Patrick Danial wasted no time putting his technological skills and talent to work. At just 16 years of age, he built, owned and operated one of the first web hosting companies in New York State. As part of this work, he brokered high-volume, high-dollar advertising and traffic deals before structured banner campaigns and Internet marketing companies became mainstream.
As co-founder and lead developer of Mindshark Software and Consulting, Patrick developed custom software for a roster of multi-national clients. His involvement included building one of New York State’s largest ISPs from scratch, along with designing and developing the core messaging platform for one of the nation’s leading VoIP companies. He was also one of the architects and lead developers for the first and largest online commercial real estate website of its time.
Alongside Mac Cummings, Patrick co-founded Terakeet, where he managed and designed the creation of one of the first commercial, speech-recognition platforms and applications for use among companies such as Verizon and American Express. An initial member of the VoiceXML standard development forum, Danial has spoken at: Cornell University, Syracuse University and Syracuse Technology Garden about voice technologies. Through a broad and deep knowledge base of most Web, network and enterprise based technologies, Danial has provided web-service and web-usability consulting for hundreds of national and international companies seeking to improve their web presence. Along with his role as Chief Technology Officer, Patrick has been instrumental in the guiding vision of Terakeet. This work has included designing and managing the development of a real-time, draft beer management system used by leading, national chain restaurants and bars. As part of this project, Danial also wrote two US patents for the draft monitoring system. He has also acted as technical advisor to numerous political projects, both at the state and national levels. Danial’s work also includes technical consulting and expert opinion consulting for legal cases and other technically oriented litigation.