Gokul Alex is a Digital Transformation, Data Privacy and Innovation Management expert with over 20 years of experience in designing world-class enterprise architectures for Government & Public Sector, Banking, Financial Services, Retail, Telecom, Healthcare, Energy & Utility, Electronics Industry sectors and building Digital Innovation Labs for Fortune 500 MNCs such as PwC, EY, IBM, UST Global, etc. He has successfully implemented enterprise portals and content management systems across 64 countries across the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
He is currently the Chief Digital Officer of BTCD Ltd, a Blockchain StartUp Advisory Services Company. He is also the Chief Product Officer of Spherium Labs, a Decentralised Finance Platform creating coherent circular economy. He has joined Spathion Labs as the CIO focusing on FinTech and RegTech. He is also guiding blockchain entrepreneurs across the world through the international venture capital platform Blockchain Founders Fund.
He is the founder of EPIC Knowledge Society, one of the largest emerging technology and exponential entrepreneurship-focused non-profit organisation serving thousands of engineers and educators across the world. He is the chief scientist of Fusion Ledger, a Distributed Ledger Technology for Decentralised Data Stream Management. He is recognised as a global thought leader in FinTech, HealthTech, EduTech, RegTech, and AI, Analytics, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Design Thinking, IoT, Quantum Computing, Post Quantum Cryptography, etc.
He has published four patents and authored articles across international magazines and portals. He has authored a Book on Blockchain Security for BPB Publications. He has advised academic institutions such as the University of Kerala, University of Madras, Amity University, Vellore Institute of Technology, Jain University, etc. He has worked with MIT Media Lab on Open Access Algorithms and Quantum Computing. He has introduced pioneering blockchain protocols such as Algorand, Aeternity, Elixxir, Hashgraph, Horizen, Tezos and ZCash in India. He is a member of international forums such as Cloud Security Alliance, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Wikimedia Foundation, and Hyperledger Foundation.
He loves the creative convergence of Programming, Physics, Poetry, Psychology, and Philosophy. He is a polyglot and polymath in his programming life spanning two decades with experience in languages such as C, C++, Java, Julia, Perl, Python, Prolog, Rust, R, Ruby, GoLang, ErLang, Haskell, OCaml etc.