Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes is Head of R&D at DigitalOcean and Advisory CTO & Chief Scientist at Acesio. Prior to joining DO, Alex was CTO at AiCure and prior to that he was Director of Research/Video Product at Yahoo where he led research and contributions to Yahoo’s video products, managing teams of scientists and engineers in New York City, Sunnyvale, Bangalore, and Barcelona. His work focuses on Machine Learning, mixing qualitative and quantitative methods to gain insights on user behavior for product innovation. He has published widely in the top-tier conferences (KDD, WWW, RecSys, CVPR, ACM Multimedia, etc), has been a visiting professor (KAIST), and is a frequent speaker at international academic and industry events. He is a scientist and innovator with 15+ years of international experience in research leading to product impact (Yahoo, KAIST, Telefonica, IDIAP-EPFL, Fuji Xerox, IBM, Siemens, and AT&T Bell Labs). He has worked in the USA, Japan, Chile, Switzerland, Spain, and South Korea, and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Alex was born in Bogota, Colombia and is a Spanish and a Colombian citizen.