Show Me the Money — Monetizing Voice: Part 2 Webinar

Moderated by Donald Buckley

The Open Voice Network is excited to host Part 2 of our webinar series, Show Me the Money – Monetizing Voice. This three-part series explores the financial component of the growing voice industry, namely where money will be found with and through voice. We discuss how brands and agencies can justify the investment in voice with concrete examples of enterprise, B2B, and B2C use cases that focus on revenue, operational efficiency, and cost reduction.

Join us on Wednesday, 28 September at 21:00 CET // 15:00 ET // 12:00 PT for Part 2 of the series, featuring a new panel of prominent experts from the voice industry:

  • Dr. Rupal Patel, Vice President, Voice & Accessibility, Veritone
  • Brandon Kaplan, CEO, Skilled Creative; Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Journey
  • Allen S. Firstenberg, Project Guru, Objective Consulting, Inc.
  • Donald Buckley – Moderator, Co-Head, Lullaboo Studios; VoiceTech Advisor
  • We look forward to sharing our knowledge on the current landscape of voice as it pertains to investing, increasing cash flow, and redefining business. Register today for this free webinar to learn more about monetizing the future of voice.

Show Me the Money – Monetizing Voice: Part 2

Time: 28 September | 21:00 CET / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT

Panelists:

  • Donald Buckley – Moderator | Co-Head, Lullaboo Studios; VoiceTech Advisor
  • Dr. Rupal Patel | Vice President, Voice & Accessibility, Veritone
  • Brandon Kaplan | CEO, Skilled Creative; Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Journey
  • Allen S. Firstenberg | Project Guru, Objective Consulting, Inc.

Panelist Bios:

Donald Buckley – Moderator | Co-Head, Lullaboo Studios; VoiceTech Advisor

As Chief Marketing Officer of Showtime Networks Inc., Donald Buckley led marketing for series including Homeland, Billions and Shameless, Showtime Sports and Showtime Documentary Films. He created and led the marketing organization that launched Showtime’s Streaming OTT service in 2015. Previously, as Warner Bros.’ SVP, Interactive Marketing, Buckley founded its Interactive Marketing department. Among the hundreds of movies released during Buckley’s tenure were the Harry Potter and The Dark Knight franchises. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently advisor to a number of media companies and startups in voice-tech, gaming, TV, content, social, data security, app development and research.

Dr. Rupal Patel | Vice President, Voice & Accessibility, Veritone

Dr. Rupal Patel is an internationally renowned speech scientist turned entrepreneur, bringing decades of clinical, academic, scientific and social entrepreneurship experience to Veritone. As Vice President of Voice & Accessibility, Dr. Patel is responsible for setting strategy and leading innovation efforts in the voice AI space, in addition to expanding the reach and impact of Veritone’s voice solutions for those living with disabilities or inequities. A preeminent thought leader in voice AI, Dr. Patel advocates for ethical transparent and fair use policies that can broaden the monetization capabilities for voice-over artists by leveraging AI.

Prior to Veritone, Dr. Patel was the Founder and CEO of VocaliD, a voice AI company acquired by Veritone in 2022, that creates synthetic voices with personality for discerning brands that understand the power of customized voice and for individuals living with speechlessness who want to be heard in a voice that is uniquely theirs. VocaliD was a spinout from Dr. Patel’s research lab at Northeastern University, where she is a tenured Full Professor with interdisciplinary appointments in the Bouve College of Health Science and Khoury College of Computer Science. Named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, she has been featured on TED, NPR, WIRED, and in major international news and technology publications.

Brandon Kaplan | CEO, Skilled Creative; Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Journey

When I was a kid, I used to take apart all of the electronics in the house to see what was inside. Problem is, I didn’t know how to put them back together. Remote controls, trashed, vacuum cleaners, thrashed. It was then that I realized I was not going to be an engineer, but I knew that I wanted to work in technology. From there I have held different roles and started companies that have allowed me to explore technology and creativity. Skilled Creative is my latest venture, where we help our partners explore how emerging technologies like VOICE can impact their business and marketing strategies. We’ve worked with PepsiCo, Pfizer, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, All Recipes, Simon & Schuster, ABI-INBEV, and a number of other great brands. Our Skills: Voice Experiences (Alexa/Google), Mobile AR, Computer Vision, Data Visualizations, Projection Mapping, Thermal Imaging, Robotics, RFID, Data driven experiential, and Emerging technology strategy

Allen S. Firstenberg | Project Guru, Objective Consulting, Inc.

By day, Allen is a Senior Project Engineer at http://spiders.com/ where he’s been instrumental in creating websites and mobile apps for companies and organizations, ranging from the American Booksellers Association to the National Science Foundation. By night he dons his super-coder cloak and creates tools, software, and tutorials to help people share their stories and improve their digital lives. He’s also the co-author of the O’Reilly book called “Designing and Developing for Google Glass.” Allen is both a Developer Expert for Google+ and Wearables. He was inspired to join the Glass Explorers program when he realized how intimate and personal – yet inherently social – Glass would be. His goal is to help people use Glass to find experiences that can be achieved in no other way – whether it’s how they interact, play games, or just record precious moments in time with their families.