Dr. Usama Fayyad is Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays Bank in London UK, where his responsibilities include data governance, information risk management and the data infrastructure for BI, data warehousing, Big Data and analytics technologies across the Barclays Group globally. He has published over 100 technical articles in the fields of data mining, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and databases.
Dr. Usama Fayyad holds over 30 patents, is a Fellow of the AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and a Fellow of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), has edited two influential books on the data mining and launched and served as editor-in-chief of both the primary scientific journal in the field of data mining (Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery) and the primary newsletter in the technical community published by the ACM: SIGKDD Explorations. He continues to be active in the academic community serving as Chairman of ACM’s SIGKDD Executive Committee which runs the world’s premiere data science, big data, and data mining conferences: the KDD international annual conferences. He is a recipient of the ACM SIGKDD Innovation Award (2007) and Service Award (2003) – the only person to receive both awards.