About danalto


Enterprise Ireland


University Bridge Fund



Executive Team

David McDonald CEO Danalto

David McDonald


David has over 25 years of senior engineering, management and operational roles in a range of businesses in the communication and information technology area.  Large scale systems engineering for demanding applications in trading, sensing and core optical networks,  are some of the areas of focus in previous appointments, as well as a broad range of general management positions including General Management.  David is the founding CEO of danalto.  

Along side his sailing and soccer activities, David is interested in webscale identity management, the ebb and flow of centralised and decentralised computing,  automation and future economics.

Tom Farrell CTO danalto

Tom Farrell


An technical expert  in a broad range of ICT  technologies (optical, wireless, networking and system engineering) with over 20 years experience, Tom  develops and delivers  customer centric solutions from inception through to deployment. As a proven innovator with more than 70 patents, and company founder (Intune Networks), Tom is an experienced company IP strategist and manager.

Tom holds a B.E Hons degree from University College Dublin

Albert Baker


Albert has a decade of experience working for Tier 1 telecom operators in Ireland and the Netherlands in the design and optimisation roles within large Core and Radio teams for 3/4G and scaled M2M networks. He has been deeply involved in IoT device and service innovations since 2015 leading to the co-founding of danalto in 2017. Along with his interest in Music and Creative Media, Albert has a keen interest in geo-location without GPS.

Albert holds a B.A and M.Phil degrees from Trinity College Dublin.

Brendan Cremen, danalto

Brendan Cremen


Brendan is an advisor to the University Bridge Fund managed by Atlantic Bridge. He has 25 years engineering and business management experience in the ICT industry. Brendan worked at Lattice Semiconductor in the US from start-up through to IPO and later joined the launch team for Xilinx Ireland, leading its expansion as an international R&D hub.

He spent 10 years in the university sector, directing the formation of spin-out companies and licensing of university IP at UCC and UCD. Brendan drove the establishment of the University Bridge Fund, which raised €60M for investment in Irish university spin-outs.

Aidan Dillon, Advisor, danalto

Aidan Dillon


An industry expert with more than 25 years of successful experience in wireless communications industry. A calculated risk-taker with deep tech industry knowledge, Aidan has championed cloud-based wireless communications services to his enterprise customers. This was recognised by Accuris Networks being made a winner of “Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough’ at the Global Mobile Awards.

Throughout his 13-year tenure with Accuris Networks, Aidan has built a reputation for developing product strategies, incubating new business models, and building out channel programs. He also developed and managed a profitable SaaS business model for high-end enterprise services.

Aidan holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a former SVP of Engineering with Logica-Aldiscon and VP of Software for a cloud-based A.I. services company, Artofus.