Ed McGuiggan
Ed McGuiggan is General Manager for the Dragon Professional and Consumer business, overseeing the strategy for Nuance's Dragon speech recognition and documentation product line. Ed has held various leadership roles within Nuance over the past two decades, including the creation, development, and expansion of the company’s worldwide eCommerce business, as well as the management of the Corporate and Retail sales teams. Prior to joining Nuance in 1997, Ed held senior management roles at FTP Software and Corporate Software, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College.
Ed McGuiggan’s stories
Dragon Speech Recognition is moving to the cloud. Here’s what it means for the legal sector.

This year, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our speech recognition software, Dragon. When we debuted Dragon at the World Trade Center in NYC, speech recognition was just starting to take off, and people in every industry were beginning to realize its potential. Now, a quarter of a century later, speech recognition and dictation solutions […]

Happy 25th Birthday, Dragon!

“Is it perfect, is it the computer in Star Trek?… no…. but overall, it’s doing a really good job. And that makes it a big step forward.” Michael miller, Editor-in-Chief, PC Magazine, 1997 So said the Editor-in-Chief of PC Magazine, Michael Miller in 1997, when Dragon Systems (now Nuance) released Dragon NaturallySpeaking at the World […]

Report findings: 82% of finance professionals say their admin workload contributes to stress

In our recent survey of 100 financial services professionals, 82% told us their admin workload has contributed to the stress they experience at work. Documentation and admin workload is far from a new challenge for financial services—it’s a critical part of every professional’s role. But after a year and a half of major changes across […]

Speech-to-text for the e-government revolution

In recent years, nations worldwide have embarked on ‘e-government’ initiatives, determined to minimize paper processes and deliver more accessible, efficient citizen services. From the US to the UK, to Australia, governments have committed to making their infrastructures more robust and secure and their processes more efficient and accessible for users.   But digital processes are only as efficient as the people who use them; it’s not enough to replace paper with pixels and forms […]

Woman using voice assistant on smartphone in the rainSpeech recognition: the next great disruptive tech for financial services

From the rise of mobile banking to the advent of vehicle telematics, technology has proved itself to be both a continued disruptor and a ongoing opportunity in the financial services industry. The companies that thrive in this climate are the early adopters, the disruptive startups, and fast-moving incumbents that embrace new tools to serve customers […]

Low angle view of serious female financial advisor reading book at table in law officeFive reasons why so many law firms are exploring speech recognition

Detailed, accurate documentation is one of the cornerstones of legal practice. And as the industry continues to digitize at pace—legal firms are set to increase their tech spend by 2025 dramatically—it’s one cornerstone that’s ripe for transformation. Recent advances in speech recognition have opened the door to new, more innovative ways of working, allowing legal […]

Take your seat at the top table with Dragon

For many people, visiting a bank branch to do their day to day business is a thing of the past. We pay bills automatically or on demand through web sites or mobile apps. We also use apps to check balances and make one-off payments. For many of us, just passing our mobile phone or even […]

How digital tools like Dragon speech recognition helps our public services

Public services do a wide range of complex and often difficult jobs, from collecting our refuse to providing policing, firefighting services, and caring for the old and the vulnerable. They are active at a very local level, regionally and nationally, and they are paid for through taxes. It is incumbent on public services to be […]

How can Dragon help legal firms grasp the opportunities Brexit brings?

Legal firms and corporate legal teams are used to prioritising competing demands. Basic economics requires they maintain a staffing level that allows them to meet demand without being oversupplied. This may mean drafting in temporary staff to meet surges in demand, understanding which client needs must be prioritised and which can wait and taking whatever […]

Rescuer CPR, Training for safe life.Dragon helps students complete their course work

Michelle Tolley is a second-year paramedic student. She was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia during her first year at university, and Dragon Professional Individual (our AI-powered speech recognition product for standalone users), was recommended to her. Michelle has not been a Dragon user for long, but she has already experienced some profound and far-reaching benefits […]

Dragon Professional AnywhereThe longer you use Dragon, the greater the benefits

Jonathan Silverman is a successful lawyer who has run his own legal practice, consulted, and is regularly seen on TV and in the specialist press. He started using Dragon professionally in 1995, and has been a firm fan ever since, using it in his own legal practice and recommending it to others. Mr Silverman is […]

Cloud-based Dragon speech to text software brings big advantages to business

Now that both workers and business managers have come to recognise the significant benefits of working from home, such as improved work/life balance and reduced office costs, it is becoming clear that the world of work going forwards may for many bear little resemblance to how it was this time last year. With that in […]