George Ng, ’03 Economics

Job title: 
Chief Data Officer, Guidewire Software
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George Ng is co-founder and chief technology officer of GGWP, which aims to democratize positive play in video games using technology. Previously, he co-founded Cyence, a cyber risk assessment platform that combined internet-scale data collection, machine learning, and financial modeling to assess technology driven risks. Cyence was acquired by Guidewire Software. Prior to his entrepreneurial work, Mr. Ng was the chief data scientist at Cray Supercomputer, where he built analytic solutions in industries such as financial services, professional sports, and healthcare. He also spent time at various government agencies including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) focusing on defense and intelligence. George has also taught machine learning, game theory, and economics and statistics at UC Berkeley, American University, and UC Irvine respectively. At Chapman University, Mr. Ng ran an experimental economics lab with work focused on spectrum auctions with applications for the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Communications Commission. Currently, Mr. Ng also advises tech startups and is a senior advisor to the School of Public Health at Berkeley.