Stanford University’s “Women in Data Science” to debut in Madrid

AI of Things    23 January, 2017

On February 3rd, Synergic Partners, the niche Big Data consultancy wing of LUCA, will organize the “Women in Data Science” conference for the first time in Madrid – in collaboration with Stanford University. This event, which will take place in the Wayra offices in Gran Vía, aims to bring together Data Scientists and Big Data professionals, inspiring more women to pursue careers in the field with training and mentoring opportunities from other females from all over the world.

In 2015, the conference’s 23 distinguished speakers attracted 400 attendees from 30 universities and 80 different companies, as well 6000 additional participants via live stream.  This year, this international event will take place in more than 50 cities all over the world, including New York, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo, Bogotá, Beirut and Singapore – among many others.

Women in Data Science, otherwise known as WiDS, provides a unique opportunity to bring together Data Science experts from a wide range of sectors to learn, collaborate and accelerate research in the field. This year, Stanford University have selected the CEO of Synergic Partners, Carme Artigas, to inaugurate the first Madrid-based event where she will also participate in the “Beyond Data Science” conference, as well as acting as a moderator in one of the roundtables.

As an ambassador for WiDS Madrid, I want to raise awareness about the Data Science discipline and show just how impactful it can be, not just for different industries, but also for society. I am also keen to ensure that women are heard in the field and will play a key role in this transformation,” said Artigas.

The Madrid event will bring together a wide range of experts from across Spain, including Amparo Alonso (Artificial Intelligence R&D Lab Director), Angela Shen-Hsieh (Product Innovation Director at Telefónica R&D) and Rosa María Sanz (Directora General de Personas y Recursos de Gas Natural).

Want to sign up? Find out how you can get involved here.


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