Chief Data Officer
George is the Chief Data Officer for Guidewire Software where he leads product and engineering for analytic products and solutions. Prior to the acquisition by Guidewire, George was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Cyence where he architected a cyber risk assessment platform that combines internet scale data collection, machine learning, and financial modeling to assess technology driven risks. Prior to that, he was the Chief Data Scientist at YarcData (Cray) where he worked on the optimization of complex graph algorithms and built analytic solutions in vertical domains including financial services and health care.
George was also a Computational Social Scientist at the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) and Special Staff for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) where he developed analytic solutions for issues of national security. He has also taught classes in Game Theory and Mathematics at American University and ran an Experimental Economics lab at George Mason University focused on spectrum auctions with applications to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
He received his PhD from UC Irvine and B.A. from UC Berkeley, both in Economics. George is on the advisory board of the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley. He has also spent time as a consultant for several companies including a professional sports team and advises several tech start-ups.