Voice represents the next major interface for communication between humans and machines, and a major new client touchpoint for companies. For two days we will bring together the entire voice community for a quality and content driven event, in order to discuss current and future trends, developments and challenges within the industry.
Hicham TAHIRI, Smartly.AI, CEO
The AI revolution has just started, and it's leading with voice. We'll look at the state of virtual assistants today, envision
what it will look like tomorrow and discuss how to start preparing for it.
Peter Hodgson, Google, Senior UX Design Lead | Lionel Mora, Google, Product Marketing Google Assistant EMEA
What Brands Need to Know About AI and Voice: Voice is the most important consumer communications channel since the web. It
will even surpass social in importance. What do brands need to know, why should they care and
what are the emerging best practices for leveraging voice to drive consumer engagement.
Bret Kinsella, Voicebot.ai, Editor and Founder
Discover why voice applications are essential for your company in 2018
Bradley Metrock, VoiceFirst.FM, CEO | Jess Williams, Opearlo, Co-founder & CEO | Tilmann Böhme, Future of Voice, Founder | Quentin Delaoutre, Consultant, Voice Application Expert
The voice first revolution has started, and you won't be able to live without having a major voice strategy. At Deezer, we
are changing the way music lovers consume music, building unique voice experiences. Discover
how you can leverage voice platforms to bring value to your users and create differentiation
in a highly competitive market.
Mathieu Lima, Deezer, Platform Product Manager
We’re in a golden age of Machine Learning and AI and Voice is a big part of the future. At Amazon, we believe that voice
will fundamentally improve the way people will interact with technology. It can make the complex
simple—it’s the most natural and convenient user interface and provides delightful experiences
for your customers.
Max Amordeluso, Amazon, EU chief Alexa Evangelist
While more and more people share their voice, intents and emotions with Voice assistants, there is an increasing need for
a European proposition in order to capitalize on local data and ecosystems.
Didier Cadic, Orange, Djingo Marketing and Business Development
With the proliferation of voice as an interface, we are starting to really understand the power of voice to complete complex
tasks that take multiple steps, to get direct access to content without having to navigate and
for scenarios where alternative input is hard, impossible, or unsafe like driving. Each device
we interact with has its set of opportunities - whether it is a touch screen, a TV, a car, or
as part of a mixed reality experience. This talk will look at some of the principles, opportunities
and challenges for designing experiences on different devices.
Karen Kaushansky, Consultant, Experience Design Leader
Whether you’re building or commissioning voice apps, come learn about how to maximise your chances of success with minimal
effort, using the Wizard of Oz method.
Ben Sauer, Clearleft, UX Designer and Product Strategist
Let's have a look under the covers at a simple question with complex ramifications. It enables rich, engaging, useful interactions,
as well as awful user experiences. It puts a significant burden on our own systems. It is (maybe)
resisted by the major digital assistant providers. It is the future.
Chris Gathercole, Financial Times, Head of FT Labs
Discover how the media is taking advantage of voice applications in order to create a seamless and consistant user experience.
Dustin Coates, Algolia, Engineer, Solutions | Bradley Metrock, VoiceFirst.FM, CEO | Aurélien Capdecomme, 20 Minutes France, CTO | Pippa Rimmer, Radio France, Head of App Products | Henry Cooke, BBC, Senior Producer / Creative Technologist
How and why are voice applications being used in the commerce sector? Listen to the advantages and challenges from industry
pioneers who have already created their app.
Guillaume Rio, Technology and Partnership Manager, Echangeur | Pascal Chabret, Boulanger, Director Of Innovation and New business | Olivier Barth, Sephora, Digital Transformation Director | Renaud Joly, La Redoute, Head of Artificial Intelligence | Elisabeth Marette, Artefact, Consulting Director - Digital & Data marketing
Discover how voice applications are transforming the transport sector.
Laurent Dunys, The Bot Studio, Founder | Benoit Bouffart, OUI.SNCF, Product Director CPO | Morgan Joubert, PSA Peugeot Citroën, HMI Designer, UX Lead | Charles Cadbury, Dazzle, Co-founder
How do you get engage users and win loyal fans in a ecosystem where discovery and retention is poor? Simple, build a game
that people want to play. Discover how every voice experience can harness the power of games
to connect with their customers.
Tom Hewitson, Labworks.io, Founder
Ten of the most innovative voice focused startups will showcase their products/services during a 3 minute pitch!
Karim Lourci, Smartly.AI, Co-founder and Head of Sales
Natural language conversational interfaces are emerging as a powerful new way for people to interact with digital services.
In order to design a natural user interface, we need to apply a human-centered design approach.
In this hands on design sprint you will learn how to design and prototype a voice conversation
action using new Google Design Sprint methodologies. We’ll start from the theory and principles
of social interaction, and then start crafting the personality and dialog of your conversational
agent. You’ll also learn the investigative rehearsal methodology to rapidly prototype the conversation,
putting yourself in the user’s shoes to better understand their ideas, thoughts and emotions
throughout the interaction.
Andrew Watson, Google, Conversation Designer on Google Assistant | Marc Paulina, Google, UX Designer on Google Assistant for Wear | Peter Hodgson, Google, Senior Interaction Designer | Darla Sharp, Google, Conversation Designer on Google Assistant | Rose Grundy, Google, Partner Technology Manager
Discover how to create and deploy a voice application on the most popular voice assistants.
Adbulhamid Hassan, Smartly.AI, Product Manager | Maaike Dufour, Smartly.AI, Conversational UX Design | William Bailey, Smartly.AI, Partnership Director
Speech is the most natural interface for objects that think, communicate and store information and voice first interfaces
are reinventing the way we engage with devices. Talking with personalized voices that adapt to
the context, perfectly interact with users whatever their age and skills, is essential to provide
a smart user talking experience. Come and have an insight of how you can use custom and personalized
voices for a company, a brand or a specific application domain to provide customers a personalized
and differentiated experience.
Remy Cadic, Acapela Group, VP Sales
We look at Design Thinking as one methodology that has proven to be valuable in the innovative process
for Deutsche Telekom AG in the area of digital assistants. VUI.agency is supporting Deutsche
Telekom on this way and will highlight how they identify the benefits of voice with their clients.
We take a look at applying Design Thinking to gauge the future application scenarios and potentials
of emotion detection and voice assistants while placing utmost importance on transparency towards
users, the additional value created for users, as well as acceptance by users.
Dr. Christoph Esslinger, VUI.Agency, VUI Design | Ole Heydekamp, Deutsche Telekom, Creative Director
Join us for an introduction to building compelling voice experiences for Alexa, the service that powers millions of devices,
including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The day features an intro to Alexa and an in-depth training
course on building skills with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), a collection of self-service APIs,
tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa.
Furthermore, we will guide you through the process of publishing your skill to the UK Amazon
Skill store. This session is aimed at those who haven't built an Alexa skill before.
Max Amordeluso, Amazon, EU chief evangelist | David Low, Amazon, EU Head of Solutions Architecture
Every application and usage for voice is only as good as the use case. Learn how to apply Design Thinking methods in order
to decide which use cases are made for voice and add value for the users.
Tilmann Böhme, Future of Voice, Founder
* All workshops will take place at the following address: 19 boulevard Poissonnière 75002 Paris