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Matt SimpsonĀ is the Head of Technology & Strategic Product Management for Access Services, Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services; he is responsible for the technology systems and Research & Development projects used to provide Live and Pre-recorded Captioning / Subtitling, Audio Description and Sign Language Interpretation services to broadcasters in Europe, Australia and North America. Over the last few years he has been engaged in various Speech Technology research projects - both collaborative (such as EU-Bridge) and directly with academic partners; these projects have focussed on speaker-independent Automatic Speech Recognition technologies.

Prior to working at Ericsson he spent 13 years at Sky TV in the UK, working in live news and sports production - largely on the creation of systems for the manipulation and presentation of data on screen - notably for News, Weather, Sports, Elections and various Virtual Reality projects.