Alex Castrounis Portfolio


Welcome to Alex’s portfolio! Below you’ll find a curated selection of Alex’s key accomplishments, writing, professional engagements, and much more.


Key Accomplishments

  • Founder, CEO, and Principal Consultant, InnoArchiTech

  • Book Author, AI For People and Business: A Framework for Better Human Experiences and Business Success (O’Reilly Media, 2019)

  • Keynote speaker, including at the LiquidFrameworks 2019 ConnectFX conference

  • Speaker and teacher on the benefits of AI, machine learning, data science, and product strategy, and featured by organizations such as O’Reilly, Apple, Expedia, E*Trade, 1871, General Assembly, and Skillshare

  • Holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics (awarded with distinction)

  • Featured by many industry-leading innovation and technology publications, including O’Reilly Media, Knowledge@Wharton, and KDnuggets

  • Advisor and mentor to many businesses and entrepreneurs

  • Former racecar engineer and race strategist in more than 100 IndyCar races worldwide, including many Indianapolis 500s

  • Creator and host of the Pod as a Service podcast



Podcasts, Interviews, and Quotes


Volunteering and Mentoring

  • Mentor at 1871: Chicago’s Center For Technology and Entrepreneurship

    • Regularly hold office hours to provide guidance and mentorship to businesses and entrepreneurs

  • Mentor entrepreneurs and other individuals

Professional Motorsports Career Highlights

  • Worked 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.

  • Achieved numerous race wins and podium finishes while running Andretti Autosport’s vehicle dynamics, data science, and computer simulation programs (supporting all four Andretti Autosport IndyCar teams).

  • Race engineer and strategist for Davey Hamilton’s remarkable comeback 2007 Indianapolis 500 race (achieved a top ten finish from starting 20th), in which Davey Hamilton returned to racing after sustaining massive injuries at the Texas Motor Speedway in 2001 (required 23 surgeries to reconstruct his feet and legs).

  • Worked with many notable IndyCar drivers and team owners, including:

    • Michael Andretti

    • Al Unser Jr.

    • Jimmy Vasser

    • Will Power

    • Danica Patrick

    • Tony Kanaan

    • Ryan-Hunter Reay