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Open Voice #07 - Iwan Reuvekamp - DPG (de Persgroep)
Iwan Reuvekamp shares how a mediahouse like DPG media approaches Voice. With examples of Qmusic radio, a Qmusic game and experiments around de Volkskrant he illustrates the challenges and learnings he had.
September 26, 2019
Open Voice #07 - Tom Jessen - RTL
Tom Jessen shares more insights from Commercial broadcaster RTL. How did they get started with Voice, what are they doing now, and what is it they are experimenting with now? (hint: listen to the audio version of this talk to hear the initial versions of anchor Jan de Hoop's voice) - Talk was done in Dutch.
September 26, 2019
Open Voice #07 - Lieneke Grollé - KRO-NCRV
How do you translate a TV format to Voice? This and much more was shared by KRO-NCRVs Lieneke Grollé. She told about the initial start with award winning Chefkok Binnenstebuite, popular kids game Willem Wever and interactive storyline "Uit het nest" (stories from the nest) and how they are combining the learnings into the development of "De slimste mens" (the smartest person).
September 26, 2019
Open Voice #07 - Maaike Groenewege - Women in Voice Netherlands
Maaike Groenewege shares how Women in Voice landed in The Netherlands through a personal story. Learn more about Women in Voice or join the slack community: - - -
September 26, 2019
Open Voice #07 - State of Voice
The State of Voice for Open Voice #07. What happened in the voice domain within the past few months. This is a collection of the most significant stories and numbers.
September 26, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Tony Chang - M-Ventures
Tony Chang shares more about voice biomarkers and how they can be applied.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Ellen Kok - Phoenix
Ellen Kok returns to share her experiences with Google Assistant in her daily life.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Maarten Lens-FitzGeralds - State of Voice
Our usual State of Voice as delivered by Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Jelle Hylarides - Care Riing
Jelle Hylarides shares how he uses voice to improve the quality of life of his mother with Alzheimer in a way that might help people in a similar situation as well.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Jeroen Vonk - SVB
Jeroen Vonk (SVB) is using voice to make information more accessible to older adults. In this demo he showed how voice can be used to answer questions on pensions.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Emma Heitbrink - Bartiméus
Emma Heitbrink shares learnings from the usability sessions she did for companies like Albert Heijn and for blind and vision impaired people. There are learnings that will not only make your service more accessible for the visually impaired, but also for others.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Maarten Geraets - Philips
Maarten Geraets shares how Philips started out with Voice several years ago, what they learned along the way and how they apply voice now.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #06 - Maarten den Braber
Maarten den Braber gives a brief introduction to voice in the healthcare and elder adults ecosystem for Open Voice #06.
May 17, 2019
Open Voice #05 - Eric Bezzam - Snips
Eric is Signal Processing Scientist for Snips, an Private by design voice platform. He shared his view on how voice develops as an important interface, and asked some ethical questions about what this new platform means for the privacy of consumers.
March 03, 2019
Open Voice #05 - Maarten Lens-FitzGerald - State of Voice
Open Voice co-founder shares the State of Voice with some of the recent events in the Voice domain.
February 19, 2019
Open Voice #05 - Roderick de Rode - Spinn
Roderick de Rode is CEO at SPINN. Spinn is an internet of things meets coffee marketplace. They make Voice connected coffee machines that brew coffee and auto-replenish from a marketplace for local coffee roasters.
February 19, 2019
Open Voice #05 - Guido Jongen - Nuance
Guido Jongen from Nuance Communication will share about how industry veteran Nuance keeps forging ahead with Integrated Voice. We look forward to their insights on integrating Voice in the car and on TV set-top boxes.
February 19, 2019
Open Voice #04 - Sophie Kleber - Huge
Sophie Kleber is the executive creative director at Huge, where she creates future-forward user experiences to help transform businesses and shape the way we use technology. From screen-based interfaces, to voice UIs, to sentient computing, Sophie’s work shapes some of the largest companies in the world, including IKEA, Under Armour, Goldman Sachs, and Warner Brothers. She is a thought leader in the future of design, has written on behalf of TED, and speaks regularly at SXSW.
November 13, 2018
Open Voice #04 - Tijmen Schep - Technology Critic and Privacy Designer
Tijmen Schep is a technology critic and privacy designer who helps citizens, designers and policymakers understand new chances and challenges in our data-driven society. He illustrated the subjects that should be discussed, and demonstrated how things could be through various examples, such as his Candle project.
November 13, 2018
Open Voice #04 - Maarten Lens-FitzGerald - State of Voice
Open Voice co-founder shares the State of Voice with some of the recent events in the Voice domain.
November 13, 2018
Open Voice #04 - Ellen Kok - Phoenix Reintegration
Ellen Kok is a visually impaired. She helps people with a handicap, disease or a trauma to return to their job through her own company Phoenix Reintegration. At Open Voice, Ellen shared how she experiences a 'voice only' world.
November 13, 2018
Open Voice #04 - Maarten van de Koevering - ReadSpeaker
Maarten is a business development manager for ReadSpeaker, one of the leading voice companies. He likes to help companies to create a text-to-speech voice that perfectly fits with their brand identity. His talk is all about 3rd party voices and what they entail.
November 13, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Tim van de Rijdt - Google
Tim (Google) joined 9 years ago from a market research startup, and has held various positions ranging from SMB advertiser acquisition and Google brand marketing, to product marketing for Maps and Search. He is looking forward to launching Google Home later this year (yes, before Christmas 2018).
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Finbar Hage & Daan Gönning - Rabobank
Daan and Finbar (Rabobank) worked alongside Google on the financial skill. What can you expect when you are a large (financial) corporate and you want to be cutting edge? Their story illustrates how it's possible to innovate in traditional environment.
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Vera Holland - KRO-NCRV
Vera (KRO-NCRV) shared a different approach on building voice services. While arguably the most elegant user experience when it comes to the voice (all voices are pre-recorded), what can we learn from this approach? She shares the ups and downs of the process.
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Stijn Verhoeven - Albert Heijn Online
Stijn (Albert Heijn Online) did the conversational design of one of the largest retailers in The Netherlands. What are the lessons we can learn from them, and what does the roadmap look like for this household name.
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Timo Snoek - PostNL
Timo (PostNL) leads the development of one of the launching actions. He shares how they approached voice, and how it fits in the bigger picture for PostNL.
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Joeri Nortier - BNR
Joeri (BNR) shares why voice is such a natural match for BNR, what they did so far and how they plan to continue in the future.
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #03 - Maarten Lens-FitzGerald - State of Voice
Maarten presents the State of Voice
September 30, 2018
Open Voice #02 - Max Amordeluso - Amazon
Max (Amazon) shared Amazon Alexa's lessons and gives guidance on how to create good voice services.
July 16, 2018
Open Voice #02 - Michiel Cremers - House of Music
Michiel (House of Music) worked on sonic branding for over 10 years. He shares some of the similarities between sonic branding and voice and how you can benefit from it.
July 16, 2018
Open Voice #02 - Murat Ozmerd -
As Dutch entrepreneur, Murat ( is taking the conversational world by storm. He was courageous enough to make a live voice service using his platform on stage.
July 16, 2018
OpenVoice #01 - Ben Sauer - Designing for Voice
Ben Sauer, independent (voice) design strategist and speaker. Ben works with companies around the world to raise their design game. He’s already been talking about VUI for years. Ben offered honest and clear advice to those attempting to master the voice environment. “We really have no idea where this technology is headed, or what it can do. Our true calling should be to help make the system fail gracefully, so its users can help us make it better.” But the trouble is, users don’t really know what’s possible with voice, or what it can and can’t do. Our true calling should be to help make the system fail gracefully, so its users can help us make it better.” But the trouble is, users don’t really know what’s possible with voice, or what it can and can’t do. Listen to the whole talk to gain more insight on the subject from someone who has worked in the domain of conversational design of some time.
May 17, 2018
OpenVoice #01 - Jeroen de Bakker (Talpa) - Alexa Juke
By Jeroen de Bakker, CMO and CDO at Talpa Radio. “Many people thought that the advent of streaming would be the death of radio,” he began. “But we saw it as an opportunity. After all, radio is streaming avant la lettre – it was streaming long before streaming existed. We make content 24 hours a day. There are plenty of opportunities to use voice technology.” Talpa develops JUKE, a personal music guide that offers complete Dutch radio access, non-stop playlists, and access to 50 million songs. With both free and premium subscription services, JUKE serves a wide Dutch audience and a specific need. “Although our customers’ needs have never changed, their behavior has. With JUKE, we can be with them anywhere and everywhere they are. We’re turning listeners into users. But music streaming is a competitive space, so we knew how important it is to develop a solution before our competitors do. Now, we’re refining and expanding it to ensure we continue to meet their needs and keep it personal.
May 17, 2018
OpenVoice #01 - Daniël Sytsma (Diageo) - Alexa The Bar
By Daniël Sytsma, Founder and Executive Creative Director of Studio Kraftwerk. Diageo, one of the world’s leading alcohol distributers, wanted to explore the opportunities of voice, they called on him. “Diageo noticed that cocktails are becoming more and more popular in bars, but people rarely make cocktails at home. So, to help them out, we developed The Bar, an Amazon skill (voice’s equivalent to a mobile app) that offers recipes, instructions and lessons in how to make the perfect cocktail. You can even order ingredients and bartending tools directly with Alexa.” Daniël talked a lot about creating the perfect brand voice for The Bar. “We used a lot of humor and personality in our voice,” he says. “After all, it’s supposed to be a fun experience. Now, we’re looking into scaling up the idea to work with Google Assistant, and expanding the skill to include occasion-based party planning and functionality that allows Alexa to suggest cocktails form the ingredients you have on hand.”
May 17, 2018