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WiTWA Boardroom Series: Data Science Week - Addressing the STEM skills gap to drive the application of data science in WA

WITWA is excited to celebrate Data Science week with host Bankwest and explore the topic of "Addressing the STEM Skills Gap to Drive the Application of Data Science in WA”.

Kicking off with a welcome address from Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE, WiTWA Patron, neuroscientist and educator (& previously the Chief Scientist of WA and Australian of the Year).

Lyn will be followed by Luke Edwards, Data Scientist at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre sharing the history and background on data science week and it’s importance and his vision including current and future initiatives.

Rounded out by our panel of industry experts discussing the future of data science as well as ideas on how to address the shortage of STEM skills and the importance of data science to the future of Western Australia.

Moderator: Liz Dallimore, Director @ WA Data Science Innovation Hub


  • Bruce Wright, Manager Data Science @ Bankwest

  • Elsa Jordaan, Principal @ Deployed Analytics

  • Rimma Shafikova, Data Scientist @ Virtual Gaming Worlds

Don't miss this fascinating evening. Tickets are limited and we will sell out!

Thanks to support provided by our sponsors, for this WiTWA Boardroom Series event, we are able to offer a limited number of complimentary tickets to those who are currently studying (part-time or full-time), unemployed or looking to upskill, reskill or transition into a role within the science or technology sectors. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email

* Please note it is a security requirement that you bring photo ID to be admitted to the event. *

Mini Mentors / Mini Mentees

Are you a Uni Student, parent returning to work, new to the industry (or Perth Tech Scene), upskilling, reskilling or are you without many connections in the industry?

We are excited to offer our "Mini Mentor" program as part of our next event.

We have some amazing women and men who have volunteered to be your "Mini Mentor" on the night. These Mini Mentors work in various roles in Perth Tech - including Technical, Management, Project Management, Account Management etc and across many industry streams.

Get your tickets here and follow the steps and visit this link to register your interest as a Mini Mentor or Mini Mentee.

** Please note we are always on the look out for more Mini Mentors. Please register at this link if you would like to be a Mini Mentor **