Algoma University College presented an honourary doctor of science degree (honoris causa) yesterday to Saultbie Steven Jeromy Carriere, who's now vice president, architecture at Fidelity Investments in Boston.
Carriere was one of three founders of Quack.com (Quackware), a voice-portal infrastructure company acquired seven years ago for $200 million by America Online near the height of the so-called Internet "bubble."
Quack (Quick Ubiquitous Access to Consumer Knowledge) was integrated into AOL By Phone.
To access a Harvard Business School perspective on Quack.com and archrival TellMe around the time of the AOL acquisition, please click here.
The following is an edited excerpt from an Algoma University College news release:
************************* As lead for Fidelity's development tools and frameworks team, Carriere is responsible for delivering guidance, implementation and support for the Fidelity-wide common application development platform.
In addition, Carriere works with business stakeholders, business unit architects and development teams to provide guidance and best practice during critical development programs. Before joining Fidelity, Carriere was a senior architect advisor on Microsoft's financial services national architecture team, providing architectural guidance to Microsoft customers such as Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity and Merrill Lynch. Prior to Microsoft, Carriere was co-founder and chief technology officer at Kinitos, where he was responsible for guiding the development of a .NET-based distributed application server platform.
Before Kinitos, Carriere was a chief architect for America Online, Inc.
Carriere joined AOL through the acquisition of Quack.com, where he was co-founder and chief architect.
Carriere had previously worked at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, doing architecture research and analysis, and at Nortel Networks, as a software engineer.
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