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WiDS Ambassadors and Speakers from IBM at WiDS Online Events in 2020

By Susan Malaika posted Sun May 31, 2020 03:51 PM


wids-matrix-stacked.jpgThe Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative from Stanford University aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. In addition to the  Women in Data Science (WiDS) annual conference at Stanford on 2 March 2020, we are thrilled that there are many WiDS ambassadors (hosting and leading activities) and  speakers from IBM in 2020 at the WiDS  on-line events.

At first in 2020 the regional events were mostly in-person - but now they have all become on-line.  You can see a blog about the earlier  in-person events in 2020 with an IBM leader or speaker.

The following are some recent or upcoming WiDS on-line events with IBM speakers  or ambassadors:

Livestream, YouTube Playlist, and Agenda for WiDS Abu Dhabi & Dubai
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YouTube playlist

  • WiDS AbuDhabi and Dubai 2020 Welcome & Kick-off
  • KEYNOTE: Data Science opportunities in times of crisis, Dr. Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler, Analytics and AI practice leader, GBS IBM
  • TECH TALK #1: How AI is shaping the future of Cybersecurity, Dr. Bushra AlBlooshi, Research & Innovation Manager, Dubai Electronic Security Centre
  • TECH TALK #2 Ethics in AI: A Need for Legalization? Dr. Hind Zantout, Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University
  • Lightning Talks:
    • LIGHTNING TALK #1 Purpose & Passion in your career, entrepreneurship & imposter syndrome, Melissa Sassi, Chief Penguin - IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, IBM
      LIGHTNING TALK #2 Using Data Science to analyze your genome, Tilila El Moujahed, Data Scientist, Microsoft
      LIGHTNING TALK #3 Machine learning (Practice & Research), Neamat EL Gayar, Associate Director of Research, Heriot-Watt University
      LIGHTNING TALK #4 Delivering Successful Data Products, Dina Mohammed Laity, Head of Data Science, Property Finder
      LIGHTNING TALK #5 Careers in Data Science, Divya Sharma, HR Leader - Global Business Services
  • PANEL #1 Women's Careers in Data Science
    • - Divya Sharma, IBM ; Dr. Haleh Najafzadeh, GE Aviation;- Melissa Sassi, IBM
  • TECH TALK #3 Meta Data and the future of data science in bio tech, Nabila Sofia Echadli, Cyber Security and Data Expert, CEO, Athenorm Intelligence
  • TECH TALK #4 Elevating Customer's Experience (CX) with AI and Robotics, Rema M. Algunaibet, AI and Robotics Project Leader,
  • PANEL #2 Data Science, Vision and Future
    • Nabila Sofia Echadli, Athenorm Intelligence
    • Tilila El Moujahed, Microsoft
    • Dr. Hind Zantout, Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University