B.J. Arun is CEO of July Systems, a leader in location-based, digital customer acquisition and multi-channel engagement platform that enables enterprises to acquire customers at their physical locations, deliver rich customer experiences and gain actionable location insights.
Arun also co-founded and was formerly CEO of Librato, a San Francisco based provider of complete solutions for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact business at all levels of the stack. Librato was acquired by Solar Winds (NYSE: SWI) in January 2015.
Prior to Librato, Arun founded and was CEO of California Digital and ran the company profitably since its inception in 1994. Arun orchestrated the acquisition of the assets of VA Linux Systems (Nasdaq: LNUX) in 2001 which catapulted California Digital into a market leadership position in the space of Linux based High Performance Computing and related software services. Under his leadership, California Digital deployed North America and Europe’s fastest Supercomputer ‘Thunder’ at the Lawrence Livermore National Labs in 2004.
Arun is a Board Member of TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs, a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship and has been a Charter Member since 1994. He is also Convener for TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs (5,000+ attendees, 200+ speakers).
In addition to various awards and recognitions, Arun was awarded the prestigious ‘Karnataka Rajyotsava Day Award’ by the Chief Minister of Karnataka (India) on November 1st, 2004.