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WiBD Enters A Data Challenge Competition Lessons Learned – Clinch your First Win

May 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Hosted by Eliana C.

We heard you! WiBD Bay Area/Silicon Valley chapter organized its very first data challenge competition cohort. We called on our members to form our first competition team and you answered. In fact, the interest was such that we formed 3 teams!

Join us on May 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm PST as our panel of Team Leaders, Team Coordinators, as well as Team Members tell you about their experiences on selecting a competition, forming a team, understanding your data, leveraging open source tools, performing research and much more. Hear about our lessons learned, the challenges we overcame and how you can Clinch your first Win (hint: it is not the destination, it is the journey!)

This panel will be moderated by Juliane Stephan, Bain Associate Partner and acting Executive Sponsor of our first data challenge competition initiative.

Take a peek at the challenges we completed:

Team ‘Ruth’: United Nations Millennium Development
Team ‘Hurricane’: Predict wind speeds of tropical storms
Team ‘Dragonflies: DengAI: Predicting Disease Spread

This will be an interactive event with lots of tips, tricks and resources to support you in your next competition and/or your next ‘real life’ data challenge. Given the success of this initiative, we plan to form future teams too. Perhaps you would consider joining us!

Zoom link:

About the moderator and panelists:

Juliane Stephan
Moderator and Executive Sponsor Juliane is an Associate Partner with Bain & Company. She advises clients across a range of different sectors including discrete manufacturing, machinery, equipment, automotive, medical devices, technology and software, with a focus on digital transformation of manufacturing and supply chain operations.

Team “Ruth”
– Mansi Maharana
Team Leader, “Ruth”

– Chenyuan “Christine’ Wang
Team Coordinator, “Ruth”

Team “Hurricane”
– Nishrin Kachwala
Team Leader, “Hurricane’

– Shruthi Ramalingam
Team Coordinator, “Hurricane”

Team “Dragonflies”
– Rupa Gangatirkar
Team Leader, “Dragonflies’

– Mridula Allani
Team Coordinator, “Dragonflies



May 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT