Founder Post-Platforms Initiative Netherlands Creative industries
Alex is a serial entrepreneur with degrees in Computer science and MBA. He has experience and launched projects in many industries: space research programs, business consulting, cryptography and internet security, cartography and car navigation, high speed rails, agriculture and road safety. In 2011 Alex founded the izi.TRAVEL, which is now the largest storytelling platform for tourism & museums, with 50000+ content providers (incl 3000 museums) and millions of users. In 2020 Alex started the Post-Platforms Initiative (postplatforms.org) with an ambitious goal to reshape the world of platforms via introduction of competition between them in a very simple way: by disconnecting data from platforms. It will return the control over their content to people and introduce the new Web 3.0 Data Space. It is being developed now in banking, telecom, education, culture&heritage, accommodation, real estate and other domains.