Prior to Sidewalk, Alex worked at Google, where he led UX research projects for Cloud, Maps, and internal engineering tools, in addition to the technical implementation of large-scale Shopping ads. During this time, he also spent six months as a full-time research fellow at Médecins Sans Frontières, developing a machine learning application to fight antibiotic resistance.
Before his time at Google, Alex worked in a number of different organizations, including an NGO in Uganda and the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He also co-founded a startup designing and producing temporary tattoos under the brand Young & Smitten in Ireland.
Alex was brought up in the Austrian Alps, and holds a MA in Philosophy from the University of Vienna and a MSc in International Economics from CEMS. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and tiny cat. He spends his days exploring different neighborhoods, playing basketball, and daydreaming about building a skiing hut.