SpinVox appoints David Thomson as SVP for Speech Technology
SpinVox, a global leader in voice to content messaging, has appointed David L. Thomson as senior vice president for Speech Technology.
Thomson has 24 years experience in the speech technology and telecommunications business, covering a broad range of technology development, network engineering, and business development roles.
has been responsible for software and hardware research and development for over a dozen large-scale, voice-activated services and has 10 patents and 30 papers published.
worked for 18 years for AT&T/Lucent where latterly he
was CTO for Lucent Speech Solutions
and was responsible for developing the speech technology behind systems that have handled over 10 billion calls.
These included: Voice call routing services for Spanish Telefonica, BT, and AT&T
handling several million calls per day; a voice-activated corporate calling card service used by over 800 companies and a voice-activated service used by AOL MovieFone (777-FILM) to provide show times and sell theatre tickets.
He also served as Lucent's representative on the VoiceXML Forum board of directors.
Subsequent to Lucent Speech Solutions, he served as CTO of Salt Lake City-based, Fonix Corporation, in charge of technical planning and strategy development for network-based and embedded/handheld speech systems.
He joins SpinVox from Lake Forest, CA-based SpeechPhone, where, as CTO,
he managed development for intelligent VoIP telecommunication services and innovative speech services.
Thomson is currently chairman of the VoiceXML Forum Tools Committee, a cross-industry group with 60 member companies developing standards for application development software.
Thomson was awarded BSEE and MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University.