MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 lets enterprises capture and use the full value of their spoken, written and image-based content in applications relied on for daily use. Our proven artificial intelligence and machine learning-based automatic speech recognition and machine translation platform is trusted by some of the world’s largest organizations to translate, aggregate and analyze relevant data from a breadth of spoken and written sources―including those often overlooked due to silo’d organizational practices. Leveraging over 30 years’ worth of training data gathered from many real-world use cases – arguably the world’s largest repository and growing – 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.
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