Kaj Arnö

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Kaj Sigurd Ademar Arnö
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Kaj Arnö
Born Kaj Sigurd Ademar Arnö
1963 (age 54–55)
Helsinki, Finland
Residence Munich, Germany
Nationality Finland, Germany
Employer SkySQL
Known for MySQL

Kaj Sigurd Ademar Arnö (born 29 June 1963 in Helsinki, Finland) is the former VP of the MySQL Community at MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation. He joined MySQL AB as VP of Training in May 2001 and subsequently served in roles as VP Consulting, VP Services, VP Engineering and VP Community Relations till February 2008, when Sun bought MySQL AB. He served as VP of the MySQL Community in the Database Group at Sun Microsystems until June 2010, when the German subsidiary of Sun was integrated into Oracle.[1] In October 2010, he announced his retirement from Oracle.[2] He is currently EVP Products at SkySQL, a company that sells support and consultancy for MySQL and MariaDB.

Arnö studied physics at the Helsinki University of Technology. Prior to joining MySQL AB, he was the main owner of Polycon Ab where he served as CEO from 1987 to 2001.

Arnö was the main spokesperson towards the MySQL community from 2005 onwards, as well as a frequent speaker at MySQL events.[3]

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Arnö has condensed his philosophy of running into what he calls "Runnism, the Religion of Running".[4]