George has been analyzing data for customers for almost 20 years, starting with consulting jobs during his Ph.D. work at Stanford and continuing today at Rocket Fuel, where he is Chairman, CEO, and founder. Rocket Fuel was started in 2008 and has since grown to almost 400 employees globally. Recently named #4 in Forbes’ Most Promising Companies in America, Rocket Fuel is trying to solve the scientific side of marketing, with big data and AI autonomously managing and optimizing digital campaigns for hundreds of brands, evaluating over 28 billion opportunities per day, and serving 7 billion ads a month using a planet-scale computing platform. Besides Rocket Fuel, George has led hypergrowth initiatives and teams at Yahoo! and IBM and was an early pre-IPO employee at Epiphany and salesforce.com. His Ph.D. was supported by a National Science Foundation fellowship.
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