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Alex Castrounis

Founder and CEO
Why of AI | Northwestern University

Alex Castrounis is the founder and CEO of Why of AI and the author of AI for People and Business. He is also an adjunct for Northwestern University’s Kellogg / McCormick MBAi program, where he created and teaches the program’s core AI and machine learning course.

Alex has spent the last two decades advising businesses of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100s, on how to use data, analytics, and technology to drive business and customer success. A significant part of his work has been helping companies embed artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science into every facet of their decision-making, operations, and products.

Alex also understands how analytics and data-driven decisions can help businesses gain and maintain a competitive advantage. As a former IndyCar engineer and data scientist, he honed his ability to measure and analyze billions of data points to deliver an advantage in races where milliseconds separate winners from the rest of the pack.

Outside of work, Alex is a husband and cat dad who loves rooting for Chicago sports, playing the piano, watching musical theater, trying different foods, and traveling to new places.

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Events featuring Alex Castrounis
Events featuring Alex Castrounis