China’s Smart City Senior Technician and
Former Top Microsoft Executive
Joins Tarsier’s Advisory Board
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – April 26, 2016) – Tarsier Ltd (OTC PINK: TAER) has announced that Alan Boyd, China’s Smart City Senior technician and former Microsoft executive, has joined Tarsier’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Boyd is a pioneer of the US personal computer industry. In the 1970s, he wrote some of the earliest personal computer programs for MUSE, one of the first independent software companies.
In 1980 he became the first Product Development Manager at Microsoft where he reported directly to Bill Gates and was an early influence on Microsoft’s product strategy. He was responsible for the development of software products that have since become household names and was a member of the teams that developed Microsoft Word, Excel, MS-DOS and Windows. He was responsible for the implementation and management of Microsoft’s investment and acquisitions program and was instrumental in setting up Microsoft Europe and Microsoft Press.
“Mr. Boyd is one of the world’s most experienced technology, media and intellectual property investment and development specialists with a long record of success in Europe, America, Australia and Asia,” said William May, President of Tarsier Innovation. “Mr. Boyd has an impressive resume, in 1999 he co-founded St Banks International Group, a Shanghai-based investment boutique that capitalized small and early stage Chinese technology companies. In 2009 Mr. Boyd was appointed Senior IP Consultant with Longan Law, one of China’s leading IP law firms. He was also an Advisor with Callahan Advisory of Denver, CO, one of the world’s leading advisory and operating companies for the telecoms and cable television industries. In 2011 he co-founded SmartCity Software, the first company to focus on the design, development and acquisition of technologies needed to design, build and operate modern ‘smart cities.’ Smartcity Software’s Chinese subsidiary, HTXW Technologies, provides technologies, products and consulting services to China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and to State Grid Corporation, China’s sole electricity and network supplier and is working extensively in the development of over 300 new ‘smart cities’ throughout China.”
“I’m excited to be a member of Tarsier’s Advisory Board. They have a great vision and team in place and their ‘Focused Solutions For A Brighter Planet’ approach resonates with me. We have a lots of opportunities for Smart Cities technologies in China and we’ve been looking for a way to address the US market, Tarsier will be a great fit,” said Boyd of his appointment.