SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OODA Health, a San Francisco VC-funded company focused on removing waste and inefficiency from healthcare administration, today announced that co-founder and CTO Usama Fayyad will be presenting at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake City on Thursday, January 31. More details are listed below. OODA Health’s Salt Lake City office, which opened in early 2017, serves as the company’s technology and engineering hub. OODA Health recently closed a $40.5M Series A funding round from DFJ and OAK HC/FT.
Silicon Slopes Tech Summit is a globally recognized two-day summit organized and hosted by the Silicon Slopes organization. With some of the most prominent and leading minds in the technology industry taking the stage, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit is one of the largest and most prominent annual tech events in the world, bringing out more than 20,000 attendees.
|Usama Fayyad, Co-Founder and CTO, OODA Health
|Featured speaker at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2019
|January 31, 2019; 2:00 PM
|Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S West Temple
|Deploying AI Technology that Works
In this talk, Dr. Fayyad will cover Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence (AI) and discuss both the history of what worked, why it worked and how it worked. While the hype would have you believe the technology is mature and ready, only certain parts of AI/ML work. In fact, claims of general AI and machine learning should be considered harmful. The general pattern in making the technology work is to have the right data in place, and lots of it! This leads to the important role of data and how big data plays a big role in making AI work. Fayyad will also include case studies from chatbots, cybersecurity, and healthcare.
About Usama Fayyad
Usama is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at OODA Health. Before OODA, he was Founder and CEO of Open Insights, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies on artificial intelligence, big data strategies and new business models for big data and AI. Fayyad was the first Global Chief Data Officer at Barclays in London, after he launched the largest tech startup accelerator in MENA as Executive Chairman of Oasis500 in Jordan.
His background includes Chairman and CEO roles at several startups, including Blue Kangaroo Corp, DMX Group and digiMine (Audience Science). He was the first person to hold the Chief Data Officer title when Yahoo! acquired his second startup in 2004. He has held leadership roles at Microsoft and founded the Machine Learning Systems Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where his work on machine learning resulted in the top Excellence in Research award from Caltech, and a U.S. Government medal from NASA.
Fayyad has published over 100 technical articles on data mining, data science, AI/ML, and databases. He holds over 30 patents and is a Fellow of both the AAAI and the ACM. Fayyad earned his PhD in Engineering in AI and Machine Learning from the University of Michigan. He holds two BSE’s in Engineering, an MSE in Computer Engineering and an MSC in Mathematics. Fayyad loves chess, math, and used to swim competitively.
About OODA Health:
OODA Health was founded by a team of seasoned healthcare entrepreneurs who envision a healthcare system freed from an estimated $400 billion in waste. The company’s mission is to transform healthcare administration by enabling real-time interactions between providers, payers and members. Using a collaborative and innovative approach, the company enables stakeholders to eliminate billions of dollars in waste and dramatically improve the payment experience for members. For more information about OODA Health, please visit www.ooda-health.com