Inside VOICE

Inside VOICE

www.voicesummit.ai
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 https://www.voicesummit.ai and send us an email at pete@modev.com.


Bringing Community Together with Voice with Paige Harkness, Partnerships/Integrations at Alkira
Jun 3 • 14 min
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…
Creating Custom Voice Experiences for Auto Brands with Kyle Halstvedt & Scott Halstvedt at SoundHound Inc.
May 29 • 31 min
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…
What Consumers Want to Know About Voice with Katherine Prescott, Founder & Editor at VoiceBrew
May 27 • 23 min
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…
How a Top NLP Startup is Growing, with Caitlyn Brooksby, Executive Director of PR/Communications at Canary Speech
May 22 • 20 min
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…
Improving the Restaurant Industry with Voice Technology with Derrick Johnson, CEO of Encounter AI
May 20 • 13 min
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…
How IVR Design Can Help Us Improve VUI with Maria Spyropoulou, Speech Systems Analyst at Eckoh
May 15 • 26 min
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/…
Voice Technology for Dentists with Chithra Durgam DDS, Co-Founder of DentalFlashGo
May 13 • 19 min
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…
How to Build Habit Forming Voice Products with Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of “Hooked”
May 8 • 49 min
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,…
Bringing a Visual Brand to Life Through Audio with Colleen Fahey, US Managing Director at Sixième Son
May 6 • 19 min
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…
Why Circular Conversational Design is Best with Alison Greenberg, CEO at aflow
May 1 • 36 min
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…
Helping Healthcare with Voice Technology During COVID-19 with Aaron Bours, Head Of Marketing at Hyro
Apr 29 • 25 min
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…
Future of Voice Shopping with Shilp Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Blutag
Apr 24 • 18 min
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…
Creatively Connecting with Your Audience Through Voice Apps with Caitlin Gutekunst at Creativity Inc
Apr 22 • 19 min
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…
World Class Beatboxer vs AI with Harry Yeff, Artist in Research at Nokia Bell Labs
Apr 17 • 34 min
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…
How to Make Voice Technology Secure with Uday Akkaraju, Matt Vaillancourt and John Iwasz
Apr 15 • 54 min
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…
How Voice Technology Can Help Your Business with Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, CEO of VOIQ
Apr 10 • 32 min
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,…
Creating Voice Experiences for Mercedes with Mihai Antonescu Product Manager
Apr 8 • 16 min
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…
Why Avatars Matter with Voice with David Colleen, CEO of Sapient X
Apr 3 • 24 min
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…
How to Get a Job in Voice Tech with Allys Parsons, VoiceTech Recruiter & Operations Director at techire.
Apr 1 • 18 min
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.…
Educating Developers About Actions on Google with Yüksel Tolun, Google Developer Expert
Mar 27 • 16 min
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…
Changing the Healthcare Space with Voice Technology with Dan Messina Co-Founder & EVP of HandsFree Health
Mar 25 • 21 min
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…
How Voice Affects Moods with Margareth Jabczynski, Conversational Designer
Mar 20 • 15 min
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,…
Building a Brand with Voice with Dr. Teri Fisher Physician & Founder of Alexa in Canada
Mar 18 • 22 min
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…
Scaling Human Conversations with Paul Michaelenko, CEO of Listen App
Mar 13 • 19 min
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…
Can Voice AI have Emotional Intelligence? Feat. Rana Gujral CEO of Behavioral Signals
Mar 11 • 23 min
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…
Hearables and Future of Voice with Andy Bellavia, Carl Robinson & Dave Kemp
Mar 6 • 55 min
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…
Amazon Alexa and Healthcare with Codrin Arsene CEO of Digital Authority Partners
Mar 4 • 20 min
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…
Voice Security in Healthcare with Nate Treloar, Jeroen Vonk & Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
Feb 28 • 44 min
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…
Bringing Voice to British Gas with Diana Mundo & Laura Celada
Feb 26 • 24 min
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,…
Marketing Tips for Voice from Leaders in the Space
Feb 21 • 48 min
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…
Flash Briefings & Voice Games with Adrian Simple, Teri Fisher & Rob Stanbridge
Feb 19 • 29 min
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…
Data Made Simple with Voice with Ganesh Gandhieswaran, CEO of ConverSight.ai
Feb 14 • 21 min
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…
Current State of Design & Where It’s Headed with Claire Mitchell, VaynerMedia
Feb 12 • 15 min
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…
Digital Marketing with Voice with Paul Hickey, CEO Data Driven Design
Feb 7 • 23 min
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…
Alexa Community in India with Ilan Ganesamurthy, an Alexa Champion
Feb 5 • 19 min
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…
Conversational Designers Matter with Hans van Dam, Co-Founder of Robocopy.io
Jan 31 • 18 min
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…
Bring Your Blog to Life with Voice with Ron Jaworski, CEO of Trinity Audio
Jan 29 • 16 min
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…
Bringing the Human Element to Voice LIVE at Project Voice
Jan 24 • 53 min
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…
Voice Education LIVE at Project Voice
Jan 22 • 36 min
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…
How to Work with Voice Actors with Judy Fossum, Professional Voice Actor
Jan 17 • 34 min
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…
Helping Medical Students with Voice with Dr. Neel Desai, Co-Founder of MedFlashGo
Jan 15 • 11 min
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.…
Voice on the Go with Patrick Givens, VP Head of Vaynersmart at Vaynermedia
Jan 10 • 20 min
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…
Leading Voice Innovation with Nithya Thadani and Nick Godfrey CEO & COO of RAIN
Jan 8 • 20 min
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…
6 Practices for Better Voice Assistants with Anshu Chakrabortty, Director of Product Management at SoundHound
Jan 3 • 16 min
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…
VOICE Events for 2020
Jan 1 • 3 min
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
Voice for Car Dealerships with Ethan Richardson, Founder of CarSay
Dec 27, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Voice Beyond Weather and Music with the Co-Founders of VoxxUp
Dec 25, 2019 • 22 min
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…
The “Big 5” in Voice with Kane Simms, Co-Founder of VUX World
Dec 20, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Announcing the Winners of the 1st Inside VOICE Podcast Awards
Dec 18, 2019 • 29 min
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…
Adding Voice to Any App with James Shelburne, Senior Product Manager for Alan
Dec 13, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Connecting Communities with Voice with Kiki, Founder of Black History Everyday
Dec 11, 2019 • 26 min
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…
Voice in the Hospitality Space with Andreas Cooper
Dec 6, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Turn Voice from a Project into a Scalable Program with Brandon Kaplan, CEO of Skilled Creative
Dec 4, 2019 • 18 min
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…
Why Sound Quality Matters in Voice with Eugene Kim
Nov 29, 2019 • 9 min
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…
How to Make Voice Safe and Secure with Matt Vaillancourt
Nov 27, 2019 • 26 min
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…
Data that Matters for Voice with Brandee Sanders
Nov 22, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Creating a Business with Your Voice Skill with Gordon Collier, My Career Fit
Nov 20, 2019 • 23 min
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…
The Aural Attention Economy with Dave Kemp of Oaktree Products
Nov 15, 2019 • 35 min
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,…
Samsung Bixby: What’s New and How to Get Involved with Roger Kibbe
Nov 13, 2019 • 33 min
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…
VOICE Summit 2020 Announcements
Nov 11, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Putting the “YOU” in UX Design with Maaike Coppens
Nov 8, 2019 • 33 min
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…
How to Transition into a Career in Voice with Blandine Avot
Nov 6, 2019 • 22 min
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…
Marketing for Voice with Vixen Labs, Labworks.io and Pragmatic Digital
Nov 1, 2019 • 38 min
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…
Voice in the Fitness Industry with Bryan K O’Rourke
Oct 30, 2019 • 16 min
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…
How Hearables are Changing Lives with Andrew Bellavia of Knowles Electronics
Oct 25, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Saving a Company Money with Voice with Matt Smith, CEO of Speak2
Oct 23, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Connect with Consumers Through Music & Voice with Jon Brennan
Oct 18, 2019 • 23 min
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…
Lead Generation with Voice with Stuart Crane of Voice Metrics
Oct 16, 2019 • 21 min
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…
How Small Businesses & Celebrities Can Monetize with Voice with Kam Taitt, Voice Consultant
Oct 11, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Sonic Branding - What You Need to Know with Jeanna Isham, Owner of Dreamr Productions
Oct 9, 2019 • 21 min
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…
How to Create Your Own Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing with Daniel Hill, Owner of Daniel Hill Media
Oct 4, 2019 • 22 min
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…
How to Create a Voice Skill without Coding with CEO of Witlingo, Ahmed Bouzid
Oct 2, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Improving Audio Clarity in Voice UX with Hearing Therapist Audiologist, Anna Pugh
Sep 27, 2019 • 19 min
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…
Think Tank with Steve Adubato feat. Dave Isbitski, Martine Van Der Lee & Pete Erickson
Sep 25, 2019 • 27 min
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…
How to Create a Useful & Usable Framework for Voice Experiences with Susan Westwater of Pragmatic Digital
Sep 20, 2019 • 19 min
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…
The 4 Step Process to Creating a Voice Experience with Scot Westwater, Co-Founder of Pragmatic Digital
Sep 18, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Voice in Europe and How A Business Uses Voice with James Poulter, CEO of Vixen Labs
Sep 13, 2019 • 25 min
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 for Businesses with Bret Kinsella, Founder of Voicebot.ai
Sep 11, 2019 • 19 min
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…
What the Research Shows on Voice Technology with the President of Edison Research, Larry Rosin
Sep 6, 2019 • 19 min
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…
VOICE is Coming to CES
Sep 4, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Women in Voice with Joan Palmiter Bajorek
Aug 30, 2019 • 22 min
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…
Detecting Fake News with Voice Technology and Data
Aug 28, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Enjoying the Creativity of Developing
Aug 23, 2019 • 10 min
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…
Developing Voice Skills as a Student
Aug 21, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Why Voice Matters
Aug 16, 2019 • 9 min
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…
What’s Next for VOICE Summit and Beyond?
Aug 14, 2019 • 9 min
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.
Major Media in VOICE-First Era featuring the BBC, NPR & ABC and Addressing Bias in AI & Voice Assistance
Aug 9, 2019 • 113 min
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…
Amazon Alexa’s Dave Isbitski’s Key Note at VOICE Summit 2019
Aug 7, 2019 • 41 min
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!
VOICE Speaker Preview: Ed Doran, Co-Founder of Cortana at Microsoft
Aug 2, 2019 • 8 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: Harjinder Sandhu of Saykara
Jul 31, 2019 • 10 min
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…
LIVE from VOICE Summit #VOICE19
Jul 24, 2019 • 32 min
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
Bonus Episode with James Poulter on VOICE
Jul 21, 2019 • 84 min
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…
How Brands Can Find Value in Voice with Jonathan Patrizio of Mobiquity
Jul 20, 2019 • 16 min
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…
How to Create the Best Conversational Design for AI with Clinc
Jul 19, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Bringing Empathy to Technology with the CEO of Bond.ai, Uday Akkaraju
Jul 18, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Improving Voice Experiences Through Testing with Real People in Real Time with Applause
Jul 17, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Nokia Bell Labs’ Head of Experiments in Art and Technology Fuses Unlikely Collaborators for the Betterment of Society
Jul 16, 2019 • 26 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: Vijay Balasubramaniyan the Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Pindrop
Jul 15, 2019 • 17 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: Michael Novak the Founder of Digital Transformation Partners
Jul 12, 2019 • 10 min
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…
The Next Place for Tech - Newark, New Jersey
Jul 11, 2019 • 9 min
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…
How to Choose a Voice Talent for Your Company’s Brand with Voices.com CEO Dave Ciccarelli
Jul 10, 2019 • 24 min
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,…
How to Get a Job in Voice Technology with Luciana Morais
Jul 9, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Voice in Australia and in Retail with Matt Ware & Lachlan Pottenger of First Voice
Jul 8, 2019 • 18 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: Joti Balani the Founder of Freshriver.ai
Jul 5, 2019 • 16 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: Ahmed Bouzid CEO of Witlingo
Jul 4, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Transforming Digital Healthcare Through Voice and AI Technologies with Nate Treloar of Orbita
Jul 3, 2019 • 21 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: David Box of Macadamian
Jul 2, 2019 • 9 min
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!
VOICE Speaker Preview: Alex Kaplunovich from Advanced Technology Experts
Jul 1, 2019 • 10 min
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…
VOICE Speaker Preview: Jen Lehner from Front Row Media
Jun 28, 2019 • 12 min
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.…
Creators of the Top Alexa Game Skill with Sarah Andrew Wilson and Joel Wilson
Jun 26, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Why VOICE with Teri Fisher of Voice in Canada
Jun 21, 2019 • 24 min
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.
Getting Value from Data with Gary Mann
Jun 19, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Conversational Solution Platforms with Shane Mac
Jun 14, 2019 • 37 min
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…
Enabling Businesses with Voice with Mark Phillips and John Goss
Jun 12, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Blending Science and Art to Explore How Sound Affects Mood with Steve Keller
Jun 7, 2019 • 34 min
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…
Great Stories Should Be Heard with Alex Eremia
Jun 5, 2019 • 14 min
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…
Voice-First Development with Voice Pioneer & Author, Ann Thyme-Gobbel
Jun 3, 2019 • 31 min
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…
Google I/O Reflections & the Black Mirror of Voice with Nodes Agency’s, Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
May 10, 2019 • 17 min
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,…
2019 Voice Trends with Dave Isbitski, Amazon Alexa’s Chief Evangelist
Apr 18, 2019 • 34 min
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…
Summit Update with Pete Erikson, CEO of Modev
Apr 5, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Voice in the Enterprise with UMA’s CMO - Gavin Fletcher
Mar 29, 2019 • 15 min
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…
The BBC’s Lisa Viger on Building Skills for Kids
Mar 20, 2019 • 23 min
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…
Kane Simms of VUX World
Mar 9, 2019 • 27 min
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…
The Future of Voice with Ian Utile
Mar 3, 2019 • 18 min
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…
Spindance’s Brian Tol on Voice, IOT + The Enterprise
Feb 21, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Earplay’s Jon Myers - It’s 4K In Your Head
Feb 15, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Xandra’s Kat Zdan on Westworld, Voice Casting & Equality
Feb 7, 2019 • 19 min
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.
Pete Erickson on Voice Summit 2019
Jan 11, 2019 • 36 min
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…
Inside VOICE Podcast: Taking You Inside the World of VOICE Summit - The World’s Largest Voice Tech Event
Dec 19, 2018 • 1 min
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…