SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 20, 2016) - Neural technology innovation company KnuEdge™ today announced that Kate Dilligan has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager of KnuVerse, its military-grade voice recognition and authentication technology division. In June, following a decade in stealth, Dilligan led KnuVerse through the launch of its industry-changing biometric technology. In her new role, Dilligan will continue to pilot the KnuVerse product roadmap, and fulfill the company vision to deliver complete voice solutions focused on data security and data privacy.
"Technology in and of itself does not do anything; it is only useful if it solves a problem. This philosophy is one Kate has employed as she helped grow KnuVerse from an idea to the current products," said Dan Goldin, founder and CEO of KnuEdge. "Kate challenges her teams to think differently, which is motivated by her own inherent interest in transforming how humans interact with machines. In this new position, she will continue elevating the voice authentication market, bringing its power to new industries and verticals."
In her new role, Dilligan will lead the development of the product suite that allows users to customize their voice authentication software whether using the cloud-based API, enterprise software or both to work in real-world environments. Her goal is to create a set of tools that will meet the needs of every use-case, from government to hospitality, and can perform in noisy environments with any microphone.
Dilligan was employee number one at KnuVerse, and has been with the company since its founding in 2005. She joined the company after receiving a Master's of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to KnuVerse, Dilligan served as director of finance for multiple congressional campaigns.
About KnuEdge Inc. and its KnuVerse and KNUPATH Divisions
KnuEdge™ Inc. is a neural technology innovation company that is transforming human-machine interaction. It was founded by Dan Goldin, the celebrated innovator and former NASA chief who spent the past five decades delivering aerospace and technology products way ahead of the curve. The company has separate divisions for voice biometrics and data center neural computing -- both of which are delivering industry-changing products in fast-growing, multibillion dollar markets. KnuVerse™ uniquely leverages the human voice in its military-grade recognition and authentication technology. It is now possible to authenticate to computers, mobile/web apps and IoT devices with only a few words spoken into a microphone, in any language, no matter how many other people are talking nearby. KNUPATH™ is new neural computing processing technology, and it will reset the standard for chip/system-level compute performance in data centers and IoT devices. KnuEdge was founded in 2005 and has attracted more than $100 million in private investment to date. For more information, visit www.knuedge.com or @knuedge.