Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) today announced that Chief Technology Officer Vlad Sejnoha has been named the 2013 CTO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Vlad was presented with the 2013 CTO of the Year Award at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (Mass TLC) Awards Gala on September 12 th.
Vlad directs Nuance’s global research, driving advanced speech recognition technology development and strategy, with an emphasis on emerging areas, including natural language understanding (NLU), mobile applications and intelligent systems. Under his leadership, Nuance has developed a broad portfolio of voice and NLU technologies that are central to a new wave of intelligent systems and personal assistant offerings across the Mobile, Enterprise and Healthcare industries, and are experienced by millions of people every day. Some of the world’s most popular and successful brands rely on the innovations made possible by Vlad’s leadership, guidance and innovative thinking at Nuance.
Backed by over 30 years of industry experience, Vlad has been instrumental in elevating Nuance to a global leader in speech recognition and natural language processing, and his contributions are considered essential components of the user interface consumers have come to expect on smartphones, tablets, cars, TVs and PCs. And his vision for voice continues to transform the way people interact with a broad range of devices, applications, systems and services in a variety of markets and industries.
Vlad and his team have overseen the development and evolution of a strong array of voice technology solutions, including Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 for PC, Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac, Dragon Drive, Voice Ads, Dragon TV, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Nina and many of the day-to-day voice interactions people experience with the world’s most popular consumer electronics, mobile care, IVR and healthcare.“Receiving this award from Mass TLC is a real honor and a validation of the vision of the team here at Nuance, which has been working to reinvent the way people interact with their digital world,” said Vlad Sejnoha, CTO, Nuance Communications. “Through the combination of voice, natural language understanding and artificial intelligence, we are enabling meaningful and compelling conversations between people and technology. The Mass TLC award is particularly significant, because Massachusetts, with its vibrant technical community and world class universities, has been key in the evolution of these technologies.”