Data Security Specific to Voice

Moderated by Oita Coleman

Voices can now be cloned and “synthesized;” well-recognized voices can be taken apart and re-assembled to speak new scripts and even new languages. Gamers who assume new online identities with avatars can also obtain a new, unique, human-like voice – created, uniquely, to a desired tone, range, and accent.

All this opens new worlds of data analysis, of potentially significant benefits and risks to business and society. It also opens new areas of opportunity for cybercriminals, and new data security concerns for enterprise leaders.

Join members of the Open Voice Network’s Security Work Group on Wednesday, 5 October at 18:00 CET / 12:00 ET / 9:00 PT for a 30-minute discussion on maintaining data security for voice users, focusing on their recently published white paper, Data Security Specific to Voice. This webinar will include a panel discussion and Q&A session. Guided by moderator Oita Coleman, the webinar features a duo of esteemed panelists:

  • Dr. Birgit Popp – Group Manager, Team Leader User Experience, and Senior Scientist for Privacy in Speech Technology, Fraunhofer IIS
  • Ed Sewell – Founder, Velocity AI; Strategic Advisor, The Linux Foundation
  • We look forward to sharing our findings with you! Don’t miss this unique webinar experience.

Data Security Specific to Voice

Time: 5 October | 18:00 CET / 12:00 ET / 9:00 PT

Panelists:

  • Oita Coleman – Moderator | Senior Advisor, Open Voice Network
  • Dr. Birgit Popp | Group Manager, Team Leader User Experience, and Senior Scientist for Privacy in Speech Technology, Fraunhofer IIS
  • Ed Sewell | Founder, Velocity AI; Strategic Advisor, The Linux Foundation

Panelist Bios:

Oita Coleman – Moderator | Senior Advisor, Open Voice Network

Oita Coleman is a performance-driven executive with 30+ years in the tech industry. Skilled in cultivating relationships and leveraging talent and resources to create exemplary teams, she is highly effective in building global partnerships to create innovative solutions to complex challenges. Oita is a former R&D Vice President of Software Quality at SAS Institute, with oversight of implementation of global processes, standards, and policies for the software development life cycle. She is now serving as Senior Advisor at the Open Voice Network, where she leads the privacy, security, and ethical use portfolios focused on voice-specific guidance for both the protection of individual and commercial user data privacy and security for consumer-facing enterprises worldwide. Her life motto is “to whom much is given, much more is required,” which fuels her desire to give back. Her passion is helping to inspire the next generation of STEM knowledge professionals—focusing on advancing educational and career development opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in STEM disciplines. She was recognized as a Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech award recipient by the National Diversity Council. She received the inaugural Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Award, recognizing women leaders from the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. Her efforts were also recognized by US Black Engineer & IT Magazine as “Women Who Make a Difference in Technology.”

Dr. Birgit Popp | Group Manager, Team Leader User Experience, and Senior Scientist for Privacy in Speech Technology, Fraunhofer IIS

Dr. Birgit Popp is a multidisciplinary researcher, with an interest in communication and a passion for measuring elusive phenomena. She studied communication, linguistics, psychology, maths and graduated with a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. Birgit leads a team on Human-Machine Interaction at the Fraunhofer Institute and is an expert on Privacy in conversational AI. Birgit has been awarded with several research and career awards including grants by the Wellcome Trust, Fraunhofer and the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation.

Ed Sewell | Founder, Velocity AI; Strategic Advisor, The Linux Foundation

Ed Sewell is an AI technology pioneer. He is also a thought leader in sustainable growth market development and investments. He is the Founder of Velocity AI, a global artificial intelligence network services company and data marketplace. Velocity AI’s mission is to build trust in AI to accelerate economic growth for everyone. Ed is on the board of advisors for the Voice Summit sponsored by Amazon Alexa and Google. He is also a member of the NVIDIA Inception community for founders creating revolutionary AI companies. Ed is the Founder of the Mobile Health ID Initiative which was launched to provide access to healthcare for mothers and newborns in emerging markets. He is also the founder and chief architect of Virtual DNA—a global cyber AI security innovation firm.