Miami Dade April Dinner - Novecento City Place Doral

    April 11, 2019
    5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Novecento City Place Doral
    3450 NW 83 Ave, Ste 137
    Doral, FL 33122
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    How Voice User Interface (VUI) is taking over the world and why you should care. It’s a good time to be a computer scientist. In the last 25 years, our field has seen unimaginable growth.  Think about the innovations that have been introduced during this time:

    Graphical User Interfaces

    World Wide Web


    Cloud computing

    The pace of innovation continues at break-neck speed, with each new innovation coming to market faster and disrupting industries that have been around for decades.

    And we are at an inflection point with one such disruptive technology: Voice.  Voice recognition has existed for years with varying levels of success. By now, we’ve all had the frustrating experience of interacting with interactive voice response (IVR) systems on the telephone.

    More recently, voice technologies like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Home have made their way into our personal lives, helping us find directions, turning on the lights in our home, and playing our favorite music simply by using our voice.

    The success of voice-enabled personal assistants is ushering in the next disruption in business computing: Voice User Interface or VUI.

    During this presentation, Chris Martinez will present case studies of how conversational user interfaces and chatbots are disrupting the project world.  The discussion will focus on how voice recognition is been used in organizations, and how VUI has exploded in popularity over recent years.

    About Chris Martinez

    Chris Martinez is a computer scientist who serves as the Digital lead for the South Florida office of Centric Consulting. He has worked in several industries during his career including Biomedical Engineering, Desktop Software Applications, Biometrics, Computer Security, Mobility, and most recently, Cloud.

    Chris holds several patents in Mobility and Biometrics. Outside of work, he is an avid surfer, runner, and all-around outdoorsman. Blending technology with these outdoor pursuits has been a constant motivation for him.


    5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Networking and Registration; Sponsor showcases

    6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Dining Room Relocation

    7:00 pm – Dinner Start

    7:00 pm - 7:25 pm Opening remarks/Chapter Update by President

    7:25 pm - 7:30 pm Networking Moment

    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Keynote Presentation

    9:00 pm – Adjourn


    1.5: Strategic and Business Management


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    $34.00 PMI member price

    $44.00 PMI non-member price

    $10.00 Student price