About AngelSpeech inc.
Founded in July 2003, AngelSpeech Inc., strives to be the first and the best provider of speech-enabled applications for medical clinics. Our business goal is to deliver products and services that improve medical practice efficiency and service quality. In doing so, we help our customers stay competitive in the health care business.
AngelSpeech was founded by Mrs. Yilissa Tang.
Yilissa first thought of the idea of designing a fully automated appointment and front-desk receptionist from her own experience with doctor office visits. She realized that the staffs in doctor offices are so busy with patient care that they needed a service that could relieve them from repetitive, time-consuming routines such as taking calls and making patient appointments.
After a thorough technical feasibility study, she filed patent applications in the U.S. and Canadian Patent Offices, disclosing in detail a speech-recognition based scheduling system. That system was later developed into the company's first product ANGELA.
Company board of advisors
Yi Zhao is Vice President of Futurewei Technologies Inc., the North America subsidiary of Huawei Technologies, China's largest telecommunication network equipment provider. He was the first local executive appointed by Huawei in 1999 to establish the company's North American business unit and has since then managed and overseen Huawei's successful business expansion into the North American market.
Dr. Zhao has more than twenty years experience working in various technical and managerial positions with university research institutes and major corporations such as Hewlett Packard and Ericsson. As head of Futurewei Technologies, he is in charge of R&D, sales and marketing functions as well as the company's public relations in North American.
A very active leader of business community with broad business network connections, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the DFW Asian American Citizens Council, an Asian business advisor for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce (GDCC), and advisor to the Computer Science Department in the University of Texas in Dallas. He served as President of CIE/USA-DFW in 2000 and the Chairman of the Board of CIE/USA-DFW in 2001. He helped organized the GDCC's first-ever trade mission to China. Dr. Zhao is frequent guest speaker and panelist to various business forums in US and China.
He has a BSCS and an MSCS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from The University of Texas in Dallas.
Barry was known for his success in high tech start-up. He was the CEO and the founder of MultiMedia Development (MMD) Corporation which was acquired by Efficient Networks, Inc. in September 2000. As a corporate executive of Efficient Networks and a major company share holder, he played a critical role in the process of Efficient Networks' acquisition by Siemens in a $1.5 Billion deal in April 2001.
Barry has many years of in-depth technical and business experiences in the field of wireless and telecommunications. His current venture, IPhone4Less is a privately owned start-up focusing on Internet telephony and security.
Barry holds a BSEE degree from DeVry University in Phonix.
A former Lucent Technologies Vice President, Nathan is the CEO, President and co-founder of Emergent Network Solution. Under his management, the company has been profitable from the time it is founded in December 2001; a very impressive CEO record in a time when the entire telecom industry was suffering massive downturn.
Nathan's expertise in high-tech start-up can be traced back to 1996. His very first start-up venture was InterCall, a telecommunications consulting firm which he founded along with his business partner Jonathan Wang. Together they succeeded in growing the firm into a multi-million dollar business. InterCall was later acquired in 1999 by Excel Switching.
Nathan holds both his BS and MSEE degree from Texas A&M University.
A former Lucent Technologies R&D director, Jonathan has spent most of his career working with high tech start-up. His ability to identify industry niches and to manage R&D team to develop products for these niches has contributed critically to the success of the start-ups he co-founded.
In first starting up InterCall, then Emergent Network Solution, Jonathan has forged a remarkably successful business partnership with Nathan. Their cooperation has span almost a decade and continued to this day.
Jonathan graduated from University of Texas in Arlington. He holds a MSEE degree in Computer Science.
Dr. Brown was the founder and president of a very successful medical practice service company QuestCare from 1997 to 2005. QuestCare provides clinical, administrative and financial management of emergency service to a nine hospital system seeing over 350,000 patients annually. QuestCare employs about 140 physicians. In Feb 2005, the company was sold to 51 of its full-time employed physicians.
Dr. Brown has long been a business leader in medical practice community. Among his many leadership roles in business, he is President/Chief of Medical Staff, Executive Committee Member and Board of Trustee member with Medical Center of Plano.
Dr. Brown is a fellow member of American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a certified physician by American Board of Emergency Medicine since 1986.
About mrs. Yilissa Tang
Yilissa received her BSEE Degree from Beijing Institute of Telecommunications. After graduation, she received a one-year scholarship from the French Embassy in Beijing and studied at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications de Paris, France. She moved to Montreal, Canada the following year and received her MSEE degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
Yilissa started working for the Ericsson R&D center in Montreal in 1990. She took an international assignment in 1995 and moved to Dallas to work with Ericsson wireless division in US until 2001.
She joined Wirenix Inc. in 2001. There she is responsible for the architecture, design, and testing of many new voice-enabled applications, including Voice Dialing, Voice Personal Calendar, Voice Location Finder, and Voice Access E-mail.
While working on the project to start-up AngelSpeech Inc, Yilissa took and passed US Patent Bar Exam in Oct 2003. She was granted a license to practice US patent law by USPTO in Feb 2004.