WiDS Madrid 2017 Roundup

AI of Things    6 February, 2017
On Friday, we joined our colleagues from Synergic Partners to celebrate Stanford University’s Women in Data Science (WiDS) event for the first time ever in Madrid. This international event, which takes place in over 50 cities around the world simultaneously, brings together thousands of women from both academia and business to share thoughts and best practice – as well as hearing from world-class speakers and experts in Data Science, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

This year kicked off with a panel led by Carme Artigas (CEO of Synergic Partners) where the Data Science discipline was discussed by Angela Shen-Hsieh (Product Innovation Director at Telefónica I+D), Amparo Alonso (LIDIA Research Group Coordinator) and Concha Bielza (a professor from the Universidad Polítecnica de Madrid).

The second session looked at the role of Data Science in accelerating business, where Rosa María Sanz (Director at Gas Natural Fenosa), Elena Alfaro (CEO of BBVA Data and Analytics), Nuria Bombardó (Strategy and Business Analytics Manager at PepsiCo) and Marta Plana (General Counsel at Digital Origin) discussed the power of applying data in their sectors and the privacy issue surrounding such technologies.

WiDS event in Madrid
Figure 1: Over 100 women came together at #WiDS Madrid on Friday 3rd February.

The final roundtable focused on entrepreneurship and talent in the realm of Data Science, with Ana Segurado (Telefónica Open Future Director), Maria Barceló (Executive Master in Digital Business at ESADE) and Sira Pérez de la Coba (Founder and CEO of Shazura) coming together to discuss their experiences in data-driven talent.

Interested to find out about more events from Synergic Partners or LUCA? Visit our events page for more information.

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