The game of golf – a surprising source of technical complexity
CEO, Take Off Labs
Alex is the CEO of Take Off Labs, a company that builds software technology for the golf industry. The golf software products powered by TOL are market leaders in the United States of America and world wide – more than 9,000 golf clubs and associations organized 20 million rounds of golf and generated several millions of golf registrations this year in 42 countries across 5 continents. We partner with the leading governing bodies in the game of golf – the United States Golf Association and the Professional Golfers’ Association of America to grow the game with every feature. Our golf handicap and membership platform is powering the day to day operations for over 2.5 million golfers playing more than 600 million rounds of golf annually.
After receiving both a BSc. degree from Jacobs University Bremen and a MSc. degree in Computer Science and Management of Technology from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and stints at top software companies such as Microsoft and Google, Alex moved back home in Cluj as the right place for new ventures. Alex also competed in various national and international Computer Science competitions. He is the recipient of the Bronze Medal – Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2008, a Google CodeJam semi-finalist and a TopCoder finalist.
Presentation Topic: The game of golf – a surprising source of technical complexity