Dr. Usama Fayyad is Executive Chairman of Oasis500.
Until September 2008, he was Yahoo! Chief Data Officer and EVP
of Research & Strategic Data Solutions. He also founded and
managed the Yahoo! Research organization globally. Yahoo! Research
is the premier scientific research organization to develop the new
sciences of the Internet, on-line marketing, and innovative
interactive applications. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Fayyad
co-founded and led the DMX Group, which was acquired by Yahoo! in
2004. In early 2000, he co-founded and served as CEO of digiMine
Inc, a data analysis and data mining company that built, operated
and hosted data warehouses and web analytics for some of the
world's largest enterprises. From 1989 to 1996 Fayyad held a
leadership role at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).