Dr. Stefan Ortmanns is executive vice president and general manager of the Nuance Automotive Division, responsible for hybrid, conversational AI-powered solutions for the digital car and automotive related services that are used by almost all of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. During his time at Nuance, Stefan also served as SVP of Engineering and Professional Services for the Mobile division. Stefan started working in the speech industry in 1993. Before he joined Nuance in 2003, Stefan worked at Philips Speech Processing, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and the University of Technology Aachen. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering, computer science and a Ph.D. in computer science.