KL.AI EVENTS | The Yahoo Experience | Dr Ariffin Yahaya | 27 Sep talk (NEW)


The Yahoo Experience guarantees lessons on strategy, leadership, culture building and the dangers of complacency.

Join us for a fascinating account of Yahoo, once a trailblazing internet pioneer in the 1990s and early 2000. While the Verizon subsidiary seems to have fallen behind, its work practices are still widely copied, and Yahoo’s alumni now hold influential roles in notable tech names like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and Slack, to name a few.

Hear from a Malaysian who had worked at the top level of Yahoo on product development and innovation. Learn how teams are organised, and how business goals are achieved within Yahoo. The speaker will also share how artificial intelligence is incorporated in almost all efforts to maximize revenue.


3.00pm - Registration
3.30pm - Welcome note
3.35pm - Presentation by Dr Ariffin Yahaya
4.00pm - Q&A
4.30pm - End

This event is organised by BFM-Edge B School for KL.AI, the Malaysian chapter of CITY.AI that aims to connect companies and talent to a fast-growing global community of AI practitioners in over 40 countries. Our goal: to demystify AI and encourage more companies to explore and invest in AI capabilities.

Speaker: Dr Ariffin Yahaya
Founder of Acquro and former Chief Architect Yahoo Inc.

Ariffin is a highly accomplished technology architect and business-oriented leader with deep expertise in strategic due diligence, scale, and innovation. He was most recently the Chief Architect at Yahoo where he led the technical direction for Personal Search, Mail Contacts and Mail Extractions, a Yahoo service with over 200 billion user accounts worldwide. Prior to this, he headed Search, Local, Small Business, Maps, and Shopping, overseeing a team of more than 20 technology architects, 200 product managers and 1,000 developers.

He is passionate about driving architecture and technical initiatives specialising in massively scalable systems that incorporate big data and machine learning. During his almost decade-long career at Yahoo, Ariffin was progressively promoted through numerous leadership positions and has been recognised for fostering cohesive relationships across all levels of the organisation.

Ariffin’s career at Yahoo has seen him transform from a specialist engineer into a business leader balancing the fine line between reconciling personality and cultural differences of large teams and achieving multimillion dollar revenue targets. He strongly believes in practising influence over using authority and cherishes the hard lessons learned from his Yahoo experience. Ariffin also holds patents in systems and methods for advertising and monetization in location-based spatial networks, and has written numerous publications.

Thu Sep 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM MYT
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