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Dr Usama Fayyad, 1st Chief Data Officer ever titled delivered a key note address at the DSC 2017

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Published on Jun 24, 2017
Dr Usama Fayyad delivered the keynote address at the Data Science Congress 2017 held in Mumbai from 5 to 8 June. DSC an initiative of Aegis School of Data Science to bring the India at the center stage of Data Science inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister Y. S. Chowdary Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences. Dr. Usama Fayyad CEO, Open Insights; Former Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC; 1st Chief Data Officer Titled Dr. Fayyad holds BSE’s in both electrical and computer engineering (1984); MSE in computer science and engineering (1986); and M.Sc. in mathematics (1989). He also earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991). Dr. Fayyad has published over 100 technical articles in the fields of data mining, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and databases. He holds over 30 patents and is a Fellow of both the AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery). Dr. Fayyad is an active angel investor in the U.S. and in the Middle East. He is also part of the U.S. Dept of State Delegation on Entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Dr, Fayyad is an active speaker in both academic and business meetings, and regularly delivers keynotes on BigData, Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Monetization Strategies, and Early-Stage Investment and Acceleration strategies for technology startups. In 2014 he became Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC ; he is Executive Chairman of Oasis 500. He was the first person to ever hold the title Chief Data Officer when Yahoo! Inc acquired his company in June 2004. Prior to Barclays he served as chairman, co-founder and CTO of ChoozOn Corporation —a mobile and web search engine service under the brand Blue Kangaroo that helps consumers find relevant offers, discounts, and deals through personalization and intelligent matching. Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of Open Insights is a data strategy, business intelligence consultancy and services implementation company. Led by a seasoned team of experts in the areas of data strategy, data warehousing, data operations, business intelligence, market research and database marketing, we embark on a journey with our clients to achieve clear insights into their organization. About Aegis Aegis is a leading higher education provider in the field of Telecom, Data Science, Business Analytics, Big Data, ML, Deep Learning and Cyber Security. Aegis was started in 2002 with the support of Airtel Bharti, among the top five mobile operators to develop the cross functional techno-business leaders. Aegis is the top schools for Data Science and among the top five for business analytics in India. It has campuses in Mumbai, Pune and Banaglore. Aegis & IBM jointly delivers full time and Executive Post Graduate Program/MS in Data Science, Business Analytics, Big Data and Cyber Security. Aegis offers Deep Learning courses in partnership with NVIDIA. Find more at Data Science Congress: India’s largest conference, Data Science Congress (DSC) an initiative of Aegis School of Data Science & Cyber Security was held between 5th to 8th June 2017 at the CIDCO Convention Hall, New Mumbai. This event was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri. Y. S. Chowdary. This years conference theme was the confluence of Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cognitive Computing. The goal of the DSC is to provide a platform for show casing the Indian perspective on data science, analytics and big data to a global audience. More than 2500 delegates participated in the event. Check more at
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