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Data Science Week Event - Data... good, bad or indifferent?

  • Bankwest 300 Murray Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

WiTWA, together with Bankwest and Startup Grind are hosting a special event for Data Science Week!

Join us on Thursday, May 17th at 5.30pm, for a panel-style conversation where we will discuss our digital footprint, data as an asset, our decisions around data and digital behaviour. We are excited to host an exceptional mix of panellists that specialise in the data space, who will share their diverse views and real world experiences.

Bring your tricky questions as we will leave plenty of Q&A time - this will be a very interactive panel hosted by our very own Diana Adorno and Startup Grind's Andy Lamb. Food, drinks and wonderful venue provided and sponsored by Bankwest. Get your tickets HERE


Elizabeth Antoine, Lead Data Scientist, Microsoft: Elizabeth is the lead data scientist and solution architect at Microsoft. She has developed a series of innovative and transformational Advanced Data Analytics wins at Microsoft by working closely with business leaders in her customers to win their confidence and to demonstrate the power of the data science in solving complex business problems, while delivering tangible business returns. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally on the topics of influential leadership, innovation, digital transformation, and growth mindset,

Her thirst for learning new business domains and her research experience in data mining and machine learning has resulted in solving most complex business challenges. She is also passionate about encouraging young children from rural and socially disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in technology. Elizabeth has recently been awarded the Founders award given by Bill Gates – This award is the highest honor to any Microsoft employee. Elizabeth is the second ever Australian to achieve this. She was also the recipient of Microsoft Platinum Circle of Excellence – Outstanding Achievers award and Growth Mindset and Transformation award given by Microsoft Australia.

Teresa Harding, Manager - Cyber threat, Bankwest: Teresa Harding has been in the IT industry for almost two decades, starting her early career in Database Administration/Systems Administration, transitioning into roles in Server and Application management in a number of industries. Her career focus has evolved into the security realm with a role as Solutions Manager at Trust Arc (formerly TRUSTe). This lead to her current role as Manager - Cyber Threat for Bankwest. Teresa is actively involved in the Perth JCSC and a member of ISACA and  AWSN. 

Chris Nelson, Business Leader, Data 61/CSIRO: Chris has been involved in technology transition for the last 20 years.  This has included roles managing technology projects and the associated change, to driving innovation in corporates and actively introducing new technology to market.  Through this period Chris has had a front row view of the changing technology landscape and the challenges involved in transitioning organisations from status quo to the new.  In a period of accelerating change it is more important now than ever for organisations to be aware and prepared for the threat and opportunity that technology brings.

Chris is Commercialisation Leader – Cyber Physical Systems at Data61, part of the CSIRO, a world class applied research organisation. As the largest data innovation group in Australia, Data61 is a connector in the middle of technology innovators, businesses and universities helping to transform Australian industry by creating new technologies and businesses to solve our biggest challenges. His role is to bring all these pieces together with the data, digital and solutions Data61 creates to drive business improvement, industry advancement and the next generation of Australian enterprises.

Get your tickets quick before they're snapped up! Our last 4 events have sold out! Plenty of Nibbles and drinks included.  Tickets HERE

Free sponsored tickets available

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Thanks to support provided by the Department of Communities for the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2018 we are able to offer a number of free tickets to women who are currently studying (part-time or full-time), unemployed or looking to transition into a role within the science or technology sectors. Tickets HERE .