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NJIT set to host VOICE Summit 2019 -- 'world's largest voice tech event'

New Jersey Institute of Technology

From July 22 - 25, 2019, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will welcome VOICE Summit 2019 -- "the world's largest voice tech conference."

VOICE will be held for the second consecutive year at NJIT, drawing a roster of internationally recognized brands from around the world and nearly 5,000 attendees over the course of the four-day event interested in "reimagining how we interact with technology through voice."

The event -- organized by Modev, and supported by diamond sponsor Amazon Alexa and platinum partners, and Microsoft -- is scheduled to feature more than 350 speakers, 1,500 developers and 1,000 executives, and include representatives from global technology leaders and media companies such as Amazon Alexa, Viacom, Google, Microsoft, the New York Times and the BBC, among others.

"The VOICE Summit is attracting leaders from throughout the field of voice technology, which is rapidly changing how the entire world communicates," said NJIT President Joel S. Bloom. "NJIT and the city of Newark are the perfect hosts for this event, because Newark has become a tech hub and NJIT is both a leading polytechnic university and a research powerhouse."

"Last year, we established VOICE as the pre-eminent conference in the voice-first era, and this year we are taking it to a whole new level," said Pete Erickson, organizer of the VOICE Summit and founder of Modev. "Amazon and Microsoft have tripled their investment in this conference.... People are getting on board because they realize this is the voice-first era, and VOICE is the conference where things are going to happen in this space."

Keynote speakers at the VOICE 2019 Conference who will appear at NJIT's Wellness and Events Center July 23 will include: David Isbitski, chief technical evangelist for Amazon Alexa and NJIT alumnus '98; Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri, Inc. and VP engineering at Viv Labs; and Noelle LaCharite, principal PM manager, Cortana, Microsoft.

Among VOICE's additional listed speakers are Mark Mezrich, vice president of product management, emerging products at Viacom; Kourtney Bitterly, lead for research and development at the New York Times; and Cris De Luca, global director of digital innovation at Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Representatives from Newark-based organizations, such as Prudential and Newark Venture Partners, will also be on hand to address the ways in which voice technology is shaping the city of Newark's businesses and infrastructure.

The agenda planned throughout the week of VOICE Summit 2019 promises hands-on voice technology design and development workshops, a startup expo, professional networking sessions, and presentations from more than 100 exhibitors on organized topics covering innovative applications of voice-first technology across areas of accessibility, transportation, smart cities and homes, health care, fintech, entertainment and gaming, and more.

The summit also expects to welcome professional developers and students from the region's universities and coding schools for its first-ever voice-first hackathon event, "Voicehacks Hackathon."


WHEN: July 22-25, 2019


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About New Jersey Institute of Technology:

One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT is rated an "R1" research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $162 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is among the top 2 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to NJIT also is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public national universities.

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