Aleksandar Kuzmanovic achieved great success in both the academic, and commercial world. He is a graduate of ETF Belgrade where he received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. He later went on to complete his PhD at Rice University. He began his career in Serbia as a System Engineer at Algotech Srbija and later a Research Scientist at IMP-Telecommunications. He then travelled to California where he was a Visiting Researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Advisor at Narus Inc. He was Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Nanjee Inc.. Today he is both a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and Founder of bloXroute Labs, a Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) that is solving the largest problems that blockchains face today.