Today, Voice Summit Programming and Content Director, Janice Mandel, welcomes Ahmed Bouzid to the Inside VOICE podcast. Dr. Ahmed Bouzid is Founder and CEO of Witlingo, a McLean, Virginia, based startup that builds products and solutions for Voice First devices and platforms, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Samsung’s Bixby. Prior to Witlingo, Dr. Bouzid was Head of Alexa's Smart Home Product at Amazon and VP of Product and Innovation at Angel.com. Dr. Bouzid is also co-founder and Director of the Ubiquitous Voice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of evangelizing the emerging voice interface. He holds 12 patents in the Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing field, and is a visiting lecturer at Weber State University. He was also recognized as a “Speech Luminary” by Speech Technology Magazine.