VP, Speech Research
"Someday, a customer is going to hang up the phone and say, 'I'm so glad I got to speak to a machine.' Then I can die.
With more than 30 years of experience developing and bringing to market voice activated systems and devices, David Thomsonâ€™s success managing the research and development of large-scale voice activated services has proven invaluable to Interactionsâ€™ continued success.
As Vice President of Speech Research, David manages Interactionsâ€™ R&D teams to further Interactionsâ€™ goal to redefine the speech technology industry.
Davidâ€™s work is currently focused on the development of technology for voice processing, such as speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, and voice biometrics.
Using new methods in software, mathematics, and statistical algorithms, David
is at the forefront of Interactionsâ€™ objective to create the most accurate, fastest, and highest quality speech solutions.
Prior to joining Interactions, David spent five years with AT&T Labs, where he was responsible for the development of technology from speech research.
He has held senior executive-level positions at SpinVox, SpeechPhone, and Fonix.
He also spent 18 years at Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent), where he developed voice activated systems that have handled over 20 billion calls collectively for organizations such as AOL MovieFONE, Spanish Telefonica, BT, and AT&T.
has published 30 research papers and secured 11 patents in natural language research.