876 — Speech technology industry names Top Performers for 2003

Oct 8, 2003 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

The 9th Annual SpeechTEK Exposition and Educational Conference held last week at New York Marriott Marquis has appointed the ten most influential executives in the speech technology industry. This year’s edition winners are Steve Chambers, general manager, Scansoft; Mike Cohen, co-founder, Nuance; James Larson, manager, Intel; Kai-Fu Lee, corporate vice president, Microsoft; Judith Markowitz, president, J. Markowitz and Associates; William Meisel, president, TMA Associates; Stuart Patterson, president, ScanSoft; Paul Ricci, CEO, ScanSoft and Lynda Kate Smith, vice president, Nuance.

The Speech Solutions Awards are presented to companies for outstanding accomplishments bringing new products and services to the marketplace:

Best Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) SolutionNuance
Best Text-to-Speech (TTS) SolutionScanSoft
Best Verification SolutionNuance
Best Embedded SolutionScanSoft
Best Input Device Solution – Speech Technology Center
Best Persona/Personality Solution – Nuance for Bell Canada’s Emily
Best Voice Platform/Carrier – Brooktrout Technology for TR1000
Best Voice Platform/Enterprise – Nortel Networks
Best Packaged Speech Application – Nuance for Call Steering 1.0

Speech Technology Magazine awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Janet Baker, co-founder, president and later chairman & CEO of Dragon Systems, which produced Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the world’s first general-purpose, natural language, continuous speech dictation system. Prior to founding Dragon, Baker was vice-president of Verbex and previously, a research staff member at IBM’s T. J. Watson laboratory.


Em Foco – Pessoa