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With Matt Hartman (Partner, Betaworks Ventures), Brett Kinsella (Editor & Publisher,, Will Hall (CCO, RAIN).
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $15
Betaworks Studios, 29 Little W 12th St


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What does the frontier of voice mean for billion dollar brands in retail, food, fashion & others? Can new brands leapfrog to popularity through voice marketing with Alexa, Google Assistant, & more? How can we apply lessons from China's voice-first success to early starts in the West?What is the cost of waiting to enter the voice space?
2017's voice event we featured early adopter stories & trends. Now we have some data for you!
We have a huge event packed with expert insights & advice.
Event Schedule:
6:00 PMNetworking & Food, Beer6:30 PMKickoff & Sponsors (VOICE, Betaworks Studios)6:35 PM Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures 6:45 PM Brett Kinsella, voicebot.ai7:05 PM Will Hall, RAIN7:30 PM Expert Builder Panel (panelists TBA)8:20 PMExtended Q&A followed by networking
Presentation Summaries:
Talk 1 -Matt Hartman - The Third Wave of Audio -The next wave of audio will be about monetization, discovery, & voice-first interfaces
Talk 2 -Brett Kinsella- Driving Marketing Channel Success with Alexa & Google Assistant
Talk 3 -Will Hall-The Distorted Crystal Ball & the Future of Ambient Assistance
AI. Voice. Big Data. We are standing at one of the most profound inflection points in the history of technology. More than just buzzwords, each of these topics contains the very real seeds of transformation & disruption. Over the next 20 years, $16 trillion will be added to the global GDP because of AI; leveraging this moment in time is critical to our success. But where to begin?
This talk will explore the impact of China's 2030 AI initiatives & how China's evolution portends massive changes for the Western world. The staggering adoption of voice technology in China has revealed key principles that the rest of the world can learn from & apply today. Exploring these topics will provide both cautionary tales & a reliable roadmap for both short & long-term applications of voice technology for brands. Additionally, case studies will be shown across a range of industries that evidence these emerging principles in action today.
Expert Builder Panel - Lessons from the front lines
What does the frontier of voice mean for billion dollar brands in retail, food, fashion & more?
Can an Alexa skill drive more foot traffic to a retail store?
What is the cost of waiting to enter the voice space?
Bots & AI will host a panel of builders that have helped big brands get early success in voice & share with the audience pragmatic advice & substantial use case outcomes,
Speaker Bios:
Matt Hartman is a partner at Betaworks Ventures. Betaworks invests in companies that change the way we communicate. Betaworks was the first investor in Gimlet Media, Anchor, & about 10 other companies in the audio category. Matt also curates a, a weekly newsletter about voice interfaces, & hosts the 5-minute daily podcast TLDR Daily, where a smart person shares the "TLDR" ("too long; didn't read") on an article he or she read recently. You can find Matt on Twitter @matthartman
Bret Kinsella CEO/Founder at & host of the Voicebot weekly podcast.Voicebot's goal is to gather in one place the most important news, commentary, research & analysis of voice technology.While other publications will cover AI generally, chatbots or relatedtechnologies, Voicebot's focus will be on the emerging voice segment. Voice is the user interface change that will drive a new industry & a new way for people to interact with & control computing resources.
Will Hall is the Chief Creative Officer at RAIN, leading combined teams of strategists, engineers, & designers. He serves on multiple advisory boards on voice & emerging technology. Over the past 14 years, he's worked at agencies with key clients like Amazon, Adobe, Facebook, Sony, Adult Swim, Puma & others. He is also an adjunct professor of Design at NYU.
This event is made possible with the support of VOICEandBetaworks Studios.

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