PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Arizona Technology Council today announced David Tuhy, general manager, NSG Software Division, Intel®, and Rebecca Clyde, co-founder, Ideas Collide, were elected unanimously by the Council’s board of directors to serve three-year terms at the quarterly board meeting held July 18. With his reelection, this will be Tuhy’s third three-year assignment on the Council’s board. He also serves as first vice-chairman of the board.
“With David rejoining our board of directors and Rebecca being added to it, we have significantly bolstered our talent, expertise and diversity,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council. “We are honored to have such an esteemed group of high-caliber professionals committed to Arizona’s technology community and the advancement of the Council’s mission to grow innovation in our state.”
The Council's board of directors serves an advisory and fiduciary role by representing the interests of the state’s technology industries in the Council's strategic planning and ongoing operations. The current board includes 42 members representing a diverse set of organizations.
Tuhy and Clyde provide deep experience in a wide range of technology sectors and possess diverse skill sets that will contribute to the Arizona technology communities’ continued growth. Their respective biographies are:
Rebecca Clyde, co-founder, Ideas Collide
Rebecca Clyde is the co-founder of Ideas Collide and founder of the early stage chatbot startup Botco.ai. She leads Ideas Collide's technology industry practice, innovation and marketing automation strategies. Prior to founding Ideas Collide, Clyde was responsible for managing Intel’s embedded brand. During her time at Intel, she launched more than 50 Intel products, managed campaigns across multiple media channels and developed a public relations program that garnered unprecedented media coverage for Intel’s embedded technologies. Clyde has been recognized on the “35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger” list published by The Arizona Republic and is a recipient of Arizona Governor’s Mentorship Award. She was recently recognized as the 2016 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year in the private sector by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Clyde co-founded the Phoenix chapter of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.
A native Spanish speaker, Clyde was born in Costa Rica and spent her formative years in Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. She holds an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University.
David Tuhy, general manager, NSG Software Division, Intel
David Tuhy is the general manager of the Software Division for the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), focused on expanding the use of super-fast solid-state drives (SSD) through internally developed software products and ecosystem development. He is a proven business leader with an excellent track record of creating innovative storage solutions. Tuhy manages the PnL for two NSG software products: Intel Cache Acceleration Software (CAS) and Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) Software.
Tuhy brings 30 years of engineering, marketing, and senior management experience in systems, software, and silicon product leadership. In his 20 years at Intel, Tuhy has led both very large mature divisions and the incubation of new business units, both while driving Intel investments and acquisitions. After obtaining his college degree in electrical engineering, Tuhy spent his early career as a software engineer developing real-time embedded software, DSP algorithms, and security algorithms for mobile devices. In the fledgling years of the PC, he developed BIOS and software drivers. In his past, Tuhy was a key member of the team that convinced Apple in 2005 to use Intel Architecture-based processors for their computers. Tuhy drove the Intel investment in LogMeIn, which went public in 2009 and is now a greater than $5 billion market cap company, and the Intel acquisition of WhamCloud for its leading Lustre Storage software products in support of high performance computing (HPC) solutions.
Companies represented on the Council’s board of directors include:
AccountabilIT; Alerion Capital Group; Alliance Bank of Arizona; American Express; AppointmentPlus; APS; Aspect; ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development; Avnet; Ballard Spahr; Barrow Neurological Institute; BeyondTrust; CISCO; Cox Communications; EY; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Honeywell Aerospace; IBM; Indecomm Global Services; Ideas Collide; Insight Enterprises; Intel; JVP Strategic Consulting; LaneTerralever; MDSL; MSS Technologies; PADT; PayPal; Phoenix Art Museum; Phoenix Business Journal; Quarles & Brady LLP; Raytheon Missile Systems; Ryley Carlock & Applewhite; Securaplane Technologies; Solugenix; TGen; Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation at The University of Arizona; Uber Technologies; University of Advancing Technology; Vonage Business Solutions Group; and Wells Fargo Bank.
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together visionaries, leaders and employees to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.