CEO, Open Insights; Former Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC; 1st Chief Data Officer Titled
Dr. Fayyad holds BSE’s in both electrical and computer engineering (1984); MSE in computer science and engineering (1986); and M.Sc. in mathematics (1989). He also earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991). Dr. Fayyad has published over 100 technical articles in the fields of data mining, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and databases. He holds over 30 patents and is a Fellow of both the AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery).
Dr. Fayyad is an active angel investor in the U.S. and in the Middle East. He is also part of the U.S. Dept of State Delegation on Entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Dr, Fayyad is an active speaker in both academic and business meetings, and regularly delivers keynotes on BigData, Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Monetization Strategies, and Early-Stage Investment and Acceleration strategies for technology startups.
In 2014 he became Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC ; he is Executive Chairman of Oasis 500. He was the first person to ever hold the title Chief Data Officer when Yahoo! Inc acquired his company in June 2004. Prior to Barclays he served as chairman, co-founder and CTO of ChoozOn Corporation —a mobile and web search engine service under the brand Blue Kangaroo that helps consumers find relevant offers, discounts, and deals through personalization and intelligent matching.
Currently he is the Founder and CEO of Open Insights is a data strategy, business intelligence consultancy and services implementation company. Led by a seasoned team of experts in the areas of data strategy, data warehousing, data operations, business intelligence, market research and database marketing, we embark on a journey with our clients to achieve clear insights into their organization.