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Meet the speakers of VOICE Summit. We've evaluated thousands of applications from Voice industry professionals from all around the globe and have hand selected the brightest, most insightful, and innovative minds for this year's event.
Of late, Blaise is trying to understand a range of use cases where algorithms, automation, and Artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance sectors like finance, government, and journalism especially, such as in computational story finding and automated content production. He is also critically researching AI ethics, pros and cons of algorithms, their use and more broadly striving for a comprehensive and unified understanding of how and why unwanted downstream consequences arise.
Blaise believes in using data to inform public policies and to foster transparency and accountability in government. His work revolves around discovering and democratizing insights and value from data for better decision making for both government and citizen. He is a seasoned investigative and data journalism trainer who in the past 22 months has trained over 700 journalists in about 160 newsroom training - if combined are over 800 hours.
His vision is of an economy empowered by data. He has worked on data related to Elections, Budgets, Government Spending, Recovered Government Assets and Public Office Embezzlement, Security Governance, Terrorism, Herdsmen and Farmers Conflict and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria.
I am a multi-disciplinary designer, with an engineering background. I was raised in Vietnam, had lived & worked in France and the UK. Currently based in Philadelphia, I work for Comcast as Voice Product Designer and help running PhillyCHI - Philadelphia area chapter of the ACM’s special interest group on Human-Computer interaction. My unique skill set of science and design allows me to participate and contribute fruitfully to both the technical and aesthetic aspect of every project.
Check out my work at http://vietnameta.co/ and feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Leader specialized in establishing and growing new research foci. Drives applied research agendas by drawing on background in both product development and academia using human-centered research practices. Strong focus on ethics to create inclusive and fair technologies.
Insights professional noted for delivering concentrated and actionable recommendations, encouraging new ideas, and embracing new challenges. Relationship builder accomplished in developing strong internal and client partnerships.
Specialties: discourse analysis, ethnography, narrative/storytelling, business discourse, positioning, stance taking, framing, metaphor, humor, communication, sociolinguistics, field research, social network analysis, social media, intercultural communication
I am Aariv Modi and I am in 7th grade. I like programming and love building Alexa skills. I enjoy chess and played my first tournament when I was in kindergarten. I am an avid reader who could spend every moment of my spare time reading.
I also like to create YouTube videos. Voicebot.ai liked one of my videos and wrote a blog post about it. Thank you Voicebot! https://voicebot.ai/2019/04/07/learn-how-alexa-works-from-a-5th-grader-video/
I blog at http://www.awesomeaariv.com/
Personally and professionally committed to creating and sharing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to be heard and valued as critical consumer voices in technology and beyond. Anthropological training and expertise in inclusionary public health work pair well for clarity of insight and as the creativity fuel needed to recognize, address, and close current gaps in tech accessibility. By building influential relationships that encourage reciprocal knowledge sharing, the awareness needed to challenge the status quo and promote thoughtful inclusionary design for universal success is cultivated. Proud to be a vital voice within the spinal cord injury community as a contributor and community partner of New Mobility Magazine, host of the United on Wheels Podcast, legislative advocate, and peer mentor.
Ultra passionate. That’s how he describes his relationship with technology.
Over the past 15 years, Jeff has enthusiastically applied his technical expertise to build industry-changing websites and marketing efforts for mega brands including Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ford Motor Company, Sony, and several pharmaceutical companies. He’s especially proficient in user interface design, web standards and mobile application development.
In addition to his evangelist role for Amazon, Jeff is the author of Migrating to Windows Phone, and several "31 Days..." series on his website covering Windows Phone and Windows 8 development. He also serves as an organizer for the Stir Trek conference. On the academic front, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University.
Jon Bloom is a Senior Conversation Designer for Google, focusing on the Google Assistant. Jon was previously the UX Research Lead for Jibo, Inc., creators of the social robot of the same name. Jon was also Senior Voice User Interface Manager for Nuance Communications, where he sat on Nuance’s Innovation Steering Committee. Over his 20-year career, Jon has designed graphic, speech, and multimodal user interfaces for robots, IVR’s, dictation software, cars, and mobile applications. Jon holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the New School for Social Research.
Specialties: Conversation design, HRI, designing robot communication and robot intent, product design, designing experiences on physical devices, speech recognition, voice user interface design, interactive audio experiences, interaction design, multi-modal experiences, mixed reality interactions, consumer electronics, user-centered design, design strategy, speaker verification, voice biometrics, leading teams.
Named one of Business Insider's top 75 Designers in Technology
🤖 •Artificial Intelligence Expert https://talktoai.co/ 🏅 •Winner/Finalist of the NASA Space Apps 2020, Startup Weekend Korea 2020, MIT Artificial Intelligence Latin American Hackathon 2020, FB Online Challenge, International Monetary Fund Hackathon 2019 and TechCrunch DisruptSF Hackathon 2018 •Contributor at Planeta Chatbot https://planetachatbot.com/@BuildActions •Developer Community •Awarded as a 40 young leader under 40 by El Financiero •Google Certified Educator
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Wally helps Google’s partners to develop and maintain best practices of conversation design. Previously as Google’s Senior Persona Designer he helped bring the character of The Google Assistant to life. Prior to coming to Google, he designed persona driven, speech recognition systems for enterprises and governments from Allstate Insurance and British Airways to eBay and The U.S. Navy. Wally studied electronic music composition at The New School for Social Research.
Dr Teri Fisher, dubbed "The Voice Doctor," is a unique blend of award-winning TEDx and keynote speaker, physician, podcaster, author, educator, performer, and leading authority on all things voice technology. Teri believes that voice technology is the next operating system, and the future of computers and artificial intelligence. Teri, known his for his laid-back, friendly, personable, and upbeat style, breaks down the complexities of voice technology to it's simple parts and is your guide to navigating the world of voice. An Alexa Champion, Bixby Premier Developer, winner of the Project Voice 2020 “Flash Briefing of the Year", and finalist for "Voice AI/Commentator of the Year” 2020 and "Commentator of the Year” 2019, Teri is a leader in voice technology around the globe.
Teri is the creator and host of The Voice Den, a revolutionary online voice technology reality show that combines his passions for voice technology and education in a fun, relaxed and entertaining style. He is the founder of Alexa in Canada, the leading Amazon Alexa resource ad podcast for Canadians. He is the host of the daily "Voice in Canada" Flash Briefing, the #1 rated Amazon Alexa Briefing and News Skill in Canada. Additionally, Teri founded Briefcast.FM, the premier Flash Briefing network on Amazon Alexa, and he serves the voice community through his free course, “Flash Briefing Formula”, the most comprehensive flash briefing resource available today. Additionally, Teri is the founder of Voice First Health, the leading podcast about the intersection of voice-first technology and healthcare.
Previously, Tobias co-founded Leads.com where he managed its rapid expansion as an early pioneer in packaging online search products, including Google, Yahoo!, MSN and AOL, together for sale to small businesses. After Leads.com was sold to Web.com, Tobias continued to work there in an executive role. In his early career, Tobias held a variety of leadership roles at AOL across its Local & Yellow Pages, Business Affairs, and International departments. He holds a BSE in Finance (Wharton) and a BSE in Systems Engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania.
Data-driven and Human-centered Linguist and Researcher
PhD-Caliber Researcher and Voice Technologist: I have experience with leadership, management, technical, development, and marketing roles. I have conducted research and voice/multimodal design work for 7+ years, visual graphic design for 9+ years, and analyzed languages for 17+ years.
Entrepreneurial Leadership: I am the Founder and CEO of Women in Voice (WiV), the international nonprofit for women and gender minorities in voice tech. In 2019, I was a Finalist for "Executive of the Year" by the Alexa Awards from Project Voice. Based on this work for advocacy of diversity topics in voice AI, SoundHound named me a Top 15 Voice AI Twitter Influencer (2018) and Voicebot.ai named me as a Top 11 Influencers in Voice (2019). In 2020, I was named a finalist for “Voice/AI Pioneer Of The Year” and “The Project Voice Medal For Diversity And Inclusion” for WiV.
Technical Chops, Linguist: Phonetics, syntax, semantics, morphology, corpus linguistics, data science, sociolinguistics, and discourse analysis background I have provide technical expertise to research teams. For my PhD research, I led a team of 11 to conduct a large-scale analysis of speech recognition user experiences for a multimodal, multilingual products and recruited 200+ participants.
Rana Gujral is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor, and CEO at Behavioral Signals, an emotion AI and behavioral recognition software company. In 2014, Rana founded TiZE, a cloud software for specialty chemicals, and held the role of CEO until his exit when TiZE was acquired by Alchemy. He has been awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine, the ‘US-China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE, and listed in "Top 10 Entrepreneurs to follow in 2017" by Huffington Post. Due to his notable thought-leadership in the voice-first community, spearheading digital transformation in the behavioral analysis space, he is recognized in Inc. Magazine as an “AI Entrepreneur to Watch”. His writing can be found in publications such as Inc., TechCrunch, and Forbes.
Conversation designer, strategy consultant, and teacher. Problem solver and process creator. Passionate about words, ethics, inclusivity, and building deeply collaborative teams.
I design and advise on conversational interfaces: chatbots, VUIs, IoT, immersive and multimodal interactions. Expertise in UX writing, information architecture and intent design, training data modeling and tuning, persona creation, prototyping and testing.
Viv Labs develops the conversational AI technology that powers Bixby 2. We are developing a community of AI and voice developers and designers, creating the next great voice and conversational AI experiences.
Roger engages developers, designers and business partners to discuss the strategic and technical opportunities to build for the Bixby ecosystem. This engagement includes conferences, meetups, hackathons, webinars, social media, and digital content. Roger empowers developers, designers and creatives to create compelling and innovative experiences that show the potential and huge opportunities for Bixby and the underlying Viv Labs AI engine, and he is host of the Bixby Developers Chat Podcast.
A meticulous and passionate engineer having over 300+ Hours of Industrial experience, having a knack for solving complex real world problems in a structured approach and the ability to bounce back in any circumstance and come up with optimal solutions that can add value to the final product.
Highly experienced in the field of Full Stack Web Development using NodeJs, ReactJS, AWS and in Machine Learning using Keras, Tensorflow.
Deeply interested in cloud technologies like Docker, Kubernetes.
Previously interned at EY, Genpact, Tech Mahindra
Specialties: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Software Engineering
Emmy-Award Winning, globally recognized Sonic Branding and Original Composition/Experience Design for Toshiba, Whirlpool Corporation, Electronic Arts, KIA Motors Corp,Google,Vanguard, McDonalds and many more:
• Microsoft Xbox 360: Sonic Branding Strategy, product sonification,Original Sound Logo, branded music, guidelines, events
• NBC Olympics Broadcasts:: 2018,2016,2014, 2012, 2010,2008, 2004,2000,1996: Music Supervision, Music systems consulting/management,onsite music services, original composition.
• New York Giants: Sonic branding, official anthem, broadcast packages, stadium, film,integrated marketing
• The Last Gold (USA Swimming documentary film): Original Score
• Logitech: Sonic Branding UE and Jaybird product sonifications
• Holland America Line:On-board sonic experience strategy and systems design, original composition, voice branding
• Microsoft: Globally approved audio vendor, multiple initiatives
• Major League Soccer: Sound Branding Strategy, Original official anthem/variations,
• GlaxoSmithKline: Corprorate Identity, Panadol,Tums,Polident,Aquafresh
• IBM: Global audio vendor. 25 Sound Branding initiatives
• Speaking Engagements (partial):
• FUSE 2019: Project Osmosis Workshop, FUSE Calls Podcast
• What Design Sounds Like: Symposium in NYC 2016,Northwestern University, November 2015, Design Matters Feburary, 2015, SVA 2012-2015,Microsoft Engineering Excellence Day 2011, Design Management Institute, Queens College Sports Program, Brand ManageCamp,Alberta College of Art and Design, Film Composers Network, Thunderbird MBA
Specialties: Sound Branding, audio identity, audio branding, music production, sonic branding, sound identity, interactive audio, brand strategy, acoustic identity, sonic branding, sound logo,
sound signatures, product sonification, environmental branding, music supervision, music licensing, original composition, technical, branding guidelines, audio research, sound marketing, broadcasting, and network identities
Results oriented leader with a track record of success in delivering innovative, value-add solutions that benefit customers and organizations. Known for building consensus in cross-functional teams by understanding the business, communicating a compelling vision, embracing creative ideas and alternative points of view, and effectively managing relationships. Accomplishments include creating and executing an effective strategy, growing the business, attracting talent, and leading high performing teams by establishing an environment of collaboration, diversity, and success.
- Online Business Strategy
- New Product / Service Development
- Software development initiatives
Mark Tucker is an Alexa Champion and Bixby Premier Developer and currently the Senior Architect - Voice Technology at Soar.com. He is a software developer and architect with 25 years experience and started his voice-tech journey in 2016 when there were only 4,000 skills in the Alexa Skills Store. He has worked at 2 startups creating innovative voice experiences for customers and finds time to create his own Alexa Skills and Bixby Capsules.
Mark is the organizer of the Phoenix Alexa Meetup and the Phoenix Chapter of the Ubiquitous Voice Society. He has spoken at conferences including the Phoenix Mobile and Emerging Tech Expo, The Alexa Conference, Voice Summit, and Project Voice. Mark is the creator of Speech Markdown which he released as open source and can be found at speechmarkdown.org. He enjoys finding ways for non-profits to benefit from voice-first.
Mark is a leader of software development teams with 9 years of Agile methodology experience and a win-win attitude. I care about people and enjoy mentoring and listening. With 10+ years leading software development teams, he can help your teams be more effective and valued.
Mark has a passion for family, voice technology and serving others.
I was trained as an Aerospace Engineer, helped Fortune 500 companies develop tech enabled products for a decade and finally found myself obsessed with applying my interdisciplinary skills to solve human-centric problems. Babbly was born out of a personal experience and its mission is to empower parents track their baby's development like they would with sleep and body temperature.
Maryam is a strategic Leader with 10+ yrs of experience in product innovation & consumer electronics. Former VP of Product Visioning Team at Idea Couture with P&L and team accountabilities of top tier clients.
I’m a technology leader with over 20 years of experience as a developer, product manager, technology director, and voice platform evangelist across multiple industries. Currently I’m a Product and Engineering lead for Voice and Emerging Technologies for the DTC group at Discovery Inc, currently focusing on the award-winning Food Network Kitchen app on mobile, connected TV and Amazon Alexa.
- Senior Product Manager for Emerging Platforms
- Director of Technology for Mobile and Emerging Platforms
- Manages engineering teams for popular, award-winning mobile and voice apps
- Frequent conference speaker and podcast guest
- Wide range of experience in Fintech, Marketing, Government, Media & Entertainment
- Seasoned developer using multiple platforms, languages, and tools
Results-driven digital marketing expert. 11+ years of experience leveraging marketing channels to grow revenue and ROI.
Outside-the-box thinker who leads strategic initiatives and proposes innovative technologies to solve business challenges. Proven data analysis skills that consistently identify new opportunities within changing market conditions.
I grew up poor on a farm in Saskatchewan, and I remember we had to drive five miles just to get drinking water from a safe well. Neither of my parents finished high school, and I watched them be intimidated their whole lives by anyone who acted smart or authoritative. At a young age, I realized it was going to take some courage to escape this existence.
So I read many books, played music, got into Yale, and began living the American Dream, including a stint at "Saturday Night Live," publishing two books featured in the New York Times, and visiting 100+ countries. But I always remember to advocate for less-educated, non-technical people like my parents. I teach tech with warmth, empathy and humor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/tech-and-travel-6580947208521289728/
I am the CEO & technical co-founder of Anything World - a startup which combines voice, AI & 3D rendering.
I am an experienced Creative & Technical Director & Technologist with particular expertise in voice computing, augmented / virtual / mixed reality and gaming.
I have almost 20 years development experience in technology & games and possess excellent creative programming skills.
I also love talking about myself and starting sentences with a capitalised letter 'i'.
Architecting end-to-end solutions for our customers using Alexa, Lex, A4B and related services such as AWSLambda and Polly. Formulating and executing strategies to drive adoption of voice enabled systems. Do you havequestions on how voice and AI can optimize your business? Feel free to reach out!
Head of Instruction for Data Science, Analytics and Full Stack Development | Former VP of Digital Technology at NPR | WAC Global Digital Ambassador | Voicebot.ai Top Influencers in Voice | Alexa Conference "Executive of the Year" | VentureBeat’s Women In AI Award for AI Mentorship
I am a leader who creates clarity, leads with empathy and delivers results. I am a leader who acknowledges the work of my teams, inspires and supports innovation and fosters a growth mindset. Intentional, Mindful Leadership is the new normal.
I perform keynotes and workshops internationally. Topics include:
•Conversational AI and Voice Development
•AI for All: How AI is Changing the Landscape of Business and Development
•Personal Brand Building for Technologists
I specialize in delivering results for technology companies in the areas of Conversational AI, Intelligent Apps and Agents, Cognitive Search and Knowledge Mining, Responsible AI practices and the democratization of AI.
I am passionate about using machine learning to solve business and world problems, and share those learnings with developers to empower everyone to achieve more!
My Certifications and Honors:
Top 44 Leader in Voice, Top 3 in Influencer category by VoiceBot.ai
VentureBeat: Women in AI Awards, AI Mentorship Award
Alexa Executive of the Year: VoiceFirst's Alexa Conference
Subject Matter Expert in creation of the AWS Alexa Skill Builder Exam
Performance Excellence Award for Highest Influenced Revenue - Microsoft EBC
Create Clarity Award for Distinguished Leadership at Microsoft
Microsoft Community Champion 2018-19
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Associate
Certified Content Marketing Specialist
Certified Customer Acquisition Specialist
IBM Certified Solution Designer
IBM Certified Systems Expert- WebSphere Application Server
I am a venture capital and technology attorney who advises startups and their angel and venture fund investors, as well as helping more established tech companies negotiate complex agreements. After many years practicing in-house and actually dealing with all the day-to-day issues of start-ups and technology companies, I have returned to law firm practice. However, I continue to view the delivery of legal services through the eyes of a client. As a client, I wanted lawyers who could translate their expertise into practical business advice and proactive, creative problem solving. I wanted lawyers whose billing practices matched the value they delivered and the cost estimates they provided. Now as a part of a law firm, that is how I deliver legal services.
I have previously served as the General Counsel of a video conferencing startup, Vidyo, Inc., and a venture capital firm that focused on corporate spinouts, New Venture Partners. In addition, I was the counsel to the CIO at Lucent Technologies. As a result of this background, my practice has two distinct parts – corporate and IT/IP transactional.
I have recently joined the Rimon, P.C. law firm. Rimon has developed a unique business model that has eliminated much of the overhead of larger firms. The firm has proven that high quality and reasonable rates do not have to be a contradiction in terms. The majority of Rimon’s attorneys work remotely, but with over 50 attorneys Rimon has the subject matter experts of larger firms such as tax, employment, litigation and IP. Rimon’s economic model also gives attorneys great flexibility to structure alternative fee arrangements with our clients. The innovate nature of Rimon was recently recognized by the Financial Times, which has named Rimon one of North America’s leading innovative law firms several times.
Dentist and business owner who has been featured in the #1 NY Times Bestseller book by Gary Vaynerchuk, “Crushing It” for her innovative use of social media to bring patients to her dental practice.
Her innovative approach to using social media and specifically video to tell stories about the various procedures, are what attracts even the youngest child to want to meet this dynamic lady. Although she provides all the mainstream dental services- cosmetic dentistry is her passion.
She attracts some very high profile clientele to her practice with her innovative approach to dentistry but also from creating sports focused professional mouthguards. Her selection of “Roar Mouthguards” are very popular as they are produced with custom designs provided by the client, making for very individual pieces.
Doing Things Differently
What makes Chithra different from others in her field is that going to her practice is an experience to be enjoyed, not dreaded. Her practice is 100% digital, she offers warm peppermint scented towels, neck pillows, hot beverages and her patients even could watch Netflix during treatment. She prides herself on the customer service experience.
This sets her apart from her peers and also provides an example of what is possible when you do things differently. Chithra Durgam is also determined to help other healthcare professionals and business owners succeed by breaking the “cookie cutter” social media and customer service offerings for businesses. This she does by speaking at conferences and businesses about social media.
Judge #1 Miss Long Island Pageant August 2019
Cover of American Dental Association Practice Success issue, August 2019
Honoree Eido Swimwear Wonder Woman Presentation, February 2019
National Comcast commercial, The Pitch, July 2018
“Icons of Dentistry” June 2018- Speaker on Social Media in Business
201 Magazine Best of Bergen Issue, March 2018
Appeared on Good Day New York Fox 5 NY
Women’s Dental Entrepreneur Magazine, Fall 2018
My background lies in the integration of technology and marketing. I help organizations use digital behavior and insights to fuel marketing and business strategy.
Specialties & Expertise:
- Voice Search Strategy, Analysis & Execution
- Digital Strategy, Planning & Execution
- Digital Marketing Measurement & Reporting
- Marketing Automation
- Search Engine Marketing & Web Optimization
Experienced Process Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. Skilled in Business Process, Coaching, PHP, Audio Engineering, and Contact Centers. Strong operations professional with a Prince2 Practitioner focused in Project Management from ICA. Outside of work I develop engaging voice user interfaces (VUI) with Alexa skills and I have a smart home themed YouTube channel
Experienced English as a Second Language Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry for 19 years. Skilled in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Computer Assisted Language Learning, ESP and Business English.
As an avid problem-solver, I thrive in complex and dynamic situations. I solve business challenges by crafting solutions and innovations for future agency & client growth.
As a leader, I move the agency forward through sales and innovation. I take my understanding of our customer jobs, pains, and gains to develop new agency offerings. I also create and evangelize cutting-edge digital marketing methodology to continue moving the industry forward. I've shared these thoughts industry-wide through speaking engagements with Digital Summit, LeadsCon, IRCE, SMX, and HeroConf.
When I'm not working, I'm usually traveling to a new destination to horseback ride, eat, scuba dive, or just relax.
Over twenty-five years of experience in the speech and natural language processing industry, I am a frequent industry speaker, and I have published over fifty technical papers and three books.
I have extensive experience in technical management and development as well as in transitioning speech/language technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. I have helped many organizations bring their speech and natural language processing ideas from vision to reality. My customers range from early stage startups to established speech industry companies to large government organizations.
I participate in the W3C's web standards work, including having served as Chair of the W3C's Multimodal Interaction Working Group, and as a member of the HTML5 Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative's Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group. I'm currently one of the chairs of the W3C Voice Interaction Community Group.
Specialties: Applications of speech recognition, natural language processing, virtual assistants and related standards.
Amy Summers became an entrepreneur in her mid-20s, launching her first company, Pitch Publicity, in February of 2003, during a rapidly changing climate for communication and media relations. Summers’ campaigns have resulted in billions of media impressions worldwide and she’s credited as the first to strategize live media interviews at both the deepest and highest points of the planet (scientific laboratory Aquarius, 63 feet beneath the sea; and Mount Everest summit, 21,000 feet above sea level). With more than 20 years experience in developing communication strategies for influential experts and corporations, combined with her unique one-on-one mentorship commitment to every member of her team, she launched, “The Pitch with Amy Summers,” flash briefing on Amazon Alexa in 2018. After quickly became one of the most highly ranked communications flash briefings on Amazon Alexa and 500 consecutive episodes of “The Pitch,” Summers launched her second company, INICIVOX, in February of 2020 to accelerate soft-skills learning in order to bridge the gap between book knowledge and real-world application. Today, people from around the world listen to “The Pitch” with the goal to improve a wide-range of soft skills, centering on the complexity of communications. Summers earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida; serves on UF Alumni Association national board of directors and UF College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Advisory Council, where she also serves as an adjunct lecturer, virtually instructing the first voice-only, public relations course called, “Pitching Persuasion,” from her home in the heart of New York City.
As the former Managing Director of Design & Strategy for Architech and Head of Innovation for Mattel, he has led teams in the creation of disruptive new digital products, services & platforms. Ramy leads a digital studio called 1000 Days Out that helps organizations leverage emerging technology to transform customer experiences.
With a background in computer engineering and Design Thinking, Ramy has straddled technical, design, and business-oriented roles, for clients including Cadillac Fairview, Apple, Air Canada, Facebook, New Balance, Rogers and CIBC.
Ramy is a regular speaker at international events including World Usability Congress, IxDA, FITC, AI Everything, Machine Learning Exchange, AI Business Summit and World Mobile Congress.
Ramy teaches Design Thinking at McMaster University and in the Master's of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at Ryerson University. He is also the author of the upcoming AI Product Design Handbook, set for release in late 2020.
Laurie M. Orlov is a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate. She is the founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch (www.ageinplacetech.com) -- market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to thrive in their homes of choice. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, and conferences, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors. She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market and has been a member of the Philips Think Tank on Aging and the HIMSS PCH Alliance Task Force on Aging and Technology. Her segmentation of this emerging technology market and trends commentary have been presented in the Journal of Geriatric Care Management. Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, CNBC, Forbes, Kiplinger, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, where she was profiled as well. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. Laurie has provided testimony about technology at a Senate Aging Committee hearing, consulted frequently to AARP. Advisory clients have included AARP, Microsoft, Novartis, J&J, United Healthcare, CDW, Bose, Cox Communications, Yahoo, and Philips. She has published research sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation, Verizon, and AARP, among others. Her latest reports include Voice, Health and Wellbeing 2020, Market Overview Technology for Aging 2020, The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults 2018, Tech-Enabled Home Care 2017. The site was selected as one of CDW's Top 50 Health IT Blogs.
Today working on a service that turns any data set into a targeted virtual assistant. This ambitious goal is enabled by an odd series emerging tech opportunities AND mentors.
- Part of first AI virtual assistant at SRI, later to become Siri.
- Lead on NLP/AI for health content and new monetization for SRI Ventures
- Lead on IOT sensors of humidity and temperature as part of Walmart Innovation Center
- A year before graphQL, wrote a declarative graph query language that mimics speech.
Innovator, Strategist and Technology Leader. Passionate about Cloud, Serverless Architectures, Machine Learning/Data Science, and Voice Computing. Champion in automation and leadership. Author of numerous papers and presentations at top conferences. PhD candidate in Machine Learning, AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Building high-quality agile teams, creating state of the art software using cutting edge technologies. Excellent intuition, verbal and communication skills helping each member of the team to achieve the highest potential, performance and enjoy the working environment. Excellent track record for projects involving innovative technologies. Worldwide Speaker.
Presentations & Publications:
"Refactoring of Neural Network Models for Hyperparameter Optimization in Serverless Cloud"
accepted for 2020 ICSE
"Scalability Analysis of Blockchain on a Serverless Cloud"
2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Los Angeles CA, 2019
"ToLambda–Automatic Path to Serverless Architectures"
2019 ICSE Conference, Montreal Canada, May 2019
"Localize: How to succeed in multi-language design and deployment for voice applications"
Voice Summit 2019, Newark NJ
"Automatic Hyperparameter Optimization for an arbitrary DNN Model in Serverless Cloud"
Maryland AI Meetup, June 2019
"Consolidating billions of Taxi rides with AWS EMR and Spark in the Cloud"
2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Seattle WA, December 2018
"Alexa Voice-First Systems Revolution in Education"
Voice Summit 2018 (#voice18), Newark NJ, July 2018
"Scalability Analysis of Blockchain on a Serverless Cloud"
"Cloud Voice Computing Devices in Education: Revolution is coming"
ICACON 2018, Tokyo, Japan, May 2018
"Cloud Big Data Decision Support System for Machine Learning on AWS "
2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Boston MA, December 2017
"Quantifiable data mining using principal component analysis"
Technical Report UMIACS