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Miklos Sarvary

Chairman of the Board

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Miklos Sarvary is a Professor at Columbia Business School where he is the faculty director of The Media and Technology Program.

He has joined Columbia in 2013 from INSEAD, where he spent 12 years, most recently, as Deputy Dean of Executive Education. Prior to INSEAD, he was on the faculties of Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Besides research, Miklos has developped executive courses for and consulted with major corporations such as McKinsey, Dun & Bradstreet, IBM, Intel, Pernod Ricard, among others. Before becoming an academic he worked at IBM.

Miklos holds a PhD in business from INSEAD, a DEA in geostatistics from École Nationale des Mines de Paris and a Masters in geophysics from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. He is Hungarian and lives in New York.

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Chung Ng

Board Member

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Chung is a Member of the Board. He is a SVP at Group CTO Office of the HKT Trust, where he’s responsible for leading the group’s product and technology roadmap and strategic development.

Before HKT, Chung contributed to the Big Data/AI strategy at Telstra as well as its international growth strategy. Prior to Telstra, Chung was an Associate Partner of Cluster Technology Limited which serves the Greater China market with professional services and solutions in high-performance computing, machine learning, big data, and public cloud.

In 2008, Chung joined McKinsey & Company in the Hong Kong office. He received his DPhil in Information Engineering from the University of Oxford and held the Croucher Foundation Scholarship to work toward his research degree in wireless ad-hoc networks. Chung also received BEng and MPhil in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Paul Berriman

Advisory Board Member

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Mr. Paul Berriman is the Group Chief Technology Officer for HKT and is responsible for Technology Strategy and Development, a position which he held since May 2007, having joined PCCW in 2002. Mr. Berriman is primarily responsible for leading the Group's product and technology roadmap and strategic development as well as Data Analytics.

In 2009 he was recognised by the IPTV World Forum with their Special Merit Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution. In 2008 he was listed as one of the Global Telecoms Business Magazine's top 100 "most influential persons in telecoms".

Prior to joining PCCW in 2002, Mr. Berriman was the Managing Director of Arthur D. Little in Hong Kong, a management consultancy firm, and was involved in telecommunications consultancy projects globally. Previously he also held executive, technical, engineering and operations management roles in several major Hong Kong service providers including the Hong Kong Telephone Company and Hong Kong Telecom CSL.

Mr. Berriman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electro-acoustics from the University of Salford in the UK in July 1979, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hong Kong in November 1985. He became a Chartered Engineer in June 1986 and is a full member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

He is Chairman of a Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Working Group, a board member of the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN Ltd.) and an independent non-executive director of Spark New Zealand (f.k.a. Telecom Corporation of New Zealand) having joined the Board in December 2011.

He is also a non-executive director of mobile operator, Rain Ltd., in South Africa. He was also a member of OFTA’s Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee for many years.

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Zsolt Katana

Board Member

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Zsolt Katona is a Member of the Board. He is Cheryl and Christian Valentine Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business. Zsolt’s research focuses on online marketing strategy, network analytics and social media.

He studies how firms can better take advantage of new digital technologies and how they can integrate them into their marketing mix. Zsolt is faculty director of the Fisher Center for Business Analytics at the Haas School, where he works with companies at improving their analytics capabilities and educating their workforce. Zsolt was named a Marketing Science Institute Scholar awardee and was a Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow.

He is Associate Editor at Management Science, Marketing Science and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Research in Marketing. Before joining Berkeley-Haas Katona received his PhD in Management (Marketing) from INSEAD. He also holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MSc in Mathematics, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary.

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Gyorgy Lajtai

CEO & Co-Founder

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Gyorgy is the Managing Director of Lynx and Member of the Board. He co-founded Lynx Analytics in 2010 with a team from INSEAD and a vision to solve real-world problems by applying big data graphs. Before Lynx, Gyorgy worked on CRM challenges, including marketing automation and systems. As a launch customer for Oracle’s cloud-based marketing solution, he helped INSEAD develop a new analytics-driven marketing and sales methodology to maintain the global number 1 position in executive education.

Prior to INSEAD, Gyorgy co-owned GreenerOne, a Silicon Valley based online crowdsourced eco-rating company. Earlier in his career, he worked on CRM and product management for GE Capital, including Eastern Europe’s first mobile payment linked credit card with T-Mobile. Gyorgy holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes.

 Gábor Benedek

Gábor Benedek (PhD)

Chief Innovation Officer

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Gábor is the CIO and ‘Professor-in-Residence’ at Lynx providing senior leadership in social network analysis (SNA) and predictive analytics.​ He has served numerous clients in Southeast Asia and is involved in developing Lynx’s core Big Graph Analytics product.​ Prior to Lynx, Gábor was the founder and managing director of Thesys Labs, an eHealth data mining consultancy company.

He contributed to the world’s largest public physicians’ social network database, with real patient-flow data between GPs and medical specialists.​ Earlier in his career, Gábor was one of the founders of Data Explorer, the first predictive analytics company in Hungary. Data Explorer built the first SNA software for mobile customer churn in Europe based on Gábor’s theoretical proposals. He and his team also developed and implemented an ATM cash optimization mechanism, based on which half of all ATMs are replenished in Hungary today.​ Dr. Gábor is an Associate Professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest and received his PhD in 2003. He received the “Best Application Paper” from the European Decision Science Institute in 2012 and has authored a book and over 20 articles.