My name is Daniel Brusilovsky, and I currently am the Head of Business Development & Growth at Ribbon, a payments company building the best payment experience for both consumers and merchants.
Interestingly that your name has Russian origin "Брусиловский". Do you have any experience of co-working with people from Russia or Belarus?
When I worked at Qik (acquired by Skype in 2011), the majority of our engineering team was based in Zelenograd.
Do you remember your first computer?
My first computer that I remember using was a desktop that my family had in the office which ran Windows 2000. I probably used a computer beforehand, but I can’t quite remember.
And what hardware do you use at the moment?
Currently I use a 13” Retina MacBook Pro, an iPad Retina, and an iPhone 5S.
In your opinion, what you think would happen if there were no Internet and computers?
There are always positives and negatives to technology. The way I look at it, it has added a lot of positives in my life. My entire career is because of technology and the Internet. If there was no technology of Internet, I think hundreds of thousands of jobs wouldn’t exist, the economy wouldn’t as strong as it is today, and our lives wouldn’t be enriched because of the way we’re able to connect with people all over the world.
Where does your work inspiration come from?
For me, my work inspiration comes from all of the people who use the products that we build at Ribbon. When you know that thousands of people use your product, and rely on it to make money, it gives you a real reason to keep doing what you’re doing, and push forward.