Alexander Fred-Ojala

Current Position

Technical Program Manager, Blockchain Xcelerator

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology,

UC Berkeley

Visiting Faculty, Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship


M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics (Lund University)


Global AI, Data Science, and Blockchain expert. Former Chief Data Scientist, Research Director, and Instructor at UC Berkeley. Experienced project and product manager with a successful track record of consulting for Fortune 500 companies, advising/running startups, and conducting executive education programs in over 25 countries. Passionate about applying emerging technologies to create value. 


Bathia, S., Castro-Hernandez, E., Goyal, M., & Fred-Ojala, A. (2019). Comparative analysis of innovation capability: Examining differences across career strata and gender using item response theory. ICE IEEE Nice, France.

Tsang, N., Cao, C., & Fred-Ojala, A. (2019). Autonomous Household Energy Consumption using Deep Reinforcement Learning. ICE IEEE Nice, France.

Fred-Ojala, A., Sidhu, I., & Charlotta, J. (2018). A quantitative approach to measure, track and forecast innovation capability within individuals and organizations. ICIMSA Hong Kong. 

Sidhu, I., Ferry, T., & Fred-Ojala, A. (2018). Breaking the Zuckerberg myth: Successful entrepreneurs have 10 years of prior employment. ICE IEEE Stuttgart, Germany. 

Sidhu, I. & Fred-Ojala, A. (2018a). Applying entrepreneurial teaching methods to advanced technical STEM courses. ICE IEEE Stuttgart, Germany. 

Sidhu, I. & Fred-Ojala, A. (2018b). The future of Blockchain – A Berkeley perspective. College of Engineering, UCB. 

Fred-Ojala, A. & Eng Larsson, J. (2016). Construction of the Berkeley Innovation Index: A higher-order item response theory model approach. Master Thesis. 

Sidhu, I., Fred-Ojala, A., & et al. (2016). Berkeley Innovation Index: An approach for measuring and diagnosing individuals’ and organizations’ innovation capabilities. Berkeley Electronic Press. 


2018 - Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellow, Ten leading university faculty members in applied AI were awarded the Innovation Fellowship. Seattle, USA 

2015-2016 UC Berkeley Exchange Scholar, I received the opportunity to complete my Master’s at UC Berkeley Sweden 

2014 Auranest, 2nd Place, Venture Cup, The World’s Largest Business Plan Competition Sweden 

2013 Auranest, Top 50 Most Innovative Startups, ACE Europe Brussels, Belgium 

2013 Student Teacher of the Year, Lund University Sweden