Women in Big Data (WiBD) EMEA Region continues to grow and we are happy to welcome both the new London chapter and Vodafone as a sponsor. The first kick off MeetUp took place on April 23rd, 2018, hosted by Vodafone venue in Newbury and attended by 45 Vodafone employees.
The team in charge of organizing delivered a high quality, inspiring event on a short notice, and we are looking forward to the next one.
Sagree Mahilall opened the meeting, framing the problem of diversity in the field of Big Data and Analytics and low women representation. Next, Silke Eggert delivered an engaging presentation on career development and overcoming challenges. Peter Chapman followed with a presentation about Big Data at Vodafone. All speakers addressed many questions from the audience.
It is a great accomplishment and a privilege to welcome the Vodafone team on board, and to expand the WiBD presence to the UK. We are looking forward to more upcoming events and to growing the London chapter later during this year.