Aidan is the CTO of Audinate, which he co-founded in 2006 as a spin-out from National ICT Australia (NICTA). At NICTA, he was a principal research engineer and the driving force behind the Digital Audio Networking project that developed the core technology behind "Dante" - the media networking solution commercialised by Audinate.
Prior to joining NICTA, Aidan was at Motorola Labs in Sydney where he worked on zero-configuration IP networking, IPv6, reliable multicast, mobile adhoc networking and residential gateways. He is an inventor on more than twelve patents in the area of IP networking.
He participates in several standards bodies and industry alliances, including the AVnu Alliance and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In the IETF he has authored several IETF documents specificying the interaction between the IETF Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) and the IEEE Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) synchronisation and QoS services.
Before embarking on an R&D career, he built extensive skills in networking, security, operating systems, and software development through several years of hands-on experience managing large networks and mission-critical systems. He has been responsible for network security at a large university.
Aidan holds a BSc in Computer Science and a BEng (Hons I) in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.