Omniscien Technologies is a leading supplier globally of high-performance, high-quality Machine Translation (MT) and Language Processing technologies and services for LSPs, MNCs, content publishers, data processing enterprises and governments. With customers around the globe, including many Fortune 500 companies, and with 540 language pairs, Omniscien Technologies has by far the most comprehensive and feature rich MT system in the market today.
Depending upon the customer’s unique requirements, Omniscien Technologies’s Language Studio™ platform can be deployed in a variety of ways to integrate with customers’ in-house data processing and translation management systems, and it offers unparalleled levels of customization and control in pre-processing, translation and post-processing enabling customers with even the most complex data to achieve both high quality and high volume output.
Although some large corporate and government customers prefer to host their own Language Studio™ installations onsite, typically for very high volume data processing, many Language Service Providers and Enterprises access Omniscien Technologies’s Language Studio™ Cloud platform in order to reduce the time to service and the cost of entry.
Andrew Rufener, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Rufener joined Omniscien Technologies (formerly Asia Online) in late 2015 as Chief Executive. Prior to his role at Asia Online Andrew held senior positions with global technology companies, digital publishing organizations and with global Technology & Strategy Consulting organisations. More recently Andrew held a strategy and transformation role at Avaya, served as CTO and Member of the Board of Directors at Sanoma Learning where he led the digital transformation of the business and as COO of Lexis Nexis Univentio leading the transformation of the patent data business.
Andrew holds a BSc hon. in Mechanical Engineering and a BSc in Software Engineering, both from Universities in Switzerland and am MBA from Rotterdam School of Business, The Netherlands.
Gregory Binger, Chairman, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder Gregory Binger has been a senior officer, board member, senior counsel or adviser to many of the world’s best-known Internet brands, technology, communications, media and entertainment companies. His positions have included Senior Counsel and Management Board for at Yahoo! UK & Ireland, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Lycos Asia, Acting Senior Corporate Counsel at nineMSN Australia, and Acting Corporate Counsel Europe at CompuServe.
He has taken a hands-on approach in securing successful deals on a wide range of issues relating to technology and media licensing and procurement, intellectual property, information technology, technology outsourcing, systems integration, electronic, online and mobile content, games and applications, animation and video postproduction, VoIP, WiFi, and online betting and gaming.
Far from being an ivory tower academic, Greg has excelled at managing and achieving successful results from multi-disciplinary teams of all sizes dealing with marketing, business development and corporate governance. He has significant experience managing companies in Asia. For example at Lycos Asia, he had oversight management of the company secretarial function for the primary holding company and 23 affiliated companies around the world.
Greg has been a frequent speaker and publisher of articles on such diverse topics as hyper-linking risks, copyright and information distribution on computer networks, data security, information privacy, content supply, resale and distribution, intellectual property and technology convergence. He co-authored Computer Evidence: A Forensic Investigations Handbook, a book that deals with covert electronic surveillance, legal and ethical hacking and evidence gathering and preservation techniques.
Dion Wiggins, Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder Dion Wiggins is a highly experienced ICT industry visionary, entrepreneur, analyst and consultant. He has an impressive knowledge in the fields of software development, architecture and management, as well as an in-depth understanding of Asian ICT markets. He is an accomplished speaker and has a high media profile for his perceptive analysis of ICT in Asia/Pacific.
Previously Dion was Vice President and Research Director for Gartner based in Hong Kong, where he was the most senior and highly-respected analyst based in all of Asia. Dion’s research reports on ICT in China helped change the way the world views this market.
Dion is also a well-known pioneer of the Asian Internet Industry, being the founder of one of Asia’s first ever ISPs (Asia Online in Hong Kong). In his role at Gartner and in various other consulting positions prior to that, Dion advised literally hundreds of enterprises on their ICT strategy.
Dion was a founder of The ActiveX Factory, where he was recipient of the Chairman’s Commendation Award presented by Microsoft’s Bill Gates for the best showcase of software developed in the Philippines. The US Government has recognized Dion as being in the top 5% of his field worldwide and he is a former holder of a US O1 Extraordinary Ability Visa.
Philipp Koehn, Chief Scientist
Philipp Koehn is a Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and also holds the Chair for Machine Translation in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Philipp Koehn is a leader in the field of statistical machine translation research with over 100 publications. He is the author of the textbook in the field. Under his leadership the open source Moses system has become the de-facto standard toolkit for machine translation in research and commercial deployment. Koehn led international research projects such as Euromatrix and CASMACAT. Koehn’s research has been funded by the European Union, DARPA, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Bloomberg, and several other funding agencies. Koehn received his PhD in 2003 from the University of Southern California and was a postdoctoral research associate at MIT. He was a finalist for the European Patent Office’s European Inventor Award in 2013 and received the Award of Honor from the International Association of Machine Translation in 2015.
At Omniscien Koehn refined machine translation technology for use in real-world deployments and helped develop methods for data acquisition and refinement. Koehn continues to drive innovation and technological development at Omniscien.
Nutaporn Vititviriyakul, Director Marketing
Prior to the current appointment, Nutaporn Vititviriyakul worked for True Corporation, a provider of integrated communications services and convergence lifestyle leader in Thailand. There she managed the company’s international alliances and strategic partnerships, and handled collaborations with multinational telecommunications service providers and mobile operators from Asia and Europe. Nutaporn Vititviriyakul was engaged various projects in a broad range of fields, including CSR, mobile application, knowledge exchange, etc.
Nutaporn Vititviriyakul earned the degree of Dr. rer. soc. in International Relations from the Institute of Political Science, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. She holds a master’s degree in European Studies from the same university as well as a Master of European Culture and Economy from Ruhr-Universität, Bochum. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.