Johan Wouters is Director of Product Management for Text-To-Speech at Nuance. Earlier roles included Head of Research at SVOX, which was acquired by Nuance in 2011, and Director of TTS Language and Voice Development at Nuance. Johan obtained an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium and a PhD in Computer Science from the Oregon Graduate Institute in the US. He is passionate about the speaking and singing voice in technology and arts. Some of his favorite podcasts are This American Life, a16z, and Interne Keuken (in Flemish).