Ideating & Designing for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana

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• 6:30 - 7:00 - Check in and socializing

• 7:00 - 7:20 - VUI 101 - The Elements of a Great Voice User Interface Design -- Ahmed Bouzid (Witlingo)

• 7:20 - 7:30 - Demos

• 7:30 - 7:35 - Break and Quick Survey

• 7:35 - 8:15 - Workshop Exercises

• 8:15 - 8:45 - Team readouts

• 8:45 - 9:00 - Discussion and Wrap up Presenters: Dr. Ahmed Bouzid and Navya Yelloji

Dr. Ahmed Bouzid is Founder and CEO for Witlingo, a B2B SaaS McLean, VA startup that builds products and solutions for Voice First devices and platforms, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana. Prior to Witlingo, Dr. Bouzid was Head of Alexa's Smart Home Product at Amazon and VP of Product and Innovation at Dr. Bouzid is also co-founder and Director of the Ubiquitous Voice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of evangelizing the emerging voice interface, and author of two books on Voice User Interface design. More about Ahmed at:

Navya Yelloji is Product Manager at Witlingo. Navya has overseen the deployment of several of the enterprise skills deployed by Witlingo, including The Motley Fool, Meetup, Fish & Richardson, and Cooley LLP. Previously, Navya was Founding member of 301 Ventures and Fund Associate at New Markets Venture Partners. Navya holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communications from Birla Institute of Technology in Dubai. More about Navya at:

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