Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards (IADSS)

Global Analytics Professional Standards

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IADSS works closely with leaders from the industry and academia to gain insight into both the supply and demand side of the data science profession to define clear and exclusive data science standards.

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Usama Fayyad

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Open Insights, CEO

Co-Founder, IADSS

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Hamit Hamutcu

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Analytics Center, Co-Founder

smartcon, Co-Founder

IADSS, Co-Founder

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Hamit Hamutcu has 25 years of industry and consulting experience in the areas of analytics and data-driven business strategy. He is the co-founder at Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards (IADSS), launched to develop industry standards for the knowledge and skills required in data science and support building a measurement and assessment methodology for analytics and data science professionals. He is also the co-founder at Analytics Center, a company focused on capability building in data science, and an advisor or investor in several data-related initiatives and start-ups.

Usama serves as co-founder of IADSS and founder/CEO of Open Insights (founded in 2008) where he works with large and small enterprises on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, BigData strategy, and launching new business models based on Data Assets. He was the first person ever to hold the Chief Data Officer (CDO) title when Yahoo! acquired his second startup in 2004. Usama earned his Ph.D. in engineering in AI/Machine Learning from the University of Michigan. He holds two BSE’s in Engineering, MSE Computer Engineering and M.Sc. in Mathematics. He has published over 100 technical articles on data mining, data science, AI/ML, and databases; and holds over 30 patents.

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