Tim Oren is an Internet and Silicon Valley veteran
with more than twenty years experience in corporate and technology
management, consulting, and software engineering in the software,
multimedia, Internet, and professional services industries.
A co-founder of Pacifica Fund, Tim also serves
as a research fellow of the Menlo Park think tank Institute for
the Future, where he has conducted technology strategy and forecasting
for clients including Ericsson, Kodak, Hewlett Packard, and Deutsche
Telekom. He was previously General Manager of the Internet division
at CompuServe, where he managed the launch of ISP SpryNet and CompuServe's
web hosting services. Prior to CompuServe, Tim spent eight years
at Apple Computer, where he managed Apple's first ventures into
multimedia and led R&D on hypertext and full text databases,
multimedia agents, collaborative systems, and online communities.
He concluded his career at Apple as director of network software
for Kaleida Labs, where his team designed early interactive television
systems. Tim began his West Coast career at pioneering software
firm Digital Research in 1984. He left Digital Research with its
founder, Gary Kildall, to form the startup KnowledgeSet, which created
the industry's first CD-ROM based encyclopedia.
Tim is the holder of three U.S. patents. He holds
a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Systems Science, both
from Michigan State University, where he was an Alumni Distinguished