We are recognized internationally as a thought leader in the speech and biometrics industries. We give our clients accurate, complete, and objective information based on more than twenty years of experience. Those clients come from across the globe and represent both private industry and government. They range in size from small startups to multi-nationals and government agencies.
We provide a framework for thinking through problems and for capitalizing on emerging opportunities. We bring you an independent perspective supported by experience and we work with you to develop high-quality speech and speaker solutions that enhance customer goodwill and reduce losses resulting from fraud.
The key to our success is dedication and a close working relationship with you are integral to our work.
Your satisfaction is the measure of our success.
Dr. Judith A. Markowitz, Ph.D., President and founder
Markowitz has over 20 years experience working in speech processing and
speaker recognition. In 2003, Dr. Markowitz was named one of the top
ten leaders in speech processing and in 2006 she was elevated to Senior
Member status in the IEEE. She is Technology Editor of Speech
Technology Magazine and serves on the editorial review board of
International Journal of Speech Technology. She has published more than
sixty papers and articles on speech processing, authored a
groundbreaking series of reports on speaker authentication, and has
written books and book chapters. She is often asked to speak, organize
sessions, and chair panels at speech and biometric-industry conferences
and has been invited to present conference keynotes.
She is a
strong proponent of standards. In the 1990s, she co-founded the Speaker
Verification API standards group which led to the formation of other
standards efforts in biometrics. She is co-chair of the VoiceXML
Speaker Biometrics Committee, a VoiceXML Forum liaison to the American
National Standards Instituteís (ANSI) M1 biometrics committee, the
co-author of the data-exchange file format for voice, and an invited
expert to the World Wide Web Consortiumís (W3C) Voice Browser Working
Groupís Speaker Identification and Verification Committee
Markowitz has a doctoral degree in linguistics, an MS in computer
science (AI focus), and a certificate in strategic management from the
American Management Association.