Speech Technology Magazine Unveils the Winners of its 2016 Speech Industry Awards

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Awards announced in the Fall 2016 issue of Speech Technology Magazine

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From consumer electronics to enterprise computing, an impressive collection of new speech solutions has become available during the past 12 months.

Speech Technology magazine, the leading provider of speech technology news and analysis, announced the recipients of its 2016 Speech Industry Awards in its Fall 2016 issue. The 10th annual Speech Industry Awards recognize the creativity and notable achievements of vendors, client companies, and individuals during the past year.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of our annual Speech Industry Awards,” notes David Myron, Speech Technology magazine’s editorial director. “And, after 10 years, the industry is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to technological innovation,” he adds. “From consumer electronics to enterprise computing, an impressive collection of new speech solutions has become available during the past 12 months.”

Some of the innovations recognized in this year’s Speech Industry Awards include deep neural networks for IVRs, personalized voices for disabled children, cognitive computing coupled with speech technology, and voice-triggered technology for consumer electronics and the Internet of Things.

In total, 20 companies and individuals were honored in the awards issue, which recognize key influencers (Luminaries), major innovators (Star Performers), and impressive deployments (Implementation Awards).

The editors of Speech Technology magazine selected this year’s award winners based on their industry contributions during the past 12 months. The winners are listed below:

The magazine honored four individuals as 2016 Speech Luminaries:

  •     Kate Dilligan, Executive Vice President, KnuVerse
  •     Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO, Acapela Group
  •     Alex Lebrun, Facebook M’s Teacher, Facebook
  •     Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

Speech Technology magazine honored 12 companies as 2016 Star Performers:

1.    [24]7
2.    Acapela Group
3.    Amazon
4.    Aspect
5.    IBM Watson
6.    Interactions
7.    NICE
8.    Nuance Communications
9.    Sensory
10.    SoundHound
11.    Verint
12.    VoiceBox Technologies

Lastly, the magazine named four Implementation Award recipients:

  •     Comcast, a home-grown solution
  •     Encore Capital Group, a CallMiner implementation
  •     Florida Hospital, a Nuance Communications deployment
  •     Open English, a CallMiner implementation

An expanded version of the results have been published in the Fall 2016 issue of Speech Technology magazine—available in print and online at http://www.speechtechmag.com/Archives/ArchiveIssue.aspx?IssueID=6380.

About Speech Technology Magazine
Speech Technology magazine is recognized worldwide as the leading source of news, information, and analysis for the speech technology industry. The magazine also administers and hosts the annual SpeechTEK conference. Each of these properties is designed to serve the buyers, builders, and implementers of speech technology. For more information about the magazine, its editorial calendar, or speech technology in general, please visit us on the web at SpeechTechMag.com. For more information about the SpeechTEK conference, visit SpeechTEK.com. SpeechTechMag.com, SpeechTEK.com, and Speech Technology magazine are properties of Information Today, Inc.

About SpeechTEK
Launched in 1995, the SpeechTEK Conference (http://www.SpeechTEK.com) is recognized worldwide as the industry’s premier event focusing on products, services, applications, solutions, and innovations using speech technologies. The trade show and educational conference attract a global network of speech technology providers and enterprise customers who are developing and implementing speech solutions.

About Information Today
Information Today, Inc. (infotoday.com), is a leading publisher and conference organizer in the field of technology and technology applications in today’s enterprise. In addition to producing the CRM Evolution, SpeechTEK, and Customer Service Experience conferences, Information Today, Inc. also publishes CRM magazine, Speech Technology magazine, and their corresponding websites (destinationCRM.com and speechtechmag.com). The company also publishes SmartCustomerService.com, Streaming Media magazine, KMWorld magazine, Database Trends and Applications magazine, and EContent magazine.

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