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Meet Keynote Speaker, Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

Global Thought Leader in AI Voice| Founder/CEO, VOIQ (YCombinator & Silicon Valley-backed) | Investor

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Ricardo is the founder & CEO of Silicon Valley based VOIQ. His company raised $5 Million from YCombinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. VOIQ is leading the $150 Billion transformation from humans to conversational AI VoiceBots for Websites & Calling.

Ricardo is a YCombinator alumnus and was recently recognized as a Silicon Valley Top Diverse Tech 40 under 40. He also founded the group of the Top 50 Latinx Tech Leaders in the US ($10B in exits & 120B to invest) and leads the alumni group of YCombinator founders in Silicon Valley ($100B valuations). Ricardo is an Aspen Institute tech fellow and an NYU stern innovation fellow.

Prior to VOIQ, Ricardo was an associate at the NYC Mayor’s office under Michael Bloomberg developing the technology blueprint for New York City. He also was campaign CTO to Mayor Angel Taveras; the first Latino mayor of the city of providence, RI.

Ricardo has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in politics from NYU. He is a member of the board of advisors of the World Policy Institute. Ricardo is also a consortium fellow, a Management Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT) fellow, and a Council of Urban Professionals fellow. He is also the former president of the Scarsdale Alumni Association and was recently a guest at the White House reception for latino leaders. Ricardo is also an Aspen Institute Latino Tech Leader.

Global Keynotes

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AI Voice in the Workplace

At the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference in San Francisco, Ricardo speaks on AI Voice and the future of work, addressing 500 technology leaders from the Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley.

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The Rise of Conversational VoiceBots

At the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference in New York, Ricardo speaks on the past, present and future of AI Voice and Conversational VoiceBots for calls to 200+ technology leaders from the Fortune 500.

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Guest @ Industry Leading Podcasts

Ricardo Garcia-Amaya @ InsideVOICE podcast
Ricardo Garcia-Amaya @ The VoiceFirst Roundtable
Ricardo Garcia-Amaya @ Uncharted & Eclectic podcast

Speaking Engagements

ChatbotConf SF 19

Keynote: AI Voice and the Future of Work
Audience: 500 Silicon Valley tech leaders

SEP 25, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Ricardo gives a keynote speech at the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference on AI Voice and the future of Work to 500 technology leaders from the Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley.

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Leap Event Ricardo Garcia-Amaya 2019 Hosting Lattitude Startup Panel

Panel: The Startup Match-up 
Audience: 10,000+ world-class CEOs, economists, entrepreneurs and industry leaders

SEP 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA
Ricardo cohosts the Startup Match-up at L’ATTITUDE with Ebetuel "Beto" Pallares, who led the effort of matching latino founders with over $2.5M of capital deployed on stage and invested, alongside a great panel of Latino VCs.
 

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LeapSummit19

Panel: LEAP Summit 
Audience: Investors deploying billions of dollars in capital

SEP 26, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Ricardo shares his experience building VOIQ and discusses opportunities in technology and innovation across the Americas, alongside a panel of top Latino tech founders ($4B in aggregate exits and Billions in assets under management by investors).

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AI Voice insights with VOIQ Founder, Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

AI Voice Insights with Ricardo Garcia-Amaya
Audience: 2,000+ Chatbots Life community members

SEP 20, 2019
REDWOOD CITY, CA

Ricardo shares his vision of AI Voice, how it will affect the way we run our businesses, and the top 5  Voice innovations that will have the biggest impact on the way businesses function.

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MM Future of Voice 19

Panel: The Future of Voice 
Audience: 60,000 MobileMondays members

SEP 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Ricardo speaks about the future of AI Voice and VOIQ AI VoiceBots alongside fellow panelists from Twilio, MobiledgeX, AT&T and Samsung Bixby/Viv Labs at the Week of Bots, hosted by Mobile Monday.
 

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AI Voice interview with VOIQ Founder, Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

AI Voice Interview for Chatbots Life
Audience: 2,000+ Chatbots Life community members

SEP 20, 2019
REDWOOD CITY, CA

Ricardo sats down with Stefan Kojouharov Founder of Chatbots Life, to talk about AI Voice, how it has evolved for the consumer at home, how it is shaping the future of business, and transforming the way we all work.

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Top 50 Latinx Tech Leaders in the US
Audience: Top Latinx tech leaders ($10B in exits|$120B to invest), top industry leaders and VCs.

2015-2019
NYC / SF / TEL AVIV

Ricardo is host and moderator of of the Top Latino Tech Leaders events where the most influential tech leaders in the world meet to exchange perspectives, explore opportunities and empower the next generation of Latino founders to continue strengthening and expanding the American 21st century economy.

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YCombinator Founders Office Hours
Audience: YC Founders

2019
REDWOOD CITY, CA

Ricardo hosts a private get-together every two weeks for fellow YC alumni founders to share our latest challenges and learn from each other. Special guests incl.: Alfred Lin, Partner @ Sequoia Capital, Fmr. COO @ Zappos ($1.2B+), Daphne Koller, Co-Founder @ Coursera ($1B+), Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder @ Cloudflare ($3.5B+)

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Inbound sponsors

HubSpot INBOUND
Audience: 24,000 Marketing leaders across the globe

AUG 18-21, 2020
BOSTON, MA

Proud to have VOIQ as 1st sponsor for Hubspot INBOUND! INBOUND is one of the fastest-growing business events in the world. Over 24,000 people gathered to learn inbound marketing and sales tactics from top leaders at major corporations. 

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SaaStr Annual
Audience: 15,000+ SaaS founders and Execs

SEP, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Excited to be gold sponsors at SaaStr Annual! SaaStr is one of the biggest, most popular events in the SaaS industry. Brings together 15,000 people and features over 300 sessions designed to help you scale your SaaS business and improve LTV.

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Keynote: The Rise of Conversational VoiceBots
Audience: 500 NYC tech leaders

MAY 22, 2019
New York City, NY

Ricardo gives a keynote on the past, present and future of AI Voice and Conversational VoiceBots for Sales and Marketing calls at the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference to 200+ technology leaders from the Fortune 500.

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Aspen Institute Leaders Forum: Unleashing $1 Trillion to the US Economy
Audience: 20 US leaders (by invitation-only)

June 22, 2017
ASPEN, CO

Ricardo is invited to be a member of the 20 US Latino leaders convened by the @AspenInstitute (Top influential Think Tanks in the world) in Aspen for the second forum focused on developing the playbook to bolster the US economy by $1 Trillion by scaling Latino-owned businesses.

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YCombinator Demo Day
Audience: 1,000 leading investors (invite-only)

2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Ricardo presents VOIQ on YCombinator Demo Day (private, invitation) for the Summer 2015 class at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. It was the 21st Demo Day event in Y Combinator’s history, with a total of 102 pitches spread across two days. 

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Silicon Valley Latino Summit

Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit: Latinx Leading in Technology
Audience: 250 leaders in business, government, education across the US

MAY 2, 2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Ricardo speaks about Emerging Entrepreneurial Latino Leadership in the US and Latin America. The Silicon Valley Latino Summit brings the top Thought Leaders throughout the country to Stanford University to connect and inspire the community towards entrepreneurship and leadership.

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New America Alliance VC & Angel Investor Session
Audience: Top NYC Angel investors

OCT 16, 2013
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Ricardo moderates a panel discussion at the 13th Annual Wall Street Summit at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, about the important role angel investors and tech venture capitalists play in the creation of new industry leaders, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face in today's market.

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