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maarten lens-fitzgerald

voice evangelist

the netherlands

18 january 2021

Maarten shares his journey of continuous discovery where he has realised that his power is instigating movements that shape the future.  Voice and the power of voice assistants is the topic of this conversation, and Maarten masterfully breaks down these capabilities and how to benefit from them.  During the conversation, we discuss the highlights of his new book: Voice.

bio

Leading new media veteran who helps companies onboard the new conversational channel. From conversational – strategy to discovery, launch, and scaling of marketing, and customer service, to product extensions and business models. Track record with national and international brands. Distinguishing himself by making the work a long-lasting intrinsic movement owned by the people in the organization.
Author of ‘Voice. The conversational revolution: insights and opportunities’. Founder of Project Zilver to empower older adults with speech technology as well as the NL Speech Coalition, open components, and data sets for assistants. Open Voice Network (standards) ambassador. Regular keynote speaker. “Maarten instigates movements that shape the future”.
Previously Maarten founded the team guidance platform Teamily and the first global Augmented Reality platform Layar (44mln users, 18mln raised).
He lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with his wife and 3 kids.

tips

Discover and order the new book, ‘Voice’, (Dutch language): https://www.voiceboek.nl/

Listen to the Voicecast podcast on BNR: https://www.bnr.nl/podcast/voicecast

Learn more about the Open Voice Network: https://openvoicenetwork.org/

If you would like experience the power of voice, investigate the Hue smart lighting and try it at home: https://www.philips-hue.com/

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