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Dr. Julie Vonwiller

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Background Information

Employment History

Researcher

University of Western Sydney

Affiliations

Founders
Appen Pty Ltd

Director
Appen Butler Hill, Inc

Education

PhD

Macquarie University

bachelor of arts , with honors

linguistics

Macquarie University

degrees

Web References (38 Total References)


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Julie Vonwiller and Lisa Braden-Harder ring the bell

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Here's Julie Vonwiller and Lisa Braden-Harder ringing the bell to bring Appen live on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015.


Newsletter November 2009 | Australian Linguistic Society

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Julie Vonwiller

Senior Linguist, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre


Appen founders Dr Julie ...

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Appen founders Dr Julie Vonwiller and Chris Vonwiller.


Ms. Braden-Harder merged the Butler ...

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Ms. Braden-Harder merged the Butler Hill Group with Appen, whose founder, Dr. Julie Vonwiller, is a linguist who saw an opportunity to develop new technologies with the "transformation of the Internet."

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The Vonwillers - Julie co-founded Appen in 1996 with her husband, Chris - approached her about the merger all the way from Australia a few years ago.
"There was an amazing synergy between us," she recalled. "There were no redundancies and nobody was laid off."
She takes pride in the company's agility and in her self-motivated staff, who all work from homes on their respective coasts - or countries.
"We managed to find some great people and take advantage," she said. "A lot of people like the flexibility because no one says anything as long as you get the work done. …
"With multinationals and their research groups, they get excited, and when they get excited about something, it can get growing fast," she said. "So we need to keep up with them."
If she's learned one thing through the two-plus decades in the business it's that communication is key, whether it's through weekly company calls to ensure employees are up to date or spending time to formulate a statement about Appen's vision and culture.
"Many people roll their eyes when they hear those things, but you need to know who you are - and be explicit with who you are," she said.


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Dr. Julie Vonwiller

Julie Vonwiller received her PhD in linguistics from Macquarie University, and then worked for a number of years in academia. She founded Appen, a speech technology company in 1996, taking the opportunity to develop a fusion of linguistics and technology to help launch products in new markets around the world. In starting Appen, she envisioned a way for linguists, who typically work only in academia after receiving their degrees, to have the opportunity to build their careers in a commercial setting. Appen is now a successful global company, with over 98 percent of the company's products and services exported and used by global technology leaders in some 50 countries worldwide. To do this, Appen has offices in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and facilities in Asia and the Philippines. In 2007, Dr Vonwiller received an Innovation Hero award from The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney; the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from Macquarie University in 2008; and also in 2008, Julie & Chris Vonwiller received the Inaugural Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Award for Appen.

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