David Isbitski

Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo
Amazon

Enabling Voice Driven Smart Home Experiences with Amazon Alexa

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV, provides a set of built-in abilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with smart home devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to control thermostats, dim lights, play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. Customers can then access these new skills simply by asking Alexa a question or making a command. This session will be walk through the latest Alexa platform offerings and showcase what is possible today.

Dave has been a professional speaker, trainer and evangelist for over a decade. He has taught full-day courses on many topics including Mobile Apps, Cloud and the Web. Dave has helped launch numerous technology platforms, frameworks and programming languages across an array of devices at both Microsoft and Amazon. Dave is also an author for Lynda.com and can be found on twitter as @TheDaveDev and the Amazon Apps & Services Blog http://bit.ly/amazon-blog.

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