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Alex Goryachev is an author of Fearless Innovation and an award-winning Silicon Valley veteran whose resume reads like a brief history of tech disruption.
Alex is passionate about leveraging innovation purposefully and pragmatically to create a better future for all. Recently, he became deeply invested in discovering practical ways for startup / community / corporate business and technology co-innovation to help achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and address the global challenges we face today, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation and access to education.
His journey started early when as a teenager he got to know the local hacking community, became involved with digital privacy movement and taught himself to master UNIX operating systems and design web pages and later using his skills to develop innovative apps and platforms for the digital entertainment industry. Alex had extended gigs with music pioneers Napster and Liquid Audio. He also advanced digitization in other industries, consulting with IBM Global Services and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Today, Alex is the Managing Director of Co-Innovation Centers and Innovation Strategy Cisco, a $50B technology, powerhouse where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. He oversees companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as global innovation centers enabling co-innovation with the ecosystem.
Alex Goryachev has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for innovation and culture transformation. He is a Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change. He is sought after by the press as an expert on innovation, sustainability and digitization, and is a contributing writer for Forbes and Chief Executive Magazine, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Innovation Leader Magazine.