Invited Speaker – Workshop 17 on Big Data Analytics: Getting Value out of Volume, Jubilee Hall, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Africa, July 16, 2015.

Big Data Analyitics: Getting Value out of Volume


Date: 16/07/2015
Time: 6:00 am – 8:00 am


Event Info

We are excited to invite you hear Usama M. Fayyad, Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director of Barclays, uncover some of the commercial and technical challenges of big data analytics.

Usama will answer some key questions:
How global companies are addressing the challenges of accumulating, understanding, and mining data, Big Data, and AllData.

Why most organisations are confounded in getting value and insights out of the promise of Big Data?

Usama will also present example case studies from real applications in media, advertising, and financial services.

Usama Fayyad, Ph.D. is Chief Data Officer at Barclays and is responsible for 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.
Usama is chairman and founder of OASIS-500, a tech start-up investment fund, as well as a mobile search engine service for offers based in Silicon Valley, plus he founded Open Insights, a data strategy, technology and consulting firm that helps enterprises deploy data-driven solutions.
Prior to this, he served as Yahoo!’s Chief Data Officer and Executive Vice President where he was responsible for Yahoo!’s global data strategy. He also co-founded and led the DMX Group – acquired by Yahoo! in 2004, a data mining and data strategy consulting and technology company specialising in Big Data Analytics for Fortune 500 clients. At Microsoft he led the data mining and exploration group at Microsoft Research and also headed the data mining products group for Microsoft’s server division


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