Bret is the editor and publisher of Voicebot.ai, the leading publication for news, research and analysis of voice and AI technologies. He is also host of the weekly Voicebot Podcast and frequent conference speaker in the U.S. and Europe. Bret has worked in emerging technologies for more than 20 years at companies ranging from Sapient and Accenture to Kit Check and XAPPmedia. He also works directly on Google Assistant app and Amazon Alexa skill design and development. This offers him unique insights into platform capabilities and how brands and media are leveraging voice as a channel. Bret graduated with a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from UCLA.