Alex Hern is a high-tech entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of experience in this arena. During his career, Mr. Hern has helped to found and launch a number of notable companies. To name a few examples, Hern was the co-founder of Yesmail, a web directory and email marketing company, which he helped to take public. Yesmail was subsequently sold to CMGI (now ModusLink Global Solutions) for $650 million. He was also the co-founder of Arcsight, a cyber security firm, which he also assisted in taking public, and which was sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.5 billion. Read more about Alex Hern at bloomberg.com.
In January 2014, Alex Hern co-founded TSUNAMI XR (www.tsunamixr.com). Tsunami has designed an augmented and virtual reality platform that produces complete 3D rendering, animation, simulation and virtualization which allows for an on-demand digital meeting space on any device. Quickly establishing themselves as the market leader in this new collaborative meeting technology, Tsunami provides for increased productivity for many of the top global companies across many sectors, from manufacturing to aerospace and defense. Mr. Hern currently serves as the CEO of Tsunami. Follow Alex Hern on Linkedin.
Recently Alex Hern was interviewed by Ideamensch (see: “Alex Hern – Co-Founder of Tsunami” — Posted on August 13, 2018 by the Editor https://ideamensch.com/alex-hern/ ). The transcribed interview provides a brief synopsis of Hern’s background and his thinking and life philosophy. As to how the idea for Tsunami came about, Hern indicates that the world of business and communication has evolved beyond a computer CPU platform to include numerous devices and modes of presentation of information which includes things like augmented and virtual reality.
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