Alexander 'Echa' Eichhorn is an entrepreneur, developer and researcher who lives and works in Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin. He is founder of KIDTSUNAMI and CTO at TRIMMER, a cloud platform for professional film producers he created together with creative director Katrin Beckmann TRIMMER improves creative workflows by making it easy to organise and share content between different people, departments and creative tools.
On the side Alexander and Katrin started TAGSY, a social video tagging site that merges a Twitter-style short messaging experience into online video. Alexander is also editor of Remote Presence, a magazine about technology and its influence on life, thinking and society.
Alexander previously worked as IT researcher and festival producer in Norway, Canada and Germany. He founded and organised Art.on.Wires, an annual festival for electronic arts, science and culture. Alexander's background is in distributed systems, security and video communications. He developed 3D multi-view and scalable video processing tools and created assessment methods for video quality at Simula Research Laboratory, collaborated with the World Opera on telematic performances and created live video processing pipelines for Real-Time Emergency Response at McGill University.