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Panel to Include Chris Hopen, CEO and Co-Founder of Switch, Inc.

Newark, NJ - July 12, 2018 –VOICE Summit, the nation’s largest multi-day voice-first conference, announced a new panel focused on how voice technology is shaping the future of financial services.


The conference takes place at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ, July 24-26, 2018.

On Thursday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m., Chris Hopen, CEO and Co-Founder of Switch, Inc. will be featured on the panel “Fintech’s Leads of the Voice-first Revolution.”Global financial services firms recognize voice-first as the inclusive new frontier and Hopen and other panelists will share their insights from being at the forefront of planning and advocacy strategies for this and other highly regulated industries.

"The VOICE Summit brings a thought-provoking and innovative event platform to the increasing influence of voice technology across all industries. Switch is honored to be invited to share our voice insights within the fintech space. We look forward to participating in the discussion and furthering the voice revolution,” said Hopen.

Chris Hopen is known for his ability to be the first to identify and address industry needs with breakthrough solutions, he has led several successful ventures and exits. Serving as its CEO and Co-Founder, his most recent company, Tappin, provided secure remote access to and from any file stored on a device. In 2011, the company was acquired by Globalscape, who continues to offer the product developed by Hopen. Prior to Tappin, Hopen was a Co-Founder and CTO of Aventail, one of the first SSL VPN companies. Aventail was acquired by Sonicwall in 2007. Hopen served as STO for Spry, the first Internet-in-a-box offering, where he met David Pool, Co-Founder of Switch. Spry was acquired by CompuServe in 1996. Hopen has authored more than 14 patents throughout his career.

“We’re proud to have thought leaders like Chris and innovative companies like Switch on stage at VOICE as we dig into the voice-first shift that is transforming financial technology,” said Pete Erickson, Founder of Modev, the host of VOICE Summit.

For free media registration, please visit: https://www.voicesummit.ai/press-registration


About VOICE Summit

VOICE is a three-day summit at the forefront of natural language processing, Sponsored by Amazon Alexa and hosted by Modev. The Summit will be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on July 24-26, and serve as a gathering place for more than 1500 developers, designers, C-level executives, leading brands and agencies who are reimagining how we interact with technology through voice. The program will consist of keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops and demos. Host Committee includes NJIT, City of Newark, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Newark Community Economic Development Council and Medina Citi.www.voicesummit.ai

About Switch, Inc.

Headquartered in Seattle, Switch creates one-of-a-kind cardholder experiences that inspire loyalty, leading to recaptured and increased card revenue. The company’s secure, proprietary and patent-pending automation technology gives cardholders the ability to manage and update all of their online accounts in one place. You can learn more about Switch at switchme.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.


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