Alexander Hayes is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology in an educational and workforce context, regularly invited to speak of the implications and likely impacts of these technologies more broadly for society.

His research is contributing to how academics and practitioners alike are thinking critically about innovations such as Google Glass, with research interests that include wearable technologies, social media, networked learning, unmanned aerial systems, privacy and national security.

Hayes is currently completing a PhD. at the University of Wollongong, NSW within the Faculty of Informatics, School of Information Systems & Technology and as Visiting Researcher at Aalto University, Media Lab, Helsinki. He is also a Professional Associate with the College of Adjuncts at the University of Canberra, Bruce ACT engaged in a number of national and international research projects.

Hayes is a web developer at the Australian National University, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies in the Serving Our Country project, a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.