Inside VOICE

Improving Audio Clarity in Voice UX with Hearing Therapist Audiologist, Anna Pugh

An episode of Inside VOICE

By VOICE Summit
This podcast takes you inside the world of VOICE Summit created by Modev - the world's largest voice tech event with an inclusive community, a focus on educational content, and a safe space for innovation to thrive.

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 and a behind the scenes look at VOICE Live from CES, VOICE Global & VOICE 2020.

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

Learn more at www.voicesummit.ai and send us an email at keri@modev.com
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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
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17:51
October 11, 2019
Sonic Branding - What You Need to Know with Jeanna Isham, Owner of Dreamr Productions
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21:02
October 9, 2019
How to Create Your Own Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing with Daniel Hill, Owner of Daniel Hill Media
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22:13
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
Amazon Alexa's Dave Isbitski
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
01:04
December 19, 2018
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