Cal is a serial entrepreneur and visionary, spending more than 30 years founding and growing companies that utilize web, mobile, and voice technologies to create disruptive new business models. Cal’s thesis has always been that every technology revolution is driven by a new idea for building value through consumer engagement and empowerment. Understanding technology inflections as they relate to the needs of customers is key to the platforms that Cal’s companies have built. This enables his partners to create business workflows that take advantage of technology and put the consumer’s needs at the center of the value proposition.
Throughout his career, Cal has conceptualized, built and operated world-class strategic marketing and ecommerce solutions. His clients/partners include NASA, Amazon, eBay, Target.com, Acer Worldwide, DirecTV Interactive, Sears.com, NEC, Phillips Mobile, Toshiba, Charming Shoppes, Inc., Palm Computing, Disney Interactive, The Home Depot, Redcats USA, Computer City and Overstock.com.
Cal’s current venture is MyPetDoc. MyPetDoc, the voice of animal health, is the world’s first and only artificial intelligence, voice-driven triage chatbot launched on Amazon Alexa and Google Home in Summer 2018. MyPetDoc delivers immediate, relevant and accurate answers to specific pet health questions. MyPetDoc’s goal is to replace Dr. Google for the 75% of pet parents who first turn to search as their best hope for help.
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