Mahwah, NJ (March 15, 2016) – D+M is pleased to announce that Robby Kilgore has joined the company as the new Senior Product Manager, Voice User Interface (VUI). This new position reflects the company’s focus and drive to excel into the rapidly growing technology area of Voice User interface (VUI). “Robby will work collaboratively with our global product development and engineering teams to drive the integration of VUI technology into our product road map. His experience in consumer electronics, deep knowledge of audio and voice technology capabilities, and ability to be globally collaborative make him an ideal fit for this key role. We look forward to Robby building compelling market strategies, business plans and use cases from top to bottom and are excited to have him on our team,” said Brendon Stead, SVP of Global Product Development.
Robby will be responsible for developing, leading and implementing the company’s voice user interface strategy across D+M’s entire product portfolio. He will lead the creation of business planning and strategy development for the company’s three major regions – the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. As D+M’s recognized expert in this emerging technology, he will also continue the company’s long tradition of providing innovative products and services which enhance the user experience.
Most recently Robby was the Chief Technology Officer at Catapult.org where he was responsible for building and launching a global crowdfunding platform dedicated to gender human rights. Prior to that, he was the Creative Director at Nuance Communications leading multi-disciplinary teams for the company’s largest clients. Earlier in his career, Robby held various positions including the VP Design for Art Technology Group, SVP Content Development for NetSage and a Creative Director for the Social Interface Group at Microsoft. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Composition, Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas.
During Robby’s early years as a musician in the New York music scene he played on hundreds of records. He is well known for his work with Steve Winwood, Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tom Waits, James Taylor, Michael Brecker, Chaka Khan and many others. Robby is also a Grammy Award winning composer and producer with several film and television scores to his credit.
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. The Group's brands include Denon®, HEOS®, Marantz® and Boston Acoustics®. D+M Group has 850 employees worldwide with products and services marketed in more than 60 countries.