The Top 11 Influencers in Voice 2019 was published recently, and we are delighted that not one, but two are on the bill at ConverCon19. You will be able to hear them share their thoughts and insights, and get an opportunity to meet them in person. Definitely one not to miss!
WHY SHE MADE THE LIST // In 2018, LaCharite moved to Microsoft Cognitive Services after six years at Amazon. Her time at Amazon included a role as the senior technical project manager on the machine learning team responsible for rolling out new languages for Alexa and time as a developer evangelist. LaCharite also has
experience working at Pivotal, VMWare, and 11 years at IBM. Today, LaCharite can be seen on social media almost daily broadcasting from points around the world where she is a frequent conference speaker. A software engineer at
heart, she was also an early developer on Alexa and continues to maintain several popular skills.
WHY HE MADE THE LIST // Max Amordeluso is the lead evangelist for Amazon Alexa in Europe. He leads the group that works with third party developers to ensure the growth and quality of Alexa skills in each of the European countries where Amazon makes Echo smart speakers available for sale. Max is one of the most visible Amazon executives in Europe with frequent keynote presentations at conferences large and small. He also meets in smaller settings with executives of leading global corporations and is influencing the way Alexa is perceived
throughout the EU. During a career spanning over 15 years, Max has held several technical leadership roles, and, prior to his current position on the Alexa team, spent two years leading the Solutions Architects for Amazon Web Services in Europe.