Upon graduating from MIT with a PhD in Physics, Andre worked as an engineer at Samsung Electronics, developing high-performance SSDs and intelligent storage systems. He then moved to SK Telecom to develop machine learning solutions as a manager. Upon leaving SK Telecom, he co-founded MakinaRocks where he is currently the CEO responsible for corporate strategy & management, products, and vision. Andre believes machine intelligence has the power to transform various industries and it will eventually help people unleash their potential!
Jaehyuk Lee, co-founder and co-CEO, is a strategy and process consultant with 20+ years of experience in business development & planning. His diverse industry background and extensive knowledge of enterprise solutions, such as SAP and Oracle, stems from his prior work as a senior consultant at Accenture as the team leader of IoT and Big Data projects at SK Telecom. With an MBA from Chicago Booth, he has an international network in the high-tech investment sector, which led him towards the development of industrial AI solutions, and founding MakinaRocks.
Sangwoo Shim is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder at MakinaRocks. He focuses on developing Machine Learning infrastructure and overseeing AI projects and solutions for manufacturing. Sangwoo has pursued his career in various quantitative areas including quantitative finance, equity trading, and data analysis in global companies. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at Harvard University, he joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York as a quantitative analyst. He later worked as a quantitative portfolio manager at WorldQuant and Millennium Capital in Old Greenwich and Singapore. Prior to MakinaRocks, he worked in the Big Data Analysis Group at Samsung Electronics. Sangwoo believes that his expertise in statistics, optimization, and software engineering will contribute to achieving MakinaRocks’s mission to innovate manufacturing through artificial intelligence.
An experienced data scientist with a passion for data-driven problem solving and expertise in data mining and machine learning, Yongsub Lim is a Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of MakinaRocks. He received his Ph.D. in Data Mining from the KAIST School of Computing, which he continued in the Data Mining Lab at Seoul National University as a postdoctoral researcher. Prior to MakinaRocks, Yongsub was a data scientist at SK Telecom specializing in advanced analytics and machine learning for industrial data.
Minsoo Park is the Chief Financial Officer of MakinaRocks. With his background as a manager at PWC, as a partner at RSM Korea, and as the VP of Robo3 (currently listed in KONEX), his experience encompasses the full spectrum of finance including venture incubation, IPO auditing, and taxes. Minsoo received his bachelor's degree from the College of Business Administration at Yonsei University.
Youngsin Huh is a CBO (Chief Business Officer) at MakinaRocks. With a background as a senior manager at Accenture Strategy, Accenture Digital, and as the lead of digital strategy consulting practices at IBM Korea, he is a specialist in business development strategy and planning. Prior to MakinaRocks, he was the VP, Head of Solution Biz at Wanted, a referral-based social recruiting platform. Youngsin received his MBA from NYU Stern and his bachelor's degree from the College of Business Administration at Seoul National University.
An experienced operational leader and business consultant of 20+ years, Young Chun is Business Development Senior Executive at MakinaRocks. After completing M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Science at Stanford, Young has worked and led various global projects with a focus on high-tech, hardware, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence, spanning across the five continents. As a spirited advocate of digital transformation that improves both human and environment, Young has significant experience in Smart City, Smart Factory, Digital Plant projects in diverse areas: utilities, chemicals, oil & gas, and more. She started her career in DuPont and has held senior leadership roles at Accenture, EY, and Ericsson.
A business developer with a focus in business strategy and process innovation, Hanseung Koh is a Business Development Senior Executive at MakinaRocks. With a background as a business consultant for 10+ years at Ernst & Young and Deloitte Consulting, he has led operational consulting projects related to process innovation, CRM, and digital transformation. Hanseung received his bachelor's degree from the College of Business Administration and Liberal Arts at Yonsei University.
Daesung Kim is a Product Management Senior Executive with a strong background in commercializing software. Upon receiving his B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics, Daesung worked at Intel Korea, Olaworks, and Big Data Analysis startups as a Product Manager, focusing on B2B software commercialization. He looks forward to commercializing ML-based software at MakinaRocks.
Steven Lund has over 35 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development with Cisco, Apple Computer, and HP. He is currently responsible for US sales at Makinarocks. He has funded and played a pivotal role in expanding several data and AI technology companies, including Exponential AI, Auger.AI, iguazio, and SourceThought. He holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Marketing from Brigham Young University.
EVP & Head of Ad/Data Business Division at SK Telecom
EVP of Tech & Future division at Samsung Global Research
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