Principal Data Architect,
Usman Zafar is a principal data architect for Invesco. He and the Invesco data fabric (IDF) team are responsible for overall vision, planning, execution and management of all activities related to operations of the IDF globally. With the overarching goal of providing trusted data for business optimisation and universal access of data, the team owns and delivers on the data and analytics strategy by enabling alignment of needs, skills and governance across the lifecycle of solutions through improved data accessibility, and enhanced data and analytic capabilities.
Usman also chairs the Python Centre of Excellence at Invesco where he leverages 15+ years’ hands-on experience with enterprise software technologies to provide technical expertise and leadership to various Invesco employees for data wrangling, machine learning and visualising data with Python.
Prior to Invesco, Usman led various data teams and built up data architecture practices including Flutter Entertainment and global FX and CFD provider Pepperstone.