Piscataway, New Jersey – August 2, 2011. The VoiceXML Forum, a global industry trade organization chartered to promote and accelerate the adoption of VoiceXML-based applications, today announced that Voxeo’s Director of Speech Technologies, Dan Burnett, has joined the VoiceXML Forum Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term.

“We are delighted to have an industry leader like Dan as part of the VoiceXML Forum’s Board of Directors,” says Forum Chair Bruce Pollock. “His extensive technology experience and knowledge of the industry makes Dan an ideal fit for the organization,” Pollock adds.

In addition to Dan, the Forum’s new Board of Directors is comprised of Bruce Pollock (Chair), West Interactive Corporation; Rob Marchand (Vice-Chair), Genesys Telecommunication Laboratories; Val Matula (Treasurer), Avaya, Inc.; Paolo Baggia, Loquendo, and Kevin Chatow, Nuance.
“The VoiceXML Forum has made tremendous strides in the industry and Voxeo is honored to support them at this level,” says Burnett. “I am looking forward to collaborating with this incredible group of people to keep the organization moving forward and help them fulfill their mission to promote and accelerate the worldwide adoption of VoiceXML-based applications.”
At Voxeo, Dan Burnett is responsible for all of Voxeo’s speech recognition products and research. He leads the research, development and implementation of the company’s own speech recognition and text-to-speech products, and also integrates technology from leading speech recognition providers.
Dan received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Center for Spoken Language Research at the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) School of Science and Engineering. Dan has led many of the speech recognition efforts in the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), including serving as editor of the VoiceXML 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 specifications and either leading or contributing to Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML), Media Resource Control Protocol(MRCP) v2, Extensible Multi-Modal Annotation (EMMA), Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS), and State Chart XML (SCXML).
 Dan is currently the chair of the W3C Voice Browser Working Group and the HTML Speech Incubator Group.
About the VoiceXML Forum: Founded in 1999, the VoiceXML Forum is an industry organization whose mission is to promote and to accelerate the worldwide adoption of VoiceXML-based applications. The Forum serves as an educational and technical resource, a certification authority and a contributor and liaison to international standards bodies, such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) IETF, ANSI and ISO. The VoiceXML Forum is organized as a program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO). Membership in the Forum is open to any interested company. For more information, please visit the Website at www.voicexml.org.
About Voxeo:  Since 1999, Voxeo has continuously unlocked communications in all its forms – voice, SMS, instant messaging, Twitter and more – and we do so for more than 200,000 developers, 45,000 companies and half of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Orlando with offices in Beijing, Cologne and London, we’ve torn down barriers to entry using open standards, disruptive innovation and a passion for problem solving that’s fueled by a company-wide obsession with customer success. Join our conversations: www.voxeo.com, blogs.voxeo.com or twitter.com/voxeo.
Michelle Hunt, VoiceXML Forum
+1 732 981-3434
Dan York, Voxeo Corp
+1 321-710-9193