WiDS Bangalore 2020 conference turns to virtual platform on 8th August

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Bangalore : IIMB Bangalore will host the second annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference on August 8th, featuring accomplished women data scientists and luminaries in this field. Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Chairperson, Data Centre & Analytics Lab at IIMB, Ms. Harini Thammaiah and Ms. Srujana Kaddevarmuth are the WiDS ambassadors coordinating this conference which aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.

Register here http://dcal.iimb.ernet.in/WiDS_Conference2020/register.html

WiDS is a Stanford University initiative that includes a global conference, with approximately 150+ regional events worldwide; a datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge; and a podcast, featuring leaders in the field talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned. ​

The conference showcases technical speakers from organizations and labs like IBM Research Labs, Google, Walmart Labs, LinkedIn, PayPal, Yodlee among others.

Keeping in view the current COVID-19 situation and restrictions on public gathering, this year’s event will be hosted on a virtual platform.

Here is the detailed agenda:

WiDS Bengaluru 2020 AGENDA

9:30 WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
WiDS Bengaluru Ambassadors, IIMB
9:45 KEYNOTE

AI Ops: The future of Full Stack Troubleshooting, Gargi B Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India and CTO

  TECHNOLOGY VISION TALKS
10:15 A case of personalization in omnichannel retail, Deepthi S, Director, DataScience, Walmart Labs
10:45 AI Trust, Dr. Shivani Rai Gupta, Senior Director, DataScience and Analytics, Capgemini
11:15 BREAK
  TECHNOLOGY VISION TALKS
11:30

 

Data Science to prevent bringing in unsafe pharma drugs to market, Madhura Shivaram, Principal Director, Data Science, AI Research, Accenture
12:00 Actively Managing Risks with AI, Snigdha Ghosh Ray, Head, Billing Products (Product & Engineering), PayPal
12:30 BREAK
13:30

 

Neonatal Sepsis Prediction using Machine Learning,
Hyma Goparaju, 
Co-founder, Avyantra Health Technologies
Sharada Sringeswara, Research Consultant, IIMB
14:00

 

DATATHON

Introducing datathon regional Winners,
Mentors and WiMLDS Community

  TECHNOLOGY VISION TALKS
14:15 Bias and Stereotypes, Aparana Gupta, Solutions Engineer Manager Analytics, Oracle
14:45 The Art in Data Science – from ‘Artificial’ to ‘Applicable’ Intelligence, Aparajita Karimpana, Sr. Director, Analytics CoE, Envestnet | Yodlee
15:15 CLOSING REMARKS

WiDS Ambassadors