Aaron Sylvan

Consulting CTO • Conference Producer


I prefer to let others speak for me:



20+ years building technology

DEC 2010 - TODAY

Sylvan Social Technology

Consulting CTO, Event Producer

My team and I specialize in fixing tech projects that are "stuck" or failing. I also help Angels and VCs to evaluate investments, and help startups to pitch their business plans.

Conferences are a passion - I have a TEDx franchise license (produced 50+ TED Talks, >2M views to date), I have produced private corporate events for companies such as Allianz, and in 2020 I launch a new series called "DRAM".

apr 1995 - feb 2002

One Technology

Founder and CTO

An Operations Research firm, One Technology was built upon Helix™, my proprietary set of 'genetic algorithms'. Using Artificial Life simulations, we were able to optimize highly complex multivariate interdependent business problems - causing solutions valued in the millions of dollars by Fortune 500 clients, across a range of industries.


Selected Projects:


We stand on the shoulders of those who have taught us.

Inside Risk

International Hostage Re-Enactment


High-Stakes, High-Pressure Negotiation

IMD Business School

High Performance Leadership (HPL)


Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Negotiation

IMD Business School

Masters of Business Administration


General study in executive leadership - including finance, psychology, marketing, and research.

Harvard University

Program on Negotiation


Business Negotiation Skills

Bennington College

Bachelor of Arts


Electronic Music and Classical Composition

Stuyvesant High School

New York City

Honors Math & Science Program

Widely regarded as the #1 school in the country, Stuyvesant accepts only 2% of applicants.


Made in Brooklyn