Usama Fayyad

Chief Data Officer at Barclays

Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays and former Chief Data Officer of Yahoo

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Usama-Fayyad1-300x450pxUsama Fayyad, Ph.D. is Chief Data Officer at Barclays. His responsibilities, globally across Group, include the governance, performance and management of operational and analytical data systems, as well as delivering value by using data and analytics to create growth opportunities and cost savings for the business. He was Chairman, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of ChoozOn Corporation/ Blue Kangaroo, a mobile search engine service for offers based in Silicon Valley. Usama also served as Yahoo!’s Chief Data Officer and Executive Vice President where he was responsible for Yahoo!’s global data strategy, data policies and systems, data analytics and data processing infrastructure. The data teams he built at Yahoo! collected, managed, and processed over 25 terabytes of data per day, and drove a major part of ad targeting revenue and data insights businesses globally. He also has experience at Microsoft where led the data mining and exploration group at Microsoft Research and also headed the data mining products group for Microsoft’s server division. From 1989 to 1996 Usama held a leadership role at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where his work garnered him the Lew Allen Award for Excellence in Research from Caltech, as well as a US Government medal from NASA. Usama has published over 100 technical articles on two key industry journals.