Company — The Talkler Team
Founded in 2011, Talkler Labs is headquartered in Belmont, MA.
A small, energetic team of inventors, designers, developers and technology partners from around the world has been working tirelessly to bring you Talkler — email for your ears.
Jeffrey Korn, Founder + CEO
Jeffrey draws on careers in UI/UX as well as high-stakes communications for inspiration at Talkler. Jeffrey is an award-winning creative director, teacher and practitioner whose work has won international praise, including Forbes’ “Best of the Web.” He also coaches and consults with business leaders around the world in the art of leadership presence. Jeffrey teaches leadership and communications at the Harvard Business School, the CIA, Disney, The U.S. Federal Reserve, CitiGroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, and Cadbury/Schweppes. He launched the highly successful web, branding, UI/UX and tech design firms, Studio Eye-Q and Jeffrey Korn Creative, which served clients such as: AT&T, AOL, Time Life Pictures, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, H&M, Barnes&Noble.com, CitizensBank.com, Dannon, Verizon, Avaya, TNT, Pfizer, the American Cancer Society, and the National Kidney Foundation. He led the design of the groundbreaking online bank, Everbank (IPO May 2012). Also led UI for the launch of React Labs, mobile platform for real-time polling (2012 UMD Invention of the Year). Jeffrey has also brought his leadership and coaching work to the prisons and inner city schools of Boston.
Larry Buckley, Marketing
Tapping new user markets and engaging forward-thinking sponsors for Talkler’s unique mobile-ad environment keeps Larry in near-perpetual motion. His 23-year track record of crafted successful creative communications in industries from consumer electronics to finance and Harvard Business School helps him uncover new opportunities for Talkler and our sponsors. In 1989, Larry co-founded Pontes/Buckley Advertising, a full-service advertising agency in Boston. For the past 15 years—as a freelancer for New England agencies—he helped develop marketing programs for clients including: Philips, DSM Dyneema (NL), Staples, BUPA (UK), Cabot Stains, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Northeastern University, and Fidelity. Off hours, Larry plays music and helps incarcerated individuals become self-employed upon release through the non-profit organization Venturing Out.
Peter Miller, Tech Strategy
As Talkler’s resident IT guru, Peter tackles everything from vetting the viability of future Talkler apps, to ensuring each release of a product performs brilliantly and meets the most exacting user’s expectations. Peter is an accomplished leader and recognized expert in the field of computer science and telecommunications. He currently leads the technology group at WGBH, the largest provider of content and services in public broadcasting. Prior to his work at WGBH Peter worked as an electrical engineer, computer systems designer, and programmer. A respected systems engineer and project manager, Peter is a graduate of Harvard University Division of Engineering and Applied Science. Peter has also worked professionally as an actor and singer.
Hallie Baron, Public Relations
Hallie brings over 30 years in communications expertise to Talkler. Her clients have covered a wide spectrum — large financial firms, small non-profits meeting the needs of HIV-positive homeless men and women, helping Jewish communities in former Eastern Bloc countries. Over the course of her career she has managed marketing communications departments, provided branding and strategy services, created and implemented multi-faceted marketing communications plans and more for clients such as State Street Global Advisors, Charles Schwab. Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation, Putnam Investments, the Parkinson’s Institute and the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Floyd Sipe, Design
Talkler’s elegant graphics and distinctive aesthetic owe their meticulous execution to Floyd, who is the hands-on force behind Talkler’s look and feel. For over 20 years, Floyd has brought together complex business strategy with simple usable design. In 2005, he founded Floyd Factory, LLC and developed online communications for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast, Genzyme, Hyundai, and IKEA. His prior experience includes senior creative positions at Carlson Marketing, Rapp, and PreVision, where he designed on- and off-line communications for 3M, Holiday Inn, Microsoft, Nestlé, Northwest Airlines, Target, and Toys“R”Us. Floyd’s work has been recognized in design annuals and earned recognition from The WebAwards, John Caples International Awards, MDMA, and NEDMA. He has a BS in graphic design from Northeastern University.
Alex Lynch, IAM, iOS Development
Alex Lynch leads Talkler’s dedicated Dev Team at IAM iOS Development. A recognized pioneer of iOS app development — one of the first App Store developers. Over 20 applications on iOS, Android and Mac platforms. Led dev teams of top-ranked apps for General Mills, IAM and Bitzer, millions of downloads, Top 100 Utilities in 2011 and 2012.
Sensory, Voice Trigger ("Hey, Talkler")
The ability to “wake up” and engage Talkler with a simple voice command was developed using Sensory’s advanced technology. The company has put speech recognition into over 100 million products since their founding in 1994. Hundreds of leading consumer electronic manufacturers including Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Motorola, Plantronics, Sony, Uniden, and V-Tech rely on Sensory to power their voice interfaces. Sensory has sold more dedicated speech recognition IC’s than all its competitors combined, and is also the market leader in voice biometric IC’s. Sensory’s recent introduction of the TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology is revolutionizing the speech technology industry for a wide variety of hands-free consumer applications.
NeoSpeech, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company’s team of engineers works hard to create state-of-the art TTS engines and APIs. They are constantly developing new languages, voices and innovations in speech technologies.