Evangelizing and Testing Voice Applications
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Hello and welcome to the 'Future is Spoken' produced by the digital assistant Academy. In Today's episode, Shyamala Prayaga speaks with Nicholas Sawka and Benjamin Falvo from Voice Spark about Voice Evangelism and testing.

Nicholas was recently brought on at Wanderword as their Chief Evangelist. Nick will represent Wanderword in the US in sales, networking, gathering product testers, and improving the use/onboarding of Fabula, Poptale and entertainment production.

Nick found his passion for Alexa back in 2015 when she was first released and was part of the device's initial Beta program. In 2017 he made the jump to development and has been involved with creating over 400 Alexa Skills. Further, Nicholas has experience with working on and creating Google Actions. In addition to his love for Voice First tech, he is an experienced Chief Of Operations with a demonstrated history of working in the military industry, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. 

Benjamin Falvo is currently making things for Howl. Benjamin is an Intrapreneurial and strategic CIO / CTO with 20 years of diversified leadership experience across agency, startup, corporate and nonprofit environments, including numerous high-profile global projects for Fortune 500 clients. Leverages a unique blend of skills at the intersection of technical leadership, creative direction, product management, and operations management. History of ideating, designing, building and deploying highly engaging, user-friendly digital products and experiences across web, mobile and event platforms. Weekly co-host for VoiceSpark Live Podcast on thought leadership in AI and Voice First.

Tune in now!

Conversation Highlights:

[00:03:07]: Nick Journey to Voice Tech 
[00:04:59]: Ben's Journey to Voice Tech
[00:09:07]: Evolution of Voice Spark
[00:15:00]: Voice Spark's Testing criteria for voice applications 
[00:21:28]: Why Voice Evangelism is essential?

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