Aaron Ardiri: IoT (Internet of Things) Blog
Seeking a technical leadership / advisory position with an enterprise and mobility focus.
||Coaching & Mentorship
|Marketing & Evangelism
||MEAP / ERP
example roles: Chief Technology Officer / Technical Executive / Technical Director
A technical leader that has worked internationally with a wide variety of
companies ranging from start-ups through to medium size enterprises and
large international organizations with a focus on enterprise and mobility.
- more than 20 years experience within the enterprise and mobile industry
- significant experience with agile development methodologies / leadership
- proven capabilities to architect, develop and deliver solutions from start to finish
- credible public speaker and internationally recognized within the mobile industry
- passion for innovation and “defining the curve”, principal author of two patents
- extensive experience with machine to machine (M2M) and embedded solutions
- enthusiastic team player able to energize, motivate and humour team to achieve goals
- highly organised manager able to quickly assess and deal with challenges
- identified twice within the top 100 IT professionals of Sweden (2010, 2012)
- strong skills in marketing, analysis, negotiation, writing, communication and planning
- willingness to travel both internationally and domestically
Maintained a strong technical knowledge and understanding within the mobile
industry by running an independent games studio as a hobby that allows him
to keep in touch with the latest mobile platforms and technological trends.
Aaron Ardiri is a citizen of both the Commonwealth of Australia and
Kingdom of Sweden.
Currently a freelancer offering consultancy services - contact to discuss
opportunities for consideration.
2017-present - CEO - RIoT Secure AB
RIoT Secure AB is a technology enabler within the IoT (Internet of Things) industry - created with a vision to ensure security technology exists in the foundations of software development for IoT solutions. The goal is to ensure security is available to all micro-controllers, regardless of the resources available, ensuring information is secure within the IoT ecosystem.
Project Development Management
Research and Development
2015-present - Founder - RIoT International Pty Ltd
RIoT International is a technology enabler within the Internet of Things
(IoT) industry - providing a full ranges of consultancy services covering
technology management, hardware prototyping, software development and
go-to-market product lifecycle expertise.
Coaching and Mentorship
Software and Hardware Prototyping
1999-present - Hobby
Self Employed, Freelancer.
Known for "making the impossible, possible" recognized as a serious
low-level developer, for reverse engineering/system hacks on a variety
of mobile platforms (14+). Pioneered and created the SHARK development
kit - a cross-platform development environment utilizing a single
source code base across devices.
Also is founder and "man behind scenes" of Mobile 1UP, an indie developer.
Consultancy / Game Development Services
Digital Rights Management
Concept Prototype Development
Publishing and License Acquisition
2014-2015 - Chief Technology Officer - Evothings AB
Evothings is a mobile application enabler for the IoT industry helping developers and technology players in need of creating mobile applications and services interfacing with their technologies. Evothings is open source, enables the creation of efficient integration points and offers an easy-to-use mobile application development suite.
A key member of the senior management team with a strong community focus
within the Internet of Things (IoT) field, identifying trends in the market,
experimenting and hacking embedded technologies as they appear and manage
a team of developers building a quick and easy to use IoT mobile device
application prototype platform called Evothings Studio.
Product Development Management
Concept Prototype Development
2012-2013 - Principal Developer Evangelist - BlackBerry
BlackBerry is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions
for the worldwide mobile communications market providing devices and mobile
device management services.
A key contributor to the developer relations’ team with the launch of the
BlackBerry 10 mobile platform – organizing and presenting at a number of
developer events in over forty countries within the EMEA region, leading a
team of evangelists and quickly became recognised as the face of BlackBerry
10 within the development community.
Team Leadership and Mentoring
Technical Evangelism (BlackBerry 10) - EMEA
2011-2012 - Technical Director - ubitexx GmbH - a subsidiary of BlackBerry
2010-2011 - VP of Development - ubitexx GmbH
ubitexx GmbH developed and distributed over-the-air mobile device management
and security solutions for enterprises with a cross platform focus in the
The principal architect of the Universal Device Server (UDS) component of
the BlackBerry service engine – a cloud based cross-platform mobile device
management (MDM) solution to complement the proprietary BlackBerry Enterprise
Service (BES) integrating with third party solutions and technologies. As
a key member of the management team within ubitexx GmbH, was responsible
for the technical due diligence of the platform resulting in the acquisition
of the company by Research In Motion on 31.05.2011.
Technical Advisory / Solution Architect
Development Process Management (agile / SCRUM)
2008-2010 - Chief Technology Officer - Appear Networks AB
Appear Networks AB is the leading provider of context-aware software
infrastructure designed to power the next generation of mobile applications
and services using situational information (context) to eliminate information
overload and ensure mobile work force users have the information they need,
when and where they need it.
Provided technical leadership and vision to engineer the next generation of
mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) utilizing context awareness
to integrate into existing backend technical solutions to provide a
revolutionary simple to use end-user platform for enterprise workers.
Involved in a number of high profile European Union FP6/FP7/EUREKA projects
(MIDAS, SIMS, CAMPUS) and SITA (a multinational technology provider in
airline industry); providing project management and technical input during
all phases from the project bid submission through to product delivery to
Mobility Innovation Vision
Research and Development Manager
Product Owner (Scrum – Agile Methodologies)
2001-2008 - Chief Technology Officer - MedHand International AB
MedHand International AB produced the Dr Companion™ product; a patented
professional working tool for physicians available on mobile and desktop
Designed and implemented multiple iterations of a patented mobile medical
publishing and distribution platform, with "over the air" synchronization
for content updates and a secure digital rights management (DRM) within a
cross-platform environment that has been labeled as “way ahead of its time”
existing prior to existing eBook. Included a deep technical role for
securing content licensing from some of the worlds renowned providers of
medical literature (Oxford University Press, McGraw Hill, Elsevier, Wiley
and Sons, Wolters Kluwer) and various local content providers (United
Kingdom and Sweden) to provide an “all-in-one” mobile medical reference
solution for doctors both regionally and worldwide.
Publishing and License Acquisition
Digital Rights Management
Development and Innovation Manager
1998-2002 - Lecturer / Research Assistant - Högskolan i Gävle
1999-2000 - Senior Software Engineer - CitiKey AB
1998-1998 - Java Engineer - H.O.T.S. Ltd
1997-1998 - Software Engineer - ADI Limited
1996-1997 - Statistical Analyst - University of Western Australia
1995-1995 - Software Engineer - Sigma Systems Pty Ltd.
10+ years old - positions shown for informational purposes only
(no longer relevant).
Advisory / Board Member
2015+ - Biosync Technology AB
2015+ - Evothings AB
2013+ - kiss* Digital Media
2012+ - Kocoverk Mobile Tech Limited
2002-2011 - MedHand International AB
2013 - Certification: BlackBerry 10 Native Application Developer (Cascades)
2010 - Certification: HP webOS Developer
2008 - Certification: Scrum Product Owner
2003 - Certification: Palm OS Developer
1999 - Certification: Java Developer
1997 - Oracle Database Administrator
2017 - Internet of Things: 17th edition Mobile Developers Guide to the Galaxy
2000 - Palm OS: Software Protection
1999 - Security in Set-Top Boxes
1999 - GENTEX: Genetic Algorithm Textures
Patents / Innovation
METHOD FOR RENDERING INFORMATION ON A DISPLAY
United States Patent US 7,937,656 B2, Issued May 3, 2011
The method is for rendering information on a display, comprising. Content
components in a container are provided. A content handler (style sheet) is
used to transform the content components. A key word in the content component
is identified. A real time link is provided between the key word and an
outside source. A screen size of a display unit is determined. A size of
a first display is adjusted by only displaying a complete content of a first
level of the content components and a link to a second level. The link is
activated to display a complete content of the second level and a link to
the second level.
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS DEVICE CONFIGURATION
United States Patent (pending) US 20130103815 A1, Filed Dec 20, 2011
A method for managing policies for groups of wireless devices, associated
with a corresponding one of multiple different wireless device platforms
comprising collecting for all platforms a set of configurations and policies
supported by the platforms, and generating a master set of device agnostic
rule definitions from the collected configurations and policies, the rules
being defined without regard to constraints on the configuration settings
governed by the multiple different wireless device platforms.
2017 - Nordic IT Security - Stockholm, Sweden
Invited to give a presentation on Secure IoT Device Lifecycle Management,
highlighting the challenges and compromises made to build a device
agnostic secure end-to-end device management solution for the complete
lifecycle of IoT devices - covering provisioning, monitoring and OTA
updates through to eventual decomission.
2015 - jFokus IoT 2015 - Stockholm, Sweden
2014 - NDC: One day of Internet of Things - Oslo, Norway
Invited to give a presentation on the feasibility of security within
micro-controllers with a specific focus on IoT - covering performance
measurements of implementing RSA and secure random functions on various
Arduino compatible boards in addition to reviewing current concerns and
other community efforts around IoT security.
2014 - Hyper Island - Stockholm, Sweden
Invited to give a guest workshop focused on the growing Internet of Things
market segment for students within the Mobile Creative program - a quick
introduction to IoT, concerns and applications within vertical markets
coupled with a hands on project exploring two way communication between
a mobile device and an Arduino micro-controller using BLE.
2012-2013 - BlackBerry Jam Events - 40+ countries, EMEA
A key member of the developer relations’ team focusing on developer awareness
and launch of the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system – a wide range of
attendees (30-2000+) focusing on keynote presentations, user experience and
in depth technical discussions.
2011 - HP, Inc – formally Palm, Inc - London, United Kingdom
2010 - Palm, Inc - Sunnyvale, USA
Invited to speak at the first Palm Developer Day focusing on getting started
with game development using the SDL library (Simple Directmedia Layer), a
toolkit provided within the PDK development environment for the Palm Pre™
and Palm Pixi™ devices.
2010 - SEB (Scandanavian Private Banking) - London, United Kingdom
2010 - SEB (Scandanavian Private Banking) - Stockholm, Sweden
Invited to speak at two events hosted by SEB Enskilda to discuss the state
of mobile platforms - specifically identifying the various operating systems
available and their maturity, which target groups exist, what is the
relevance of press/hype and what are the new trends coming into play that
will influence them moving forward?
2010 - TiE Nordic Workshop - Stockholm, Sweden
Invited regularly to speak at a number of workshops focused around development
and go-tomarket strategies covering business driven elements such as getting
started, development strategies, promotion/marketing and monetization of
software on emerging mobile platforms. The events are hosted to inspire new
entrepreneurs in the Nordics.
2010 - IDG Mobility World 2010 - Stockholm, Sweden
Invited as an expert to participate on a panel discussing mobile platform
fragmentation – will iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile or Symbian become
dominant players in the mobile space; or will there fragmentation continue
within the mobile space?
2009 - Excitera Mobile Cup - Stockholm, Sweden
Invited to speak at a workshop focused around development and go-to-market
strategies around the iOS platform. An event specifically hosted for a select
group of students from the Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH).
Press Mentions: Mobile Platforms
Aaron Ardiri is an active contributor to the mobile development community,
providing insights about platform evolution, assisting developers with
cross-platform development and doing evangelistic activities around mobile
platforms – actively willing to reach out to members of the press to ensure
the general community is properly informed.
In 2010 he was highlighted as one of Sweden’s best software developers:
number 68 of 100.
In 2012 he was highlighted as one of Sweden’s best software developers:
number 83 of 100.
Computer Sweden / Computer World (IDG group)
mobil.se / mobil.nu
Press Mentions: Game Development
Aaron Ardiri is an avid mobile gamer with over 10 years’ experience in the
field and in his spare time gets “hands-on” experience understanding the
development process and the mobile ecosystem of application distribution
by running a small games development studio.
Retro Gamer Magazine
“Aaron is an incredible professional with an absolutely amazing combination
of engineering and leadership skills - the perfect technical visionary who
can quickly explain how things should be done and is not afraid to dive in
and assist his team when there is doubt about implementation. I have learnt
a lot from Aaron while he was my manager and I appreciate been given the
chance to work with him.”
Vitaliy Ryumshyn, System Architect - ubitexx GmbH - a subsidiary of BlackBerry
“I have worked with Aaron on multiple projects, and can say without
reservation he is one of the most knowledgeable and resourceful developers
I have had the privilege of meeting. Aaron has never found a task beyond
his ability, and once started, he works with an amazing focus and drive to
accomplish the task. His excitement is always contagious, and I enjoy
working with Aaron. He is always available to provide advice and insight to
his team and shows great leadership skills. I would eagerly recommend him
for any position or project in need of quality leadership.”
Michael Ethetton, Business Partner - self employed
“Aaron goes above and beyond when you hire him to work for you. In our case
we needed to do something so bleeding edge that we weren't even sure if it
was possible. Aaron made the impossible happen and for delivery streamlined
it so that a non-techie could do a demonstration at a trade show. I would
hire him again and again.”
Joel Evans, Director of Technology - GTech Corporation
“Aaron's forte is architecting software, no matter the platform. He's one of
the most talented coders I know and, at the same time, knows how to
communicate effectively with his clients in a patient, laid-back and
constructive manner. There's not a mobile device so obscure that Aaron
hasn't written code for it. He's the go-to person for any project that's
in need of a sound architecture.”
Ivo Jager, Business Partner - self employed
“Aaron is one of the most talented, creative and driven developers in the Palm
Economy. He has consistently created solutions where others thought it was
impossible, and his savvy with both the user experience and the back-end
programming allow him to create truly revolutionary solutions.”
Michael Bergen, Palm Developer Relations - Palm, Inc
“Aaron has a visionary mind wrapped inside a business pragmatist’s head.
Aaron has not only engineered the single most impressive handheld product
UI in the medical space, he has optimized that UI for just about any device
you can imagine; Aaron isn’t just a software engineer - he is a solid and
wise businessman which makes working with him all the better.”
Evan Schnittman, VP Business Development & Rights - Oxford University Press
“Aaron is a task-oriented manager with good project management skills. His
expertise in embedded development is very valuable to any mobile technology
company. Aaron also has a good sense for future trends and know-how to
implement this in reality.”
Alisa Devlic, Research Lead - Appear Networks AB
“Aaron has top notch tech skills and great experience in the mobile
application development area (and beyond). He is also keen and patient to
share this valuable experience with young engineers (like me). Last but not
least, I like the fact that he tries his best to create a happy and pleasant
working environment. Thumbs up!”
Georgios Panagiotou, Research Engineer - Appear Networks AB
“Aaron is a brilliant programmer, with a knack for native coding. His
knowledge spans across a large number of programming languages, with a
particular focus on mobile technologies. He has both the vision and the
skills to implement leading-edge products. Give him a challenge that he
likes, and he'll dedicate all this energy to solve it.”
Xavier Aubry, CEO - Appear Networks AB
“Aaron Ardiri is the most skilled and experienced mobile developer I
had a chance to meet and know. I doubt I could have met many others
with that level of dedication, knowledge, studiousness and diligence.”
Nemanja Bondžulić, CEO - Industry Entertainment