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Vodafone sponsors WiBD London chapter Kick Off

Women in Big Data

By Anna Marchon,

May 18, 2018


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.


Sagree Mahiilall delivering Keynote
Peter Chapman answering questions
L-R: Peter Chapman, Sagree Mahilall, Silke Eggert, Yuanyuan Song



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.

  • Silke Eggert – Head of Presales Customer Solutions ( Winner Women in Technology 2017 )
  • Peter Chapman – Head of Big Data Analytics
  • Yuanyuan Song – Head of Complex Solutions
  • Sagree Mahilall – Business Change Manager – Transformational Programme

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.



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