I am an internationally experienced technologist and innovator, focusing on embedded, mobile, and opensource technologies. I help to accelerate the discovery and adoption of emerging technologies, which currently involves wearable devices and voice user interfaces and consequently Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis, and Natural Language Understanding. Before joining Intuit, I was responsible for developing strategies and architecting solutions, to deliver a compelling mobile print experience for HP, and as a Distinguished Engineer at Motorola Mobility, worked on the Google Android platform.
I am appointed to the advisory committee for the Mobile App Development Certificate at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speak at conferences and user groups on topics ranging from Embedded Technology to Declarative Programming.
I am the founder and principal developer of the opensource XUL Engine SwixML, which Sun Microsystems’ CTO called “The strongest straightforward design of declarative GUI implementations”. SwixML represents ideas that are re-used in Google’s Android SDK. (Graphical User Interfaces are described declaratively in XML and rendered into UI widgets hierarchies at runtime)
I worked in St. Petersburg, Russia, leading a team of Russian engineers creating smart bots, in Frankfurt Germany, leading Deutsche Bank‘s development of an electronic banking and security trading application, led software component development contracted from Aten Development in Lyon, France, and worked closely with HP’s mobile development team in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
I received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn, which has one of the highest ranking computer science programs among universities in Germany, a Specialized Certificate in Embedded Computer Software from the University of California, San Diego, an Android Developer Nanodegree from Udacity, and I am a Sun Certified Java Programmer and Web Component Developer.