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VOZIQ’s data scientists have helped many leading companies across the globe to boost their revenue by millions of dollars by deploying innovative customer analytics solutions.
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Successful projects for leading companies
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Patents for research on handling customers
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Vasudeva Akula. Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Head of Customer Analytics
Specialties: Machine learning, data science, speech & text analytics solutions design

Vasu has 25+ years of successful track record in delivering multi-million-dollar ROI using machine learning, speech and text analytics solutions to leading companies in the USA and Europe. Vasu has a US Patent for research on business-oriented customer handling. He is also a sought-after speaker at industry conferences such as SpeechTek and CSE Conference. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and an expert in SDLC methodologies.

Before VOZIQ, Vasu was a Practice Lead (Customer Interaction Analytics) at ADT Security Services, and before that, Director of Global Business Enablement at Nice Global Services.

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Suresh Akula
Co-Founder & Head of Technology

Specialties: Big data, cloud applications, enterprise architecture, high-performance systems, applications integration

Suresh has 20+ years of experience in designing and implementing high-performance technology solutions. He presently leads the design and implementation of big data solutions for VOZIQ and its customers.

He is an expert in enterprise architecture, a key discipline for both strategic planning and effective execution. Another key area of interest for Suresh is the integration of disjointed applications through portal software, unified reporting frameworks, and web services.

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Sunil Issar, Ph.D.
Senior Director and Head of Professional Services

Specialties: IVR optimization, Natural language (NLU) interfaces, Multi-channel and cross-channel interfaces, Speech recognition (ASR) technologies.

Sunil has 30+ years of extensive experience designing innovative self-care solutions using advanced speech and natural language technologies for renowned companies in various sectors.

Sunil holds 2 US patents for his research in natural language processing and IVR optimization. He is a hands-on technologist with demonstrated success in optimizing business metrics and user experience through a mix of self-care, multi-modal and contact center technologies.

Prior to VOZIQ, Sunil worked as a Technology Consultant at Avaya, and before that, served as Senior Director at Convergys

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Brandon Savage
Director, Solution Development

Specialties: Customer care, tech support, sales management, supply chain management, information technology, business intelligence, business development, data modeling/simulations/forecasts, scenario planning, acquisition implementation, and employee training

Brandon has 20+ years of experience working Home Security and Automation industry across a wide range of over a variety of operational and customer-facing functions, including: customer care, tech support, sales management, supply chain management, IT, BI, strategic planning and management, data modeling/simulations/forecasts, and employee training.

This broad experience has uniquely equipped Brandon to approach, analyze and solve a wide range of operational and CX challenges with the help of data and analytics.

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Douglas Shapiro
Chief Sales Officer

Specialties:  Business development, sales management, consulting, legal

Doug is a two-time Olympian and a senior business sales executive with 30+years of sales, consulting and legal experience. Doug is a highly-motivated, high-energy individual with strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Doug’s expertise and passion are focused on identifying big, meaningful problems and finding the best possible solutions to solve them in new ways that drive revenue, reduce costs, automate and scale.

Prior to VOZIQ, Doug worked as Director of Strategic Accounts at Mirantis and before that, as Major Account Executive at NICE Systems.

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