Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Martí is the CEO and co-founder of Mitiga Solutions, an award-winning spinoff of the National Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain.
Alex believes all critical decisions related to climate-induced hazards shouldn't be left to chance... but to science. As a science-based insurtech, Mitiga offers the next-generation of risk models and insurance coverage to help insurers and asset managers navigate the threat of a changing climate.
For over a decade, Alex pioneered the use of geospatial technology to quantify the impact of climate at a U.S. Government division, bridging cutting-edge R&D into industry and collaborating with various organizations, such as NASA, NOAA, and Microsoft. He also taught at several U.S. universities and collaborated with world-renowned business schools. His technical expertise ranges from climate, weather, and geophysical modeling, to employing the latest’s AI and highperformance computing/cloud technologies.
Alex holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and doctorate and postgraduate degrees in Engineering, Applied Physics and Geospatial Technologies from Rutgers, Princeton and Cambridge University.
Alex also serves as Chairman of the AI group for Natural Hazards (weather extremes) for the United Nations ITU and as Industry Board Member of Europe's high-performing computing network (PRACE). He's also an international expert for UNDP for risk modeling, and as a group leader for the Natural and Social Hazards Group at the National Supercomputing Center (BSCCNS). He was a recipient of the prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission twice.