Mårten Mickos

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Mårten Gustaf Mickos
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Mårten G Mickos
Born 1962
Espoo, Finland
Occupation CEO at Eucalyptus Systems
Board of Directors Member at Nokia and formerly Electrosonic, RightScale and Mozilla Messaging
Former Entrepreneur In Residence at Benchmark Capital & Index Ventures

Mårten Gustaf Mickos (born November 6, 1962 in Espoo, Finland) is the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, a provider of an open source cloud management platform. He is also a member of the board of directors of Nokia.

Mickos is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics of leadership, open source business models and cloud computing.

In March 2010, Mårten was appointed CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the company behind the Eucalyptus software for cloud computing on computer clusters. [1]

From 2009 to 2010 Mickos was the Entrepreneur In Residence of venture capital firm Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures.[2]

Mickos was chief executive officer (CEO) of MySQL AB from January 2001 to February 2008, when Sun Microsystems bought MySQL Inc and MySQL AB. He served as senior vice president of the database group at Sun Microsystems until March 2009.[3]

He has previously been a member of the board of Electrosonic (2009-2012), Mozilla Messaging (2008-2011) and RightScale (2009-2010).[4]

In 2009, Marten participated as an expert witness for the European Commission when they were looking at the Oracle-MySQL merger through antitrust perspectives. [5]

Mårten was a co-founder and CEO of MatchON Sports Ltd. Previously, he was CEO of Sonera subsidiary Intellitel Communications Inc, and has held sales and marketing positions at Solid Information Technology Ltd and other software companies.[6]

Marten Mickos is also an angel investor in Enterprise 2.0 start-up Tradeshift.[7]

Mickos has a Master's degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.

Awards & Recognition[edit]

Mickos was honored with awards the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006"[8] and the Nokia Foundation Award.[9]

In Chinese, Mårten uses the name 马腾.米克思.

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