Executive Editor, Voice
Mukul Devichand is the executive editor of Voice at the BBC and was appointed in 2017. He is responsible for developing and running a broad BBC offer on newly emerging Voice AI platforms, including Voice-native services in genres from news to children’s content. His background is in current affairs, with a 15-year career as an investigative and long-form producer and presenter, working globally. Later, as an editor for BBC News, he created and ran digital journalism teams such as the BBC Trending unit and BBC World Hacks, the broadcaster’s first dedicated solutions-focused journalism unit.
Voice interfaces are the new frontier of the news industry. Audio storytellers will have to adapt as video producers did with YouTube and Snap. But that means radio storytellers, and frankly, all of us will have to deal with Amazon, Google, and Apple. Raisa Sufian will be moderating this session.