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Women in
Data Science Conference 2021

19 June 2021
WiDS Ljubljana

Online Event

About WiDS

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) events aim to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. This technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a number of domains, and connect with others in the field.

Women in Data Science [WiDS] started as a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Today, WiDS includes a global conference with 150+ regional events all around the globe, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science.

10

Talks

3

Workshops

100+

Participants

We are proud to bring the global WiDS initiative to Slovenia for the first time and place Ljubljana on the WiDS map!

Meet our speakers

Margot Gerritsen

Professor | Stanford

Keynote speaker

Božidara Cvetković

Lead Data Scientist | BE-terna

Jana Faganeli Pucer

Researcher | University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Vida Groznik

Lecturer; researcher; CEO | University of Primorska; University of Ljubljana; NEUS Diagnostics, d.o.o.

Tina Kraigher Mišič

Data Protection Officer | Sava Insurance Group (DPO)

Nina Mrzelj

Data Scientist & Project Lead | Cloudflight GmbH

Petra Poklukar

Researcher | KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Špela Poklukar

Senior Machine Learning Engineer | Endava d.o.o.

Ajda Pretnar

Researcher | University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Ana Slavec

Consulting Statistician | InnoRenew CoE

Katarzyna Szczudlik

Partner | SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Brigita Tomas

Trainer and Consultant | BT - Business Trainings Brigita Tomas

Matja Zalar

Research Associate | The University of Manchester

Conference program

Welcome & opening remarks

9:00 – 9:15

Greta Gašparac, WiDS Ljubljana Co-Ambassador
Brigita Bizjak, WiDS Ljubljana Ambassador

Talks 1

9:15 – 10:15

Data Science in Healthcare
Vida Groznik, Lecturer; researcher; CEO
University of Primorska; University of Ljubljana; NEUS Diagnostics, d.o.o.

The importance of specificity in a world of generalisations
Matja Zalar, Research Associate
The University of Manchester

Transitioning from Academia to Industry
Boža Cvetković, Lead Data Scientist
BE-terna

No such thing as a lost cause
Špela Poklukar, Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Endava d.o.o.

10:15 – 10:30

Break

Time to get some coffee!

Talks 2

10:30 – 11:30

On the right to data portability – future of personal data driven products
Tina Kraigher Mišič, Data Protection Officer
Sava Insurance Group (DPO)

It is no “whether” but “when” – how AI will influence law and its enforcement?
Katarzyna Szczudlik, Partner
SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Learning and Evaluating Data Representations
Petra Poklukar, Researcher
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

TBA
Nina Mrzelj, Data Scientist & Project Lead
Cloudflight GmbH

Collecting good quality data through survey questionnaires
Ana Slavec, Consulting statistician
InnoRenew CoE

11:30 – 12:30

Break & Networking

Time to grab some snacks and share your experiences.

Workshops

12:30 – 15:00

Explaining inexplicable classification models
Ajda Pretnar, Researcher
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Modeling PM10 levels with R
Jana Faganeli Pucer, Researcher
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Make an impact through effective communication
Brigita Tomas, Trainer and Consultant
BT – Business Trainings Brigita Tomas

15:00 – 15:15

Break

We want more coffee!

Keynote

15:15 – 16:00

Women in Data Science
Margot Gerritsen, Professor
Stanford

16:00 –

Closing remarks & networking

Sponsors

Organisation team

Greta Gašparac

WiDS Co-Ambassador

Brigita Bizjak

WiDS Ambassador

Marta Nowak

Web Designer

Laura Medina

Social Media Manager & Designer

Elisabeth Varvaroi

Social Media Manager & Designer