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Build voice powered IoT

Thursday, December 6, 10:45-12:45h

Snips is a software solution to power Private by Design voice assistants.

Businesses or individuals, anyone can set up the Snips platform on a single board computer (for example a Raspberry Pi 3 or an i.MX8M), and install a voice assistant on it.

What’s very special about Snips is that your assistant will be able to understand what you mean, however you formulate it. This is what we call Natural Language. The objective is to completely transform the way we interact with technology, using voice as a universal interface. It’s the same kind of experience that new devices as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant are bringing, with the important difference that none of your voice gets sent to the cloud. 100% of the machine learning algorithms required to transform your voice into actionable information runs fully on your device. This is what we call Privacy by Design.


Eric Bezzam

Eric Bezzam is a Tech Evangelist at Snips, the first private-by-design voice assistant. He is passionate about education, open-source, and everything audio. He has worked at Fraunhofer IDMT, DSP Concepts, and EPFL, where he started Switzerland’s largest student hackathon.

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Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

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Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

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Tickets & info

12 / 13 December, Rotterdam | Get your tickets now!

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)


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Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

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