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Tapping into the Voice-enabled Revolution

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In a world where 50% of all searches by 2020 will be by voice, it’s critical that Unilever leads the way into this rapidly changing landscape.  

Voice technology is sweeping the world, as assistants such as Google’s Home, Amazon’s Alexa, and smart speakers such as Baidu’s Little Fish capture our imagination. Talking computers, once seen only on the silver screen, are becoming an everyday reality, at our beck and call as developments in artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and natural language processing mean we can now talk to computers in a way that only appeared in science fiction until just a few years ago.

Voice technology will not just redefine how we live our lives, but will also bring dramatic change to the customer experience. 

Join us to hear from the global leaders in Voice Technology, and explore the paths to collaboration and innovation in 2018.


5.00pm Guest Arrival 

5.15pm Welcome and introductions

J. Walter Thompson & Kantar presents: VoiceTech Key Insights and its Impact on Brands

Google presents: Taking the Next Step with Voice

Uniphore presents: Driving Business Outcomes using Voice

Q&A with panel of speakers, moderated by Unilever Foundry

6.45pm Networking

7.30pm Event ends

About the Speakers: 

Ida Siow

Head of Planning (Singapore & SEA)

J. Walter Thompson Worldwide

Ida is an award-winning strategic planner who has led brand and creative thinking with multi-nationals and local businesses across Asia and Europe. She is currently Head of Planning for JWT Singapore and Southeast Asia. Prior to Singapore, Ida was Planning Partner at Ogilvy & Mather in Shanghai, working on iconic global brands such as UPS, KFC, Agoda and Wyeth, as well as youth brands Sprite and Fanta.

As a strategist at BBH London, she worked on Unilever ‘Dirt is Good’ and the Cannes-awarded Guardian newspaper relaunch. She started her career in strategy with DDB Singapore and has won multiple effectiveness awards for insight-driven campaigns that delivered business results. 

Pablo Gomez

Head of Media and Digital (North Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific)

Kantar Millward Brown

As Head of the Media and Digital practice in the region, Pablo advises clients on their media and digital strategies from campaign development through to execution and measurement. From his base in Singapore, he works with a host of multinational businesses to develop new research methods that provide the key insights needed to make critical business decisions. Before this, Pablo was the Strategy Director at IPG Mediabrands, responsible for the strategy and comms planning for regional clients including J&J, Cerebos-Suntory, Exxon Mobile and Coca-Cola.


Chris Jangala

Product Marketing Manager


A Googler for almost six years, Chris has spent the last year and a half leading the APAC regional Home marketing team at Google, including consumer, product, and partner marketing. Joining the Google Home team in its early stages, he has experienced the excitement and challenges faced in the emerging voice technology space.  From having worked on voice search campaigns in the early stages of product usage for Google to recently launching the voice activated speaker category in both Australia and Japan, Chris has been able to experience the opportunity and potential of this new frontier in computing across many markets in Asia.

Ravi Saraogi

Co-founder and President (APAC)

Uniphore Software Systems

Uniphore is Ravi’s second company, and he harnesses vast experience in directing technology teams in initiatives spanning mobile theft security, wireless network development, and mobile learning applications. Ravi is currently an active member of the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI), where he identifies and develops business opportunities in the field of mobile payments. He is renowned for his excellent analytic skills, his dexterity in problem resolution, and his proclivity for driving operational excellence.

Umesh and Ravi Saraogi founded Uniphore Software Systems in 2008 aiming to extend the power of speech to revolutionize human-machine interaction and allow any software application to understand and respond to natural human speech. He is an alumnus of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology.

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