Testimonials

"Having all the different perspectives on the Voice topic at one conference, ranging from the technical and business angle up to the customers' perspective was great. It was amazingly well done and important to bring that all together in one location."

Tim Schneidermeier, Team Lead Human-Centred Innovation, USEEDS°

"It was great to get various learnings from the best practices of other companies that we can adopt and apply to our projects. The setup and format of networking and discussion rounds really make it easy to get connected with valuable business contacts."

Roman Neumann, Principal Digital Transformation & New Business, Schufa

"The event was a big success and I really liked the spirit and the attendees. The mix of speakers and attendees was just perfect."

Daniel Delank, VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth, Deutsche Telekom

How It Works

Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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America's Voice-Connected Best Practices

Connected Living - Reaching the User
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in IT, Digital Transformation, Marketing & Digital Strategy, Hardware Engineering, Digital Factory, IoT, Innovation, Software Development, VUI Experience, Sales, and Conversational Commerce

Key Topics
  • Conversational AI
  • Voice User Interfaces
  • Marketing & Digital Strategy
  • Choice of Platform
  • Third-Party Apps & Services
  • Audio Branding
  • Speech Recognition & NLP

Agenda

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

9:00 am

Conference Opening and Introduction of the Chairwoman by manetch

Ashwini Joshi

Senior Software Engineer, Voice/Emerging Tech
Discovery
USA

This session is in English

9:15 am

Persona in Connected Devices

Ashwin Karuhatty

Head Of Partnerships - Global Product Partnerships
Google
USA

This session is in English

9:45 am

A Voice to Connect Enterprises

Ramu Sunkara

Co-Founder & CEO
Alan AI
USA

This session is in English

10:15 am

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45 am

Voice Ticketing via Smart Assistant

Marcus Motzkuhn

Senior Manager Digital Distribution & Solutions
SunExpress
Germany

This session is in English

11:00 am

Creating Complex, Cross-Platform Conversational Interactions

Chris Kurecka

Sr. Manager, Emerging Technology
TD Ameritrade
USA

This session is in English

11:30 am

Robert Bruchhardt

Senior Software Engineer
Mercedes-Benz
USA

"Hey Mercedes": Voice Technology In and Outside the Car

This session is in English
Francisco Rois Siso

Senior Software Engineer
Mercedes-Benz
USA

12:00 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

Persona in Connected Devices - Ashwin Karuhatty, Head Of Partnerships - Global Product Partnerships, Google


A Voice to Connect Enterprises - Ramu Sunkara, Co-Founder & CEO, Alan AI


Voice Ticketing via Smart Assistant - Marcus Motzkuhn, Senior Manager Digital Distribution & Solutions, SunExpress


Creating Complex, Cross-Platform Conversational Interactions - Chris Kurecka, Sr. Manager, Emerging Technology, TD Ameritrade


"Hey Mercedes": Voice Technology In and Outside the Car - Francisco Rois Siso, Senior Software Engineer, Mercedes-Benz and Robert Bruchhardt, Senior Software Engineer, Mercedes-Benz

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

Persona in Connected Devices - Ashwin Karuhatty, Head Of Partnerships - Global Product Partnerships, Google


A Voice to Connect Enterprises - Ramu Sunkara, Co-Founder & CEO, Alan AI


Voice Ticketing via Smart Assistant - Marcus Motzkuhn, Senior Manager Digital Distribution & Solutions, SunExpress


Creating Complex, Cross-Platform Conversational Interactions - Chris Kurecka, Sr. Manager, Emerging Technology, TD Ameritrade


"Hey Mercedes": Voice Technology In and Outside the Car - Francisco Rois Siso, Senior Software Engineer, Mercedes-Benz and Robert Bruchhardt, Senior Software Engineer, Mercedes-Benz

12:45 pm

Lunch With Networking

2:15 pm

The Emergence Of The Voice-Enabled Workforce

Greg Hedges

Chief Experience Officer
RAIN agency
USA

This session is in English

2:30 pm

Flash Briefings: The Prime Real Estate of Voice

Teri Fisher

Alexa in Canada & Voice First Health
Founder
Canada

This session is in English

3:00 pm

Andre Vlasov

Senior Manager, IoT, and APIs & Services
Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
USA

Voice as a Platform for Healthcare

This session is in English
Remi Gurak

Senior Design Researcher
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
USA

3:30 pm

How Voice is Changing the Way We Get Our Information

Joel Sucherman

Vice President, New Platform Partnerships
NPR
USA

This session is in English

4:00 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

The Emergence Of The Voice-Enabled Workforce - Greg Hedges, Chief Experience Officer, RAIN agency


Flash Briefings: The Prime Real Estate of Voice - Teri Fisher, Alexa in Canada & Voice First Health, Founder


Voice as a Platform for Healthcare - Andre Vlasov, Senior Manager, IoT, and APIs & Services, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health and Remi Gurak, Senior Design Researcher, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


How Voice is Changing the Way We Get Our Information - Joel Sucherman, Vice President, New Platform Partnerships, NPR

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

The Emergence Of The Voice-Enabled Workforce - Greg Hedges, Chief Experience Officer, RAIN agency


Flash Briefings: The Prime Real Estate of Voice - Teri Fisher, Alexa in Canada & Voice First Health, Founder


Voice as a Platform for Healthcare - Andre Vlasov, Senior Manager, IoT, and APIs & Services, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health and Remi Gurak, Senior Design Researcher, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


How Voice is Changing the Way We Get Our Information - Joel Sucherman, Vice President, New Platform Partnerships, NPR

4:45 pm

Coffee Break with Networking

5:15 pm

Get your Business Alexa Ready: From Brand Building to Optimization and Activation

Andy Hryciw

Director of Digital Sales - Pacific Northwest
iHeartMedia
USA

This session is in English

5:30 pm

VUI Communications Considerations - Vehicle vs. Home

Lisa Falkson

Senior VUI Designer at Amazon
Amazon
USA

This session is in English

6:00 pm

Welcome to VOICE: Opportunities and Challenges for Brands

Darin Clark

Director Of Business Development
SoundHound
USA

This session is in English

6:15 pm

Summary of the First Day of the Conference and Start-Up Pitches

6:30 pm

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in exciting conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

9:00 am

Conference Opening and Introduction of the Chairwoman by manetch

Lisa Falkson

Senior VUI Designer at Amazon
Amazon
USA

This session is in English

9:15 am

The Voice Technology Trends of 2020: What We are Likely to See, and How it Will Affect Customer Interaction

Carl Robinson

Host of the Voice Tech Podcast
Voice Tech Podcast
France

This session is in English

9:30 am

Couch to Kitchen: Direct To Consumer with Voice

Ashwini Joshi

Senior Software Engineer, Voice/Emerging Tech
Discovery
USA

This session is in English

10:00 am

Optimizing the Business of Voice Development through Automation

Emerson Sklar

Chief Evangelist
Bespoken
USA

This session is in English

10:15 am

Instant Replay - Using Voice to Navigate Your Live Sports & Talk Programming

Dean Mitchell

Lead Developer
StreamGuys
USA

This session is in English

10:30 am

Coffee Break with Networking

11:00 am

Jack Markarian

Director of Engineering
NFL Labs
USA

Using Voice to Reach a New Audience

This session is in English
Ian Campbell

Product Design & Innovation
NFL Labs
USA

11:30 am

UX Practices for Tackling New Experiences

Richard Hultman

Senior UX Manager, Services & Strategic Growth Office
Best Buy
USA

This session is in English

12:00 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

Couch to Kitchen: Direct To Consumer with Voice - Ashwini Joshi, Senior Software Engineer, Voice/Emerging Tech, Discovery


Using Voice to Reach a New Audience - Jack Markarian, Director of Engineering, NFL Labs and Ian Campbell, Product Design & Innovation, NFL Labs


UX Practices for Tackling New Experiences - Richard Hultman, Senior UX Manager, Services & Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

Couch to Kitchen: Direct To Consumer with Voice - Ashwini Joshi, Senior Software Engineer, Voice/Emerging Tech, Discovery


Using Voice to Reach a New Audience - Jack Markarian, Director of Engineering, NFL Labs and Ian Campbell, Product Design & Innovation, NFL Labs


UX Practices for Tackling New Experiences - Richard Hultman, Senior UX Manager, Services & Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy

12:45 pm

Lunch With Networking

2:15 pm

Responding to the Unexpected: Natural Conversation Design for Companies

Kate Berman

Senior Conversation Designer
Women in Voice
USA

This session is in English

2:45 pm

Voice Strategy and Autonomous Vehicles

Shyamala Prayaga

User Experience Evangelist - Conversational Design
Ford
USA

This session is in English

3:15 pm

Using Voice to Attract Customers and Take Payment

Jordan Mirrer

Director of Design and Production, Voice Products
Sony Pictures Entertainment
USA

This session is in English

3:30 pm

Women in Voice Meetup & End of Conference

This session is in English

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Just 8 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX), visitors can access the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center via Interstate 5 North from exit 302A–Rose Quarter, or from Interstate 84 West exit 1–Lloyd Boulevard. The Crowne Plaza is located just steps away from the Moda Center and a world-class network of rapid transit, including Portland's MAX light rail, which connects riders to downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, the Oregon Zoo, and Portland International Airport.

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