Derek Austin has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry starting in technical roles before moving to sales, marketing and management.
He has worked with Nuance, the leading speech technology company, for more than a decade.
Derek has worked exclusively with technically innovative technology companies and, in his current role, is responsible for Dragon speech recognition solutions throughout the region.
He has worked with Nuance Communications (http://australia.nuance.com), the leading speech technology company, for over 10 years. Before that he was with Lernout & Hauspie, another company focused on making technology easier to use.
Derek is originally from Brisbane and is now based in Sydney. He has lived in the UK, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during his career.
Derek is married to Stephanie and has a thirteen-year old daughter named Sienna.
He holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management as well as a postgraduate Diploma of Computer Science and BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Queensland. You can find him on LinkedIn and he welcomes new connections.