Alexa Winners Announced At Chattanooga Conference

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Alexa Conference, presented by podcast network VoiceFirst.FM, named the winners of the 2019 Alexa Awards during a presentation on Tuesday in Chattanooga.

"The 2019 Alexa Awards had some fierce competition," said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of The Alexa Conference. "Everyone was phenomenal in all of the categories, and it was very close across the board. All of the winners --- as well as the previously announced finalists --- should be proud.
Congratulations to everyone. And we appreciate the broader technology community submitting so many high-quality nominations."  

The 2019 Alexa Award winners are:
 
Alexa Skill of the Year
---Chompers (Gimlet Media)
 
Alexa Developer of the Year
---Earplay
 
Alexa Award - Executive of the Year
---Noelle LaCharite, Microsoft
 
The VoiceFirst.FM Alexa Award for Commentator of the Year
---Bret Kinsella, Voicebot.AI
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Business
---Bloomberg
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Children
---Chompers (Gimlet Media)
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Cooking
---Chop Chop (Bondad.FM)
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Consumer Marketing / Brand Extensions
---Chingy (VoiceXP)
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Educational
---World Mathematics League (Sermo Labs)
 
The Voice of Banking Summit's Alexa Skill of the Year for Finance or Banking
---Capital One
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Gaming
---The Magic Door
 
The Voice of Healthcare Summit's Alexa Skill of the Year for Healthcare
---Mayo Clinic First Aid Skill
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Local
---Oakdale High School Sports Update
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Music
---Apple Music
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Navigation
---ParkWhiz
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - News
---TuneIn Live
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Reference
---This Day In History (A&E Television Network)
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Religious
---In Touch Daily Devotion
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Smart Home
---SafeTrek
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Sports
---ESPN
 
The Digital Book World Alexa Skill of the Year for Storytelling
---Stephen King Library
 
The Voice of Hospitality Summit's Alexa Skill of the Year for Travel
---Vacation Rental Concierge Service
 
Alexa Skill of the Year - Miscellaneous
---Ripley's Weird Minute
 
Best Third-Party Tools
---Orbita Voice
 
Best Monetization of an Alexa Skill
---Sleep Sounds
 
Hack of the Year (Modification to Alexa-based Hardware)
---Amazon Alexa responds to deaf gestures (Abhishek Singh)
 
Alexa World Fair "Best of Show" at The Alexa Conference
---Gold - X2 Games
---Silver - Magic + Company
---Bronze - Orbita

The Alexa Conference is produced by VoiceFirst.FM, which also hosts a portfolio of other voice-technology events for specific industries, including: The Voice of the Car Summit, The Voice of Hospitality Summit and The Voice of Healthcare Summit.

InfoSystems' Kelly Nuckolls Recognized In The Power 60 Among CRN’s 2021 Women Of The Channel

Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership Honored As Top Economic Development Agency

AG Slatery Leads Coalition Urging Facebook To Abandon Launch Of Instagram Kids


Tennessee-based IT and cybersecurity provider InfoSystems announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kelly Nuckolls, vice president of marketing and alliances at InfoSystems, ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Chamber's Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership has been recognized as a 2021 Mac Conway Award Winner. Site Selection’s Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development ... (click for more)

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is leading a coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13. ... (click for more)



Business

InfoSystems' Kelly Nuckolls Recognized In The Power 60 Among CRN’s 2021 Women Of The Channel

Tennessee-based IT and cybersecurity provider InfoSystems announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kelly Nuckolls, vice president of marketing and alliances at InfoSystems, to its 2021 Power 60 Solution Providers list, an elite subgroup of honorees chosen from the "highly regarded" Women of the Channel list. "The women honored on this year’s list ... (click for more)

Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership Honored As Top Economic Development Agency

The Chattanooga Chamber's Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership has been recognized as a 2021 Mac Conway Award Winner. Site Selection’s Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development recognize the top local and regional economic development agencies in the U.S. Honorees were determined by an index that examines 2020 corporate facility investment as tracked by Site ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Walker County Inmate, 37, Dies At Detention Facility

A 37- old Walker County inmate was found unresponsive in a holding cell last Wednesday at approximately 8 a.m. Medical personnel and detention officers initiated life-saving measures on the inmate and he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The inmate has been identified as Richard Nathan Parm, of LaFayette. Parm was arrested by an officer ... (click for more)

Man, 27, Injured In Shooting At Cheddar's Restaurant Parking Lot

A man, 27, was injured in a shooting in the parking lot at Cheddar's Restaurant on Gunbarrel Road on Saturday. At approximately 1:43 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a report of a person shot in the parking lot at 2014 Gunbarrel Road. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound and they secured the scene. The victim was transported to a local ... (click for more)

Opinion

Ron Swafford Has Had An Outstanding Career

It has been a pleasure working with Ron Swafford in City Court. Ron has done a great job and has had an outstanding career. During the pandemic Ron and his staff worked tirelessly and courageously to keep the wheels on, even while in court proceedings were cancelled. During our working relations, Ron and I have become good friends. He is a good man with a fine family. I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Mom’s Integrity Lesson

I am in the middle of reading Admiral William McRaven’s new book “The Hero Code” and strongly suspect that in the years to follow, there will be over a million moms who will make sure their children read it. In it are the lessons our mothers taught us – or certainly tried – as they equipped us for life as best they possibly could. “The Hero Code” is about such things as courage, ... (click for more)