Alex is the Director of Engineering at ThayerMahan, specializing in long-duration cloud-connected intelligence gathering from the oceans. ThayerMahan harnesses the knowledge gained by careers spent in the US Navy's submarine force with the modern advances in sensors, cloud computing and AI to form a new level of theater awareness and threat detection. Previously, Alex was the founding CTO of Sea Machines, also specializing in robotic systems for the maritime domain. He built a prototype vessel that was featured in many local news articles and TV spots while it was on sea-trails in the Boston area, thankfully never causing any major maritime mishaps. He started his maritime career with Titan Salvage during the Costa Concordia project, helping to upright then re-float the stricken cruise ship. He has spoken at numerous panels both about robotics, cloud computing and maritime salvage.