Dr. Danny B. Lange is a software technology innovator. He is widely known for
his invention of the Java Aglet, a lightweight mobile agent for the Java
programming environment. In 2000, IBM turned the Java Aglets project into an
Open Source project. He has authored the two most frequently cited works on
mobile agent technology [Google Scholar]. In addition to his software agent
work, he has also made significant contributions in the areas of hypertext
technology, object-oriented database modeling, and Design Pattern visualization
Danny is also recognized in the industry as a leading proponent of the VoiceXML
standard and as an expert in speech recognition systems. As co-founder of
Vocomo 2001 to 2005 he built one of the best Interactive Voice
Response (IVR) systems in the world. This 100% Java-based VoiceXML system
allows users to extend existing or new Web applications to be accessible by any
As CTO of Silicon Valleys legendary General Magic, Inc., Danny was
instrumental in building the architecture for its industry-leading voice
response service architecture. His early work with General Magic resulted in
the invention of software agents, which monitor and act on Web content on
behalf of a user, and when necessary, interacts with the user via voice.
Through his work on General Motors OnStar Virtual Advisor, Danny provided
the foundation for the development of one of the largest consumer services in
the voice market.
Prior to joining General Magic, Dr. Lange was Visiting Scientist at IBM Tokyo
Research Laboratory from 1993 to 1997. He has also been Visiting Researcher at
Tokyo University and a consultant for Nissho Electronics in Tokyo. From 1987 to
1992, Danny was Software Architect at Brüel & Kjær A/S in Nærum,
Denmark, where he led development of a pioneering network-based distributed
hypertext system. He developed his first network-based hypertext browser in
1988 and pioneered the concept of Web CGI in 1992/93. Danny wrote his first
program for CP/M on a Canon micro computer in 1980. He also wrote a compiler
for Canon Basic based on the Motorola 6809 CPU.
Danny is a native of the Kingdom of Denmark. He holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in
Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of
ACM and IEEE Computer Society. He has several patents to his credit, has
presented his work at leading conferences, published articles in many journals.