Come and explore the evolving world of voice interfaces with your hosts Sam Warnaars and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald
The Voicecast #036 Sarah van der Land (NPO)
Sarah van der Land was there when NPO started exploring Voice late 2017. Now, a few years later, she’s sharing the learnings NPO, the Dutch Public Broadcaster has had. In this episode we’ll discuss 3 of them.
Voicecast #35 - Bart Bellefroid (Rabobank)
We talk the next phase with Voice frontrunner Rabobank. How do you move on after the initial start with the Google Assistant account balance checker? We get a good preview of their new routines implementation and more.
Voicecast #34 - Michiel Muller (Donald Duck, Sanoma)
Insights from the impressive Disney Voice production for Donald Duck magazine which is rated 4.8 by its users. In the first weeks, 100s of thousands of users tried the app and they keep coming.
Voicecast #33 - Piet van Dosselaar (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek)
The first Dutch government Voice app is live. It’s from the Dutch statistical agency, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, and you get daily stats news and can ask questions and areas like population size. Piet van Dosselaar who led the development is our guest and shares what they learned and what their thoughts are about their new service.
Voicecast #32 – Lieneke Grollé (KRO/NCRV - De Slimste mens)
Did we review the best designed voice app to date? Come listen! Lieneke Grollé is innovation lead at the Dutch Broadcaster KRO/NCRV and was responsible for the Voice version of the icon TV show the smartest Human. Find out about design as well as what is in the pipe line.
The Voicecast #31 with a #projectvoice recap - Maarten & Sam
Maarten and Sam look back at Project Voice, one of the largest Voice events on the globe. An episode with insights, stories and highlights.
#30 – Rik Verbrugge (TIMING) - The 2020 prediction show
In less than 6 months from idea to launch. An impressive feat by Timing, the largest family-owned hr & staffing company in the Netherlands. They gifted 3500 of their customers a Google smart speaker with the Timing voice app about an important Dutch Labor law. Impressive not only for being the first but also for starting with a legal voice app.
#29 – NINA ZONNEVELD (READSPEAKER)
How hard is it to have your own Voice on a platform instead of the standard one provided by Google or Amazon? This is what Readspeaker does for many organizations who value their Voice brand experience. Nina shares details about their latest custom voice service which now has a turn around time of 6 weeks instead of several months.
#28 – Jeroen de Bakker (Talpa Network)
Here’s a first: this show is recorded live (as in, with a live audience) at an IAB event. We invited Jeroen de Bakker from Talpa to join for this experiment, very much like we invited him for our first studio recorded episode (which never aired — it was our episode 0 so to say).
#27 - Vera Rensink (bol.com)
Their Sint (Santa) Voice Action gets tens of thousand users, says Vera Rensink of online platform bol.com about their Sinterklaas Google Action. Did they also have the first Voice smart speaker TV ad in Holland?
The Voicecast #26 with Roderik de Maar
Roderik tells how he went from idea to launch for Nespresso on the Google Assistant. It’s currently only available in The Netherlands, but there is a grand ambtion.
#25 - Sam Warnaars & Maarten Lens-FitzGerald Anniversary episode
An insightful episode on the channel of Voice as well as the show. Almost a year of recording. Sam and Maarten themselves are the guests. A first. They discuss the postion of Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft and Google based on Bret Kinsella’s Voice Insider newsletter. Plus the security threats which were in the news last week.
#24 - Antonio van der Weel (Creassist)
Should there be one Voice assistant to rule them all or should there be as many as Voice apps in the app store? We discuss that, and the fact that over 20 percent of UK households have a smart speaker. But why is Germany lagging? Siri and Viv/Bixby founder left the team at Samsung. Is this the reason why Bixby is lagging?
#23 – James Poulter (Vixen Labs)
We discuss the cooperation between Starbucks and Alibaba’s Tmall Genie for branded smartspeakers, along with Alexa’s new knowledge and features on politics and the ability to see what’s in front of her. Our guest this episode: James Poulter from Vixenlabs.
#22 - Marion Mulder (Women in Voice Nederland)
Women in Voice started a chapter in The Netherlands. We have Ambassador Marion Mulder in the studio to tell more.