Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, January 30th, 2002
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Fusing Technical and Business Architectures

Andy Rubin
Danger, Inc.
About the talk:

Our talk proposes a formula for developing a viable business that has all the ingredients you'd expect to find in a post-bubble startup; striking a careful balance between old-school Intellectual Property, and a fresh approach for partnership based business.  

We will begin with a short demonstration of Danger's end-to-end wireless mobile platform (for details on-line see, and then discuss the thinking behind both the product and the business.

Why this talk is important

About the speaker:

Andy Rubin, President and Chief Executive Officer

As president and chief executive officer, Andy Rubin brings more than a decade of experience in consumer products and technology to Danger. Andy is the visionary behind the corporate strategy and manages the operations of the company, including engineering, marketing, and business development.

Before co-founding Danger, Andy led the communications engineering team at WebTV Networks. He was instrumental in building and shipping WebTV, the first interactive television-based Internet service, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1995.

Prior to WebTV, Andy designed and implemented the communications capabilities for General Magic's handheld devices. In 1993, Andy led the effort to ship the Motorola Envoy, one of the first wireless PDAs (personal digital assistants). Andy has also held various leadership roles focused on communications technology with Apple Computer, where he and his team shipped the world's first host-based software modem.

In his spare time, Andy enjoys tinkering with his mobile robot. Some of his robotic creations can be found wandering the galleries at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.

Contact information:

Andy Rubin
Danger, Inc.
124 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650 289-5000
650 289-5001