McLean, VA, March 4, 2019 – AppTek, a leader in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automatic Speech Recognition, and Machine Translation, today announced Brian Keane as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy. In this role, Mr. Keane is responsible for structuring strategic transactions for AppTek, including partnerships, joint ventures, and acquisitions.
Mr. Keane has more than 30 years of experience structuring strategic transactions as both an investment banker and senior technology executive. He was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley, and founded two independent boutique investment banks. As the EVP of Corporate Development and Strategy for Aether Systems, he negotiated and consummated more than a dozen acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. He has an AB degree in Mathematics and History from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“We are excited to have Brian join the AppTek team. He brings a wealth of experience in business, technology and corporate strategy to AppTek and will help us generate value for our shareholders” said Mudar Yaghi, CEO of AppTek.
AppTek artificial intelligence and machine learning-based automatic speech recognition and machine translation platform is deployed for the media and entertainment industry as well as call centers. Leveraging over 30 years’ worth of experience its scientists and research engineers support the research and development of practical systems – AppTek enables the highest quality automatic speech recognition and machine translation solutions available anywhere for enterprises everywhere. The streaming real-time combination allows for live closed captioning and speech to speech translation as in the Apptek closed captioning appliance available to TV stations and the Talk2me® app available on the AppStore. Apptek’s ASR and Neural MT are also available via its cloud API services.
AppTek provides an artificial intelligence and machine learning-based automatic speech recognition, machine translation and natural language understanding platform for organizations in a variety of markets, such as media and entertainment, call centers, government, enterprise business and others across the globe. Available via the cloud or on-premise, AppTek delivers the highest quality real-time streaming and batch speech technology solutions in the industry. Featuring scientists and research engineers who are recognized amongst the best and most experienced in the world, the company’s solutions cover a wide array of languages, dialects, and channels.