Gerardo Capiel, VP Engineering at Benetech, spoke at OSCON2012, presenting the session Building an Ecosystem of FLOSS to Educate Students with Disabilities.
He has more than 15 years of experience leading the development of innovative Internet and enterprise software. Prior to joining Benetech as VP Engineering, he was Co-Founder, Director and CTO of Digital Impact, a publicly traded e-marketing software vendor. Gerardo was also Co-Founder and CEO of Gydget, which created social network marketing products for the entertainment and nonprofit sectors.
In addition, Gerardo has worked at MySpace, Altro Solutions, BroadVision, and HP. His software industry experience spans SaaS, data mining and analytics, e-marketing, e-commerce, and social networking. Some of his pioneering achievements in e-marketing included being awarded a key patent related to web analytics.
Gerardo has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Engineering Systems and Computation and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has traveled extensively through the developing world, and has served as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic and Cambodia. At Benetech, he feels he is now able to apply his entrepreneurial experience and technical creativity to give back to humanity every day.
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