Alex is CTO/founder of AI-driven data cataloging solutions provider Waterline Data, author of The Enterprise Big Data Lake: Delivering the Promise of Big Data and Data Science (published by O'Reilly Media), and holder of two patents for technology that aids in the fast and easy discovery of data across the enterprise. Alex also served as General Manager of Informatica’s Data Quality Business Unit, driving Marketing, Product Management and R&D for an $80M business. Alex joined Informatica from IBM, where he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer for the Information Integration team. IBM acquired Alex’s second startup, Exeros, where he was founder, CTO and VP of Engineering. Previously, Alex was co-founder, CTO and VP of Engineering at Acta Technology, which was subsequently acquired by Business Objects. Prior to founding Acta, Alex managed development of Replication Server at Sybase and worked on Sybase’s strategy for enterprise application integration (EAI). Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University School of Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.