Team

David McDonald - Chief Executive Officer

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.

David holds a B.E Hons, MSc in Technology Management (Smurfit) and PhD degrees from University College Dublin.

Tom Farrell  - Chief Technology Officer

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  - Chief Operations Officer

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 - Non Executive Director

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.

David van Zuydam - Advisor

A keen and proven entrepreneurial leader with a passion for new and advancing technologies. He brings a vast amount of experience from senior roles in IOT, software, med-tech, supply chain & logistics, manufacturing, retail and start-ups. He has over 12 yrs experience in the software industry and more recently as CFO at Simulity (now part of Arm)  in the IOT space where he led financing rounds and was actively involved in a subsequent exit in 2017. Prior to that he worked in various senior finance and consulting roles at numerous blue chips including Microsoft, Accenture as Senior Consultant to Microsoft, Flextronics and Philips Electronics. David is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (A.C.M.A)

Aidan Dillon - Advisor

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.

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