Innovation Series: Meet the P&G Engineer Behind the Oral B Connect App

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“I love working with a technology like connected devices and the challenge that comes with simplifying the consumer experience with them.”

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Meet Aaron Sapp, Mobile Engineering Director in Oral Care IT. In his three years at P&G, Aaron has worked with the Oral-B team, leading the launch of the Oral B Connect app to support the Oral-B Sense and Oral-B Guide brushing systems. His work on this project helped lay the groundwork for the upcoming iO Sense launch this fall.

Aaron’s path to P&G was winding. After graduating in 2011 with a degree in Computer Science, he worked in several sectors — including baking, consulting and even a start-up — eventually leading him to the Oral Care team at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The tech world is notorious for its lack of diversity, but my experience in engineering at P&G has been the complete opposite,” Aaron says. “I’ve experienced first-hand the benefit of having diversity on a team, which has allowed me to grow as a person and an engineer by working with so many people with different backgrounds and perspectives.”

When he’s not at work you can find Aaron at home hanging out with his wife and three kids or “geeking out” on smart home products. “I will find any excuse to make my house more connected.”