Dr Alex Grant
Industry Innovation and Science Australia board member

State: South Australia

Current position: Chief Executive Officer, Myriota Pty Ltd


  • engineer, researcher and entrepreneur in the area of wireless communications, connected vehicles and space technologies
  • co-founded Myriota, provider of global internet of things connectivity via low earth orbit satellite
  • co-founded Cohda Wireless, supplier of software and technology for connected autonomous vehicles and smart cities
  • formerly professor of Information Theory, and director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research at University of South Australia
  • current directorships and advisory roles include:
    • Myriota
    • Australian Space Agency Space Industry Leaders Forum
    • Smartsat CRC Industry Advisory Board
  • former directorships and advisory roles include:
    • Intelligent Transport Systems Australia
    • Australian Research Council College of Experts
    • Australian Computer Society Telecommunications Board
    • IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors.


  • PhD, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons1), University of South Australia
  • Worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.