CereProc's Paul Welham gets call up to the EU LT Innovate Steering Committee
Global text to speech technology company CereProc today announced that CEO Paul Welham has been selected to take up a position in the Steering Committee of LT-Innovate - The Forum for Europe's Language Technology Industry.
- (1888PressRelease) February 08, 2012 - Welham is one of three company representatives appointed to the board, and the position will see him take an active role in supporting the LT Innovate organisation establish a progressive strategy moving forward in the coming year, consistently working to satisfy the agreed Charter. In particular, Welham will be drawing upon his own and CereProc's extensive experience in multilingual text to speech, voice and speech technologies with the aim of bringing the benefits of the advancing language technologies to European citizens and businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, Welham stated: "It's an honour to be selected to take part in the LT-Innovate Steering Committee, alongside such highly respected individuals. Language technology is continuing to develop at an incredible rate thanks to the research carried out across Europe, and the LT Innovate Forum provides the perfect opportunity to harness advancing technologies and the huge level of expertise that Europe currently boasts, initiating dialogue between European companies, research bodies and potential commercial partners.
"Of fundamental importance to me in playing a role in the LT Innovate Steering Committee is to ensure that the value and potential of innovative language technologies are fully explored, focusing on the challenges we face in pushing forward the commercialisation of language technology, and enabling, where possible, business collaboration and relationships to develop across Europe throughout the industry. I'm looking forward to drawing upon my own and CereProc's experience to help the European language technology industry compete on the global stage, and thereby to create more high value jobs in Europe. Europe now more than ever needs a successful IT industry to ensure continuing success in all existing and new markets," Welham added.