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April 01, 2021Cities

Irys appoints new CTO to lead AI strategy and product development in the next stage of growth

Carlos Toxtli, formerly at Microsoft, Google, and Twitch, brings over 20+ years of experience in Human Computer Interaction, AI, Data Science, and executive experience in development and operations for product strategy and vision to help companies capitalize on market opportunities to continue growing.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - March 22, 2021- Irys, a leading SaaS platform in the “community collaboration” space for developing modern apps, announced today the appointment of Carlos Toxtli as chief technology officer. In this role, Toxtli will oversee the company’s overall product direction and development and will lead the engineering, product, and infrastructure teams.

Toxtli brings more than 20 years of software, systems, and product development expertise to Irys, including software engineering, product management, artificial intelligence, and robotic process automation. Most recently, Toxtli served as a Research Scientist at Microsoft Research, Twitch, and West Virginia University.

“Irys has created a platform that has fundamentally transformed the way teams design, build, and manage community-driven projects that will improve the quality of life in natural and built environments. Carlos’ vision will support the company’s broader product and data strategy, driving rapid innovation to support the needs of our clients and cement the company’s leadership as a productivity platform in the architectural, engineering and construction market,” said Irys CEO, Beto Altamirano.

“By bringing together the tools that community managers need on a daily basis, Irys has gained momentum by breaking into an untapped market. There is big potential for Irys to become the next must needed tool for any community,” said Toxtli. Toxtli is based in West Virginia and holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of West Virginia and an MBA from the IEDE Business School, European University of Madrid.

CTO Questions

What made you want to join Irys as CTO? The great potential of the tool and the equipment. Solving a problem that matters and doing it in a scalable way is what I am most passionate about Irys.

What is your vision for the company’s product development? Bring Irys to the next level by setting not only the best infrastructure possible but also the mechanisms to evolve with the users’ needs. Having a robust, extensible, and data-driven platform will empower users to make Irys their trusted ally.

Tell us something about yourself? I am someone who cannot be still for a moment. Being with like-minded people on my team is what I value the most, people who know that the sky is not the limit.