Bixby Developers Chat

Bixby Developers Chat

Are you a voice developer or designer? Are you excited about the future of voice? Are you curious about an ambient computing future where our TV's, appliances, watches, phones, and more can talk with you to create new experiences? Join us on the Bixby Developers Chat to learn about Bixby and conversational AI. Join host Roger Kibbe as he talks with guests about voice, AI, Bixby, technology innovation and where the exciting Voice industry is going,

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April 27, 2021 66 min

In this episode, Roger talks with Jon Stine. Jon is the executive director and founder of the Open Voice Network. The Open Voice Network (OVN) is working to advocate for an open voice ecosystem and bring technical standards to voice

Jon has a deep background in retail technology and strategy. Prior to founding OVN, John worked for many years at Intel and Cisco on retail technology strategy.

Jon and Roger discuss:

  • Jon's first exper...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with sonic marketing expert and composer, Jeanna Isham

    Jeanna is an accomplished sonic marketer. She is the founder of DreamR Productions, teaches sonic marketing at soundinmarketing.com, and is the host of the Sound in Marketing podcast.

    Jeanna and Roger discuss:

  • What is sonic marketing and what companies are doing with it
  • Examples of effective sonic marketing
  • A few examples where sonic marketing is needed
  • S...
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    In this episode, Roger interviews Voice Lunch founders Karol Stryja and Michal Stanislawek!

    This is an experimental episode that was recorded live on the hot social voice startup, Clubhouse. I would love any feedback on this experiment - what worked, what didn't. Let me know via tweet/DM etc - @rogerkibbe 
     
    Karol and Michal discuss:

  • Founding VoiceLunch
  • Building a Community and growing voice lunch
  • Podcasting
  • Business in Poland
  • Tech...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with voice development expert and thought leader Allen Firstenberg.

    Allen is a developer and project manager for Objective Consulting and is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for many Google products. Allen slso co-hosts with Mark Tucker, the must listen to Two Voice Devs podcast.

    Allen and Roger discuss:

  • What Objective Consulting does
  • Why companies should be building a voice presence now and how a voice pres...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with voice development guru, Pete Haas.

    Pete has been working in voice for 16 years. He is an application development manager at Verascape (call center IVR), runs Conversation Curve his voice design and development agency, and has built many engaging voice experiences.

    Pete and Roger discuss many things including:

  • Pete's 16 year career in voice and what he has seen change
  • The evolution of IVR systems fr...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with the conversational designer, educator, and voice leader Shyamala Prayaga.

    Shyamala is a product owner for Ford's Autonomous Digital Assistant, the founder of the Digital Assistant Academy, and the host of The Future is Spoken Podcast.

    Shyamala and Roger discuss a variety of topics including

  • How Shyamala got into voice
  • Her work at Ford, the Digital Assistant Academy, and as a podcast host
  • Her advice ...
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    December 28, 2020 28 min

    For this special end of year podcast, I did something special. I asked everyone whose been a guest on the podcast over the past year to contribute to this end of the year, special edition of the podcast

    32 amazing voice gurus contributed to this end of the year podcast.

    I asked each voice guru to 

  • Introduce themselves
  • Hidden Gem Question: What is a voice experience, e.g., a skill, an action, a capsule, a podcast, or a flash briefing, t...
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    December 21, 2020 31 min

    For this special end of year podcast, I did something special. I asked everyone whose been a guest on the podcast over the past year to contribute to this end of year, special edition of the podcast

    32 amazing voice gurus contributed to this end of the year podcast.

    I asked each voice guru to 

  • Introduce themselves
  • Hidden Gem Question: What is a voice experience, e.g., a skill, an action, a capsule, a podcast, or a flash briefing, that ...
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    In this episode, Roger talks with entrepreneur, futurist, and voice enthusiast, Ian Utile.

    Ian is the founder and CEO of attn.live, a platform to enable content creators to monetize and distribute their content across multiple channels.

    Ian and Roger have a lively discussion of how they got started in technology. They discuss what childhood and teenage interests lead them to careers in technology.

    Ian and Roger talk about various tech...

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    In this episode, Roger talks with Teri Fisher, the "The Voice Doctor." He is the host of the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing, the host of the Voice First Health Podcast, the host of the Voice Den, the creator of VOICEismyOS, the creator of Briefcast.fm, and an all-around voice guru.

    And by day, Teri is a Sports and Exercise Physician and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.

    Teri and Roger talk ...

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    In this episode, Roger talks with Jenny Mero. Jenny is a very successful voice developer and most well known for her Freeze Dance voice experience. Jenny is both an Alexa Champion and a Bixby Premier Developer.

    Jenny discusses her career in journalism including putting "life and limb" in danger to get an exclusive interview with Hugo Chavez, the former Venezuelan President.

    Jenny tells the story of her transition from Journal...

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    In this episode, Roger talks with Daniel Mittendorf. Daniel is an accomplished voice developer and both an Alexa Champion and a Bixby Premier Developer. He founded Digivoice.io, a voice agency and recently joined Beyto Agency as the CTO.

    We discuss how Daniel got involved in voice and how he has gone from building his first voice experience (Stream Player which has been very successful) to many more including his latest which lets y...

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    In this episode, Roger talks with Kane Simms and Dustin Coates. Kane and Dustin are most well know for their VUX World podcast (a must-listen) and are very accomplished voice pros!

    We discuss how they got started in voice and what keeps them excited in voice and conversational AI.

    Kane tells us how the VUX World podcast was created, how Dustin was added as the co-host and he reveals a surprising fact about him and Dustin.

    Kane and Dus...

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    August 31, 2020 49 min

    In this episode, Roger talks with Nick Schwab. Nick is very well known for his Sleep Sounds voice experiences and is the founder and CEO of Sleep Jar/Invoked Apps.

    We talk about Nick's early adventures with voice and how a noisy upstairs neighbor lead him to create sleep sounds for his personal use. He then released it to the skills store and then magic happened as it became and is today, one of the most successful voice experie...

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    In this episode, Roger talks with Carl Robinson. Carl is the CEO of Rumble Studio, an innovative new tool for recording podcasts and audio content. Carl is also well known as the host of the Voice Tech Podcast and creator of VoiceTechPodcast.com

    We discuss how Carl got involved in podcasting and what he has learned 70+ podcasts in. Carl gives some very valuable advice for both beginning podcasters and more experienced podcasters...

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    In this episode, I talk with Sarah Andrew Wilson of Matchbox.io. Sarah is the CCO and part of the Matchbox founding team and an Alexa Champion. Matchbox has created some of the most successful voice experiences including Question of the Day, Riddle of the Day, Three Questions, and Kids Quiz. Late last year, Matchbox acquired Opearlo which added Find My Phone, Guess my name, and several other successful skills to their po...

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    In this episode, I talk with Rachel Batish of Audioburst. Audioburst is reinventing the podcast and audio industry by providing searchable audio. One can search the actual audio of podcasts and listen to snippets of a podcast using Audioburst.

    Rachel talks about getting a start with voice as a co-founder of Conversation.one. Conversation.one was a build once, deploy everywhere voice experience tool which specialized in th...

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    In this episode, we talk with Christian Mahnke and Sebastian Schöps of Ear Reality. Ear Reality creates interactive voice fiction and has an authoring tool to create interactive voice stories and experiences.

    Christian and Sebastian share how they got started with voice and their passion for interactive storytelling.

    We discuss voice experiences they have built including The Iron Falcon and The Magic Forest. What have they...

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    In this episode, we talk with voice legend, Adam Cheyer. Adam was the co-founder of Siri, Viv Labs, Change.org, and Sentient Technologies.

    We first talk about Change.org, how and why it was founded, and why this platform is an enabler for the social justice movements of today.

    Adam talks about his early work at SRI and how this lead to his vision for what an assistant can be. We talk about how Adam took the purely academic...

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    In this episode, we talk with Steven Arkonovich who is well known for writing the Big Sky weather capsule and is a professor of philosophy at Reed College.

    Steven shares how he got started with voice. He was a very early Alexa developer and was driven by wanting to control music playback and home automation devices.

    Steven is most well known for his Big Sky capsule and he shares his motivation for building Big Sky and how ...

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