Chief Technology Officer
As CTO and co-founder of Affinegy, Art drives the company’s technology strategy and oversees solution development. As the team’s digital thought leader, he delivers expert guidance on distributed computing and distributed databases.
Art’s development expertise, wide-ranging industry knowledge and deeply connected customer network ensure Affinegy products not only reduce equipment costs and increase architectural choices, but leverage emerging technologies such as NFV and SDNs in ways that have the potential to revolutionize the telecommunications industry. He has a unique combination of expertise in IP networking, IP video, WiFi, semiconductor technology and agile software development.
Art speaks regularly at industry events as an advocate for open standards and open source software to achieve broad interoperability. He is active in the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), serving as chair of its AllSeen Work Group and Bridging Task Group. He previously served on the board of the AllSeen Alliance, where he was instrumental during the merger between the AllSeen Alliance and OCF, which formed the industry’s largest IOT standards coalition.
Art has an MBA from the University of Texas, a master’s degree in solid state electronics and I.C. technology from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering, cum laude, from the University of Missouri at Columbia.