Kaj Arnö

Chief Evangelist

MariaDB Corporation

“Today more than ever: Social innovation helps people contribute to a sustainable, ethical life on Earth.”

Kaj Arnö is a serial entrepreneur and was part of the core team behind MySQL AB, the Scandinavian IT company which was sold for a billion dollars to Sun Microsystems in 2008. Kaj joined the management team in 2001, and served as VP of Services, VP of Engineering and VP of Community Relations. Kaj stayed with Sun as MySQL Ambassador and when Oracle bought Sun, he co-founded SkySQL Ab, leading Marketing and Engineering as Executive VP Products. Beyond IT, Kaj has held speeches and blogged in over a dozen languages and pioneered a number of Social Media communities in Finland. He is a business publication columnist, photographer, climber, kayaker, mountain biker and seven time marathon runner, spreading his running philosophy as “Runnism, the religion of running”. Kaj has been based in Munich, Germany since 2006.

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