SOURCE: VoiceObjects

December 04, 2006 09:00 ET

VoiceObjects Founder Selected as European Business Award Finalist

Karl-Heinz Land Finalist in "Entrepreneur of the Year" Category

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- VoiceObjects, the phone application server company, announced today that company founder and chief strategy officer Karl-Heinz Land has been selected as a finalist in the "Entrepreneur of the Year" category of the inaugural European Business Awards. The European Business Awards recognize and celebrate business excellence in the twenty-five territories of the European Union. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges carefully selected from a cross-section of businesses and academic institutes, including thought leaders and public figures. The winners in each category will be announced at a conference and ceremony on January 31, 2007.

According to the organizers, the Entrepreneur of the Year award will go to the outstanding individual who can best demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership in the establishment and development of his or her business. Award criteria include clear identification of the relevant market opportunity, an innovative approach, and evidence of strong financial performance in terms of sales and profit growth.

Land founded VoiceObjects in 2001 to revolutionize the phone-based self-service industry by replacing traditional, touch-tone-based IVR applications with sophisticated voice software applications. Today, VoiceObjects is the leading provider of phone application servers, which enable carrier-grade deployment and management of over-the-phone self-service applications. In contrast to traditional IVR applications, VoiceObjects-powered applications feature dynamic personalization, which can provide callers with contextual help, create opportunities to up-sell and to cross-sell, and drive higher rates of phone application adoption. Applications built with VoiceObjects can include a rich multi-media experience using voice, touch-tone, video, text, and graphics.

As a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award, Land will be delivering a presentation to the European Business Award judges today.

About VoiceObjects

VoiceObjects is the phone application server company. VoiceObjects works with carriers and enterprises around the world to deliver a personalized customer service experience to more than 500 million callers every year. VoiceObjects Server, the company's flagship product, supports phone-based applications that use VoiceXML (VXML) at more than fifty leading companies, including Adobe, T-Mobile and Volkswagen Financial Services. VoiceObjects is privately held and headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, please contact (650) 288-0299 or visit

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