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Alex Cowan

Design Strategist, at large

San Francisco

Alex has been an entrepreneur (5x) and intrapreneur (1x). He’s currently founder & CTO of Leonid Systems, an enterprise software company with offices in the Bay Area, Washington, Toronto and various points abroad. Leonid Systems bootstrapped not one, but four successful products out of a consulting business. Leonid's products are now deployed to many of the world's largest cloud communications operators which together earned over $350 billion in revenue last year.

Alex is also the Author of ‘Starting a Tech Business‘ (Wiley, 2012), a primer for non-engineers who want to up their game with the latest techniques and foundations concepts in product development. Prior to Leonid, Alex was busy applying design thinking, Lean Startup, customer development, and agile (among other things) as an executive and consultant at small and large companies.

Alex studied Industrial Engineering and Economics at Stanford University.

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