Dr. Sahar Bou-Ghazale is the Head of Technology Innovation at LENA and specializes in technology product roadmap development and leading new technology development. With over 20 years of experience in the areas of digital speech and audio processing for voice recognition and voice communication, Sahar has provided leadership and technical expertise from product inception to high volume production to cross-functional and remote teams. Sahar has worked and consulted for a large number of companies including Fortune 500 and start-ups, and has worked alongside world-class audio labs to pass products through stringent audio certification requirements; those products were deployed and shipped in millions of units. Sahar is passionate about applying her expertise to help children’s language development. Sahar earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University.