Welcome! My name is Alex Castrounis .
I’m the founder of InnoArchiTech, a blog that I created to share knowledge and expertise to benefit others.
This is hopefully accomplished by creating high-quality and meaningful content on topics, techniques, best practices, and trends in designing, building, and delivering scalable software, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, and IoT solutions, that are:
- Problem solving
- Exceptionally designed
- UX, UI, interactions, animations, and information architecture
- Free of feature bloat
- User-centric and highly usable
- Benefit-driven, not feature-driven
- Future-proof and/or easily updatable
- Performant, scalable, maintainable, reliable, extensible, available, and durable
InnoArchiTech reflects my greatest interests, which include:
- Technical and product leadership and management
- Data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI)
- Big data tools and techniques, particularly batch and real-time analytics
- The internet of things (IoT)
- Scalable software, big data, data science, AI, and IoT solutions and architecture
- Agile and lean-driven product, software, and services development
- Innovation, differentiation, and competitive advantage
My professional experience includes working with, and helping industry-leading and early stage startup technology companies generate significant revenue and competitive advantage through innovation and creation of very successful and highly differentiated tech products and services.
Prior to working in the tech industry, I was a race strategist, vehicle dynamicist, and data scientist for IndyCar and Champ Car racing teams.
Highlights of my racing career include:
- Working as race strategist, vehicle dynamicist, and data scientist for over one hundred IndyCar races (including many Indianapolis 500 races), and for the winning team of the historic final Champ Car race in Long Beach, CA
- Achieving numerous race wins and podium finishes as Andretti Autosport’s head of vehicle dynamics, software, and computer simulation
- Contributing to the success of many notable IndyCar drivers and team owners, including:
- Michael Andretti
- Al Unser Jr.
- Jimmy Vasser
- Will Power
- Danica Patrick
- Tony Kanaan
- Ryan-Hunter Reay
In addition to my professional background and interests, I’m also a musician (drums, percussion, and keys), DJ, and music producer.
Here is a link to an album recorded by a former band of mine called Olympus Mons, and features me on drums. The songs are all originals and co-written by me, with the exception of Dracula, a cover of Medeski Martin & Wood’s original song.
I hope you enjoy your visit and thanks for stopping by!
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