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information technology executive

Michael Widenius, information technology executive, the main author of the original version of the open source MySQL database, a founding member of the MySQL AB.


Widenius, Michael was born on March 3, 1962 in Helsinki, Finland.


Attended, Helsinki University of Technology.


Co-founder, software architect TCX DataKonsult AB, 1985—1995. Co-founder, designer, lead programmer MySQL database, Sweden, 1995. Chief technical officer MySQL AB, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001—2008.

Chairman ODBA, since 2009. Chief Executive Officer, vice president, community Monty Program Ab, since 2009. Founder Open Database Alliance, since 2009.

MySQL fellow Sun Microsystems, Inc., 2008—2009. Board directors Information Technology Mill Ltd., since 2008. Board advisor Finsor, since 2008.

Board directors Web of Trust by Against Intuition Inc., since 2009.


Married Anna Widenius. 1 child Maria;children from previous marriage: My, Max.

Anna Widenius