First introduced to computers at an early age in life at (8 years old), Daniel took a natural affinity towards computers over the years. With his keen technical skills in computers, his past experiences varied from co-founding a Tokyo based ISP (RIMNET) to a security research engineer at NTT DoCoMo R&D. As a serial entrepreneur, Daniel has played a pivotal role in several startups globally and specifically in Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Daniel joined MySQL in 2005, recruited as the Representative Director for MySQL K.K. He was one of the first employees for MySQL in the APAC region, he was tasked to educate and expand the open source business for the MySQL database.