Sándor Kürti

Dr. Sándor Kürti (born 1947) graduated in 1971 from the University of Veszprem (Hungary) on the faculty of Chemistry Process Automation. In 1975 he obtained diploma in system manager engineering, and received doctor’s degree from mathematical statistical analysis. After his graduation he worked for the Danubian Oil Refinery. His fields were: implementation of computer control system at gasoline mixing unit, design of the process control system of a catalic crack plant. Later on he joined the International Research Institute MNIIPU (Moscow, SU) where he dealt with mathematical simulation of blending systems. Working for Honeywell, (Bracknell, UK) he simulated process control system of a catalytic crack plant. In 1989 he founded KÜRT Computer Ltd.. KÜRT developed a hard disk repair technology, a world-renowned data recovery technology, as well as IT security technology and methodology. He was awarded Kalmar Laszlo Award for the data recovery technology in 1995, Information Technology Manager of the Year in 1997, 1998, Gabor Denes Award for Innovation in 1998. He is vice president of IVSZ (Hungarian Association of IT Companies). In 2004 he was decorated with the Széchenyi Prize for his exceptionally high standard, exemplary, internationally acknowledged accomplishments. He has been elected as a member of the Stakeholder Group of the European Union's data security organization (ENISA). In 2005 he was given Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004” international business award for his creativity, for his personal contribution to the accomplishment of innovative ideas, and his success in creating a model organizational culture at KÜRT Co. The KÜRT Co. received the ‘Family Friendly Workplace Prize 2005’ in the medium-sized enterprises category. In 2006 Dr. Sándor Kürti was the first representative of the Hungarian business community to participate in selecting the world’s best entrepreneur at The “World Entrepreneur Of The Year” contest organised by Ernst&Young. In 2007 he was given the Pro Information Technology Award by the Hungarian Association of IT Companies.

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