Pat Higbie has served as the CEO and Co-Founder of XAPPmedia since 2012. XAPP has helped leading brands and media companies such as E. & J. Gallo, National Geographic, Cumulus Media and Scripps launch and manage over 1,000 voice apps on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Pat has been in the voice industry since 2008. He was previously an executive at MKS and was the Chairman and CEO of Data Focus which MKS acquired in 1999. Mr. Higbie is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, earned an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a certified engineer.