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Jason Dunn
01-08-2004, 01:51 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.actionengine.com/News/Articles/2003/article_20031209_rcr.html' target='_blank'>http://www.actionengine.com/News/Articles/2003/article_20031209_rcr.html</a><br /><br /></div>"Former Microsoft Corp. pointman Juha Christensen again popped into the limelight, this time as an appointment to the board of directors for wireless technology company Action Engine Corp. <br /><br />“We are delighted to have someone of Juha’s caliber step into this role at Action Engine,” said Craig Eisler, the company’s chief executive officer and founder. “He has been instrumental in helping companies like Microsoft and Symbian achieve significant market success and is highly recognized across the wireless community for his contributions to the advancement of the mobile communications industry as a whole.” <br /><br />Christensen recently left his post at Microsoft and said he plans to start a company focused on mobile Web services for smart phones. Christensen again discussed mobile Web services in comments about Action Engine."<br /><br />Juha is sure busy post-Microsoft! The article above states he plans to start a new company, but what he actually did instead was <a href="http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/proom/pr/2004/christensen.html">go to work for Macromedia</a> instead. ;-)

01-08-2004, 02:16 AM
IT sounds like he had no idea of what he was doing in his after-Microsoft life.

Action Engine is not a startup. They already supply software and integration services for O2, Singtel and other - actually for almost a couple of years now.

I've got an e-mail from them as soon as Juha announced his decision to join the Board of Directors. Since being on the Board not always mean being in an executive position, I wonder if he's not actually holding both positions - on Action Engine and Macromedia.

Jason Dunn
01-08-2004, 06:12 PM
Board of Director positions are basically part time - meetings once a week or such - and you get paid an honorarium for helping to guide the company. His gig at Macromedia is a "real" job. :wink: