Dan is a software architect with over 30 years experience, who currently works at
ITA Software, Inc., in a team building a new major airline reservation system, initially
for Air Canada.
In 1980, he co-founded Symbolics, Inc., a computer software and hardware company
making Lisp Machines, for artificial intelligence and software development. He was
one of the designers of the Common Lisp language, now an ANSI standard.
In 1988, he co-founded Object Design, Inc. (later eXcelon, Inc. and currently the
Objectstore division of Progress Software). The company makes the leading object-oriented
database management system, and many other software products. Dan was one of the
original designers and architects of the products.
Dan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Computer
Science and Electrical Engineering, 1979).