George Ng, ’03 Economics

Job title: 
Chief Data Officer, Guidewire Software

George Ng is the chief technology officer for Guidewire Software. Prior to its acquisition by Guidewire, Mr. Ng was a founder and chief technology officer at Cyence, where he developed a cyber risk assessment platform that combines internet-scale data collection, machine learning, and financial modeling to assess technology-driven risks. Before founding Cyence, Mr. Ng was the chief data scientist at YarcData (a Cray company) where he built analytic solutions in vertical domains including financial services, professional sports, and health care. Previously, Mr. Ng spent time at various government agencies, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, where he worked on national security issues. Mr. Ng has taught classes in game theory and mathematics at American University, and he ran an experimental economics lab at Chapman University. At Chapman, he focused on spectrum auctions with applications for the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Ng also teaches a course at Berkeley’s College of Engineering and advises tech startups.