D2 Technologies has more than 30 years of IP communications expertise. It is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with additional offices in San Jose, Taiwan, and China.
David Wong, PhD
Chairman and CEO
Dr. David Wong has more than 30 years of experience developing and leading communications companies. He began his career as a research scientist on voice compression algorithms, and was part of the ARPA team that completed the first phone call over Arpanet in 1974. After a career as a scientist, professor, and technical manager from 1974 to 1987, Dr. Wong became co-founder and CEO of Spectron Microsystems in 1987, which invented the world’s first DSP o/s that ultimately formed the basis of Texas Instruments DSP BIOS. Dr. Wong then co-founded D2 Technologies in 1993 and Connected Systems in 1997, a leading voice messaging and unified messaging ODM. In 2000, D2 Technologies was acquired by Virata and Dr. Wong became vice president of VoIP at GlobespanVirata (later merged into Conexant). In 2003, he restarted D2 Technologies to help make the next generation of IP communications technology a reality. In 2016 he started D2 Nova which develops and markets SaaS communications products. Dr. Wong also serves on the board of several communication technology startups, most notably, Trellisware (San Diego, USA) and Fanvil (Shenzhen, China.) He holds multple patents in signal processing and IP communications, a B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Chief Technology Officer
David Lindsay has more than 30 years of engineering experience designing and building voice systems. He co-founded and served as vice president of engineering for the original D2 Technologies from 1993 to 2000, where he was responsible for developing the framework, methodology and process for the company’s voice processing solutions. Following D2’s acquisition in 2000, Lindsay served as chief engineer at Virata/Globespan for its Voice over ATM and Voice over IP software, before helping restart D2 in 2003 and became CTO of D2 Technologies. He also co-founded and serves as CTO for D2 Nova in 2016. Lindsay began his career as a technical member at Bell Laboratories. He moved on to hold senior engineering positions at Digital Sound Corporation and then to co-found and become the vice president of engineering at Spectron MicroSystems, the innovator of the first DSP o/s SPOX. Lindsay holds several patents in voice processing and VoIP. He holds and M.S.E. from the University of Michigan and a B.S.E.E. from Lehigh University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Paul has more than 20 years of finance and management experience. Prior to co-founding D2 Technologies in 2003 and serving as the CFO, he was the CFO at Yardi Systems, an asset and property management software provider. He has also held finance positions at Virata Corporation and at various governmental organizations, and has started several companies. Paul currently serves as CFO for D2 Nova, and has served as the treasurer for the Central Coast Water Authority and as a board member for South Coast Federal Credit Union. He actively lectures for classes in Governmental Accounting at the University of Santa Barbara and is a past president and treasurer of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Paul holds a dual B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the Southwest Missouri State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Based in D2’s Asia headquarter, Mr. Paul Wu was appointed to the COO position in 2016, to oversee operations, sales, marketing and customer relations worldwide. He is a seasoned software veteran and a recognized expert in networking, embedded systems and communication technologies, including VoIP. Prior to joining D2 in 2004, Mr. Wu had many years of working experiences in Silicon valley, California, where he held technical management positions in leading networking companies. He holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Tunghai University in Taiwan.