|Michigan State University, Bachelors||1988|
Arthur is an entrepreneur and businessman with 25 years of sales, engineering, networking, management and enterprise expertise (insurance and financial services), 15 of those as a professional in the Linux & Open Source space. He is currently Program Executive - Business Development; specializing in High Performance Computing, cache technologies, virtualization, and Cloud Computing at Oracle Corporation in SE Asia.
Arthur is credited as the founder of the enterprise Linux services and support industry.
In 1996 Arthur established the Bay Area (San Francisco & Silicon Valley) Linux Users Group; the first Linux LUG in the USA. Later, in 1998 he raised funding from top tier Silicon Valley venture capitalists (Kleiner Perkins), recruited the most strategically interesting players in Open Source and launched LinuxCare, the first company to offer commercial / enterprise class support (21 distributions, 9 hardware architectures), independent certification (LinuxCare Labs), professional services and training (LinuxCare University) for Linux and Open Source.
In addition, Tyde is credited as the founding sponsor of the Linux Professional Institute (training) and the Free Standards Group, now the Linux Foundation (where he served as CTO from 2004 through 2005).
Prior to Linuxcare, Arthur was an enterprise IT architect for Gap Inc., California State Automobile Association, and a software engineer at IBM. He is an adviser to numerous high profile Linux and Open Source startups, a California Private Investigator (CA PI:22361) and a FAA licensed private pilot.
Recently, Arthur co-founded a successful embedded Linux startup (Sputnik Inc.), consulted for a large software client in the US Pacific Northwest (building their Competitive Enterprise Linux Lab), in China (launching startup companies) and later, as APAC General Manager ran the sales and engineering business for Levanta Inc. Focused on enterprise customers in Japan and Korea; Arthur created sales relationships, partner programs, and designed enterprise infrastructures for such marquee customers as NTT Telecommunications and Hitachi.
Arthur has been a computer enthusiast since 1979, a long term Burning Man participant, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications, and is based in San Francisco and SE Asia.