Alex Hern is a known entrepreneur who has served in the industry for over 25 years. He is currently the Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Tsunami VR. He has focussed on incubation of technology and early-stage companies. He founded Strategic Acquisition Ventures limited. He is also a former Director and co-founder of Inktomi Goldman Sachs-led IPO which was the search technology for Yahoo, AOL, and MSN. He also co-founded Yesmail Alex Brown led IPO where he served as the Director of the company. This was a web directory and email marketing company, which sold CMGI for $650 million a decade ago.
Mr. Alex served as the CEO and Chairman of Military Commercial Technologies which he co-founded to incubate commercial technologies. He also served as a Director of ArcSight, which is a cyber-security company. The company was sold for $1.5 billion to Hewlett-Packard. He was the Director of CloudShield, which is a security company he co-founded to specialize in commercial and government projects. He has served on the boards of Zero-Knowledge Systems, Triton Network Systems, and NewHomes.com.
In one of his interviews, Alex said that the idea to start Tsunami originated from realizing that there was a need for new software platforms and applications as we move form CPU-driven computer era to GPU-driven era. He saw the need to usher in a spatial computing era. Every day he spends 4-5 hours concentrating on a thing that will propel his company forward. He spends his nights thinking on how to build exciting innovations.
Alex finds machine learning and Artificial intelligence exciting. He is focussed more than ever on achieving his goals. He, however, advised the younger generation to make long-term and right decisions. What has enabled him to grow is the partnership he has made with solution providers. According to him, every business has some worst moments, and every manager should be prepared to face them. He believes that there is a future in the use of accounting and big data to create transparency.