Usama is CEO of Open Insights, LLC, a data strategy, technology and consulting firm. Previously, he was Yahoo!’s chief data officer and executive vice president of Research & Strategic Data Solutions Usama also founded and managed the Yahoo! Research organization. Prior to Yahoo!, Fayyad co-founded and led the DMX Group, a data mining and data strategy consulting and technology company, acquired by Yahoo! in 2004. Previously he co-founded and served as CEO of Revenue Scien (digiMine) and worked in leadership roles at Microsoft Research, Microsoft server division, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Usama earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and holds BSE’s in both electrical and computer engineering and Masters degrees in computer science and engineering as well as mathematics. He has published over 100 technical articles, edited two influential books, and launched and served as editor-in-chief of both the primary scientific journal and the primary newsletter in the fields of data mining.

CEO of Open Insights, LLC

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