Alexis Bernard is chief technology officer, responsible for Knowles’ technology strategy, roadmap, and partnerships. Alexis’s experience in technology development and corporate strategy will further strengthen Knowles’ global technology vision.
Alexis has over 15 years of experience in executive and functional leadership roles with industry-leading technology companies such as Audience, Nokia, and Texas Instruments. Prior to Knowles, he was the chief technology officer at Audience and enlarged its strategic scope beyond audio to include motion processing, multi-sensory intelligence and low-power always-on capabilities. Prior to that role, Alexis was vice president of technology strategy and business development at Nokia. He was responsible, with the CTO, for corporate technology strategy, Nokia’s research portfolio management and operational excellence, technology marketing, open innovation, and mobile ecosystem partnerships.
He also spent five years at McKinsey & Company in the firm's telecom, media and technology practice in New York. He consulted senior management of large companies, government leaders or private equity clients in the telecom and semiconductor sectors on strategy, corporate finance, marketing and operations matters.
Alexis began his career as a researcher in speech coding and recognition, including five years in the DSP research and development center of Texas Instruments in Dallas.
Alexis is an inventor on multiple patents and author of over 25 publications in the field of digital communications and speech technology. He holds an MSEE from the University of Louvain in Belgium, a PhD electrical engineering from UCLA.
Alexis lives in Mountain View, California with his wife and son and enjoys the many outdoor activities of the San Francisco bay area.