OpenVoice

OpenVoice

OpenVoice is all about exploring the new realm of conversational channels

All Episodes

Iwan Reuvekamp shares how a mediahouse like DPG media approaches Voice. With examples of Qmusic radio, a Qmusic game and experiments around de Volkskrant he illustrates the challenges and learnings he had.

Sep 2019

21 min 51 sec

Tom Jessen shares more insights from Commercial broadcaster RTL. How did they get started with Voice, what are they doing now, and what is it they are experimenting with now? (hint: listen to the audio version of this talk to hear the initial versions of anchor Jan de Hoop's voice) - Talk was done in Dutch.

Sep 2019

22 min 17 sec

How do you translate a TV format to Voice? This and much more was shared by KRO-NCRVs Lieneke Grollé. She told about the initial start with award winning Chefkok Binnenstebuite, popular kids game Willem Wever and interactive storyline "Uit het nest" (stories from the nest) and how they are combining the learnings into the development of "De slimste mens" (the smartest person).

Sep 2019

18 min 24 sec

Maaike Groenewege shares how Women in Voice landed in The Netherlands through a personal story. Learn more about Women in Voice or join the slack community: - https://www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-voice-nederland/ - https://www.meetup.com/nl-NL/Women-in-Voice-Nederland/ - http://wivnl.slack.com

Sep 2019

11 min 25 sec

The State of Voice for Open Voice #07. What happened in the voice domain within the past few months. This is a collection of the most significant stories and numbers.

Sep 2019

12 min 29 sec

Tony Chang shares more about voice biomarkers and how they can be applied.

May 2019

24 min 23 sec

Ellen Kok returns to share her experiences with Google Assistant in her daily life.

May 2019

6 min 24 sec

Our usual State of Voice as delivered by Maarten Lens-FitzGerald

May 2019

14 min 3 sec

Jelle Hylarides shares how he uses voice to improve the quality of life of his mother with Alzheimer in a way that might help people in a similar situation as well.

May 2019

5 min 50 sec

Jeroen Vonk (SVB) is using voice to make information more accessible to older adults. In this demo he showed how voice can be used to answer questions on pensions.

May 2019

4 min 37 sec

Emma Heitbrink shares learnings from the usability sessions she did for companies like Albert Heijn and Bol.com for blind and vision impaired people. There are learnings that will not only make your service more accessible for the visually impaired, but also for others.

May 2019

17 min 50 sec

Maarten Geraets shares how Philips started out with Voice several years ago, what they learned along the way and how they apply voice now.

May 2019

18 min 48 sec

Maarten den Braber gives a brief introduction to voice in the healthcare and elder adults ecosystem for Open Voice #06.

May 2019

10 min 56 sec

Eric is Signal Processing Scientist for Snips, an Private by design voice platform. He shared his view on how voice develops as an important interface, and asked some ethical questions about what this new platform means for the privacy of consumers.

Mar 2019

33 min 26 sec

Open Voice co-founder shares the State of Voice with some of the recent events in the Voice domain.

Feb 2019

10 min 45 sec

Roderick de Rode is CEO at SPINN. Spinn is an internet of things meets coffee marketplace. They make Voice connected coffee machines that brew coffee and auto-replenish from a marketplace for local coffee roasters.

Feb 2019

24 min 1 sec

Guido Jongen from Nuance Communication will share about how industry veteran Nuance keeps forging ahead with Integrated Voice. We look forward to their insights on integrating Voice in the car and on TV set-top boxes.

Feb 2019

26 min 28 sec

Sophie Kleber is the executive creative director at Huge, where she creates future-forward user experiences to help transform businesses and shape the way we use technology. From screen-based interfaces, to voice UIs, to sentient computing, Sophie’s work shapes some of the largest companies in the world, including IKEA, Under Armour, Goldman Sachs, and Warner Brothers. She is a thought leader in the future of design, has written on behalf of TED, and speaks regularly at SXSW.

Nov 2018

34 min 10 sec

Tijmen Schep is a technology critic and privacy designer who helps citizens, designers and policymakers understand new chances and challenges in our data-driven society. He illustrated the subjects that should be discussed, and demonstrated how things could be through various examples, such as his Candle project.

Nov 2018

28 min 32 sec

Open Voice co-founder shares the State of Voice with some of the recent events in the Voice domain.

Nov 2018

10 min 16 sec

Ellen Kok is a visually impaired. She helps people with a handicap, disease or a trauma to return to their job through her own company Phoenix Reintegration. At Open Voice, Ellen shared how she experiences a 'voice only' world.

Nov 2018

18 min 10 sec

Maarten is a business development manager for ReadSpeaker, one of the leading voice companies. He likes to help companies to create a text-to-speech voice that perfectly fits with their brand identity. His talk is all about 3rd party voices and what they entail.

Nov 2018

24 min 6 sec

Tim (Google) joined 9 years ago from a market research startup, and has held various positions ranging from SMB advertiser acquisition and Google brand marketing, to product marketing for Maps and Search. He is looking forward to launching Google Home later this year (yes, before Christmas 2018).

Sep 2018

26 min 32 sec

Daan and Finbar (Rabobank) worked alongside Google on the financial skill. What can you expect when you are a large (financial) corporate and you want to be cutting edge? Their story illustrates how it's possible to innovate in traditional environment.

Sep 2018

14 min 33 sec

Vera (KRO-NCRV) shared a different approach on building voice services. While arguably the most elegant user experience when it comes to the voice (all voices are pre-recorded), what can we learn from this approach? She shares the ups and downs of the process.

Sep 2018

12 min 17 sec

Stijn (Albert Heijn Online) did the conversational design of one of the largest retailers in The Netherlands. What are the lessons we can learn from them, and what does the roadmap look like for this household name.

Sep 2018

6 min 58 sec

Timo (PostNL) leads the development of one of the launching actions. He shares how they approached voice, and how it fits in the bigger picture for PostNL.

Sep 2018

10 min 18 sec

Joeri (BNR) shares why voice is such a natural match for BNR, what they did so far and how they plan to continue in the future.

Sep 2018

8 min 54 sec

Maarten presents the State of Voice

Sep 2018

14 min 52 sec

Max (Amazon) shared Amazon Alexa's lessons and gives guidance on how to create good voice services.

Jul 2018

37 min 44 sec

Michiel (House of Music) worked on sonic branding for over 10 years. He shares some of the similarities between sonic branding and voice and how you can benefit from it.

Jul 2018

25 min 58 sec

As Dutch entrepreneur, Murat (Flow.ai) is taking the conversational world by storm. He was courageous enough to make a live voice service using his platform on stage.

Jul 2018

30 min 20 sec

Ben Sauer, independent (voice) design strategist and speaker. Ben works with companies around the world to raise their design game. He’s already been talking about VUI for years. Ben offered honest and clear advice to those attempting to master the voice environment. “We really have no idea where this technology is headed, or what it can do. Our true calling should be to help make the system fail gracefully, so its users can help us make it better.” But the trouble is, users don’t really know what’s possible with voice, or what it can and can’t do. Our true calling should be to help make the system fail gracefully, so its users can help us make it better.” But the trouble is, users don’t really know what’s possible with voice, or what it can and can’t do. Listen to the whole talk to gain more insight on the subject from someone who has worked in the domain of conversational design of some time.

May 2018

36 min 55 sec

By Jeroen de Bakker, CMO and CDO at Talpa Radio. “Many people thought that the advent of streaming would be the death of radio,” he began. “But we saw it as an opportunity. After all, radio is streaming avant la lettre – it was streaming long before streaming existed. We make content 24 hours a day. There are plenty of opportunities to use voice technology.” Talpa develops JUKE, a personal music guide that offers complete Dutch radio access, non-stop playlists, and access to 50 million songs. With both free and premium subscription services, JUKE serves a wide Dutch audience and a specific need. “Although our customers’ needs have never changed, their behavior has. With JUKE, we can be with them anywhere and everywhere they are. We’re turning listeners into users. But music streaming is a competitive space, so we knew how important it is to develop a solution before our competitors do. Now, we’re refining and expanding it to ensure we continue to meet their needs and keep it personal.

May 2018

14 min 48 sec

By Daniël Sytsma, Founder and Executive Creative Director of Studio Kraftwerk. Diageo, one of the world’s leading alcohol distributers, wanted to explore the opportunities of voice, they called on him. “Diageo noticed that cocktails are becoming more and more popular in bars, but people rarely make cocktails at home. So, to help them out, we developed The Bar, an Amazon skill (voice’s equivalent to a mobile app) that offers recipes, instructions and lessons in how to make the perfect cocktail. You can even order ingredients and bartending tools directly with Alexa.” Daniël talked a lot about creating the perfect brand voice for The Bar. “We used a lot of humor and personality in our voice,” he says. “After all, it’s supposed to be a fun experience. Now, we’re looking into scaling up the idea to work with Google Assistant, and expanding the skill to include occasion-based party planning and functionality that allows Alexa to suggest cocktails form the ingredients you have on hand.”

May 2018

20 min 40 sec