Dr. Chris Mitchell is the CEO and Founder of Audio Analytic, which he founded in 2010 to give all machines a broader sense of hearing beyond speech and music.
In 2019 and 2020 he was listed in the top technologists globally in voice/sound by Voicebot.ai, helping elevate sound recognition as a peer of speech recognition.
Following the completion of his PhD in sound information systems and signal processing, Chris received a prestigious Kauffman/NCGE Fellowship to investigate the commercial implications of his research, which included attending Harvard Business School and a brief tour with Cisco Systems in San Jose, USA. Audio Analytic was founded during his fellowship and Chris has gone on to guide the company through funding rounds and now spends his time setting the overall direction and strategy for the company. Audio Analytic raised a $12 million funding round in 2019 and over $25 million to date.
As well as the inventor of 31 patents, Chris is an accomplished public speaker and internationally published author.
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