Voicebot has been going on the road with higher frequency of late. It is great getting out to meet Voicebot.ai readers, Voicebot Podcast listeners and interact with many of the entrepreneurs shaping the voice and AI industries. Our next stop will be New York City on November 30th for the Voice and Bots Extravaganza: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Voice and Bot Frontier. This is hosted by the NYC Bots and Artificial Intelligence Meetup group led by Alec Lazarescu and Adelyn Zhou.
For developers looking to get started with IBM Watson there is a special pre-event, “Build Your Own Facebook Bot.” This training goes from 4-6pm and is sponsored by IBM. Everyone else will join us starting at 6:00 – 9:00 pm for networking and presentations on what is happening today in the voice assistant ecosystem.
Food Network, Cumulus, Betaworks, WitLingo and SaySpring
The evening will start of with networking and then shift into a presentation on voice design best practices by SaySpring’s Mark Webster. This will be followed by a demonstration of Food Network’s Alexa skills for Amazon Echo and Echo Show followed by an interview with program leader Tim McElreath. I will do a short presentation on voice adoption metrics and then moderate a panel with executives from media powerhouse Cumulus, investment firm Betaworks, and voice technology developer Witlingo.
- 6:00 pm: Arrival and networking
- 6:40 pm: Mark Webster, CEO of SaySpring
- 7:00 pm: Tim McElreath, Director of Engineering, Mobile and Emerging Platforms, Scripps (Food Network)
- 7:30 pm: Bret Kinsella of Voicebot.ai
- 7:45 pm: Panel discussion with Suzy Schulz (SVP Corporate Marketing of Cumulus / Westwood One), Matt Hartman (Partner at Betaworks Ventures), and Ahmed Bouzid (CEO of Witlingo); moderated by Bret Kinsella of Voicebot.ai
- 8:30: Wrap-up and networking.
The event will be held at Yext’s offices at 1 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor across from Madison Square Park between 23rd and 24th streets. You can register for the event on Eventbrite here. There is a nominal fee to attend ($5 for the evening event, $45 for the training) due to limited space, but you can get 20% off by using the code VOICEBOT2020 during registration.
If you plan to be in NYC on the 30th, sign up today. The event will be oversubscribed. Hope to see you there.