CEO & Co-founder of Ably
Matthew O’Riordan is the CEO technical co-founder of Ably, the platform that powers synchronized digital experiences in realtime. Matthew has been a software engineer for over 20 years, many of those as a CTO. He first started working on commercial internet projects in the mid 1990s, when Internet Explorer 3 and Netscape were still battling it out. Whilst he enjoys coding, the challenges he faces as an entrepreneur starting and scaling businesses is what drives him. Matthew has previously started and successfully exited from two tech businesses.
"When we launched Ably in 2016, we had a clear vision that realtime interactions would underpin rather than just augment our everyday digital experiences. We made technology decisions to provide a global edge network engineered for efficiency, reliability and ease of use. Today, our most important daily and digital experiences happen in realtime. It’s business critical now, and organizations realize they must keep up and transform to remain relevant."
“Realtime data synchronization is now business-critical. Yet most organizations don’t have the in-house capabilities nor the time to do this efficiently at scale. Early on we made technology decisions to provide a global edge network engineered for efficiency, reliability and ease of use. In the same way that content delivery networks underpin large parts of the internet, Ably is the invisible platform and infrastructure layer that powers synchronized digital experiences in realtime at speed and at scale.”