SUMMIT
03:05
January 1, 2020
Voice for Car Dealerships with Ethan Richardson, Founder of CarSay
Ethan Richardson has been in tech for a long time and when he moved to Romania, he noticed something missing in the car dealership space. In this episode he talks about how he saw a problem, did the research and solved it with voice. You'll hear him talk about how it's helping consumers and car dealerships, what his next goals are for his company and what the voice landscape is currently like in Romania. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
25:40
December 27, 2019
Voice Beyond Weather and Music with the Co-Founders of VoxxUp
VoxxUp Co-Founders Sandeep Menon and Sajeev Paul are encouraging the voice tech world to think beyond weather and music. You'll hear them talk about why the voice channel is under utilized in spite of exploding adoption, samples of use cases they are building, other voicification platforms they have created and why they want to help your brand get started on voice now. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
22:12
December 25, 2019
The "Big 5" in Voice with Kane Simms, Co-Founder of VUX World
Kane Simms is the Co-Founder of VUX World and a passionate leader in the voice tech world. You'll hear him talk about how the top 5 companies in voice tech are positioning themselves in the market which includes Google, Amazon, Samsung, Apple and Microsoft and how Facebook may become another top player in voice. Plus, you'll hear his thoughts on how designers and developers should be preparing and creating in a way that allows skills to be on all the platforms and if he thinks there is room for third parties to compete with the big players in the space. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!
42:42
December 20, 2019
Announcing the Winners of the 1st Inside VOICE Podcast Awards
Today is our 1 year anniversary of the Inside VOICE podcast! Listen to this episode to hear who the 9 winners are in the 1st Inside VOICE Podcast Awards, what categories they won in and why and how they were chosen. You can listen to each of the winner's full episodes at the links below. How to Transition into a Career in Voice with Blandine Avot hosted by Keri Roberts Blending Science and Art to Explore How Sound Affects Mood with Steve Keller hosted by Janice Mandel Samsung Bixby: What's New and How to Get Involved with Roger Kibbe hosted by Keri Roberts Marketing for Voice with Vixen Labs, Labworks.io and Pragmatic Digital hosted by James Poulter Putting the "YOU" in UX Design with Maaike Coppens hosted by Keri Roberts Saving a Company Money with Voice with Matt Smith hosted by Keri Roberts  2019 Voice Trends with Dave Isbitski, Amazon Alexa's Chief Evangelist hosted by Pete Erickson Improving Audio Clarity in Voice UX with Anna Pugh hosted by Keri Roberts Developing Voice Skills as a Student with Nimesh Solanki hosted by Keri Roberts
29:45
December 18, 2019
Adding Voice to Any App with James Shelburne, Senior Product Manager for Alan
If you already have an app, did you know that you can now add voice to it?  James Shelburne, the Senior Product Manager for Alan, discusses how the company came about, how they're helping a particular industry save time and money by simply adding a voice option to their existing internal apps and how developers can start using Alan now to add voice to any app. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
14:46
December 13, 2019
Connecting Communities with Voice with Kiki, Founder of Black History Everyday
Anyone can create a voice skill or flash briefing and on this episode, you'll hear Kiki, a former lawyer and now writer who created a flash briefing called Black History Everyday. You'll hear her talk about how she started in voice, why she wanted to create this skill, how it's growing and connecting communities, what she hopes to achieve with it and why she's encouraging everyone to just give creating a skill or flash briefing a try. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
26:58
December 11, 2019
Voice in the Hospitality Space with Andreas Cooper
Voice isn't just in the US and Andreas Cooper, the Director and Founder of Smart Voice Systems and Futures, is here to tell us about what's going on in the voice world in New Zealand, plus how he's helping the hospitality industry with voice, the stats he's seeing and how he sees the industry growing. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
16:54
December 6, 2019
Turn Voice from a Project into a Scalable Program with Brandon Kaplan, CEO of Skilled Creative
How do you take a voice project and turn it into a scalable voice program? Brandon Kaplan, the CEO of Skilled Creative, talks about his company's process in scaling voice experiences, which data is most important to use when scaling, plus why creative matters most and what makes his agency unique. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
18:37
December 4, 2019
Why Sound Quality Matters in Voice with Eugene Kim
There are a lot of elements to making a voice experience great, but have you ever thought about the sound quality and engineering of the sound? Eugene Kim, a NYC based production sound mixer and audio post engineer has worked with clients that include Netflix, PBS, National Geographic, Univision and more. On this episode he talks about why the quality of sound is important, how he goes about getting the sound just right, what equipment you can use and why sound excites him so much. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
09:42
November 29, 2019
How to Make Voice Safe and Secure with Matt Vaillancourt
Security is a concern among consumers when it comes to voice. On this episode, Keri Roberts interviews Matt Vaillancourt, the Senior Director of Business Sales at D-Link who has been working in the security space for many years and here he talks about actionable steps consumers and developers can take to make voice tech safe and secure. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
26:25
November 27, 2019
Data that Matters for Voice with Brandee Sanders
Data matters when it comes to voice and marketing. Brandee Sanders, the Director of Marketing Operations Appetize talks about what data really matters most, what type of research you should do before, during and after creating a voice skill, and why voice data is important to track and understand to improve your voice skills. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
21:41
November 22, 2019
Creating a Business with Your Voice Skill with Gordon Collier, My Career Fit
What if you could create a business off of your voice skill similar to an app? Gordon Collier is doing just that with his recruiting skill, My Career Fit. Learn how he found a need to a problem, how he created the skill, how he's gaining attention and creating a business with it. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until 1/31/20.  Get them in here!
23:20
November 20, 2019
The Aural Attention Economy with Dave Kemp of Oaktree Products
We are entering into what our guest today, Dave Kemp of Oaktree Products calls, the Aural Attention Economy. Dave talks with Keri Roberts about why we're headed into a more audio based world, how podcasts, voice, hearables and search will work together, the affect hearables have on our brain, and how brands should think differently about developing for hearables vs an at home voice device. __ The call for proposals for VOICE Summit 2020 is available now. Having the opportunity to speak at VOICE Summit will be highly competitive this year, so if you'd like the chance to be a speaker at this years event, fill out the form at voicesummit.ai and click on "apply to speak." Proposals are only open until January 31st, so be sure to get yours in now. That's voicesummit.ai and click on "apply to speak."
35:00
November 15, 2019
Samsung Bixby: What's New and How to Get Involved with Roger Kibbe
Samsung Bixby is a leader in the voice world. Roger Kibbe, the Senior Developer Evangelist of “Viv” Labs talks on this episode with Keri Roberts about what makes Samsung unique amongst its competitors, the new things recently launched including Bixby Views, Natural Language Categories, and Bixby Templates, plus how to get involved in Bixby Devjam. Learn more about Bixby here: www.bixbydevelopers.com Enter the Bixby DevJam Contest with $125K in prizes including a $10K grand prize here: www.bixbydevjam.com Roger Kibbe's info Contact Roger on Twitter or Linkedin Be a part of VOICE Summit 2020 by submitting your proposal to speak here by January 31, 2020!
33:21
November 13, 2019
VOICE Summit 2020 Announcements
If you loved VOICE Summit 2019, you're going to definitely want to be a part of VOICE 2020. Today the Founder and Owner of VOICE Summit, Pete Erickson talks about the evolution of VOICE Summit, the dates, location and what to expect and how you can get involved now. Be a part of VOICE Summit 2020 by submitting your proposal to speak here by January 31, 2020!
14:52
November 11, 2019
Putting the "YOU" in UX Design with Maaike Coppens
Maaike Coppens is a UX designer who believes that it's important to put the human element into UX. Listen in as she talks with Keri Roberts about what being inclusive in voice actually means, how a company can create an amazing experience, why using empathy and feeling matters most in creating UX design, plus how she starts the process with her clients when it comes to designing their voice experience.
33:45
November 8, 2019
How to Transition into a Career in Voice with Blandine Avot
You've been hearing about voice technology, but maybe you're wondering, how do I get involved? Keri Roberts chats with Voice Consultant Blandine Avot about how she got into voice, the types of voice roles you could fill, how what you're currently doing can help you decided which area to go into and where to look for jobs in voice.
22:10
November 6, 2019
Marketing for Voice with Vixen Labs, Labworks.io and Pragmatic Digital
Today you'll hear James Poulter the CEO and Jennifer Heape the CCO of Vixen Labs, Suze Cooper, Voice Content Strategist for Vixen Labs, Tom Hewitson the CEO of labworks.io, and Scot and Susan Westwater the Co-Founders of Pragmatic Digital have a roundtable discussion about Voice Marketing. Join VOICE Live from CES! Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge at this event?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.
38:00
November 1, 2019
Voice in the Fitness Industry with Bryan K O'Rourke
With Fitbit and 7 minute workout being some of the top skills in voice, it's no wonder the fitness industry is taking notice of voice. On this episode Keri Roberts chats with Bryan K O'Rourke, an executive, advisor, board director, author, investor and keynote speaker with a focus on brand strategy and technology for fitness brands. Bryan talks about how voice is impacting the fitness industry, how it's being used now and will be used in the future, what brands in the fitness space need to be thinking about when it comes to their voice strategy and which countries have been adopting voice the fastest. Join VOICE Live from CES! Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge at this event?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.
16:06
October 30, 2019
How Hearables are Changing Lives with Andrew Bellavia of Knowles Electronics
Do you know the difference between a hearing aid and a hearable? Keri Roberts chats with Andrew Bellavia, the Director of Market Development of Knowles Electronics about what hearables can currently do, where they're going, the importance of hardware in hearables, the issues of security and human interaction while wearing them and how they're changing lives.
17:16
October 25, 2019
Saving a Company Money with Voice with Matt Smith, CEO of Speak2
10,000 people are turning 65 everyday and over 70% will need long term care. The older adult population is also one of the biggest adopters of voice. On this episode you'll hear Keri Roberts chat with Speak2 CEO Matt Smith talk about the specific use cases his company has created for the assisted living community, what the problem was, how their voice software works and how it's changing the lives of residents and providing a large ROI for the companies that use it. Join VOICE Live from CES! Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge at this event?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.
15:07
October 23, 2019
Connect with Consumers Through Music & Voice with Jon Brennan
How do you know if you need a sonic brand or what the process is like? On this episode, Keri Roberts chats with Jon Brennan of Sonic Signatures to talk about why it's important to create a personal relationship with the consumer, why you should use real voices and original music for your sonic brand, the process of choosing the right voice and music, plus actual sonic brand samples Jon has created where he asks you to guess which category you think they fit into. VOICE Live from CES Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.
23:30
October 18, 2019
Lead Generation with Voice with Stuart Crane of Voice Metrics
What is the ROI on voice is a question getting asked quite a bit and on this episode, Keri Roberts chats with Stuart Crane of Voice Metrics.  One of the answers to this question is lead generation and data. You'll hear him discuss ways a company can integrate voice into their current brand and market strategy, how to build leads and gain insight from voice and how to make sure your skill is for your brand only, plus his current favorite voice skill he's using right now. BE A PART OF OUR UPCOMING EVENT VOICE Live from CES Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.
21:23
October 16, 2019
How Small Businesses & Celebrities Can Monetize with Voice with Kam Taitt, Voice Consultant
Are you a small business who is wondering how a voice experience could help you monetize?  Keri Roberts chats with Kam Taitt, a voice consultant at Conversational Theater - A Division of Cantu Holdings.  He talks about how a small business can use voice to monetize plus why celebrities and professional athletes can and should create a voice experience and questions they should ask themselves to start the process.  BE A PART OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS VOICE Live from CES Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.
17:51
October 11, 2019
Sonic Branding - What You Need to Know with Jeanna Isham, Owner of Dreamr Productions
Today you'll hear Keri Roberts chat with composer and sonic brand content creator Jeanna Isham talk about her journey into sonic branding, what sonic branding is, why a business should have one, examples of what a sonic brand sounds like, how to discover your sonic brand and what music and sound does to your brain.
21:02
October 9, 2019
How to Create Your Own Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing with Daniel Hill, Owner of Daniel Hill Media
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing? On this episode you'll hear Keri Roberts chat with Daniel Hill of Daniel Hill Media who has gained 21,000 subscribers on his flash brief over the last year and today he's talking about why you should consider creating a flash briefing, how to create the strategy for one and how to technically upload and have it ready to go. BE A PART OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS VOICE Live from CES Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here. VOICE Global 2.20.2020 Worldwide 24 hour livestream conference for those at the forefront of conversational development, design and the artificial intelligence platforms driving transformation.  Join us to speak, host viewing parties, host livestream stages or sponsor the event by filling out a form here.
22:13
October 4, 2019
How to Create a Voice Skill without Coding with CEO of Witlingo, Ahmed Bouzid
Ahmed Bouzid is the CEO of Witlingo, a former Amazon Alexa head of product Smart Home employee and a voice first evangelist. He spoke at Voice Summit a few months ago and today he's on talking with Keri Roberts about how business managers with no tech experience can create a brand presence, what a voice experience can look like plus his top tips for starting and growing a voice based business and the current voice experiences he's using and enjoying right now. BE A PART OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS VOICE Live from CES Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Want to learn more about voice for business or want to share your knowledge?  Join us as a speaker, sponsor or attendee by filling out a form here.   VOICE Global 2.20.2020 Worldwide 24 hour livestream conference for those at the forefront of conversational development, design and the artificial intelligence platforms driving transformation.  Join us to speak, host viewing parties, host livestream stages or sponsor the event by filling out a form here.
25:39
October 2, 2019
Improving Audio Clarity in Voice UX with Hearing Therapist Audiologist, Anna Pugh
Right now voice technology is huge in the healthcare and older adult space, but have you ever thought about how voice technology could be better for those hard of hearing? Today on the show, you'll hear Keri Roberts talk with hearing therapist audiologist Anna Pugh discuss hard of hearing stats, why clarity and options is necessary for voice technology to be successful and the growth of wearables.
19:11
September 27, 2019
Think Tank with Steve Adubato feat. Dave Isbitski, Martine Van Der Lee & Pete Erickson
Today we're sharing with you the recent episode of Think Tank with Steve Adubato where he interviews Pete Erickson, CEO of Modev and the Founder of VOICE Summit, Dave Isbitski, Chief Evangelist of Alexa at Amazon and Martine Van Der Lee, the Director of Social Media for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Listen in to their discussion from this year's VOICE Summit on all things voice.
27:13
September 25, 2019
How to Create a Useful & Usable Framework for Voice Experiences with Susan Westwater of Pragmatic Digital
Learn how to create a useful and useable framework for voice experiences with the CEO and Co-Founder of Pragmatic Digital, Susan Westwater.  She answers the big question of how does a brand bring value to its customer in a voice experience.  Listen as she talks with Keri Roberts about the step by step framework she uses for the companies she works with. 
19:45
September 20, 2019
The 4 Step Process to Creating a Voice Experience with Scot Westwater, Co-Founder of Pragmatic Digital
On this episode, you'll hear something a little different on the podcast as we bring you actionable education you can use right now.  Listen in as Keri Roberts talks with Scot Westwater, the Co-Founder of Pragmatic Digital.  If you're a brand and you're excited about voice but just not sure where to start, Scot gives a detailed 4 step process anyone can use to start building their voice experience.  Check out their helpful skill mentioned by asking your smart speaker to "Launch Voice Facts."
25:44
September 18, 2019
Voice in Europe and How A Business Uses Voice with James Poulter, CEO of Vixen Labs
Today you'll hear Keri Roberts interview James Poulter, the Voice Summit Program Director and and the CEO and CoFounder of Vixen Labs talk about how he got started in the voice technology space, how Europe views voice technology, how businesses can use voice as part of their branding, marketing or sales strategy and a breakdown of how businesses can start thinking about how voice can work for them, plus an example of how the company Workshop Coffee is using voice now.
25:31
September 13, 2019
Voice for Businesses with Bret Kinsella, Founder of Voicebot.ai
On today's episode, you'll hear Keri Roberts chat with one of the top leaders in voice and the creator of Voicebot.ai, Bret Kinsella. You'll hear him talk about how he started Voicebot, why businesses need to be considering voice now based on research and how SEO for voice is working now and will work in the future.
19:25
September 11, 2019
What the Research Shows on Voice Technology with the President of Edison Research, Larry Rosin
Today you'll hear Keri Roberts interview the President of Edison Research Larry Rosin talk about what his company does, how it got started, what the research shows in the recent Smart Audio Report about smart speaker usage, how people are using smart speakers, how they find out about new skills, plus thoughts on security, monetization and why companies should invest in a voice strategy plan.
19:21
September 6, 2019
VOICE is Coming to CES
Today you'll hear the owner of Modev and VOICE Summit, Pete Erickson talk about how VOICE Summit will be a part of CES this January 8, 2020, what to expect, how to get involved and what he's seeing happening in the voice space.  Learn more about VOICE at CES here. 
07:27
September 4, 2019
Women in Voice with Joan Palmiter Bajorek
Today you'll hear Keri Roberts interview the founder of Women in Voice, Joan Palmiter Bajorek who not only has created an incredible community in the last year but is also a successful UX Researcher, conversational designer and a linguist.  You'll hear her talk about her journey from the arts into technology, how being a linguist helps her be a better conversational designer, how her nonprofit Women in Voice came about, plus what she's currently excited about and why voice matters to her. 
22:48
August 30, 2019
Detecting Fake News with Voice Technology and Data
Today you’ll hear Keri Roberts interview senior systems developer analyst and PhD student, Shivam Parikh,  talk about how his current research which is focused on finding ways to detect fake news using things like voice tech and data.  You'll also hear what he’s looking to create based off of his research and why he’s enjoying the voice community so much.
13:14
August 28, 2019
Enjoying the Creativity of Developing
Today we're continuing our university series to highlight students and faculty creating in the voice tech space.  You'll hear Rutgers student Reagan McFarland talk about how he got into tech, why he loves the creativity of developing for voice, how he got involved with VOICE Summit 19 plus why he enjoyed the hackathon so much and what he's working on now. 
10:56
August 23, 2019
Developing Voice Skills as a Student
In today's podcast episode you'll hear from one of the voice summit scholarship winners and the #1 voice ambassador winner.  You'll hear student Nimesh Solanki talk about the two voice skills he's developed, why he's excited about voice, what he hopes to develop for the voice world and why he says voice matters to him.
12:49
August 21, 2019
Why Voice Matters
Over the last few months, we've been asking some of our guests the question:  What is the #1 reason why you think voice matters? Listen in as some of the top creators in the space answer this question and let us know on Twitter @voicesummitai, what your number one reason is using #insidevoiceep45. 
09:02
August 16, 2019
What's Next for VOICE Summit and Beyond?
Listen in as the creator of the VOICE Summit, Pete Erickson talks about what's in store for VOICE 2020 and some other exciting voice events coming up from this snippet of his discussion at VOICE Summit 2019.  Learn more here.
09:24
August 14, 2019
Major Media in VOICE-First Era featuring the BBC, NPR & ABC and Addressing Bias in AI & Voice Assistance
Today we are bringing you one more episode featuring some of the speakers and panels from VOICE Summit 2019. You'll hear a panel on Major Media in the VOICE-First Era featuring the BBC, ABC and NPR, then Steve Keller talking about finding your voice in the age of audio disruption. Lastly, you'll hear a bit from the final day of the summit with Christina Mallon discussing how inclusion is very much in fashion followed by a panel addressing bias in AI and Voice Assistance. 
1:53:40
August 9, 2019
Amazon Alexa's Dave Isbitski's Key Note at VOICE Summit 2019
With VOICE Summit 2019 recently finishing, we wanted to share with you the new sonic brand sound for VOICE Summit, feedback from people who attended the event, plus Dave Isbitski's Key Note about where voice is at and going today. Enjoy!
41:06
August 7, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Ed Doran, Co-Founder of Cortana at Microsoft
We're finishing up our Season 1 with a final speaker preview.  Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with Ed Doran, the co-founder of Cortana at Microsoft who recently spoke at VOICE Summit 19.
08:41
August 2, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Harjinder Sandhu of Saykara
To finish out our VOICE Summit 2019 run, we're bringing you two more speaker previews this week. Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with Harjinder Sandhu of Saykara who was a recent speaker at the VOICE Summit in July. Enjoy!
10:21
July 31, 2019
LIVE from VOICE Summit #VOICE19
Your hosts Keri Roberts and James Poulter report live from the floor at VOICE Summit 2019 as they speak with VIP speakers and exhibitors from the show floor. Follow all the action @voicesummitai on social media and voicesummit.ai
32:39
July 24, 2019
Bonus Episode with James Poulter on VOICE
Final Bonus Episode before VOICE starts tomorrow!  Will you be there? Today you'll hear one of our co-hosts James Poulter on a podcast he was recently interviewed on discussing the new things happening in voice and you'll hear him talk more about this year's summit. 
1:24:42
July 21, 2019
How Brands Can Find Value in Voice with Jonathan Patrizio of Mobiquity
Today you'll hear an interview by Keri Roberts with one of our sponsors for VOICE Summit, the Principal Solutions Architect at Mobiquity, Jonathan Patrizio, talk about how brands can find value in voice and some case studies his team has created for companies like Butterball and Atom Tickets. Enjoy and be sure to check them out at the summit next week.
16:28
July 20, 2019
How to Create the Best Conversational Design for AI with Clinc
Today you'll hear Keri Roberts do an interview with one of our sponsors for VOICE Summit, the Director of Marketing, Emma Furlong, at Clinc.  She talks about how their company is creating the best conversational design for AI.  Enjoy and be sure to check them out at the summit next week.
06:02
July 19, 2019
Bringing Empathy to Technology with the CEO of Bond.ai, Uday Akkaraju
Today you'll hear an interview by Keri Roberts with one of our sponsors for VOICE Summit, the CEO of Bond.ai Uday Akkaraju talk about how he's bringing empathy to technology and specifically to improve the lifetime value of customers in the banking industry. Enjoy and be sure to check them out at the summit next week.
13:51
July 18, 2019
Improving Voice Experiences Through Testing with Real People in Real Time with Applause
In this week’s episode James Poulter speaks with Emerson Sklar, Director of Voice Services at the testing and quality platform, Applause - one of this year’s VOICE 19 sponsors. Emerson heads the team’s solutions for Voice testing, working with enterprise brands to help them improve their voice experiences through testing with real people in real time. In this discussion James and Emerson discuss whether we are seeing new design frameworks emerge in the voice space, and the power of knowing your customer when designing for voice.
20:18
July 17, 2019
Nokia Bell Labs’ Head of Experiments in Art and Technology Fuses Unlikely Collaborators for the Betterment of Society
In this episode of Inside Voice, Voice Summit Director of Programming and Content, Janice Mandel, speaks with Domhnaill Hernon, an award-winning technology, innovation and creativity executive on a mission to uncover insights that drive innovation for the betterment of humanity. He moved to the U.S. from Dublin about 3 ½ years ago to become the Head of Experiments in Art and Technology at Nokia Bell Labs. He created this initiative to bring together members of the artistic, engineering and scientific communities for investigative collaboration. Fusing truly diverse perspectives, he says, can help create greater value for society while helping to avoid past mistakes in integrating new technology. He received an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Limerick, and an executive MBA from Dublin City University, Ireland. We hope you’ll find this episode to be magically delicious.
26:49
July 16, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Vijay Balasubramaniyan the Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Pindrop
Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with Vijay Balasubramaniyan | Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Pindrop  who will also be speaking at the VOICE Summit in July. Enjoy!
17:32
July 15, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Michael Novak the Founder of Digital Transformation Partners
Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with Michael Novak of Digital Transformation Partners who will also be speaking at the VOICE Summit in July. Enjoy!
10:57
July 12, 2019
The Next Place for Tech - Newark, New Jersey
Today you'll hear an interview with one of our sponsors for VOICE Summit, NJBIA talk about how they support businesses in New Jersey, why Newark is thriving especially in the tech space and why voice matters now for business owners. Enjoy and be sure to check them out at the summit later this month.
09:34
July 11, 2019
How to Choose a Voice Talent for Your Company's Brand with Voices.com CEO Dave Ciccarelli
Today you'll hear James Poulter interview one of our sponsors for VOICE Summit, Voices.com.  You'll hear the CEO of Voices.com, Dave Ciccarelli talk about his background in audio engineering and how he created the number once source for voiceover talent, why voiceover talent is a growing industry, why humanity and emotion is important for the voice technology community and how to decide on a voice for your company's brand.  Enjoy and be sure to check them out at the summit later this month. 
24:41
July 10, 2019
How to Get a Job in Voice Technology with Luciana Morais
Here's another episode of The Voices Behind VOICE series hosted by Keri Roberts In these episodes, you'll get to hear from our attendees of the VOICE Summit. Each guest is either creating something within the voice space, looking for ways to use voice in their business or investing in companies within the voice space. Listen in for about 15 minutes as each person talks about how they got into technology, what they're creating or wanting to create within the voice space, why they're attending VOICE and who they're looking to connect with plus why voice is important. This episode features Luciana Morais an AI Conversational UX Writer who talks about how to get into voice and why voice is a great opportunity for creatives. Did this person peak your interest? Reach out to them online and at the event and find ways you can help one another in the world of VOICE.
15:31
July 9, 2019
Voice in Australia and in Retail with Matt Ware & Lachlan Pottenger of First Voice
Matt Ware is the Head of Performance and Lachlan Pottenger is the Creative Director of FIRST Voice (also one of this year's sponsors of VOICE). In this episode, you'll hear them talk about how voice is viewed and used in Australia, why Google Assistant is more dominant than Amazon Alexa in Australia, how their company helped Officeworks increase their retail numbers with voice, why conversational design is important for retail voice experiences, what to expect from their talk at the summit and why they think voice is important.
18:31
July 8, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Joti Balani the Founder of Freshriver.ai
In this episode founder of Voice Summit and Modev speaks with Joti Balani the founder of Freshriver.ai - Freshriver is an enterprise bot creator focused on bringing emotional intelligence to large scale businesses. She identifies in this interview the problems with bots and why many in the early days failed, and the learnings they have identified at Freshriver to fix this. Drawing on her extensive expertise as a marketing lead and product developer Pete and Joti discuss her insights into this fast paced and ever evolving space.
16:18
July 5, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Ahmed Bouzid CEO of Witlingo
Today, Voice Summit Programming and Content Director, Janice Mandel, welcomes Ahmed Bouzid to the Inside VOICE podcast. Dr. Ahmed Bouzid is Founder and CEO of Witlingo, a McLean, Virginia, based startup that builds products and solutions for Voice First devices and platforms, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Samsung’s Bixby. Prior to Witlingo, Dr. Bouzid was Head of Alexa's Smart Home Product at Amazon and VP of Product and Innovation at Angel.com. Dr. Bouzid is also co-founder and Director of the Ubiquitous Voice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of evangelizing the emerging voice interface. He holds 12 patents in the Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing field, and is a visiting lecturer at Weber State University. He was also recognized as a “Speech Luminary” by Speech Technology Magazine.
27:30
July 4, 2019
Transforming Digital Healthcare Through Voice and AI Technologies with Nate Treloar of Orbita
Nate Treloar is the COO and President of Orbita (also one of this year's sponsors of VOICE). In this episode, you'll hear him talk about how his company is transforming digital healthcare through the application of next-generation voice, chatbots and other conversational AI technologies. You'll also hear him discuss what it means for voice now that Amazon's Alexa is HIPAA eligible, how voice can help seniors aging in place, why only 29% of medical answers given by a virtual assistant voice enabled technology could cause harm if implemented and how businesses can start thinking about adjusting their current content to be voice ready.
21:46
July 3, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: David Box of Macadamian
Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with David Box of Macadamian who will also be speaking at the VOICE Summit in July. Enjoy!
09:58
July 2, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Alex Kaplunovich from Advanced Technology Experts
WE'RE ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY FROM VOICE SUMMIT AND WE WANT TO GET YOU READY AND INSPIRED! FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS ONLY WE'LL BE POSTING 5XS A WEEK WITH A VARIETY OF OUR GREAT VOICE INTERVIEWS.   Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with Alex Kaplunovich, VP of Engineering, Advanced Technology Experts who will also be speaking at the VOICE Summit in July. Enjoy! 
10:35
July 1, 2019
VOICE Speaker Preview: Jen Lehner from Front Row Media
Today's podcast episode is from a recent Facebook Live interview done by Pete Erickson, the owner of Modev and the creator of the VOICE Summit. You'll hear him chat with Jen Lehner of Front Row Media who will also be speaking at the VOICE Summit in July. Enjoy!
12:01
June 28, 2019
Creators of the Top Alexa Game Skill with Sarah Andrew Wilson and Joel Wilson
Here's another episode of The Voices Behind VOICE series hosted by Keri Roberts. In these episodes, you'll get to hear from our attendees of the VOICE Summit. Each guest is either creating something within the voice space, looking for ways to use voice in their business or investing in companies within the voice space. Listen in for about 15 minutes as each person talks about how they got into technology, what they're creating or wanting to create within the voice space, why they're attending VOICE and who they're looking to connect with plus, why voice is important. This episode features Founder Joel Wilson and VP Sarah Andrew Wilson, of Matchbox.io, helping businesses find their voice and the creators of the top Alexa game skill - Question of the Day. Did this guest peak your interest? Reach out to them online and at the event and find ways you can help one another in the world of VOICE.
12:24
June 26, 2019
Why VOICE with Teri Fisher of Voice in Canada
In this episode, VOICE creator Pete Erickson and Podcast Host Teri Fisher of Voice in Canada talk about why they love voice technology and what to expect from Teri's sessions at the VOICE Summit this July.
24:31
June 21, 2019
Getting Value from Data with Gary Mann
Here's another episode of The Voices Behind VOICE series hosted by Keri Roberts. In these episodes, you'll get to hear from our attendees of the VOICE Summit. Each guest is either creating something within the voice space, looking for ways to use voice in their business or investing in companies within the voice space. Listen in for about 15 minutes as each person talks about how they got into technology, what they're creating or wanting to create within the voice space, why they're attending VOICE and who they're looking to connect with plus why voice is important. This episode features Gary Mann, Managing Director of Jasfel Analytics, helping companies gain value from their data. Did this person peak your interest? Reach out to them online and at the event and find ways you can help one another in the world of VOICE.
08:10
June 19, 2019
Conversational Solution Platforms with Shane Mac
Today, Voice Summit Programming and Content Director, Janice Mandel, welcomes Shane Mac to the Inside VOICE Summit podcast. Shane co-founded Assist, a conversational solution platform for chatbots and voice applications, in 2015 with Giovanni Vatieri and Geek Squad founder, Robert Stephens, who made headlines when he sold his product support company to Best Buy and become the first CTO to integrate and mine the data from messaging support provided by over 100,000 employees. Assist became known for deploying Facebook Messenger chatbots for leading brands, including its first customer, 1-800-flowers, whose CMO will take the main stage with Shane at this year’s VOICE Summit. Last March, Conversocial, a UK-based social media management and customer service software provider, acquired Assist and named Shane its Chief Automation Officer. In this conversation, you’ll learn what led Shane to his first major exit, why he says he was “overly passionate, completely ignorant, and way too confident,” how he’s grown to collect the right people, and hear his take on the convergence of diverse players that make today’s voice community so cool.
37:38
June 14, 2019
Enabling Businesses with Voice with Mark Phillips and John Goss
Here's another episode of The Voices Behind VOICE series hosted by Keri Roberts. In these episodes, you'll get to hear from our attendees of the VOICE Summit.  Each guest is either creating something within the voice space, looking for ways to use voice in their business or investing in companies within the voice space. Listen in for about 15 minutes as each person talks about how they got into technology, what they're creating or wanting to create within the voice space, why they're attending VOICE and who they're looking to connect with plus, why voice is important. This episode features John Goss and Mark Phillips, the Co-Founders and Partners of Simplispoken, where voice enables businesses and delights customers. Did this person peak your interest? Reach out to them online and at the event and find ways you can help one another in the world of VOICE.
20:22
June 12, 2019
Blending Science and Art to Explore How Sound Affects Mood with Steve Keller
In this episode of Inside Voice, Voice Summit programming and content director, Janice Mandel, speaks with Steve Keller, the Sonic Strategy Director for Pandora, the largest streaming music platform in the US. Prior to joining Pandora, Steve was the founder and CEO of iV, an audio consultancy based in Nashville that specialized in the strategy, content, research and management necessary for successful audio branding initiatives. What does someone with over 25 years of experience in the music industry and a BA in Psychology do when his heart says sonic expression and his head seeks out data? Like an alchemist, he blends science and art to explore how sound affects mood and behavior. When it all works, he says, it seems like magic. Here's just a preview of what you'll hear from Steve as he takes the main stage at VOICE Summit this July. Don't miss his panels though -- that's where the inside scoop on what Pandora's up to is bound to come up.
34:01
June 7, 2019
Great Stories Should Be Heard with Alex Eremia
We have a new series on Inside VOICE called The Voices Behind VOICE hosted by Keri Roberts. In these episodes, you'll get to hear from our attendees of the VOICE Summit. Each guest is either creating something within the voice space, looking for ways to use voice in their business or investing in companies within the voice space.  Listen in for about 15 minutes as each person talks about how they got into technology, what they're creating or wanting to create within the voice space, why they're attending VOICE in 2019 and who they're looking to connect with and why voice is important. This episode features Alex Eremia, the Founder of BingeWith, where great stories should be heard. Did this person peak your interest? Reach out to them online and at the event and find ways you can help one another in the world of VOICE.
14:45
June 5, 2019
Voice-First Development with Voice Pioneer & Author, Ann Thyme-Gobbel
In this episode of Inside Voice, Voice Summit programming and content director, Janice Mandel, speaks with voice pioneer and author, Ann Thyme-Gobbel. Ann is currently the Voice Design Leader at Sound United and co-author of the new book: Voice-First Development: Designing developing, and deploying conversational interfaces. A Swedish native who fell in love with California, Ann put her PhD in Cognitive Science & Linguistics to work as a Voice Design practitioner in the emerging voice community that bonded at Nuance Communications in the early 2000s, and has remained connected throughout the years. Ann has been an invaluable member of the VOICE Summit board and served as one of 22 proposal reviewers . At VOICE, you'll find Ann discussing her new book on the author's panel, teaching a conversational design workshop called "What Users Really Want," and moderating the panel that she named: "Linguists Who Localize: How to succeed in multi-language design and deployment." In this conversation, you'll learn some tips of the trade that help business owners, designers, and developers understand what users really do want -- and will use.
31:34
June 3, 2019
Google I/O Reflections & the Black Mirror of Voice with Nodes Agency's, Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
In this episode we catch up with Maarten Lens-FitzGerald who has recently been appointed as global head of voice at development Nodes Agency based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In this discussion with a recorded live at the next web conference in Amsterdam, James and Maarten discuss what the black mirror future voice could look like, and the recent developments at this weeks Google I/O conference.
17:02
May 10, 2019
2019 Voice Trends with Dave Isbitski, Amazon Alexa's Chief Evangelist
Dave Isbitski is Amazon Alexa's Chief Evangelist - so if he doesn't know what's going on with Alexa, who does? Dave is coming back to Newark this Summer for VOICE 19 as our keynote speaker and in this chat with Pete, he goes into some of the trends of what he sees coming this year to his keynote, as well as reflecting on some of the growth in the #VoiceFirst market compared to previous tech revolutions. 
34:20
April 18, 2019
Summit Update with Pete Erikson, CEO of Modev
This week we check back in with Pete Erikson, CEO and Founder of Modev, the team that is brining you VOICE Summit in Newark on July 22-26th and the London VOICE Meetup on May 16th. In this episode we give you some updates on speakers and sponsors that will be coming to VOICE in NJ as well as some special info on upcoming events and opportunities for the community to get engaged. Get your tickets for VOICE at VoiceSummit.ai/tickets
25:04
April 5, 2019
Voice in the Enterprise with UMA's CMO - Gavin Fletcher
We are talking to our voice devices, bots and all manner of IOT in the home, but what about in the workplace? UMA is on a mission to fix meeting culture and the enterprise through their Voice First and Conversational approach. This week James spoke with CMO of UMA, Gavin Fletcher about the future of voice and conversational AI in the enterprise.
15:09
March 29, 2019
The BBC's Lisa Viger on Building Skills for Kids
In this week's episode we speak with Lisa Viger from the BBC, she is the product manager on the team behind the popular BBC Kid's skill in which you can play games, listen to songs and stories all from the BBC's franchises for young kids. This conversation was recorded at the TechNOVA Voice event in London, we look forward to inviting the team from the BBC to Newark in July for VOICE 2019 - to get your tickets go to VoiceSummit.ai or and to attend our London meetup on May 16th at Bounce, Old St, go to bit.ly/voicelondon
23:11
March 20, 2019
Kane Simms of VUX World
With Brexit looming why not squeeze in some British perspective to the voice world ;-) This week we speak with Kane Simms host of the VUX World Podcast - "the practical voice podcast" about the differences between the US and European voice market and how he has brought many design thinking and UX practices from other platforms into the Voice First world.
27:40
March 9, 2019
The Future of Voice with Ian Utile
Prepare for some mind blowing folks - this one we go DEEP into the Future of Voice with the unique perspectives of Mr Ian Utile. In this conversation recorded at the Alexa Conference with James Poulter, Ian discusses his perspectives on the far future of voice as an operating system and how the blockchain could also help democratise content creation. You're going to wanna strap in for this one!
18:55
March 3, 2019
Spindance's Brian Tol on Voice, IOT + The Enterprise
On this week's episode Founder of Modev, the team behind VOICE chats with Brian Tol, VP of Engineering from Spindance about building IOT and Voice in the Enterprise. Don't forget you can sign up to join Brian, Pete and James at VOICE 2019 in Newark, NJ this July - visit www.voicesummit.ai
25:15
February 21, 2019
Earplay's Jon Myers - It's 4K In Your Head
On this episode of Inside VOICE we speak with Jon Myers, founder of Earplay the interactive audio drama company behind some of biggest voice-first experiences in entertainment, including Jurassic World, Mr Robot and Westworld. Check out www.earplay.com for more or ask Alexa to "Open Earplay". Jon and the team will be back at VOICE in Newark in July - to join them, visit voicesummit.ai
20:42
February 15, 2019
Xandra's Kat Zdan on Westworld, Voice Casting & Equality
In this episode we catch up with Xandra's Kat Zdan, who talks to James Poulter about what it was like to work on creating HBO's Westworld: The Maze skill for Alexa and working as a voice actor in the current wave of Voice Skills and Podcasting.
19:56
February 7, 2019
Pete Erickson on Voice Summit 2019
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Inside VOICE, the podcast of Voice Summit which returns to NJIT in Newark New Jersey in July 2019. In this episode host James Poulter, CEO of Vixen Labs chats with Pete Erikson, CEO and Founder of Modev, the team behind Voice Summit about what to expect at the event this year and the history of how the Summit came to be. For more on Voice Summit - visit the website to sign up to submit speaker submissions and more. 
36:06
January 11, 2019
Inside VOICE Podcast: Taking You Inside the World of VOICE Summit - The World's Largest Voice Tech Event
Welcome to Inside VOICE - the new podcast from the hosts of VOICE Summit in Newark, NJ, the largest Voice First conference bringing you insight and analysis of the Voice First world, hosted by James Poulter, Pete Erikson and Janice Mandel. Find out more at voicesummit.ai
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December 19, 2018