Innovative Roadmaps: Balancing Vision and Execution

A live panel discussion with leading brands

Innovative Roadmaps: Balancing Vision and Execution

A Live Panel Discussion presented by Women in Voice 

In partnership with Google Assistant

Wednesday, November 10

9am – 10am PST: Coffee Connect Social! (optional)
10am – 11am PST: Live Panel

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This panel will explore how some of the world’s biggest brands build and execute their innovative product roadmaps.

No matter your experience with product teams, you’ll leave with key business insights in voice!

Questions?

This event is VIRTUAL + FREE for all.

Networking session is intended primarily for women and minority genders.

Bring your favorite coffee, herbal tea, or juice and JOIN US for a deep dive! 

Expand your community. Meet other women navigating their career in voice tech. Join the conversation.

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Learn from this powerhouse panel!

Stacie Chan Headshot

Stacie Chan, Partnerships Lead
Google Assistant UK
Moderator

Shyamala Prayaga Headshot

Shyamala Prayaga
Product Lead, Conversational AI, Ford
Panelist

Linda Jiang Headshot

Linda Jiang
Chief Operations Officer, Wluper
Panelist

Nandini Stocker Headshot

Nandini Stocker
Head of Content & Conversational Commerce Design at Flipkart
Panelist

Want to know more?

Moderated by Stacie Chan, Partnerships Lead for Google Assistant UK, our Panel Q&A features distinguished women in tech. Join early for intimate breakout rooms, and community conversations.

You can expect:

  • Energizing discussion,
  • Pre-Panel Networking with women in voice all over the globe,
  • Live Q&A on topics ranging from building innovative roadmaps; to how brands balance vision and feasibility when building products

This event serves the WiV Mission by Celebrating, Amplifying, Connecting, and Empowering women in voice tech. This topic supports keeping our community informed with all aspects of successful careers in Voice and in business.

Who’s invited?

You are! If you are a woman in voice, a woman in tech, an ally, or looking to pivot into the voice field, we hope you’ll join us. 

Keywords: careers, discussion, diversity, equity, inclusion, networking, roundtable, women in tech, women in voice, voice tech, voice AI, Google Assistant, Ford, Product Roadmaps, Building Innovative Products, Conversational AI, innovation in tech

Meet our Roundtable Panelists

Stacie Chan Headshot

Stacie Chan, Partnerships Lead, Google Assistant UK

Panel Moderator

Stacie Chan leads Google Assistant Partnerships in the UK, partnering with innovative companies and brands on mobile & voice experiments.

Previously, Stacie lead Search & News Partnerships in Google Asia-Pacific. Before joining Google, she was a journalist in San Francisco, and an actress in Los Angeles.

 

Shyamala Prayaga Headshot

Shyamala Prayaga, Product Lead Conversational AI, Ford

As a product manager for the Autonomous Digital Assistant, Shyamala currently leads the company-wide Ford’s Autonomous Digital Assistant innovation for voice and chatbots by owning the roadmap and overall vision and working with cross-functional teams to bring that vision to reality.

She is a self-driven evangelist for UX and voice technology and recognizes the societal and cultural benefits of voice tech evolution. She possesses the insight and knowledge that comes with experience and leadership from her technical, development, and design roles. Her design and research work is presented nationally and internationally to general and field-specific audiences, and she has 18 years of experience designing for mobile, web, desktop, and smart TV interfaces.

Shyamala has more than six years of experience designing voice interfaces for Connected Home Experience, Automotive, and Wearables. Publications: Her work on research into usability, accessibility, speech recognition, multimodal voice user interfaces, and user interfaces for research and educational use cases has been published internationally, and her interviews have been published with several magazines and podcasts, including Forbes, the healthy code, Automotive, and TU-Auto magazines.

Linda Jiang Headshot

Linda Jiang, Chief Operations Officer, Wluper

Linda Jiang is COO at Wluper, a Conversational AI startup in London.

She is a serial entrepreneur and a strategy, business development and operations expert. She has built and run innovative new products at tech startups as well as global giants including Alibaba and Samsung.

She built Umeng from zero into the largest mobile app developer platform in China, later acquired by Alibaba. She co-founded Comet Labs, an AI & Robotic accelerator in San Francisco and Beijing and worked with startups on a number of projects using voice AI to solve business problems. She holds an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences at UCL.

About Wluper: Teaching machines to understand natural language is extremely complex and is considered the holy grail in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Extracting and providing relevant and useful information from the right places is even more challenging and with current approaches ultimately impossible to scale. We’re at the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Base creation, and aim to bring them together by leveraging state-of-the-art deep learning.

Nandini Stocker Headshot

Nandini Stocker, Head of Content & Conversational Commerce Design at Flipkart

Former Conversation Design Advocacy and Partnerships Lead at Google and now Head of Content and Conversational Commerce Design at Flipkart, Nandini has created conversational experiences in more than 60 languages and 120 countries.

She is an industry expert who is passionate about making technology more accessible and believes the secret to realizing our potential for technology in human-to-computer interaction is by honouring the core, evolved rules of human-to-human communication, primarily through conversation.

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Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Google Assistant for sponsoring this event!

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