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ABBYY Appoints Alexander Goerke as Vice President of Semantic Technology Products

March 15, 2012

DMS* Pioneer Joins ABBYY Team to Drive Product Development and Go-To-Market Strategies for New Line of Products


ABBYY® a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced a valuable addition to its executive team bringing in Dr. Alexander Goerke as Vice President of Semantic Technology Products. In his new position at ABBYY, Alexander will be responsible for development and market introduction of a new generation of software products for document understanding and information retrieval based on ABBYY’s innovative semantic technology.


“With 20 years of experience in the document recognition and document management industries, Alexander has gained a unique understanding of the technological and marketing aspects of a software product’s life,” commented Sergey Andreev, President and CEO of ABBYY. “He will make a significant contribution to our business and research efforts, leading a strong international team to introduce a new line of products to the market.”


Over the last 20 years, Alexander Goerke has built several successful teams developing new markets and software products. In 2002, Alexander founded his first company, LCI Learning Computer International GmbH, which delivered advanced learning systems for business process automation to market. It was acquired by Kofax (DICOM) in 2006 to become an integral part of their organization. Alexander served as VP of Software Development at Kofax until the end of 2011, being responsible for all document recognition products. His efforts in this position resulted in the significant growth of net revenue from this product line. In 2012, he founded Skilja GmbH which is focused on technology consulting and product development in the new area of document understanding.


"I look forward to collaborating with the rest of the ABBYY team of engineers, scientists and managers, combining our efforts and expertise in the creation of new, groundbreaking products,” stated Goerke. “I have worked closely with ABBYY as their customer for more than 15 years and I have always been fascinated by their strength of innovation and solid product development. It is exciting to now be part of the team and to contribute to the new and promising area of semantic technologies."

* Document Management Systems 


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