Uniphore Software Systems, a leading Speech Recognition solution provider, has numerous teams operating across India, Singapore and, USA. Let’s hear from Samith Ramachandran, Vice President – Products who takes us through some interesting stuff about his personal and professional life.
Samith is a seasoned Engineering & Technology leader. He comes with over 22 years of rich & varied experience in Software Product Engineering and Service Delivery. Prior to Uniphore, Samith has worked with Siemens (NSN), Subex and Flytxt. At Uniphore, he is responsible for overseeing the functions of a rather large team at the center of our offerings – Products. Samith holds a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Kerala.
Tell us about yourself
I belong to God’s own country aka Kerala, schooled all around India (Dad was in the Army) and came back to Kerala to complete my B.Tech. I met my wife at my first job (Siemens). She now works with Hewlett-Packard as a Data Scientist and our daughter studies in Class 12. Travel and Food are two passions that I have built over the years. I like travelling, exploring cuisines both local as well as international. Dabbled as a Food Blogger/Critic for some time and like to indulge/surprise my loved ones with my cooking experiments.
Tell us about your function and its responsibility
The Products function includes Product Management, Product Engineering, Core Tech R&D and Product Ops. The organization is responsible for the creation and execution of Uniphore’s Product & Technology Strategy, Vision & Roadmap across all the solution areas namely, Speech Analytics, Enterprise Virtual Assistants & Voice Biometrics.
Talk about your team
We’re a 50+ strong team divided into,
Product Management: Hotshot Market Savvy Product Managers who know what the market & our customers want and the factors that will set us apart from our competition. The team is responsible for creating Product Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap.
Product Engineering: Team of Super Talented Engineers who execute on the roadmap vision and build our world-class products that our customers love!
Core Tech R&D: Team of Hardcore Scientists and Engineers who work on our cutting-edge R&D projects related to Speech Signal Processing, Speech Recognition, NLP etc. and are responsible for our patented Core Tech stack.
What do you think about the future of Speech recognition technology? How do you see your function helping Uniphore scale up?
Speech & Voice continues to be the most loved mode of communication and interaction across the globe. With the advancements and adoption of Machine & Deep Learning, Speech Tech has seen a major evolution over the last few years and has reached the level of maturity which is now driving cutting edge solutions in Conversational Analytics and AI. Uniphore is right in the middle of all this & focused on delivering the best in class AI driven Enterprise Speech Analytics & Intelligent Virtual Assistants to our Customers.
Products team is scaling up and executing Uniphore’s vision & strategy across our solution areas to stay relevant as a partner of choice for Enterprises when it comes to implementing Speech and NLP Tech solutions. We believe we have clarity of vision for the next 2-3 years and see ourselves as thought leaders in the space that we are in.
What keeps you going?
Problems >> Technology >> Solutions in short. Being at the cutting edge of Technology, Creation of Products & Offering which solve real business problems for our Customers is what keeps me going.
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