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BC Platforms: Alex Dickinson

BC Platforms has appointed Alex Dickinson as chairman of the board. From 2010 to 2017, Dickinson was senior VP of strategic initiatives at Illumina where he led the company's precision medicine program and cloud computing efforts. Dickinson joined Illumina through its acquisition of Helixis, a life sciences instrument company that he cofounded in 2007 and led as CEO. He also previously cofounded and was CEO of Luxtera, a silicon photonics company that was later acquired by Cisco Systems for $660 million. Dickinson also currently sits on the boards of two California-based companies he cofounded: Ryght, which applies generative AI to clinical trials, and Chromacode, a cloud-based molecular diagnostics company. He is also on the board of NGS analytics software platform provider Gencove. Dickinson has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Adelaide in Australia and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York.