Ian Connor

Ian Connor

CTO of citately.com ... and a Queenslander at heart!
General Engineer • General Business
Brisbane, Australia
  • Software Development
  • Startups
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Business

CTO @Citately • Co-Founder

Jan '17 - Present (4 years 1 month)

Bliss.AI Pty Ltd

CTO @Bliss.AI Pty Ltd • Co-Founder

Bliss is your software partner. We make code that is easy to manage.


SkillGap • Advisor

On demand marketplace for a flexible labour hire

Amazing things Ian's made
Pubget emerged from my co-founder’s need for quick and easy access to scientific research papers. That need, along with a lot of hard work and a few pivots thanks to my other co-founder Ryan Jones (formerly of Fast acquired by Microsoft), led to the launch of a budding startup. In 2008, the Pubget search engine became active in institutions such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts General Hospital. By 2011, Pubget was activated in over 200 institutions and the majority of the worlds largest pharma companies. Copyright Clearance Center in January 2012 acquired Pubget.
I spent 2015 and 2016 working on Bliss: this helped organizations gain insight into their code quality, technical debt, and development team.
Since 2017, I am building Citately with a team in Brisbane: we have hundreds of machines crawling, analyzing and indexing academic journals. We provide technology and insight into articles, linking and access to libraries for our clients.