Dr Tarek Coury graduated with a PhD in Economics from Cornell University (2004). He then held research roles at Cambridge University (at the erstwhile Department of Economics and Politics), Oxford University (the Economics Department) and Harvard University (the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs). Following a decade in academia, Tarek moved to the private sector and held research director roles at investment funds, social impact funds, and real estate development and investment companies. Tarek continues to work with tech startups, microfinance institutions, commercial banks and investment funds on data-centered advisory projects.
Professor Ernan Haruvy is a Professor of Marketing at McGill, and affiliated with the University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his PhD in economics in 1999 from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches and researches eCommerce, Internet Business, Predictive Marketing Analytics, Digital Marketing, social media and Market Design. His expertise is in data mining, econometrics, predictive marketing analytics, consumer analytics, big data, segmentation, regression methods, panel data methods, structural models, clustering and association rules, online search, social media optimization, interface design, survey design, consumer learning, branding and promotions. He has over 15 years of advising leading companies and government entities and assisting in litigation cases. He has over 80 articles in leading publications.
Professor Popkowski Leszczyc is a Professor of Marketing at the University of Queensland, and affiliated with the University of Alberta, Canada and Renmin University, China. His Ph.D. in Marketing is from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the founder and Director of midsize auction website, CampusAuctionMarket, specializing in charity auctions. In that capacity, he has raised millions of dollars for various charities. He served as Vice President of Electronic Communications, INFORMS Society of Marketing. He has published over 40 articles in leading marketing and management publications. His primary expertise relates to market research and market design, consumer search, product strategies, social media, and promotion. He has over 10 years of consulting experience, including companies such as Occidental and Unitedway.
Gabriel Herschberg has spent over twenty years as a sales and business development leader in the US-Latin America import-export business. Gabriel is a native Spanish speaker and is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the US Commercial Service, the Plano Economic Development Center, and the Free Trade Alliance. Gabriel holds a B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas.
Professor Maxime C. Cohen is an Associate Professor of Retail Management and Operations Management and a Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University. Before joining McGill, Maxime was an Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics at NYU Stern and a Research Scientist at Google AI. Maxime previously worked as a high-frequency trader and co-founded a real estate investment company. Besides university teaching and academic research, Maxime is actively advising corporations and startups on topics related to pricing and data science. Maxime's core expertise lies at the intersection of data science and operations management. He has collaborated with different companies including Google, Oracle Retail, IBM Research, Via (ride-sharing), Spotify, Aldo Group, Cargo, Staples as well as several startups.