Women in Data Science Sydney Conference

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Microsoft Reactor Sydney

11 York Street

#Level 10

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Calling all Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and AI Enthusiasts!

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As part of the 2020 Stanford University Women in Data Science( WIDS) conference, we are proud to host the regional event in Sydney on March 6th 2020 to celebrate the women of data science in Sydney. All genders are invited to attend this event, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work. Speakers include industry leaders, data scientists, data consultants and analytic professionals.

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference (https://www.widsconference.org/) is held every year at Stanford University featuring inspiring keynote speakers, technical talks and networking opportunities for all attendees.

WiDS Sydney is an independent event organized by Associate Professor Theresa Anderson, Vaishali Vijay, Wendy Wong, Fiona Milne, Naomi Hamilton-Hakim and Lorraine Longato to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide.

Speakers 2020

    • Sarah Fawcett, Data Scientist, DSpark
    • Bing Ong, Senior Analytics Manager, Ingrity
    • Shel Zaroo, Data Scientist, DataRobot
    • Fiona Milne, Data Scientist, Eliiza
    • Dr Tatiana Bokareva, Principal Data Scientist, Teradata
    • Dr Theresa Anderson, Associate Professor, UTS
    • Dr Eva Cheng, Deputy Director Women in Engineering and IT, UTS
    • Finnian Lattimore, Principal Researcher, Gradient Institute
    • Vaishali Vijay, Technology Evangelist, Alteryx
    • Fiona Milne, Data Scientist, Eliiza
    • Aurelie Jacquet, Chair of Standards Committee for Artificial Intelligence
    • Nadia Heta, Community Engagement and Events, Microsoft
    • Emily Rich, Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups ANZ, South East Asia and Partner at M8
    • Naomi Hamilton-Hakim, Principal Consultant, Double H Marketing
    • Jane Alexander, Senior Account Executive and Women in Big Data Australia
    • Lavinia Kanagandran, Software Engineer, Rokt
    • Dr Jenny Richmond, Associate Professor, UNSW and Co-Founder RLadiesSydney
    • Grace Halim, Founder, Kozai
    • Duhita Khadepau, Director - Analytics and Data Science, Assignar

Agenda

8:00am BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

9:00 am WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Dr Theresa Anderson, Associate Professor, UTS

Vaishali Vijay, Technology Evangelist, Alteryx

9:30 am KEYNOTE

Dr Tatiana Bokareva, Principal Data Scientist, Teradata

10:10 am PANEL DISCUSSION:

RESPONSIBLE AI, ETHICS AND WOMEN IN STEM

MODERATOR: Lorraine Longato, Regional Innovations Exp Leader, SAP

Panellists

Dr Theresa Anderson, Associate Professor, UTS

Dr Eva Cheng, Deputy Director Women in Engineering and IT, UTS

Finnian Lattimore, Principal Researcher, Gradient Institute

Aurelie Jacquet, Chair of Standards Committee for Artificial Intelligence

Panellist, Lendlease (To be announced)

Passiona Cottee, Data Scientist, CBA

10:50 am BREAK

TECHNOLOGY VISION TALKS

11:05 am Sarah Fawcett, Data Scientist, DSpark

11:25 am Bing Ong, Senior Analytics Manager, Ingrity

11:45 am Shel Zaroo, Data Scientist, DataRobot

12:05 pm LUNCH & TABLE DISCUSSIONS

1:05 pm KEYNOTE

Fiona Milne, Data Scientist, Eliiza

TECHNOLOGY VISION TALKS

2:00 pm Nadia Heta, Community Engagement and Events, Microsoft

2:20 pm Emily Rich, Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups ANZ, South East Asia and Partner at M8

2:40 pm Duhita Khadepau, Director of Analytics and Data Science, Assignar

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION:

CAREER ADVICE IN STEM AND BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Panellists

Naomi Hamilton-Hakim, Principal Consultant, Double H Marketing

Jane Alexander, Senior Account Executive and Women in Big Data Australia

Lavinia Kanagandran, Software Engineer, Rokt

Dr Jenny Richmond, Senior Lecturer, UNSW and Co-Founder of RLadies Sydney

Grace Halim, Founder, Kozai

Panellist (To be announced)

TECHNOLOGY VISION TALKS

3:55 pm Passiona Cottee, Data Scientist, Commonwealth Bank

4:15 pm Jane Alexander, Senior Account Executive and Women in Big Data Australia

4:35 pm Speaker, Altis Consulting (To be announced)

CLOSING REMARKS

4:55 pm Dr Theresa Anderson, Associate Professor, UTS

5:00 pm COCKTAIL DRINKS

WiDS 2019 Highlights from Stanford University

Highlights from the WiDS opening video from the 2019 Women in Data Science Conference at Stanford University.

WiDS Datathon

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon is open from 13 January to 24 February and is hosted on Kaggle.

You may form teams and we will be announcing the winners with Datathon prizes at the Women in Data Science Sydney Conference on 6 March at the Sydney Microsoft Reactor Hub.

Please contact the following WiDS Sydney ambassadors as we will be having weekly Datathon mentoring sessions.

For city location team drop-ins please contact:

Associate Professor Theresa Anderson Vaishali Vijay Naomi Hamilton-Hakim Fiona Milne Lorraine Longato Wendy Wong

https://www.widsconference.org/datathon.html

We would like to thank our sponsors: Alteryx, Eliiza, Microsoft, Kozai, Assignar

Thank you to our Sponsors

The Women in Data Science Sydney Conference ambassadors would like to thank our sponsors below. We are tremendously grateful for your financial and operational support for the organization of this conference.

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