Joseph Vajda

Budapest, Hungary

Joseph Vajda is Board Member and Chief Digital Officer at Tungsram Operations Kft based in Budapest, Hungary. Joseph has substantial experience designing, leading, and implementing a broad range of corporate growth and transformation initiatives to drive growth, performance, profitability, and improve customer interaction. He has diverse experience in both high-growth and turnaround environments with multiple large matrix-based international organizations as well as integration of multi-billion dollar acquisitions and mergers.

Joseph started his career with General Electric Company driving automation and IT initiatives in North America. His diverse cultural background provided an excellent foundation to lead global technology teams. Since 1999, he has held various senior executive roles (including CIO, Digital) focusing on Digitization, Simplification and IoT operations, with responsibilities in Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia, North America and South America.

For the last 6 years, Joseph has focused on marrying computer-programmed automation with digital technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Since its inception, Industry 4.0 has spread beyond the factory walls to encompass a broader digital transformation that spans processes, functions, and industries. With his international background, Joseph advises companies with technology-driven transformation to help change the way many organizations make sense of information and act upon it to make decisions that could impact operations, deliver greater customer value, and improve performance.

Joseph has a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio; an MBA from Tilburg University in the Netherlands; and a Master of International Management from Krannert Graduate School of Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.