Daniel Aegerter is Partner and Founder of Adurion KG which he established after the successful merger of his enterprise software company TRADEX Technologies to Ariba for $5.6 billion dollars in March of 2000. Daniel's first business venture was DYNABIT AG, which was founded in 1988 as an importer and distributor for high-end digital publishing peripherals. He had led the company through 12 years of steady growth and consistent profitability, growing its revenue from 0 to 30 million dollars. TRADEX was spun off from DYNABIT in 1996, after DYNABIT created its own Digital Market and decided to sell its software to other market makers. Daniel is credited as a visionary behind Digital Marketplaces, having recognized early on that the most powerful model to structure B2B Commerce over the Internet is through Digital Marketplaces. He started his career at Swiss Bank Corporation as a management trainee and was involved in both commercial and investment banking. Daniel serves on the Advisory Board of several private companies.