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Women in Big Data (WiBD) at the WiDS Silicon Valley@SAP 2019

The Event Theme: Data Science Empowering Business This event was one of more than 150 ambassador-driven regional events under the umbrella of the Women in Data Science (WiDS) program. SAP was a sponsor and WiBD was a community partner. The agenda included panels, keynotes and breakout sessions.  WiBD was happy to be able to contribute. Tina Tang, Sr.
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2019 Women in Data Science Conference, Stanford University

Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford is an annual technical conference designed to educate, inspire, and empower data scientists around the world. Everyone is encouraged to participate. It’s a global conference with 150+ regional events worldwide, and it provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science-related research and applications across a broad
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Alberta, Canada: The Newest WiBD Chapter

I’m Diana Shaw, and I am the Lead for WiBD, Alberta Chapter. On 25th October, 2018, we formally launched the Chapter, at the Data Management Conference Canada. This was the ideal event to officially launch the Chapter since the keynote presenters included Radhika Rangarajan and Azadeh Yazdan, who added their voices to help promote the
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Toronto Chapter Meetup: Data Trends in 2019

On January 16th, our Toronto chapter launched its first meetup of the year, gathering over 100 members to join the panel discussion on Data Trends of 2019. We were thrilled to have Nicole Brouillard (Chief Information Officer at Aviva), Katrin Shechtman (Head of Architecture at Thomson Reuters), Jan Kestle (President of Environics Analytics) and Janice
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Women in Big Data So Cal Campus-Driven Model: Tips for Starting Your Own Chapter!

By Ilyana “Lily” Salem The Women in Big Data Southern California chapter was begun in cooperation with the Marshall Business School at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As the first campus-driven WiBD chapter, we’ve learned a lot about how to get a group up and running, and we’d like to share some information
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Women in Big Data Could Offer Valuable Cryptocurrency Services

By Sally Keys (Sally Writes – sally@diamondmail.net) Being a woman in the technology industry, including the big data sector, can be challenging. Technology and IT remain predominantly male career paths, which can pose obstacles in both networking and career advancement. However, women working in big data have the opportunity to use their position creatively. The
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#SHERULES BEHIND THE SCENES: DATA AT NETFLIX with Chicago Women in Big Data

October 4, 2018 How does Netflix use Data to delight over 130 million global members? Hear women of the Data team talk about different aspects of the data ecosystem, and how culture, technology and innovation enable great storytelling and content. The session was moderated by Chicago Women in Big Data founder Kim Weisensee Brown, and introduced
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WiBD Düsseldorf Event at METRONOM

By Liisel Jessop and Antje Barth On November 29, 2018, the Düsseldorf chapter of Women in Big Data welcomed ~45 guests to METRONOM GmbH for a meet up on Big Data. Participants came from different industries and diverse backgrounds, but all share an interest in Data and seek to learn more about the technology and its impact
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Royal Army Event in UK, November 13, 2018

By Sagree Mahilall On  the 13th of November, 2018, I had the opportunity, together with other industry experts, to attend and present at the 2nd Annual Royal Signals Women in Technology Conference at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham, UK. Six months of intense and dedicated planning with the RSignals Army event organisers led to an extremely
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Launch of Women in Big Data South African Chapter

It was a chilly Thursday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa, as we met at the SAP offices to launch the WiBD South African chapter. The committee was overwhelmed with excitement of weeks of planning finally coming to realization. This excitement was accompanied by anxiety. You see, although we had 22 people on our RSVP list,
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