The M.I.T. and Harvard graduate has been on the cutting edge of technology over the last 15 years, as an entrepreneur, a technology executive, and as an evangelist for APIs and the “Lean Startup” methodology. It was just last year, at Mashery’s 2010 “Business of APIs Conference”, that Danny discussed how he implemented API technology into The College Board, and the rapid results that came from his ideas and organization. As Danny explained, his work at The College Board was naturally based on the technology of APIs, because it does “...bring everything together: innovation, inexpensive immersion of the digital market, [and] digitizing our 100-year old books of content...The content all lives somewhere digitally, so it’s really a matter of unleashing and freeing that content...and that’s something that we can build, or someone else can build.”
From educating leadership, to selling the idea of change to leadership, and providing value, Danny was integral in bringing rapid innovation to a company that has an over 100-year history with his vision and work ethic.
“The bottom line is: do it...get a quick win...do it inexpensively...have something tangible you can show...say “Look we did something, and it worked” as opposed to just talking about it.”
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Speek is a communication API, allowing web developers to easily integrate phone, Skype, and Google Voice into their products. Using Speek, developers and programmers can creatively organize and record audio and video conference calls, broadcast audio recordings to users, set up a company’s automated IVR telephone menu, and even translate text from one language and “Speek” it in 58 languages.
Speek is a dream for developers, since it is restful, easy to code with, and free to use. Fortune 500 companies (FedEx, IBM, The Hartford) and top US lawfirms (WilmerHale)