Who are Recognosco?

Based in Vienna, Austria our team has many years of experience in the development, support and distribution of speech recognition technologies for the global medical and legal markets.

Commitment to excellence

Our approach is simply to:

  • Establish and build mutually beneficial business relationships with appropriate integration and distribution partners in the markets of the targeted geographies.
  • Provide high quality products and services that enable those partners to fully satisfy the requirements of their end-user customers.
  • Maintain a position and reputation for being an honest, trustworthy, supportive and reliable partner that is pleasant to do business with.

Experience in the industry

In the past, the key employees of Recognosco were involved in the development and support of a leading product in this field and in setting up a successful global partner network. Today the team utilise their combined skills and expertise in order to innovate and drive the use of speech recognition in the healthcare and legal markets.


Our Vision

Recognosco makes Speech Recognition work for you.

We believe in:

- Being a reliable, trustworthy and supportive partner that believes in long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships

- Being an employer that recognises the value of its employees, helps them to develop, and supports them with the best possible working environment

- Being a company that recognises the right of individuals for privacy, applying the highest possible standards to protect data.

Meet the team

Rob Thornton
Managing Director / Co-Founder

Rob’s background is in sales and marketing initially as a salesman/sales manager in the UK telecommunications and digital dictation markets before making...

Rob Thornton
Managing Director / Co-Founder

Rob’s background is in sales and marketing initially as a salesman/sales manager in the UK telecommunications and digital dictation markets before making the switch to speech recognition in 1993, when he joined Philips Speech Recognition Systems. Prior to setting up Recognosco with his co-founders, Rob held a number of senior management positions with Philips in both the telephony and dictation based product areas of speech recognition.

He has been based in Vienna since 1996 but with global responsibilities and therefore has extensive business experience of operating in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. He now finds it extremely motivating to see the growth of the company based on the hard work and commitment of the whole Recognosco team. Rob is married and the proud father of two daughters who fortunately inherited their mother’s looks and intellect. He has the somewhat dubious pleasure of being a lifelong Evertonian, and also follows rugby and F1.

Mike Heseltine
Commercial Director

Mike has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, initially as a technician, and for the last 10 years in...

Mike Heseltine
Commercial Director

Mike has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, initially as a technician, and for the last 10 years in sales, with a constant focus on professional speech recognition. He was Commercial Director for his previous company, G2 Speech, where his responsibilities included heading up the UK Sales Team as well as forging and maintaining strategic partnerships. Mike joined Recognosco in May 2014 as Commercial Director. He is thoroughly enjoying working with our growing number of partners across all sectors, globally. Outside of work Mike enjoys spending time with his young family, sport and travelling.

Gernot Puck
Product Manager

Gernot started to work in the field of speech recognition in 1995. He had worked in various roles across development and project...

Gernot Puck
Product Manager

Gernot started to work in the field of speech recognition in 1995. He had worked in various roles across development and project management before he moved to product management. At Recognosco, Gernot is the product owner and is responsible for the product roadmap in close alignment with our partner community.

Alexander Kolnerberger
Head of language / Co-Founder

Alexander's experience in speech recognition dates back to 1997. With a background in linguistics, he started working in the language modelling department...

Alexander Kolnerberger
Head of language / Co-Founder

Alexander's experience in speech recognition dates back to 1997. With a background in linguistics, he started working in the language modelling department at Philips Speech Recognition Systems and headed the department for eight years before he went into Product Management. Alexander is a co-founder of Recognosco, and heads the Speech Resources group which deals with Topics, SR Packages, as well as Speech Technology.

Wolfgang Gschwendtner
Head of professional services

Wolfgang started to work in the field of speech recognition in 1998, initially leading a development team. He then supported Sales in...

Wolfgang Gschwendtner
Head of professional services

Wolfgang started to work in the field of speech recognition in 1998, initially leading a development team. He then supported Sales in his role as Technical Pre-Sales Engineer and was assigned as Technical Account Manager for the strategically most important global partners. At Recognosco, Wolfgang is managing Professional Services to support partners to integrate RSDK and to support them in any technical areas. Outside of work, Wolfgang has built his own recording studio and enjoys jamming on his guitar with friends, if family time allows.

Johannes Unfried
Head of development / Co-Founder

Johannes is a co-founder of Recognosco and manages the development group. His team utilises the Agile development process to deliver Recognosco's SDK...

Johannes Unfried
Head of development / Co-Founder

Johannes is a co-founder of Recognosco and manages the development group. His team utilises the Agile development process to deliver Recognosco's SDK. Johannes studied Computer Science at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. He has been active in the field of speech recognition since 1995 and over the years his role has changed from a technical focus to a managing role. In his private life Johannes enjoys travelling abroad and as a keen mountaineer, “The higher the mountains the better”.

15

Countries - and growing

230

years of experience combined

Global Partnership

We are a business to business company and currently have partners in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Columbia and Ecuador.

Using an indirect business model, Recognosco offers its platform to companies who supply hospital information systems, case management systems, dictation workflows or other document workflow products. After only a few days of development effort, significant value is added to the systems of those companies, and the full benefits of speech-enabled interaction are available to their users.

Improved accuracy and confidence

Integrated within document workflow systems, users are provided with real-time recognition, application interaction and data entry. Additionally, dictation files can be simply routed for deferred recognition. At any stage documents can be forwarded to transcriptionists for final editing.

Based on Microsoft speech recognition technology, Recognosco develops a scalable platform covering all aspects of professional document creation and data entry. Speech resources are developed for various languages and targeted vertical markets.

Technology to suit

Quick Fact

Our speech recognition based platform enables professionals such as doctors, nurses, lawyers, transcriptionists and agents to produce comprehensive, high quality documentation in an easier and faster manner.

Interested? Request more info

Interested in hearing more about our technology? Intrigued to hear more about becoming a partner? Get in touch with one of the Recognosco team today.

Address

Recognosco GmbH
Donau-City-Straße 1
1220 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone: +43 1 9346180-0
Email: office@recognosco.net