UW EE Colloquium: How did we run a startup inside Microsoft?

I will be giving a talk at UW on May 6th, 2008 on our RP and core technology development story.

How did we run a startup inside Microsoft?   

Delivering value to small businesses with the right product offering challenges many product teams at Microsoft. The Response Point team is no different.  How did we enter into the competitive IP telephony market with a differentiated solution?  I will discuss how the Response Point team’s vision of simplicity guided the team from conceptualizing the business proposal through product development and product launch as a startup experiment in a large enterprise. While technologies are critical, it is the use of technologies  in the right context that is more critical to the success of the product. Response Point’s magic blue button illustrates how speech recognition technologies can be used to help  small business customers managing their daily phone activities.