Alex Bangs recently moved to the Twin Cities after spending over two decades in Silicon Valley. He has been a company founder, and the CTO/CIO for three startups involved in life sciences and healthcare. He has developed systems including a simulation platform for pharmaceutical R&D, an analytics platform for healthcare providers, an app for people living with rheumatoid arthritis, and a data science and modeling organization focused on fighting infectious disease. Before getting into healthcare, he developed software for analytical decision making and robotics, including the world’s first robot bartender. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at Vir Biotechnology and an advisor to multiple startups.