Among our ranks are entrepreneurs, investors, digital innovation consultants, data scientists, engineers, and industry leaders with the unified goal of delivering first-of-its-kind “Data Co-op Ecosystem” that is truly transformative for the partners that helped us build it.
Tim Crown is a world-class leader, an investor, and a strategic thinker behind one of Arizona’s 1st Fortune 500 company’s, Insight Enterprises. As CEO and now Chairman of Insight, which he started with his brother Eric, Tim has led the company into 22 countries with more than 15,000 employees worldwide, $8 billion in annual revenue, and publicly traded on NASDAQ(NSIT). He has also led Coplex the largest venture builder firm in Arizona leading to over 300+ firms coming through their program. On top of that AZCrown has partnered with ASU’s Skysong Technology team to help commercialize core technology invented by the University. Tim is also a huge supporter of Kansas University his alma matter, where he earned a degree in Computer Science.
Jim has co-founded six companies over the last 25+ years and established a number of alliances that have resulted in over $450 million in net-new business. His efforts in applied intelligence, e-commerce, social networking, technology, and entertainment have led to Board of Director roles for over a dozen companies during the last two plus decades. He is known to quickly assess, synthesize, and suggest ideas across multiple domains without limit. Jim also leads AZ Crown’s investing efforts at ASU, his alma matter, focusing on commercializing core technology invented by ASU’s, #1 Ranked Innovation Programs.
Dirk has led digital transformation and design teams that have enabled some of the world’s largest brands like Ford Motor Company, Delta Air Lines and Intel to re-imagine customer experiences, launched new products and streamlined digital operations. Dirk brings together design thinking, predictive analytics, and emerging platforms to solve complex problems in a customer-centric way. His ability to make things tangible is his secret power. He also used to race Mountain Bikes and Motor cross, so if he asks you to go on a ride, watch out you are going to be in over your head.
Greg is a technology leader with an entrepreneurial record of pioneering valuable innovations across startups and large enterprises; delivering streaming video, intelligent networking, and cloud solutions that directly disrupted the broadcast, physical security, market research, and IoT industries for major companies like Cisco. Greg spearheaded global product development, startup acquisitions, and international joint ventures for Broadware, helloNetwork, QualVu, GAV Networks, & Cisco to name a few during his long career.