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Everything in One Place

VOICE is this year's largest voice tech conference that brings the conversational design ecosystem together in one place for three days of jam packed content, networking and fun. 

1500+ Attendees | 200+ Speakers | 175+ Sessions | 100+ Hours of hands-on training

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MORE THAN 150 SPEAKERS

David Isbitski

David Isbitski

Chief Technical Evangelist | Amazon

David Isbitski

David Isbitski

Chief Technical Evangelist | Amazon

David Isbitski is Amazon's Chief Evangelist for Alexa and Echo, introducing the world to the power of Voice. He has helped launch numerous platforms and products at both Microsoft and Amazon and made a career out of helping people be successful with technology. Towards that end, he has delivered keynotes at major conferences around the world. A Jersey Shore native, David loves being near the ocean. He returns to his roots at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program with a B.A. in Information Systems.

 LAUREN LUCCHESE

LAUREN LUCCHESE

Head of AI Content Design | Capital One

 LAUREN LUCCHESE

LAUREN LUCCHESE

Head of AI Content Design | Capital One

Lauren is an AI Content + UX designer. She currently leads the AI Content Design team at Capital One, designing conversations for the Capital One skill on Alexa and for Eno, the first natural language SMS chatbot created by a U.S. bank. If you want to get her talking, ask her what she’s reading, or where she’s hoping to travel to next. Also, she loves meeting new designers and technologists! You can find her on Twitter as @laurenlookayz, and can connect with her here on LinkedIn.

James Poulter

James Poulter

Head of Emerging Platforms, Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO

James Poulter

James Poulter

Head of Emerging Platforms, Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO

As Head of The LEGO Group’s Emerging Platforms & Partnerships team as part of the Digital Consumer Engagement division, James Poulter is pursuing new technologies, platforms and partners to build digital consumer engagement with LEGO customers, shoppers and consumers on a global basis. James previously was the Social Lead for LEGO’s social network for Kids, LEGO Life – which launched globally in 2017 and has since grown to over 1m active users regularly posting their content to the world’s first global and safe social network for kids. As well as devising and developing social features such as LEGO Life’s emoji keyboard, custom characters and moderation systems, James oversaw the launch of LEGO’s global partnership with GIPHY leading the LEGO channel to accrue over 1 Billion GIF views in it’s first year.

Chiori Hori

Dr. Chiori Hori

Principal Research Scientist | Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Chiori Hori

Dr. Chiori Hori

Principal Research Scientist | Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Dr. Chiori Hori has worked on spoken language processing technologies since 1998. In 2002, she worked on spoken interactive Q&A using a real-time Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) based on Weighted Finite-State Transducer (WFST) with over-a-million word vocabulary, at NTT. She joined CMU to work on speech translation/summarization technologies in 2004 and then moved to ATR/NIC in 2007. She led the NICT ASR research group and their system to first place in the English TED talk recognition at IWSLT for three consecutive years from 2012. She invented a WFST-based cross-lingual dialog technology which was implemented on a humanoid robot ASIMO and recipe on-the-fly dialog systems at NICT. She has been working on neural network based technologies for Human-Robot communication at MERL since 2015. She is a member of the Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and an editorial board of Computer Speech and Language.

Howard Lerman

Howard Lerman

Founder & CEO | Yext

Howard Lerman

Howard Lerman

Founder & CEO | Yext

Howard Lerman founded Yext in 2006 with a single goal: to build an impactful, great company with super talented people. Along the way, Yext has re-invented three industries: pay-per-call advertising, business listings synchronization, and today, digital knowledge management. With hundreds of amazingly talented employees serving many of the world’s leading businesses, Yext is on its way to realizing Howard’s original vision. Yext is Howard’s fourth software company. Howard is also Co-Founder and Chairman of Confide, a leading off-the-record messaging service.

Howard is a proud graduate of TJHSST and barely graduated from Duke University.

Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite

Leading Developer Experience for Cognitive Services | Microsoft

Noelle LaCharite

Noelle LaCharite

Leading Developer Experience for Cognitive Services | Microsoft

Noelle is passionate about Solutions Architecture, Technical Training, and Technical Evangelism. She specializes in Microsoft AI, Cognitive Services and Pre-Built AI.

She also performs keynote speeches and delivers workshops on Mindful Leadership, creating work-life harmony and crafting a vision for your life. Her work includes all day workshops for associations, executives and universities to help develop their mindful leadership skills.

At conferences around the world you’ll find Noelle speaking about conversational AI and her success as an Alexa Skill Developer.

Cami Williams

Cami Williams

Senior Alexa Evangelist | Amazon

Cami Williams

Cami Williams

Senior Alexa Evangelist | Amazon

Cami works as a Senior Evangelist on Alexa for Amazon based in Seattle focused on Alexa Games. Since starting at Amazon in September 2017, Cami has spoken on behalf of Alexa at various conferences and workshops, including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, reInvent, Consumer Electronics Show, and Game Developers Conference. Cami is proud to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. As a representative from the community she has spoken at over 40 different hackathons and events, most notably the GHC, the White House Tech Inclusion Summit, SXSWedu, ATECH Conference, and Google Women Engineers Conference. During her free time, Cami loves to play board games with friends, build mechanical keyboards, and quote the Office.

Nikhil Deshpande

Nikhil Deshpande

Chief Digital Officer | State of Georgia

Nikhil Deshpande

Nikhil Deshpande

Chief Digital Officer | State of Georgia

As Chief Digital Officer for the state of Georgia, Nikhil Deshpande leads the Office of Digital Services Georgia under the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA). Nikhil envisioned and led state government’s transition to an enterprise web-publishing platform based on Drupal, an open source content management system hosted in the cloud. The platform currently supports over 80 state agency websites. Under his direction, Georgia became the first state in the nation to use Drupal across it's enterprise and meet special needs of constituents with a range of disabilities affecting vision, hearing, motion and cognition making the platform Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. Nikhil strongly advocated the use of social media for Georgia.gov when using social media for government was not common, and established a presence for the state on Facebook and Twitter to quickly address citizens’ questions and concerns. Nikhil also served as adjunct faculty at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design for ten years, where he taught graduate classes in Interaction Design and Game Development.

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Matt Quinn

VP of Software Development | Audible

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Matt Quinn

VP of Software Development | Audible

Matt Quinn is Vice President of Software Development and Site Lead for Audible’s Cambridge development office. He joined Amazon in 2014, working on Fire Phone for a year until transitioning to his current role at Audible. Before Amazon, Matt worked for Vistaprint for seven years as Director of Technology leading Vistaprint’s Digital Product line. With a dozen years of start-up experience, Matt knows how to ably navigate the challenge, strategy and pace of Audible’s engineering culture. He has a Masters in Management from Emmanuel College and a Mathematics degree from the College of the Holy Cross in beautiful Worcester, MA. Outside work he loves sailing with his wife and two daughters, golfing, going to Red Sox games, and skiing in the winter.
Shwen Gwee

Shwen Gwee

GM, Digital Accelerator | Novartis

Shwen Gwee

Shwen Gwee

GM, Digital Accelerator | Novartis

Shwen Gwee is a recognized pioneer in digital health and social pharma. An industry thought-leader, he was named a Top 40 “Healthcare Transformer” by MM&M in 2015, and a MM&M and PR Week Health Influencer 50 in 2017. Shwen brings over a decade of experience leading commercial/brand digital strategy and driving innovation across both client-side biopharma organizations and at leading advertising agencies. He currently serves as Head of Digital Strategy for Novartis and sits on various advisory boards, including: Google (Healthcare), SXSW (Health), MM&M Healthcare Transformers, emojiHEALTH, and the Digital Health Coalition. He is often featured in industry publications, speaks regularly at industry events and chairs the Social Innovation Day for the Digital Pharma Series (East, West and EU). A passionate contributor to the digital health startup community, Shwen organizes startup bootcamps, runs startup pitch contests and plays an active role running healthcare hackathons around the world as part of the MIT Hacking Medicine team.

Cathy Pearl

Cathy Pearl

Head of Conversation Design Outreach | Google

Cathy Pearl

Cathy Pearl

Head of Conversation Design Outreach | Google

Cathy Pearl is Head of Conversation Design Outreach at Google, and the author of the O'Reilly book "Designing Voice User Interfaces." Previously, she was VP of User Experience at Sensely, whose virtual-nurse avatar, Molly, helps people engage with their healthcare. She has worked on everything from NASA helicopter-pilot simulators to a conversational iPad app in which Esquire magazine's style columnist tells users what they should wear on a first date. During her time at Nuance and Microsoft, Cathy designed VUIs for banks, airlines, and Ford SYNC. She holds a BS in Cognitive Science from UCSD and an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University. She also enjoys getting her Amazon Echo & Google Home to talk to each other.

Janeen Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell

Former Head of Women In Technology | GE

Janeen Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell

Former Head of Women In Technology | GE

Global Technology Executive, People Developer, Transformational Leader, Storyteller, Engineer and self-proclaimed Global Citizen, Janeen Uzzell is a native New Jerseyan on a mission to use her influence and voice to lead causal work that changes lives, communities and the world. Regarded as a pioneering global strategist, she is adept in identifying market barriers and conceptualizing new models to impact customer performance and profitability. During her time as an ex-Pat in Africa, Janeen gained entrepreneurial and start-up experience in a high-risk market and worked to push boundaries with integrity and collaborative teaming. A noted thought leader and influencer, Janeen uses storytelling as a way to link business models and solutions to engage, inspire, and ignite shifts in global policies and practices. Most recently, Janeen was the Head of Women in Technology for GE where she worked across the 300,000-employee community leading a culture shift to accelerate the number of women within the Company’s technical female workforce. Beyond her professional achievements, she is a Board Member for the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute, a former Co-Chair for the United Nation’s Medical Device Innovative Working Group, an adviser for the National Believers in Business Collegiate Organization and a sought-after public speaker.

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$40 Billion

U.S. retail shopping via voice will exceed $40 Billion by 2022 according to Voicebot.ai

 

1.2 Trillion

It's forecasted that "50% of all searches will be voice searches by 2020” according to comscore

33 Million

The number of voice-first devices in U.S. is more than 33 million based on a new study by VoiceLabs

80%

80% of developers worldwide are embracing A.I. according to a recent Stack Overflow survey

Event Highlights

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    Keynote Speaker: David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist, Amazon Alexa

    Re-imagining the future through voice

    Dave has been a professional speaker, trainer and evangelist for over a decade. He has taught full-day courses on many topics including Mobile Apps, Cloud and the Web. Dave has helped launch numerous technology platforms, frameworks and programming languages across an array of devices at both Microsoft and Amazon. Dave is also an author for Lynda.com and can be found on twitter as @TheDaveDev and the Amazon Apps & Services Blog http://bit.ly/amazon-blog.

  • Hands on workshops

    Hands-on Sessions

    Development, Design & More

    Choose from more than 50 workshops across an array of coding, design, product and marketing courses. You will leave VOICE armed with the knowhow to accelerate your career, startup or major company initiative.  
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    Smart Cities

    Voice and Chat Are Playing a Key Role

    Every major city in the world has a Smart Cities initiative - and for good reason. As people are making cities their homes, workplaces and favorite tourist destinations - being connected and access to services is more important than ever. At VOICE, you'll learn how to integrate NLP into your Smart City and who's leading the way.

80% of developers worldwide are embracing A.I.

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More than 33 million voice first devices in the U.S.

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Who Should Attend?

Developers:

  • 100+ hours of hands-on developer training
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions
  • More than ten Amazon Alexa staff leading the classes
  • Leave with actionable Skills development experience to launch your own titles or accelerate your companies entry into the voice-first era
  • Meet hundreds of like minded developers from around the world 
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Designers:

  • Access to more than 50 hours of voice design related sessions
  • Work directly with Amazon staff at the forefront of conversational design 
  • Meet industry colleagues building the top rated voice design interfaces in the world 
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions 
  • Leave with a better understanding of voice design across all modes of AI interaction from chat to voice
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Brands:

  • Hear from more than 50 of the world's top brands
  • Hands-on sessions by Capital One, Audible, Yext, Comcast and more
  • Discover where bets are being placed and how companies are prioritizing interaction across all modes of consumer engagement
  • From hands-on workshops to keynote talks, any consumer facing brand will find information otherwise unavailable at VOICE

Agencies:

  • Thought leadership starts with leading the conversation and VOICE is where the world's largest gathering of experts in the space will be July 24-26
  • Hundreds of brands will be on site to share their priorities  
  • With leading agencies actively involved through workshops and talks, hear where the industry is going
  • VOICE is an opportunity to train your agency staff on all aspects of conversational design
  • Set your strategy for the remainder of 2018 and beyond

Marketers:

  • Explore ideas for remaining at the forefront, as voice drives more eCommerce and search than ever before
  • Discover how brands are reaching their customers through multi-modal engagement 
  • Find new ways to monetize through VOICE as companies like Amazon open up new opportunities 
  • Meet like minded industry colleagues to share and discuss this exciting new market 
  • Access more than 50 hours of marketing related sessions
  • Leave as more of an industry expert than you already are

Startups:

  • Grow your business by positioning yourself as a thought leader in the space
  • Attend more than 150 sessions all about the markets you are trying to win
  • Meet hundreds of the world's top brands
  • Make connections with VCs and investors for new funding opportunities 
  • Introduce your company to thousands of VOICE attendees 
  • Participate in the Startup Showcase on Tuesday, July 24 from 5-8pm 
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VOICE Startup Expo

Entrepreneurs and Investors Meet to Shape the Future of Voice-First Technologies

Submit your interest to participate in or attend VOICE Summit's Startup Expo on Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30-8 PM.

 

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Welcome Reception

Tuesday, July 24

Join us on Tuesday following the closing keynote for live music, libations and foods for which Newark is famous. Taking place at 5:30 p.m. in the Expo Room at the Wellness & Event Center, it's the perfect opportunity to connect with other VOICE attendees and socialize with some of the industry's leaders.

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GOLD SPONSORS

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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EXHIBITORS

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Registration & Group Sales Are Open

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Purchase Your Pass Now!

Registration is now open for VOICE Summit, July 24-26 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Day 1 - July 24

07:30-9:00 AM

Check In, Continental Breakfast & Expo

9:00-10:30AM

Welcome & Opening Keynote

10:30-11:00AM

BREAK & EXPO

11:00AM-12:30PM

11 Speaking Tracks

12:30-1:30PM

FOOD TRUCK LUNCH & EXPO

1:30-3:00PM

11 Speaking tracks

3:00-3:30PM

BREAK & EXPO

3:30-5:30PM

11 Speaking tracks + closing keynote

5:30-8:00PM

Welcome Reception, Startup Expo

Day 2 - July 25

07:30 - 9:00AM

Check In, Continental Breakfast & Expo

9:00-10:00AM

Two opening keynotes

10:00 - 11:00AM

BREAK & EXPO

11:00AM-12:30PM

11 Speaking tracks

12:30-1:30PM

FOOD TRUCK LUNCH & EXPO

1:30-3:00PM

11 Speaking tracks

3:00-3:30PM

BREAK & EXPO

3:30-5:00PM

11 Speaking tracks

5:00-5:30 PM

Closing keynote

6:00PM-Midnight

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Day 3 - July 26

7:30- 9:00AM

Check In, Continental Breakfast & Expo

9:00-10:00AM

Two opening keynotes

10:00-10:30 AM

BREAK & EXPO

10:30AM -12:30PM

11 Speaking tracks

12:30-1:30PM

LUNCH & EXPO

1:30-3:00PM

11 Speaking tracks

3:00-4:00PM

Two closing keynotes

5:00-9:00PM

Closing Rooftop BBQ Offsite

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Even More to Expect

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    Recruiting Sessions

    Connect with Top Talent

    Looking to attract top talent in voice? Stand out as an employer of choice by participating in one of our recruiting sessions. Snag a spot at our employer brand session in our dedicate recruiting room and profile the culture and opportunity your company has to offer. Experience the excitement of speed recruiting in a fast-paced, dynamic event, taking place on Thursday just prior to the rooftop closing reception.
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    BARCADE

    MONDAY, JULY 23 | 8-10 PM

    Hosted by Audible, BARCADE Developer Appreciation Night takes place on Monday evening, providing the perfect kick off to three action-packed days in Newark. Open to all VOICE attendees, presenting your badge upon entry will get you access to drink specials, half priced small plates and game tokens.

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    IronBound District Bar Crawl

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 | 6 PM - MIDNIGHT

    Join us while we tour several local hotspots highlighting the district and experience live music and specials just for VOICE attendees. The IronBound District is an enclave of four square miles surrounded by a network of railroad tracks in the heart of Newark - you won't want to miss this unique event.

From the Blog

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Voice will be hosted at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) located in downtown Newark, a short train-ride from NYC, is both technology-rich, and provides a unique backdrop for VOICE attendees. Newark is one of the first to become a Smart City, as part of a digital transformation initiative that brings together academia, government and business to innovate and create next-gen urban technology and infrastructure. NJIT, with its state-of-the-art Wellness and Events Center, is central to this effort.

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A Unique Space for Collaboration and Exchange

VOICE will be hosted at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ

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Hotels & Lodging

Need a hotel room during the conference? VOICE has secured discounted room rates with nearby hotels. Limited rooms are available at this discounted rate.

Click the register link or call the hotel directly to reserve your room.

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robert-treat-thumbThe Historic Robert Treat [Host Hotel] | $139 per night

50 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

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hilton-penn-thumbHilton Newark Penn Station | $199 per night

50 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

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Navigate the Tri-state area from our Hilton Newark Penn Station hotel with easy access to NYC. Explore the immediate corporate Gateway Center or Prudential sports center on foot. Fly in and out of Newark Airport using the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle (call hotel directly for pick-up). All-new modern rooms including King Jr. Suite with oversized living area; On-site restaurant, Market Street Bar & Grill, open late.

 

tryp-wyndham-newarkThe Tryp by Wyndham | $139 per night

24 E Park St, Newark, NJ 07102

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Guests may call the hotel at 973-642-7100 and request to make reservations under the “MODEV” block. Individuals making reservations will be required to provide a credit card and contact information at the time of reservation.

 

courtyard-newark-thumbCourtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown | $209 per night

858 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102

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