May 21, 2020

Project Voice Announces the Winners of the 2020 Project Voic

Bizclik Editor
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Voice, the No. 1 event for voice tech and AI in America, named the 2020 winners of the Project Voice Awards. The Awards were presented at Project Voice on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn., during The Project Voice Awards Gala, sponsored by Google. Project Voice gathered the companies and innovators who are shaping the future of voice tech, in addition to executives from various vertical markets.

"Congratulations to the winners of this year's Project Voice Awards," said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of Project Voice, host of This Week in Voice, and author of More Than Just Weather & Music: 200 Ways to Use Alexa. "All of these recipients showcase best-in-class achievement across the global voice technology community."

The winners of the 2020 Project Voice Awards include:

Outstanding Achievement Award recipients:

  • Paul Cutsinger / Dave Isbitski (Amazon Alexa)
  • Mandy Chan / Cathy Pearl (Google Assistant)
  • Adam Cheyer (Samsung Bixby)
  • Katie McMahon (SoundHound Inc.)
  • Brian Roemmele (coined the term "voice-first")
  • Pete Erickson (created the VOICE Summit)
  • Amazon (leading the Voice Interoperability Initiative)

Voice Developer of the Year:


Voice Experience of the Year:

  • "Alexa, What Am I Holding?" (Amazon)

Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year:

  • Jeff Adams (Cobalt)

Voice/AI Journalist of the Year:

  • Bret Kinsella (

The Project Voice Medal for Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Project Understood (CDSS + Google)

The "This Week in Voice" Award – Voice/AI Commentator of the Year

  • Bret Kinsella

Amazon Alexa Developer of the Year


Amazon Alexa Skill of the Year

  • NPR

Google Assistant Developer of the Year

  • Disney

Google Assistant Action of the Year

  • My Storytime

Samsung Bixby Developer of the Year

  • Adassa Innovations

Samsung Bixby Capsule of the Year


Independent Voice Assistant Developer of the Year

  • SoundHound Inc.

The Voice of the Car Summit Awards – Automotive Voice Experience of the Year

  • MBUX

Automotive Voice Developer of the Year

  • Mercedes-Benz

The Voice of Healthcare Summit Awards – Healthcare Voice Experience of the Year

  • Voice Preservation Clinic (VocalID + Northeastern University)

Healthcare Voice Developer of the Year

  • Orbita

The Voice of Education Summit Awards – Education Voice Experience of the Year

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Education Voice Developer of the Year

  • Bamboo Learning

Digital Book World Awards – Publishing/Storytelling Voice Experience of the Year

  • Choose Your Own Adventure (Audible)

Publishing/Storytelling Voice Developer of the Year

  • Earplay

The Voice of Money Awards – Banking/Finance Voice Experience of the Year

  • Abbie (AllianceBernstein)

Banking/Finance Voice Developer of the Year

  • Best Innovation Group

Smart Home Voice Developer of the Year

  • Philips Hue

Retail Voice Developer of the Year

  • Blutag

Gaming Voice Experience of the Year

  • Question of the Day

Gaming Voice Developer of the Year


News Voice Experience of the Year

  • NPR "Continuous Listening" Experience With Amazon Alexa

News Voice Developer of the Year

  • NPR

Flash Briefing of the Year

  • Voice in Canada (Teri Fisher)

Third-Party Voice Development Tool of the Year

  • Voiceflow

For details about Project Voice, visit

About VoiceFirst Events

Project Voice is produced by Nashville, Tenn.-based VoiceFirst Events (a Score Publishing company), which hosts a portfolio of events that lead the discussion across #VoiceFirst technology. Visit

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