Cylynt (pronounced sī-lənt), was founded in 2014 as SmartFlow Compliance Solutions, 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 Cylynt 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.
Cylynt usage and analysis software now drives the license compliance programs for the world’s leading software companies. Cylynt 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, Cylynt 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 Cylynt’s innovative technologies provides business intelligence and sales information and organizes, analyzes, and interprets that data into meaningful market insights and quality lead generation. Cylynt’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 is co-founder and CEO of Cylynt. His high-technology experience spans 30 years in defense electronics, RF/microwave circuit design, semiconductors, electronic design automation (EDA), and cybersecurity. Prior to Cylynt, Ted was a co-founder of the EDA company AWR Corporation, which was acquired by National Instruments in 2011 and became part of Cadence Design Systems in 2020. 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 Technologies. Ted holds a B.S.E.E. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Chris has 15 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 Cylynt. His decade plus 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 Cylynt 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 in 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.
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