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Waqar Hasan

Oracle Big Data Analytics
Senior Vice President

Dr. Hasan serves as Senior Vice President with responsibility for development of analytics products.

Prior to Oracle, he was Senior Vice President of Data at Visa with responsibility for Visa’s data platform and data-driven products targeted at 15,000 banks, 40 million merchants and 2 billion consumers in areas like risk and fraud management, loyalty and business intelligence.

He was the founder and CEO of InsightsOne, a big data predictive analytics startup, from 2010-2014 that merged with Apigee and was acquired by Google after a successful IPO. InsightsOne helped make business and consumer interactions both relevant and profitable through cloud-based and on-premise predictive analytics and big data solutions for health care, retail and financial services.

Prior to Apigee, he was Vice President of Engineering for Data Systems at Yahoo!, where he built and managed Yahoo!’s data platform from 2004 to 2009. He oversaw systems that analyzed data from 500 million consumers, and which remains one of the largest-scale systems in the world, and affect nearly all of Yahoo!’s revenue streams in addition to substantially increasing monetization and consumer engagement.

Before joining Yahoo!, Hasan founded the startup DB Wizards, providing performance accelerators for ERP applications, was an architect at database software provider Informix and a researcher at HP Labs and IBM Almaden.

Waqar received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has published over 20 papers and is a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Test of Time award.

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