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Who is Dr. Usama Fayyad?

Usama M. Fayyad founded Open Insights, a data strategy, technology, and strategic consulting company specializing in the field of big data, data science, machine learning, and digital transformation, in 2008. Leveraging both technology and strategic consulting, Open Insights deploys data-driven solutions to grow revenue from data assets through big data strategy, new business models on data assets, and deploying data science, AI/ML solutions. Prior to Open Insights, Usama was Co-Founder & CTO at OODA Health, a VC-funded company aiming to liberate the healthcare system from administrative waste by leveraging AI/automation to create real-time/retail-like experience in payments in healthcare.

Usama 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. Usama earned his Ph.D. in Engineering in AI/Machine Learning from the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. He has edited two influential books on data mining/data science and served as Founding Editor-in-Chief of two key industry journals. He also served on the boards/advisory boards of private and public companies including Criteo, Invensense, Exelate, RapidMiner, Stella.AI, Virsec, Silniva, Abe.AI, NetSeer, Choicestream, Medio, and others. He is on advisory boards of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, AAI at UTS, and The University of Michigan College of Engineering National Advisory Board. He serves on the Board Advisory Committee of the Nationwide Building Society in the UK and on the Advisory board of the WEF Global Center for Cybersecurity. He is an active angel investor/advisor in many early-stage tech startups across the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.

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