Daniel is an internationally recognized technology pioneer with a rich background in home entertainment, consumer electronics and Internet services. Prior to Kyte, founded in 2006, Daniel worked in the world of converging media consumer products. In 1999 and 2000 he was instrumental in the build-up of ReQuest Multimedia, an award-winning Consumer Electronics Startup Company, based in New York. There he created the world's first MP3 Hard Disk Jukebox, the predecessor to Apple's "iPod". It took the team 11 months from product idea to market. ReQuest Multimedia is running a successful business up to this day.
In 2001, Daniel joined Philips Consumer Electronics where he developed several world premieres in the field of consumer electronics converging with Internet services, such as the world's first Internet Audio stereo system and the first wireless Home Entertainment System with Internet video services. In addition to creating these awards winning new media products and bringing them to market, Daniel, together with his team, explored new businesses in the Connected Planet domain which included the development of new value propositions for TV. These propositions included domains such as IPTV, peer to peer community TV, Internet content service overlays (e.g. RSS and weather information "on top" of a TV signal), mobile TV and others.
Before ReQuest Multimedia, Daniel worked at several other companies in the field of software and electronics. Daniel has earned several awards, including the "Top 100 Swiss People of the Year 2000" award, a list of Switzerland's most outstanding achievers, awarded by Sonntagszeitung. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Interstate College of Engineering (NTB), Switzerland, and an MS in Computer and Systems Engineering from RPI, Troy NY.