Carl Yao is responsible for the strategic planning and business development of CSOFT’s localization services, products, and technologies. With the goal of leveraging and expanding CSOFT’s globalization solutions portfolio to optimize business outcomes and help customers extract greater value from CSOFT’s offerings, Carl plays a key role in the formulation and execution of new business strategies. Carl was a visionary behind TermWiki, a fast growing social knowledge network. Prior to CSOFT, Carl was the principal architect for the development of the world’s first multilingual speech engine that used natural human voice to synthesize speech at the company he founded, YAOS Technologies. He also served as the CTO for Animation Technologies, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Carl graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Whitman College and completed a Master’s program in Computer Science from Brown University.