Women in data science

Event Details


Women in Data Science

9:00am-9:30am – Welcome
WIDS Ambassadors (Kate Kolich and Mary Ellen Gordon)

Data in New Zealand in 2019
Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician and Chief Executive Stats NZ

10:10am – 10:15am
Silver sponsor talk:
Analytics for Social Wellbeing
Kate Kolich Social Investment Agency

10:40am – 12:10pm Breakout sessions
Professional track

  • Data Science in New Zealand Organisations in 2019
  • Data-Driven Organisations – Kari Jones, GM Data and Analytics Air New Zealand
  • Technical Advances – Kathryn Hempstalk, Chief data scientist, Trade Me
  • Data Communication and Visualisation – Kat Greenbrook, Founder of Rogue Penguin

Learner track

  • Becoming a Data Scientist
  • What do Data Scientists Do? – Agate Ponder-Sutton, Data Scientist, BNZ
  • Working in Data Science – Ernestynne Walsh (Nicholson Consulting), Lisa Chen (Harmony
    Analytics), Louise Barber (AGL) Emma Vitz (Finity Consulting) (Moderator)

1:00pm – 1:40pm
Socially Responsible Use of Data – Dame Diane Robertson, The Data Futures Partnership Working Group (Chair)

1:45pm – 2:25pm
What Data Scientists Need to Know About Working with Maori Data, Donna Cormack, Senior Research Fellow Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pomare University of Otago

2:25pm – 2:55pm
Open Data Reimagined: Protecting Privacy While Sparking Insights, Nasca Peng, Data Scientist Statistics New Zealand

2:55pm – 4:45pm Breakout sessions
Professional track

  • Social Considerations and Applications
  • Ethics for Algorithms – Amanda Hughes, Senior Data Scientist, Nicholson Consulting
  • NLP Tools for Indigenous Languages – Dr Sally (Ake) Nicholas, Lecturer, AUT
  • Ecosystem Modeling – Vidette McGregor, Ecosystem Modeller, NIWA

Learner track

  • Hands-On Session (in the Cyber Commons)
  • Tools for Data Science – Experience data science for yourself with help from staff from Victoria University and Nicolson Consulting.

4:45pm – 5:15pm Wrap-up

Agate Ponder-Sutton, Data scientist, BNZ
Amanda Hughes, Senior Data Scientist, Nicholson Consulting
Emma Vitz, Actuarial analyst, Finity Consulting
Ernestynne Walsh, Senior Data Scientist, Nicholson Consulting
Kari Jones, Data & Analytics Strategic Leader, Air New Zealand
Kat Greenbrook, Founder, Rogue Penguin
Kate Kolich, Director of Data Systems and Analytics, Social Investment Agency
Louise Barber (Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine), Head of Enterprise Data Platform, AGL

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