Damian started his career at HP in their European research labs, eventually running a European-wide middleware business. At HP he pioneered IP Mediation, real-time technology for Telecomm analytics and billing, becoming market leader. He moved to XACTT as VP Product Management until acquired by Amdocs. Damian was also VP Sales and Business Development for Followap, a Sequoia funded company, leader in mobile Instant Messaging and Presence until acquired by NeuStar, powering Vodafone's IM service. Damian is the author of ten patents and founder of SQLstream, a parallel engine executing continuous SQL queries against streaming Big Data in a cloud architecture.