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Speech Technology Magazine Presents Its 2014 Industry Awards at the SpeechTEK Conference

Speech Technology magazine, the leading provider of speech technology news and analysis, announced the recipients of its 2014 Speech Industry Awards in its Fall 2014 issue. The 8th annual Speech Industry Awards recognize the creativity and notable achievements of vendors, client companies, and individuals over the past year.

“Our Speech Industry Awards honor the best speech technology builders and buyers. Whether it’s to improve customer experiences, company performance, or both, their efforts will undoubtedly shape the future of the speech technology industry,” said David Myron, Speech Technology magazine’s editorial director.

In total, 22 companies and individuals were honored in the 2014 Speech Industry Awards, which recognize key influencers (Luminaries), major innovators (Star Performers), and impressive deployments (Implementation Awards).

This year, Speech Technology magazine made some changes to its annual awards issue. To better cover the full range of market developments, we replaced our Market Leader Awards with our newly expanded Star Performer Awards, which recognize 15 of this year’s biggest speech technology innovators. This change enables us to more deeply examine the industry’s biggest trends, while also letting us recognize important accomplishments from smaller, niche companies.

There were some significant developments over the past year in mobile authentication, intelligent assistants, visual IVR, wearable devices, natural language, analytics, and mobile voice search. The 2014 Speech Industry Awards recognize many of these developments.

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 honors four individuals as 2014 Speech Luminaries:

  • Jim Barnett, Senior Technical Director, Genesys
  • Ahmed Bouzid, Cofounder and CEO, Xowi
  • Deborah Dahl, Principal, Conversational Technologies
  • Todd Mozer, Founder, Sensory

Speech Technology magazine honors 15 companies as 2014 Star Performers:









NICE Systems




Nuance Communications


Expect Labs










Verint Systems








Lastly, the magazine named three Implementation Award recipients:

  • Morgan Stanley, a NICE Systems deployment;
  • Nautilus, a CallMiner implementation; and
  • State Collection Service, a CallMiner deployment.

The 2014 Speech Industry Awards will be presented to award recipients on August 18, 2014, during the opening reception of the SpeechTEK conference, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York. An expanded version of the results have been published in the Fall 2014 issue of Speech Technology magazine—available in print and online at

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 For more information about the SpeechTEK conference, visit,, and Speech Technology magazine are properties of Information Today, Inc.

About SpeechTEK

Launched in 1995, the SpeechTEK Conference ( 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.

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