First day report


The first day on the booth went pretty well. We’ve got a huge stand at SpeechTEK
– which is even more striking when you consider that we haven’t really had a significant
presence at previous shows. Some of the attendees who I spoke to are clearly excited
about us, others recognize that Microsoft making a big move into the speech market
is something to monitor and stay in touch with – whilst others are more suspicious,
which is understandable. Whatever people think of us, the stand has been extremely
busy.

Demos have been going smoothly – showing just how easy it is to put databases of pre-recorded
prompts together with the SDK really seems to blow some people away. I suspect many
of them are used to working with .wav files, having to find ways to make sure everything
is recorded, and concoct clever solutions to concatanate them together and make sure
they are played at the right time.

Time now to put the finishing touches to my slides and demo for tomorrow.

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