Alec Hudnut is Chief Executive Officer of Evolution Robotics Retail, a world leader in item level recognition through software. The company was recently acquired by Datalogic SpA. Prior to founding Evolution Robotics Retail, Alec was CEO of Evolution Robotics. Both companies specialize in developing advanced visual pattern recognition software. Before joining Evolution Robotics, Alec was a Managing Director at Idealab, an innovative, high tech incubator, where he launched and supported a number of software companies. As part of his over 20 years of high technology, consulting and corporate finance experience, Alec was also CEO of educational software company, University Access; a consultant at McKinsey & Co.; and an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Alec holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar.