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Thomas Schalk
Vice President, Voice Technology

Dr. Thomas B. Schalk is Vice President, Voice Technology at ATX Group, a leading telematics service provider with customers that include Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus and BMW. He is responsible for guiding ATX’s voice technology strategy and leads a speech group that focuses on advanced voice user interfaces that enhance the driving experience while minimizing driver distraction.

Prior to joining ATX, Dr. Schalk was the CTO at Philips Speech Processing, and was also CTO at Voice Control Systems. He has 30 years of experience in the speech recognition industry and is currently a board member of the Applied Voice Input/Output Society, as well as the chair of the Speech Technology Consortium. He is also a committee member of the SAE VUI task force.

Dr. Schalk received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University. He holds numerous key patents in the areas of speech technology and speech applications.

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