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Successful Smart Speakers
and Voice-Enabled Products

July 9th, 4:00PM - 6:00PM Eastern Daylight Time

Who’s it for

This inaugural session is suited to those with interest and skills in acoustics, electronics, digital signal processing and software engineering.

In addition, business leaders, marketing managers and all those integral in the supply chain will also find the content useful.


Our two presenters will discuss a series of real-world challenges they have faced in developing sophisticated interactive smart speaker products. Topics addressed will cover the disciplines in voice integrated products, from acoustics to microphones, electronics, DSP and output transducers.

Attendees will gain a keen understanding of how all these areas must work together in order for a product to succeed
in attaining the goals set by the product manager.
Attendees will learn how companies in the past were not equipped to make the best decisions or to integrate these disciplines to succeed with their end product.

Mike Klasco

CEO, Menlo Scientific, Richmond, California

Mike Klasco is the president of Menlo Scientific, a consulting firm for the loudspeaker industry, located in Richmond, CA. He is a graduate from New York University, with post graduate work in signal processing, and he holds multiple patents licensed or assigned. For the past 35 years, Mike has worked on countless R&D projects for large and small companies. Mike specializes in materials and fabrication techniques to enhance audio performance.

Paul Beckmann

CTO, DSP Concepts, Santa Clara, California

Paul has led DSP Concepts since co-founding it in 2003. He is a renowned leader in DSP algorithm design and audio-enabled product development. During 9 years at Bose he developed the first Lifestyle digital home theater product. He was awarded the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science for contributions made to the Videostage decoding algorithm and holds numerous signal processing patents. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and was awarded a Rockwell Fellowship.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., DSP Concepts is the leading provider of audio development tools and IP for creators of audio and voice-enabled products. Its Audio Weaver platform allows developers to easily test and deploy new features through a graphical drag-and-drop interface, and is currently powering over 40M of the world’s best devices for top brands in automotive and consumer products, including Tesla, GoPro, Braun, and Porsche.

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