As we’ve seen over the past few years, there is explosive growth in the market for Voice Technology and AI solutions. Voice is no longer a potential component of business and marketing; it is essential. Ensuring your company is evolving to meet tomorrow’s needs requires innovative thinking, extraordinary leadership, and perhaps, a crystal ball. Tune in for the final 2021 episode of VOICE Talks to learn from executives at Capital One, Lenovo and TuneIn. Hear how they’re leveraging voice in their respective industries. We'll also share a look back at Season 2 and hear how SSML can make conversational apps smoother. You won’t want to miss it!
Richard Stern is the CEO of TuneIn, one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world. Prior to joining TuneIn, Stern led Audible’s global product and design organizations as the company grew to become a leading subscription audio company. Before joining Audible, he was Head of Global Media Products for Sony PlayStation, where he was responsible for PlayStation Originals, PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music. He earlier was Head of Product Management for Amazon Studios. Stern is also a founder of Four Daughters Entertainment, a film and television production company devoted to inclusion and diversity in the media industry.
Senior Software Engineering Manager, Conversational AI, Capital One
Senior Software Engineering Manager, Conversational AI
Diana Mingels is an Artificial Intelligence leader focusing mainly on Conversational AI technology and strategy. Currently she is head of the NLG and NLU departments at Capital One Bank, spearheading the ML and AI efforts for Eno, Capital One’s Intelligent Assistant. Diana has been involved in AI research and development for more than 14 years, throughout which she contributed extensively to various intelligent assistants that are leading the market today. Diana holds a M.A. in Natural Language Processing and Human Language Technology from the University of Wolverhampton and Autonomous University of Barcelona, as well as a M.S. in Mathematical Linguistics from St. Petersburg State University.
Head of AI, North America, Lenovo
Head of AI, North America
Andrea leads Lenovo’s Enterprise AI business in North America. A global go-to-market executive with expertise in analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Andrea advises global F500 companies on how to drive agility and re-invent their operations with AI. Her passion for evangelizing AI solutions inspires senior executives in Retail, QSR, Logistics, and Manufacturing to think differently about how they can leverage artificial intelligence to make smarter decisions, increase visibility, and enhance customer experience. A deep understanding of digital technologies, such as AI/ML, Edge, and Cloud-based computing, combined with her background in building vertical solutions with ISVs and partners, enables Andrea to become a trusted advisor to CXOs. Prior to Lenovo, Andrea served as Director of Business Development at Dematic, where she was instrumental in leveraging the technology ecosystem to support omni-channel and e-Commerce distribution strategies for retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers. Andrea’s background includes two decades of global business development, strategy, and innovation leadership roles, where she’s continually looked to the future to transform, re-invent, and solve real business challenges with disruptive technology. Her diverse career has included domestic and global roles with GE, ExxonMobil, CRANE, Imerys, Omron, and General Mills. Andrea earned a BSPA degree with distinction from Indiana University and holds a certificate from MIT Sloan specializing in AI & Business Strategy. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her four children and their English Mastiff, Penelope.
Pete is a musician and entrepreneur who believes that human connection is vital in the era of digital transformation. Pete founded Modev in 2009 to turn this belief into a mission of bringing the tech industry together. Today, Modev organizes some of the world’s top events, such as VOICE Summit, VOICE Global, All Day DevOps and the Webby Award Winning VOICE Talks with more than 100,000 attendees annually. Modev is a global team of more than 40 creatives, marketers and producers. Pete has been a contributor nationally at NPR, CBS, NBC and serves as the on-air “Tech Expert” for Fox 5 DC where he appears regularly to provide commentary on technology news that impacts consumers. Pete lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, two kids and dog Maisey.
Developer Relations Engineer, Google Assistant
Developer Relations Engineer
Mike Bifulco (@irreverentmike) is a devleoper, designer, and creator of things, working as a Developer Relations Engineer on the Google Assistant team. His background is in entrepreneurship, user experience design, and software development. Mike is co-host of the APIs You Won't Hate Podcast, and co-author of Surviving Other People's APIs. Previously, he worked at Microsoft and Aquent Gymnasium, and was cofounder and CEO of smpl. Mike's interests include cycling, espresso, and promoting climate change awareness. Find more at mikebifulco.com.
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Global Product Partnershhips Lead at Google
Voice is about making the user experience easier, more intuitive, and more efficient.
Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships at Samsung
The other thing that's a great thing about speech, and you know as a product person I find this very useful, is consumers will ask a Voice Assistant whatever they feel like asking whether it can do it or not. And you can use that to learn what kind of features consumers will value most, and so I think that's going to be we're going to learn a lot as we get into this about what they want.
Director, Home and Gaming Products at Verizon