SmartFlow was founded to address the problem of software piracy, which for years software companies have faced alone. Government initiatives, copyright laws, and protection strategies have been largely ineffective in stopping the theft of billions of dollars in intellectual property. At SmartFlow we believe that advanced technology is the core component in addressing the problem, and success can only be achieved by having a corporate culture that is obsessed with innovation and customer success. This approach has been rewarded, as the company continues to grow rapidly and the data analytics and telemetry platform has evolved to solve a broad range of problems for our customers, including brand protection, lead generation, and data-driven sales processes.
SmartFlow usage and analysis software now drives the license compliance programs for the world’s leading software companies. SmartFlow solutions are protecting over $30 billion in licensed software products worldwide and have now shipped in over 900 applications. By providing precise telemetry data that ensures users are properly authorized and licensed, SmartFlow helps clients make informed decisions on the best way to correct licensing problems and protect their customers from unfair competition. With a solution for every budget, the data collected by SmartFlow’s innovative technologies provides business intelligence and sales information and organizes, analyzes, and interprets that data into meaningful market insights and quality lead generation. SmartFlow’s license compliance platform can improve productivity, reduce operational costs, and guard against downtime by preventing malware attacks and protecting brand names and reputations.
Ted’s high-technology experience spans 30 years in defense electronics, RF/microwave circuit design, semiconductors, electronic design automation (EDA), and cybersecurity. He is co-founder and CEO of SmartFlow Compliance Solutions. Prior to SmartFlow, Ted was a co-founder of the EDA company AWR Corporation, which was acquired by National Instruments in 2011. In addition, he has worked with several Fortune 500 software companies, including Cadence Design Systems and startup company EEsof Inc., which was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 1994 and is now Keysight EEsof EDA. Ted holds a B.S.E.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Chris has 10 years of experience in anti-piracy and software compliance enforcement. He is founder, CEO, and chief architect of IT Compliance Association (ITCA), as well as co-founder of SmartFlow. His decade of experience in working for corporate IT groups has enabled him to develop ITCA’s software licensing and compliance services in new and creative ways. Since founding ITCA, Chris has taken a global leadership role in the fight against software piracy and non compliance.
Adrian has over 20 years of engineering and management experience building enterprise software products for highly demanding, large scale, mission-critical systems. As chief technology officer he oversees the SmartFlow technical and product strategy and roadmap in order to drive the company’s business worldwide. Adrian holds a M.Sc. in Technology Management and Innovation from the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School Dublin.
An accountant with 20 years of senior management experience and a business coach with the European Commission (EASME) and Enterprise Ireland, Karen helps companies within the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector develop strategic plans to support business growth. She is managing director and founder of KD Accounting Consulting Ltd, providing senior finance solutions to SMEs engaged in research, product development, or new business development. Karen qualified as a chartered management accountant (ACMA) through the Dublin Business School, Ireland.
John has 22 years’ experience in accounting and finance and specializes in start-up/emerging companies,
Graham returned to the UK in 2015 after 24 years abroad to develop a portfolio of activities, including directorships, investing in companies, charity trusteeships, and community service. He began his career in 1983 as a mining engineer and 1991 embarked on a 24-year international career in media and technology. For most of that period, he was CEO of Irdeto, a Netherlands software, technology, and security company. Graham earned his BEng in mining engineering from University of Nottingham and his MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in The Netherlands. He also holds a diploma in company direction from The Institute of Directors in the UK.
The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is multi-institutional research center located at Dublin City University. The vision for the Cloud Computing Technology Centre is to be an internationally recognized, industry-led center of excellence for innovation and applied research, that accelerates the development and adoption of Cloud technology and showcases Ireland’s capabilities in this field.
The Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. It acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design industry as a vital component of the global electronics industry.
The Irish Software Association (ISA) is an association within Ibec, the national voice of business in Ireland. ISA represents the digital and software technology sector and is a proactive membership organization with over 175 member companies located throughout Ireland. Led by an executive council of 20 industry leaders and facilitated by a full time professional staff, ISA represents a community of category-winning, scaling companies that want to transform the markets in which they operate. ISA continues to be the most relevant organisation in Ireland for scaling digital and software technology companies and offers unrivalled access to the connections, knowledge, and influence required by industry leaders today.
The Irish Software Innovation Group (ISIN) is a free matchmaking and knowledge-brokering service that helps software companies to identify and engage with relevant third-level research institutes. ISIN is managed by the Irish Software Association (ISA), a sector within Ibec, and is open to all software/ICT companies. ISIN establishes member requirements, whether to solve a problem or find a new technology area, identifies potential academic partners and helps match appropriate academic expertise to support the member company in moving forward, and offers ongoing support, including progress monitoring, guidance, and fundraising advice.