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VOICE Summit Announces Dynamic Slate of Speakers and Keynotes from Amazon, LEGO and Yext


by Anita Santa-Coloma

Newark, NJ—May 23, 2018—VOICE Summit, the nation’s largest multi-day voice-first conference, today announced a slate of more than 150 industry speakers. The event will feature voice-first experts David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo at Amazon, Howard Lerman, Founder and CEO of Yext and Chiori Hori, Principal Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories.


From Storytelling to Settling Arguments: Voice Technology for Kids


by Jenny Medeiros

Parenting in the future is looking a lot less stressful.


Speakers of VOICE: Cami Williams


by Janice Mandel

Cami Williams Takes Fun Seriously


How Major Publishers are Adapting to the Voice Movement


by Jenny Medeiros

Image credit: Digiday


How Robots in Retail Increase Sales and Customer Engagement


by Jenny Medeiros

Anyone raised in the 90s will remember those little robotic dogs that would yelp incessantly and do backflips until their batteries (or a parent’s patience) ran out. At the time, it was the coolest thing in every kid’s eyes.


Speakers of VOICE:        JZ Zhang


by Anita Santa-Coloma

VOICE is right around the corner and to celebrate we took the chance to pick one of our featured speakers’ brains for a bit. And the result? Pure gold.


5 Awesome Personal Robots with SDKs


by Jenny Medeiros

What do we want?

Awesome personal robots!

Okay, well, you can already buy them.

Now!– Wait. Really? 


This is How Voice Technology is Reshaping Job Recruiting


by Jenny Medeiros

Photo by Mia Baker on Unsplash


Speakers of VOICE: Dave Isbitski


by Janice Mandel

It seems like Amazon’s Chief Technical Evangelist, Dave Isbitski, is everywhere these days. First, he’s headlining at Gary V’s Voicecon in NYC. Then, our Jersey Boy is coming home to VOICE at his alma mater, the New Jersey Institute of Technology in downtown Newark July 24-26. That’s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so afterwards you can hit the Jersey shore with your team -- if you check out available rentals soon.


Why Now, Why VOICE?


by Anita Santa-Coloma

Why Now

According to a
report from Technavio , the voice recognition market will be a $601 million industry by 2019. Already, there are over one billion voice searches per month.

VoiceFirst is transforming how the world consumes information and fundamentally redefining the way we communicate. Early adopters--developers, agencies, innovators and brands--have an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to acquire real estate in this rising trend.