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 years 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) Solution – Nuance
Best Text-to-Speech (TTS) Solution – ScanSoft
Best Verification Solution – Nuance
Best Embedded Solution – ScanSoft
Best Input Device Solution Speech Technology Center
Best Persona/Personality Solution Nuance for Bell Canadas 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 worlds 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 IBMs T. J. Watson laboratory.
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