Designing for the Future of Voice

Filmed on October 17, 2019 in San Francisco

Brendon Stead of Sound United at our "Conversational UI" series.

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Brendon Stead

Senior Vice President of Product Development and Engineering at Sound United

Brendon Stead is the Senior Vice President of Product Development & Engineering for Sound United, home to a wide portfolio of audio brands that lead the home entertainment industry in new technology and partnerships. He oversees the product development and design across all of the Sound United brands, including Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, and is the brains behind the only AVR brands to support all three major voice assistants (Amazon, Google, Apple). Prior to joining Sound United, Brendon spent more than a decade at Harman, most recently as VP of Product engineering. Five years ago, Brendon and his team introduced HEOS, Sound United’s custom-built cloud platform, which hosts the technology being used today to bridge disparate voice technologies. This platform is revolutionizing the home entertainment industry, and leading the evolution of how we interact with our home entertainment products via voice.