Allan Boyd

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Allan is the COO at AetherWorks and co-founder of AetherStore and ActiveAether.

A seasoned entrepreneur with a background in Computer Science, Allan bootstrapped his first IT company right out of University, and has since built and managed teams of all sizes and in many verticals, from Finance to Hospitality. As the Chief Operating Officer at AetherWorks, Allan puts his broad experience to work spearheading productization and go-to-market strategy for AetherWorks’ IP.

Allan joined AetherWorks in 2011 following his ascent through the ranks at Kelvin Connect in Scotland. During his time at Kelvin, he saw the company through its acquisition by Airwave (now Motorola), successfully managing the transition and executing the company’s post-merger strategy. Prior to Kelvin Connect, Allan worked as a Systems Analyst at Aquila Heywood, the UK’s largest provider of life, pension and investment platforms, where he got his hands dirty with existing system architectures, enterprise design and full lifecycle quality assurance.

Allan graduated from the University of St Andrews with Honors in Computer Science. While completing his degree, he was awarded “Best Growth Potential” and “Best Overall Business” from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise for his first company, IT Onsite.

Allan is an accomplished musician, and is a supporter of children’s music education through the Fife Horn Union, a charitable organization based in Scotland, and through an annual scholarship he sponsors at the Ingenium Music Academy in the UK.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Allan Boyd and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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