Daniel Duic

HRIS Development Executive and Brand Ambassador

About Daniel Duic

A software entrepreneur and CEO of Mindscope Cura Staffing Software, Daniel Duic has spent his entire career developing a deep knowledge of database software. After his 1987 graduation from the University of Toronto, where he worked at a campus computer help line (a precursor to the modern helpdesk), Daniel Duic undertook a variety of complex projects. His accomplishments include high-level programming language interpreters, computer language translators, econometric and statistical modeling software, and reverse compilers.

In 1998, Duic became one of the founding executives of Mindscope, a developer of human resources information systems. Taking a keen interest in fulfilling customer needs and achieving efficiency and automation, he played a key role in driving the development of the company’s flagship software, Cura. His vision for the software placed the ability to customize at the heart of the product, incorporating a tabular system that put control firmly in the hands of the customer. As part of his intensive focus on customer needs, Duic serves as Mindscope’s brand ambassador and travels frequently around the world to work with companies, recruiters, and HR professionals.

After growing up in Toronto, Canada, Duic pursues travel in his spare time as well, and particularly enjoys visiting the Southern US. He has honed extensive skills in creating Southern cuisine using local staples such as okra and catfish.

Germany's Last Kaiser

An avid student of history, Daniel Duic serves Mindscope Cura Staffing Software as CEO. Outside of work, Daniel Duic enjoys reading in his spare time, having recently enjoyed The War That Ended Peace.

Best-selling author Margaret Macmillan published The War That Ended Peace, a look at the state of Europe leading up to World War I. In her book, Macmillan examines the political events and military figures that put Europe on the path to war. One of those figures was Kaiser Wilhelm II, known as "Germany's Last Kaiser."

In Germany, a Kaiser is known as an emperor. Wilhelm II earned his nickname by becoming the last emperor to hold power in Germany. Wilhelm ascended to power in 1888 after the death of his predecessor Frederick II. Wilhelm was described by those who knew and served him as a militaristic man who poured resources into strengthening Germany's armed forces. His relationships with other world leaders were often shaky. He turned his back on Britain and threw his support behind South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902), then made amends when the war ended.

After being forced off the throne in 1918, Wilhelm hoped to make a power play and become Kaiser once again when Adolf Hitler became a prominent world figure in 1933. He gained little ground and passed away in 1941.

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