David Attwater

Senior Scientist
Enterprise Integration Group

Picture of David AttwaterDavid has over 17 years of experience of speech and touch-tone user interface design and test.  David has a specific focus on customer usability testing and is an acknowledged expert in the design and test of natural language solutions for customer service, including digital assistants.

SpeechTEK 2019

SpeechTEK 2018

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Designing Natural Language Home Assistants Using Amazon Alexa
  • Monday, April 9, 2018
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C101: Advanced User Interfaces for Smart Assistants
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Tuesday Knowledge Café
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Is It Time to Throw Our IVR in the Trash Can?

SpeechTEK 2017

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. A Hike on the Slopes of Uncanny Valley
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Using a Data-Driven Approach to Design, Build, & Tune Spoken Dialogue Systems
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. D101: PANEL: Can You Trust Them?

SpeechTEK 2016

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016
    • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Designing for Spoken Natural Language Understanding & Dialogue
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Are Mobile Apps Making IVRs Extinct?
    • 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. C203: Keeping a Mature Natural Language Solution Business Relevant

SpeechTEK 2015

  • Thursday, August 20, 2015
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Best Practices for Natural Language Design
  • Monday, August 17, 2015
    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Documenting Natural Language Speech Solutions
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    • 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. C205: Speech Enables Natural Language and Machine Translation

SpeechTEK 2014

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. B301: PANEL: Cross-Cultural Usability Testing

SpeechTEK 2013

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A301: Making Natural Speech Systems Deliver Business Value
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A304: PANEL: Will Natural Language Deliver on Its Promises? nl

SpeechTEK 2011

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A201: The Role of Speech in Smartphones

SpeechTEK 2010

  • Monday, August 2, 2010
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A102: Is Natural Language Right for You?
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. B304: Solve My VUI Problem!
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. D204: Multimodal Systems for Seniors

SpeechTEK 2009

  • Wednesday, August 26 2009
    • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C301: VUI Considerations for Speaker Verification
  • Monday, August 24 2009
    • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. D106: Security
    • 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. D101: Panel: How to Make Speaker Verification Applications Good for Business

SpeechTEK 2008

  • Wednesday, August 20
    • 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. B303: Happy Together? Speech & Touchtone
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