Alex Tepper is a Managing Director in GE’s Ventures group, where he focuses on growth strategy and venture investments in Robotics and other disruptive technologies. Prior to that role, Alex was GE’s Global Director of Innovation where he worked across all the GE businesses and the Global Research Center to design and bring to market breakthrough products and new business models. He is also the co-founder of the GE Open Innovation (crowd-sourcing) Center of Excellence. Prior to GE, Alex was at American Express where he led a marketing group, new product development and then the Strategy and Innovation group for the consumer division. Between GE and AMEX, he spent a year at a non-profit, advising entrepreneurs in the developing world.