|Tuesday, Oct. 27 |
|8:45 am ||Keynote address by William (Ozzie) Osborne, IBM Speech Systems. |
|10:30 am ||The State of the Industry - Markets and Opportunities |
Moderator: Brian Lewis, editor, Speech Technology magazine.
Speakers: Dr. Judith Markowitz, J. Markowitz Consultants and Voice ID Quarterly and Jackie Fenn, vice president and research director, Gartner, Group.
|10:30 am ||Applications on the Internet |
This session focuses on using the Internet for mission-critical tasks, global communication, browsing, information gathering and standards for speech.
Moderator: Bob Kutnick, Chief Technology Officer, Lernout and Hauspie.
Speakers: Dr. Andrew Hunt, Sun Microsystems and John DeWitt, DeWitt and Associates.
|11:50-1:05 am ||Computer Take a Letter - Using Speech Dictation Systems |
This session gives attendees a look at dictation in the workplace, hands-free dictation, and also includes a look at some deployed applications.
Moderator: Brian Remington, North American Sales Manager, IBM.
Speakers: Crane Davis, president, Paladin Communications; John McGahren, attorney-at-law, Pitney, Hardin, Kipp and Szuch; and Dr. V.C. Ramesh, assistant professor, Illinois Institute of Technology.
|11:50-1:05 pm ||Telephony for Better Business |
This session describes call center operations, applications for cost-savings, and efficient telephony and applications for good customer service.
Moderator: Gaugarin Oliver, MarCom Manager, Voice Control Systems (VCS), Inc.
Speakers: Elizabeth OHara, Manager, Distribution Planning, United Airlines; John Puckett, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology, GTE Internetworking; and John Madden, UPS.
|2:15 pm ||Keynote address by William Bautz, Chief Technology Officer, New York Stock Exchange |
|3:45 pm ||Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Toolkits (Part1) |
Attendees will see demonstrations of advanced toolkits and the session will address such questions as: How do I select a toolkit?, What kinds of functions do they provide?, and Why are different toolkits right for different operations?
Moderator: Moshe Yudkowsky, Dialogic Corp.
Speakers: Bill Ledingham, Vice President of Product Development, Applied Language Technologies; Steve Bardenhagen, Keyware Technologies; Salim Roukos, IBM TJ Watson Research Center; and Gaugarin Oliver, MarCom Manager, VCS.
|3:45 pm ||Hot Financial Applications |
This session details how speech is being used in financial applications from the trading floor to home banking systems.
Moderator: Adithya Padala, president and CEO, UMEVoice.
Speakers: Steven Hipp, Senior Vice President, Intrust Bank and Linda Chance, Fidelity Investments.
|Wednesday, Oct. 28 |
|8:00-9:00 am ||A View From the Top - Industry Leaders Panel Q and A |
A panel of distinguished industry leaders will discuss where the major companies in the industry are headed, as well as current trends and opportunities in the industry.
Moderator: Dr. Judith Markowitz, J. Markowitz Consultants and Voice ID Quarterly.
Speakers: Thomas Huzjak, CEO and Chairman of the Board, T-NETIX, Inc.; Ron Croen, President, Nuance Communications; Bruce Armstrong, Manager, Speech Technologies, Novel Corp.; Stuart Patterson, CEO, ALTech; Dr. Anne Marie Derouault, Worldwide Sales and Marketing Executive, IBM; Roger Matus, Vice President of North American Marketing, Dragon Systems; Larry Dooling, President, Verbex Voice Systems; Jo Lernout, President, Lernout and Hauspie; Paul Celen, Philips Speech Processing; and Roger Zimmerman, VCS.
|9:30 am ||Voices on the Go |
This session examines speech on wearable computers.
Moderator: Kevin Jackson, SENTEL Corp.
Speakers: David Williamson, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and William Holcombe, US Custom Services.
|9:30 am ||How Do You Know Its Really You? - Using Voice for Security |
This session examines using speaker verification and identification, standards for voice biometrics, and biometric testing and certification.
Moderator: Pat Flannery, Vice President, T-NETIX.
Speakers: Brad Wing, Senior Research Officer, US Immigration and Naturalization Service; Dave Harper, International Computer Security Association; and Robert Willie, Novell Corp.
|10:55 am ||New Age Telephony |
This session will show creative applications by telecommunications service providers, including the track of juvenile offenders, voice activated telephone services, and screen phones.
Moderator: Mike Ehrlich, Natural Microsystems.
Speakers: Lloyd Williams, Associate Director of Network Development, Bell Canada; Paul Ruppert, Pacific Bell Mobile Services; Gregory Wilcenski, Director of Aftercare, N.J. Justice Commission; and Dave Rooney, Frontier Communications.
|10:55 am ||Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Toolkits (Part II) |
Moderator: Brian Lewis, Editor, Speech Technology
Speakers: Mike Cohen, Nuance Communications;
Dr. K.W. Bill Scholz, Director of System Development, Unisys; Keith Byerly, Dragon Systems; and Carol Covin, Xybernaut Corp.
|1:15 pm ||Attorneys, Doctors, and Business Professionals |
This session deals with speech enabling the professional working environment.
Moderator: Debra Cattani, Vice President of Sales, Philips Speech Processing.
Speakers: Lou Milrad, Milrad Computer Law Offices; Susan Fulton, New York Times; Dr. David Mendolsohn, Mt. Sinai Hospital; and Randy Shields, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield.
|1:15 pm ||Speaking in Tongues - Translation and Multi-Language Systems |
This session examines applications that cross cultures, borders and oceans.
Moderator: Dr. Christine Montgomery, President, Language Systems.
Speakers: Lt. Commander Curt Henry, Naval Operations Medical Institute and Dr. Khalid Choukri, CEO, ELRA/ELDA.
|2:40 pm ||Tools for the New Millenium |
This session will feature demonstrations of systems for the future.
Moderator: Dr. Deborah Dahl, Unisys Corp.
Speakers: Eric Bidstrup, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Research; Dr. David Nahamoo, Director of Speech, TJ Watson Research Center; and Dan Sinder, CAIP/Rutgers.
|2:40 pm ||Speech for the Real World |
The session examines techniques for making speech applications usable.
Moderator: Raymond Diedrichs, Unisys Corp.
Speakers: Dr. Martha Lindeman, President, Users First, Inc. and Bruce Balentine, Balentine Associates.
|4:00 pm ||Beyond 2000 |
This session will give attendees a vision of the future of speech applications.
Moderator: Dr. Judith Markowitz, J. Markowitz, Consultants and Voice ID Quarterly.
Speakers: Dr. Andrew Hunt, Sun Microsystems;
Eric Bidstrup, Microsoft Research; Dr. Deborah Dahl, Unisys; and Dr. David Nahamoo, Director of Speech, TJ Watson Research Center.