Becoming the Heart and Soul of the Digital Car
Since the advent of the automobile, people have had an emotional connection to their cars. Whether it’s the pride of purchase, the thrill of speed, or the nostalgia of family memories, drivers are deeply invested in their experience on the road.
We believe that the core of this connection in today’s modern car is its digital soul, the increasingly high-tech experience that takes both literal and figurative center stage. That’s why we’re dedicated to building the world’s smartest, fastest and most exciting voice assistants that define state-of the-art for the in-car experience.
We’re the first word in automotive voice and AI innovation, but we go far beyond.
Cerence is the world’s leading provider of automotive assistants, creating intelligent, flexible and intuitive in-car experiences for the world’s leading automakers. With deep integration with the car itself and the flexibility to bring drivers’ expansive digital life into the car, we stand in a league of our own.
Dr. Ir. Christophe Couvreur serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cerence’s core products, responsible for product management and working in lockstep with our R&D and professional services teams worldwide. Prior to his product leadership roles at Cerence, Christophe served in a variety of senior positions at Nuance Communications in research, engineering, project/program management and general management, all focused on bringing innovative speech and AI products to market in the Automotive, Mobile and Gaming areas. Before Nuance, Christophe worked at Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research. He also served as a Lieutenant in the Belgian Air Force. Christophe holds a PhD in Applied Science from Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium), MSc's in engineering from UIUC and in mathematics from UCL, and an MBA from Vlerick Business School.
Siva Subramanian, PhD, serves as Cerence’s SVP of Connected AI & Mobility. In this role, he is responsible for product management of connected AI solutions for new, emerging mobility markets. Siva has a strong track record of creating and delivering products for automotive, mobility and telecom and expanding into new growth areas. Prior to joining Cerence, he was Vice President of Connected Automotive Solutions at HARMAN and founded Care-In-Sync, a mobile cloud collaboration company (acquired by Hearst in 2014). Siva holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
More than 450 MILLION Cars with Cerence Technology
That’s 1 in every 2 cars in the world!