The award honours exceptionally talented technologists and innovators whose work has the potential to transform the world. The broad themes of EmTech India 2016 include digital life, cutting edge technology, smart cities, connected health and artificial intelligence.
Umesh was chosen for his exceptional work in the field of speech recognition. Uniphore, a young company with average age of employees under 35 years, has developed speech analytics software auMina, virtual assistant Akeira and voice biometrics software, amVoice. Uniphore’s products support more than 25 Indian and global languages and more than 150 dialects.
Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Umesh Sachdev, Co-Founder & CEO, Uniphore Software Systems said “Speech is a great medium for bridging the digital divide. It enables much easier access to information for populations who are currently underserved by technology. This recognition is a testimony for our work at Uniphore, and we are whole heartedly committed towards bringing more innovative products.”
Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT-Madras said, “Being a part of the India edition of MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35′ is a great recognition for Umesh and Uniphore. Uniphore’s work is impressive and really path-breaking in the speech recognition ecosystem. I wish Umesh and Uniphore good luck for the MIT Technology Review Global Innovators under 35 awards and for all future endeavours.
Umesh joins a prestigious group of past honorees, including some of the world’s most brilliant tech minds like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla Motors Inc.’s J.B. Straubel, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google.
Uniphore Software Systems, is headquartered in IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai. Uniphore was incubated in IIT Chennai, India in 2008 and currently has offices in India, Philippines and U.A.E with 100 employees spread across all locations. Uniphore’s investors include Kris Gopalakrishnan, IDG Ventures India, India Angel Network, Yournest Fund, Stata Ventures. Uniphore has worked with over 70 enterprise customers andserved over 4 million end users. Uniphore was recognized by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 company in Asia Pacific in 2014 and was also ranked as the 10th fastest growing technology company in India by Deloitte Fast 50 in 2015. Uniphore’s Co-Founder & CEO, Umesh Sachdev, received the “Exemplary Application of IT Award for 2014″ at the CII CONNECT 2014 Awards and awarded the Best Incubatee in the ICT Category at ISBA Awards in 2011.