Alex Gao founded and is currently the head of the Digital Health Lab at Samsung Research America (SRA), with a mission to transform healthcare delivery via innovative digital technology, human centered design, and AI. Alex also serves on the Board of Managers for the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a HIMSS organization dedicated to advancing the technology and application of connected health innovations.
Alex has 25 years of global experience building technology and innovation driven organizations, from the size of Fortune 100 to Silicon Valley startups. He brings broad and multidisciplinary experience across industry sectors of Media/Entertainment, Consumer-Electronics/IT convergence, Internet/Mobile communications, Energy, Semiconductor, and most recently digital health.
Alex previously led the Technology Strategy team at Samsung Research America (SRA), responsible for strategy for establishing models, principles and practices for successful R&D in Silicon Valley, evangelizing vision-driven initiatives that focus on services creation, user experiences design, product concept innovation, and computing science research.
Alex holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tsinghua University.
Alex has 30+ peer reviewed publications and 20+ US patents.