My name is Wolf Paulus,

I am an internationally experienced technologist and innovator, focusing on embedded, conversational, and X Reality technologies. In my daytime job at Intuit, I help to accelerate the discovery and adoption of emerging technologies. Far beyond voice and conversational user interfaces (VUI/CUI), speech recognition, synthesis, and natural language understanding, I currently explore how to automate empathy using sentiment analysis, speech synthesis, and empathetic dialogue design to match customers’ emotions to provide best-in-class experiences.

Changing the world one life at a time. I’m an Adjunct Professor at Grossmont College, where I teach an intermediate class in the Computer Science department.

I am also appointed to the advisory committee for the Mobile App Development Certificate at the University of California, Irvine, and oftentimes speak at conferences and user groups on topics ranging from Physical Computing to Emotional Prosody.

Before joining Intuit, I was a Sr. Software Architect at Hewlett-Packard, responsible for developing strategies and solutions, to deliver a compelling mobile print experience; and at Motorola, I was a Distinguished Engineer working on the Google Android platform.

I worked in Frankfurt Germany, leading Deutsche Bank‘s development of an electronic banking and security trading application, led software component development contracted from Aten Development in Lyon, France, in St. Petersburg, Russia, leading a team of Russian engineers creating smart chatbots, and worked closely with HP’s mobile development team in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

I received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn, which has one of the highest ranking computer science programs among universities in Germany, and a Specialized Certificate in Embedded Computer Software from the University of California, San Diego and more recently received an Android Developer Nanodegree from Udacity.