Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Chairman of the Board of Tilde
Dr. Andrejs Vasiļjevs is the co-founder and chairman of the board of a leading European language technology company Tilde specializing in machine translation and other technologies for smaller languages.
Andrejs has served as a member of the Bureau of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Council for IFAP (2010-2014) where he was responsible for the Working Group on Information Ethics.
Andrejs is Deputy Chair of the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (META-NET), a board member of the European Language Resource Association (ELRA), LT-Innovate forum and the Latvia State Language Commission. He takes an active role in the European R&D collaboration coordinating several large international projects on language technologies and language resource infrastructure.
Andrejs has received a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Latvia and has authored more than 50 research papers.