Voice and audio processing company Audience has appointed Alexis Bernard as its new CTO. In his new role, Dr. Bernard is responsible for overall technology strategy and long range opportunity development, as well as intellectual property strategy.

Dr. Bernard was most recently vice president of technology strategy and business development at Nokia. Prior to Nokia, he spent 5 years at McKinsey & Company in the firm’s telecom, media and technology practice in New York. Dr. Bernard began his career as a researcher in speech coding and recognition, including more than 4 years in the DSP research and development center of Texas Instruments.

Dr. Bernard holds an MSEE from the University of Louvain in Belgium, a PhD electrical engineering from UCLA, and is an inventor on five patents in digital communications and speech technology.

[Image courtesy: Alexis Bernard]