Aaron Alsop lives in Vancouver, BC Canada and has been in the technology sector for over seventeen years. He has worked as a web developer, system administrator, project manager, and senior leader in Fortune 50 organizations. Previous to the IOTA Foundation, Aaron was the co-founder and CTO of Finaeo Inc. — a company focused on building technology for Financial Advisors.
During his time at Finaeo he scoped, designed, and developed the first version of the mobile application in Swift for the Apple ecosystem and helped lead the team to raise a $2.25M seed round of funding.
Among the various amounts of education in technology and project management, he also holds an Executive MBA from Royal Roads University with a focus in Leading Innovation.
Throughout his life-long learning and professional experiences, Aaron has discovered that his passions are in building technology, business strategic planning, innovation, creative problem-solving, and research and analysis.
Aaron holds both Irish and Canadian citizenship which has allowed him to travel on various work projects. Most notably, with Business Objects when he led a global virtual desktop infrastructure project leveraging a linked clone technology he invented on the VMware ESX platform.
Since 2017, Aaron has spent his spare time learning about the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Seeing the future that distributed ledger technologies will bring, Aaron decided to focus the future of his career in this space and jumped at the opportunity to join the IOTA Foundation as a Product Owner.
Beyond his career, Aaron’s passions are in reading, drawing, building classic cars, and raising his twin boys along with his wife Margaret.
On joining IOTA
IOTA felt like the perfect fit as it was a practical use of the technology. It was also a technology space I was highly interested in as I have been an IoT geek with Smart Home technology for some time. Bringing DLT technology to IoT and the power to enable the future of Industry 4.0 is extremely exciting — and I’m glad to be a part of the journey!
We are very happy officially announce Aaron joining the project, his experience as a technical entrepreneur is of great value to the IOTA foundation. The intersection between technical development and adoption is key to bring IOTA to the masses as a standard, in that regard Aaron has the perfect skill set. Give him a warm welcome!