Alex Leader is a Senior Associate at Luminary Labs, where he helps organizations adapt to emerging technologies and the evolving future of work.
Alex developed technical expertise at Dataminr, where he applied his knowledge of Arabic, French, and Spanish to surface insights from a real-time stream of worldwide social media. He built upon this early work in data science in a more recent role at Amenity Analytics, a machine learning and AI startup. At Amenity, Alex designed natural language processing solutions for a diverse array of business challenges, using both frontier technology and statistical tools to identify best practices and advance client goals.
Alex holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a master’s in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. He is a seasoned campaigner for innovative solutions to the climate crisis and continues to serve as an advocate for a low-carbon economy. In his spare time, Alex can be found in rehearsal spaces around the city practicing the piano, guitar, or drums — and gradually learning new instruments.