As a business and engineering veteran with over 30 years of experience in the corporate enterprise and video game industries, Royal O’Brien has founded several companies, helping develop, license and patent multiple technologies to various Fortune 500 organizations. As a part of the Linux Foundation, Royal works with the community and its partners to create business opportunities that are synergistic with open source practices for initiatives within the Open 3D Foundation. Prior to his tenure at the Linux Foundation, he served as the Game Tech Chief Evangelist at Amazon, working directly with product leads and the executive team to define the overall vision and strategy for the Open 3D Engine. He was responsible for delivering the open-source project, plan, license, timeline, and features for the preview and final release. Before his time at Amazon, Royal served as an executive and serial entrepreneur responsible for corporate development, VC funding, and enterprise negotiations focused on strategic marketing initiatives. He has also proudly served our nation as a US Marine.