Despite being tempted by other disciplines, Alex Bassi decided to explore the esoteric world of computer science, mainly because of his tension between creativity and mathematical rigor. He enjoyed his stay in Milan, where he attended its world famous University, and became passionate of artificial intelligence, soft computing and software engineering.
Bassi joined Amadeus in 1997, to become an expert of Unisys OS 2200 assembler. Then he managed to unchain his spirit again and joined the University of Tennessee in the summer of 2000, where he was involved in the seminal work and development of the Internet Backplane Protocol. After enjoying "Nax-vul" for 18 months, he got back to Lyon, where he had a position as research visitor at the Ecole Normale Superieure. For two years, he developed the relationship between the novel storage concepts and active networking. He then worked for RIPE NCC, on project regarding the whois database, and after one year of rainy A'dam in November 2004, he moved to the sunny south of France to integrate the Hitachi Sophia Antipolis Labs. There he got involved in various projects, related to cloud, autonomic communications and RFID.
In 2007, Bassi became chair of the Internet of Things Working Group of the EU Technological Platform EPoSS, and from 2010 he started his own company, Alessandro Bassi Consulting, focusing on how to bring the IoT vision to life. He was the technical coordinator of the EU lighthouse project on IoT (IoT-A), wrote books and spoke at many events until he became president of the Italian association for IoT, IoTItaly.