Daniel is currently the founder and CEO of Digital Market Maker, an early-stage software company; he has previously founded companies dealing in hosted services and online advertising.
Daniel has played key roles in the commercialization, development, and management of technology in a variety of industries including automotive, financial services, utilities, government, education, and telecoms. His customers and clients have spanned the gamut from small businesses to large publicly traded companies, and his innovations impact millions of people every day.
Daniel speaks both English and French and holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. Groups such as the Waterloo University Canadian Computing Competition and the BCNet BroadBand Innovation Challenge have recognized his excellence with awards, and he has spoken for organizations such as MAAWG and VanLUG.
Daniel started writing software at a young age and began his career in technology at the age of 12. Before the internet became widely available, he was an avid user of BBS systems and used FidoNet for email. As a supporter of free and open source software, he was an administrator of the Freenode IRC Network. In 2001 he co-founded the Open and Free Technology Community and helped it to become a project of Software in the Public Interest and home to the Debian project.