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Expert in Equity, Business and Technology

Expert ID: 735586 Arizona, USA

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Trilingual strategic leader with more than 20 years of international experience in various industries such as banking, financial services, private equity, hospitality and tourism, telecommunications, digital media, and emerging technologies. Successful track record in driving technology innovation, building high-performing and agile organizations, and most recently, leading transformational programs to provide actionable computationally intensive analytics to drive the client win and retention engine. My interests are: data analytics, statistical machine learning, probability models, and database management. Core programming skills are SQL, Hadoop and Spark, R Programming, Python, SAS, C, C++, PHP, HTML4 and HTML5. I am experienced with the Hadoop platform for transaction data file storage, log data and integrated Spark for data analysis. Proficient with Statistical Data Mining, Bandit algorithms, A/B Testing and Multivariate Testing for Website Optimization, and designed hundreds of MS SQL Databases and maintained the warehousing for advanced statistical analysis and data visualization.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix - New York - Los Angeles

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2016 Degree: MBA Subject: General Management, Technology Institution: Cornell University
Year: 2012 Degree: MS Subject: Information Security and Risk Management Institution: Norwich University
Year: 2006 Degree: BComm Subject: Computer Network Engineering Institution: Ryerson University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: - Multi-venture company that owns and operates digital properties (websites + cryptocurrencies) and physical properties (real estate)
- Providing consulting and advisory services to global companies in the following fields: data science, financial technology, executive leadership, information security, blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, financial engineering, and product development.
- Clients include KPMG, Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, Bain & Company, McKinsey, NetSuite, Oliver Wyman, and many small to medium size enterprises looking for accelerated growth and expansion. Portfolio available at https://www.baselismail.com/consulting/
Years: 2012 to 2018 Employer: American Express Title: Director, Product Engineering and Data Science Department: Global Corporate Payments Responsibilities: - Led the Pricing Infrastructure team responsible for establishing a pricing and analytics infrastructure, enabling business insights, and imposing statistical and analytical rigor in our advanced financial pricing models.
- Led a core task force team to stand up a new Data Science and Big Data Analytics department; completed thorough Current State Assessment identifying rationalization and optimization opportunities and delivered Future State Proposal to executive leadership team to drive competitive advantage and increase barriers to entry while increasing customer stickiness.
- Evolved the field of analytics from simple descriptive reporting to predictive and prescriptive modeling, pushing the importance of data-driven decision making vs. solely intuition based projections.
- Developed an advanced modular-based Global Pricing Model which will improve productivity by over 75% and have introduced a scalable, adaptive, and continually iterating open-service architecture system to encourage plug & play growth.
- Improved revenue and margin forecasting by 30% by leveraging time series forecasting and advanced statistical simulation techniques.
- Deployed a cloud-based deal governance system to administer pricing exceptions; will improve productivity by 60%.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Goldman Sachs Title: Consulting Department: Corporate Services and Real Estate Responsibilities: Led multiple large-scale data technology transformations for the supplier management group to optimize spend behavior. Responsible in establishing several financial engineering initiatives to stimulate joint vendor activity and reduce counter party risk.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
French Fluent
Arabic Intermediate

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