Usama Fayyad - First person to hold the Chief Data Officer title, keynotes at the MITCDOIQ Symposium
Usama was the first person to hold the Chief Data Officer title when Yahoo! acquired his second startup in 2004. At Yahoo! he built the Strategic Data Solutions group and founded Yahoo! Research Labs where much of the early work on BigData made it to open source and led to Hadoop and other open source contributions. He has held leadership roles at Microsoft (1996-2000) and founded the Machine Learning Systems group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1989-2005), where his work on machine learning resulted in the top Excellence in Research award from Caltech, and a U.S. Government medal from NASA.
We are absolutely thrilled to have Usama Fayyad be the one to kick off the 2020 MIT CDOIQ Symposium with his opening Keynote!