AppTek Appoints Adam Sutherland as CEO

Company continues to gain traction in Media and Telephony

Applications Technology (AppTek) has named Adam Sutherland as its new CEO. Mohammad Shihadah and Mudar Yaghi, previous co-CEOs remain with the company as Co-Founders and Chairmen.

Most recently the SVP of Global Strategy and Corporate Development for National Geographic, Sutherland is a media and technology executive with extensive international business development and M&A experience. Sutherland has worked with Discovery Channel, Ogilvy & Mather, McKinsey & Co., and others.

“AppTek continues to grow and garner traction with customers all over the world. Adam’s experience with technology, media and international business make him the perfect leader to take AppTek to the next level,” said Yaghi.

“The technology and the team at AppTek are world-class. We have a good customer base and almost limitless growth potential. Speech technology and machine translation, are the next important frontier for big data in media, telephony, medicine, etc. Making unstructured audio and video data discoverable, accessible and analyze-able unlocks tremendous value.”

About Applications Technology (AppTek):

Applications Technology (AppTek) is a U.S. company specializing in human language technology, headquartered in McLean, Virginia. AppTek's automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine translation focus on making information accessible across different languages. AppTek’s solutions allow for multiple applications, such as web, search, e-commerce, media monitoring, closed captioning, subtitling and content localization. AppTek’s integration of speech and text processing is unique in the industry and offers cross-leveraging of linguistic resources across numerous languages. AppTek's highly-skilled team of computational linguists and software engineers can customize these HLT engines and build them into existing solutions.