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WiD UK PARTNER MEET-UPS 2019

Women in Data UK Meet-up 8th November – Google

Published: 11.10.2019
8th November – Google – Lunch and Learn Google and Women in Data UK invite you to a ‘Lunch & Learn’ Meet-up to discover how Google combines insights and diverse viewpoints to build products that are helpful for consumers and businesses. Sessions and Topics Host: Harry Davies, Head of Measurement & Analytics Laura Parfitt, Lead Data Scientist – Using Data to build Better Products Jennifer Beard, Analytical Consultant – Confessions of a Data Analyst Georgie Altman, Strategic Insight Manager – Combining data & research to tell a human story Nadia Sotiropoulou, Travel Measurement Lead – Doing Good with Data Panel on Diversity & Inclusion Personal Diversity Stories & What we do at Google to advance D&I Hosted by: Nadia Sotiropoulou – Travel Measurement Lead Panelists: Harry Davies – Head of Measurement & Analytics Virginia Falcon – Measurement & Analytics Manager, Consumer Retail Gemma Howley – Search Lead Paola Lopez – Measurement & Analytics Manager, Travel Close by the host – Harry Davies Followed by Networking & Lunch Location and times When: 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, 8 November Where: Google. 1-13 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AG Who should attend? All levels of Data Scientist and Analyst

Women in Data UK Meet-up 19th September – BT

Published: 07.08.2019
19th September – BT Women in Data UK and BT are delighted to invite you to this meet-up, featuring a stellar line-up of BT employees. Don’t miss out on our last meet-up of the season! Sessions and Topics Join us for a panel discussion on the theme of flexible and co-location working. Looking at what this means for development across multiple locations. Claire Ellison, Senior Reporting and Analytics Manager – How I built my career in data Leana Kielkowicz, Head of Decisioning – Data and customer interaction Rowena Phillips, Senior HR Business Partner – Working in a data environment in a non-data role Richard Tate, Director of Data and Decisioning – The importance of diversity in data when representing the customer Panel session, Hosted by Richard Tate,Director of Data and Decisioning – Working in Data @ BT Location and times When: 17.30 – 20.30 on Thursday, 19 September 2019 Where: BT Group plc, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ Who should attend? All levels of Data Scientist and Analyst

Women in Data UK Meet-up 12th September – dunnhumby

Published: 07.08.2019
12th September – dunnhumby Women in Data UK and dunnhumby are pleased to invite you to WiD UK’s first North West meet-up. A panel session with specialists from dunnhumby, HSBC and We Are Discounts will explore flexible and co-location working. Sessions and Topics Join us for a panel discussion on the theme of flexible and co-location working. Looking at what this means for development across multiple locations. Hosted by Luce Carter, Software Developer at dunnhumby Panellists: Blake Ryan, Global Head of Architecture at dunnhumby Alex Meakin, Engineering Director at dunnhumby Sarah Schlobohm, Senior Analytics Manager at HSBC Lindsay Pellow, Head of Member Data & Insight at The Co-op Location and times When: 17.30 – 20.30 on Thursday, 12 September 2019 Where: City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, 19th & 23rd Floor, Manchester, M1 4BT Who should attend:  Intermediate-level Data Scientists and Analysts

Women in Data UK Meet-up 18th July – Sainsbury’s group

Published: 26.06.2019
18th July – Sainsbury’s Group Delve into the world of retail analytics at Women in Data UK and Sainsbury’s Group’s meet-up. We’re excited to showcase the best of Sainsbury’s talent as they offer the chance to explore how they operate and give their top tips. Sessions and Topics Helen Hunter, Group Chief Data Officer – Welcome Villy Rapti, Insights Analyst – Don’t store granola in silos Emilie Lhomme, Data Scientist – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! How We’re Automating complex decisions with Machine Learning and Maths Chris Bernans, Head of Technology for Data & Data Engineering & Ellen Pattison, Data Product Manager – Grand (Data Engineering) Designs: tips for packing, moving and settling into your new (ware)house Laurie Rosten, Data Analyst – Space – the final frontier Lizzie Harris, Senior Customer Analytics Manager – You do you Q&A – Questions and answers with: Helen Hunter, Group Chief Data Officer, Lizzie Harris, Senior Customer Analytics Manager, Jo Zhou, Product Manager Enda Ridge, Chief Data Scientist, Chris Bernans, Head of Technology for Data & Data Engineering & Chaminga Chandratillake, Chief Data Officer When: 17.30 – 20.30 on Thursday, 18 July 2019 Where: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT Who should attend? Data practitioners of all levels

Women in Data UK Meet-up 4th July – TUI group

Published: 10.06.2019
4th July – TUI Group TUI Group invites their local data community to discuss the importance of women in data. Datatech Analytics and TUI Group are delighted to bring you an exciting evening of discussion from TUI’s most inspirational employees. As the world’s number one tourism business, there’s no better opportunity to find out how an international company approaches gender parity. There will be plenty of time for networking as well as food and drink. Sessions and Topics Kinnari Ladha, Head of Analytics and Business Intelligence – The digital transformation journey at TUI Amiy Chatley, Digital Analytics Manager for Marketing – The www. of working at TUI – Where, Why, What Anthony Channon, Head of Data Science – Group – If data made holidays Hirra Sulanki, Head of Digital Analytics – UK&I – How to make friends & influence data within TUI When: 18:00 – 20.30 on Thursday, 4 July 2019 Where: Venue 360, 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JH Who should attend? Male & female data practitioners of all levels

Women in Data UK Meet-up 27th June – RBS

Published: 03.06.2019
27th June – Royal Bank of Scotland Who should attend? Data Scientists & Data Engineers of all levels Discover the exciting world of data science and engineering in banking at Women in Data UK and Royal Bank of Scotlands Meet-up. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from RBS’s inspirational employees as well as joining in with interactive networking and a guide on upskilling. Bindu Bakrania, Senior Analytics Manager, Commercial & Private Banking, Data & Analytics – Breaking the banking stereotype Claire Thompson, Head of Data Innovation & AI, Commercial & Private Banking, Data & Analytics – A career in numbers – From MI to AI and everything in between Graham Smith, Head of Data Innovation, RBS Data & Analytics – RBS’s journey towards becoming an AI-first bank Victoria Stephens, Team Lead – Risk Decision Analytics – Building the bank of the future – Launch of the Natwest Data Academy Location and times When: 17.30 – 20.30 on Thursday, 27 June 2019 Where: RBS, 280 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4RB

Women in Data UK Meet-up 13th June – GroupM

Published: 17.05.2019
13th June – GroupM Who should attend? All levels of data practitioner, with an interest in the world of advertising Women in Data UK and GroupM have collaborated to bring you an incredible evening of inspiration, technical talks and networking. Charlotte Frijns, GroupM UK CFO – Charlotte will introduce GroupM. Presented by Xaxis – Driving better advertising Outcomes through AI Olga Zaitseva, MediaCom Business Science Director – Optimising media budget allocation with MediaCom’s Media Optimisation Tool Ross Barnes, M/Six Group Chief Technology Officer – Panel Discussion: The Evolution of Data within Advertising Panellists: Lily McCann, Wavemaker Head of Data and Technology Bini Yoheswaran, M/Six, Analytics Director Emma Whitehouse, Mediacom Business Science Director Silvia Sparry, Xaxis Managing Director Operations EMEA Catherine Cooke, Mindshare Business Director & Bethan Herring, Wavemaker Data Scientist – A session with two female Group M rising stars Location and times When: 17.45 – 21.00 on Thursday, 13 June 2019 Where: Mediacom, 124 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8RX

Women in Data UK Meet-up 6th June – Vanquis Bank

Published: 17.05.2019
6th June – Vanquis Bank Who should attend? All levels of data practitioner Women in Data UK and Vanquis Bank are excited to bring you an evening of talks, networking and an interactive session – all with great views of London from the 28th Floor of the ‘Walkie Talkie’. Esther Hollingsbee, Head of Digital – Welcome from your host Data and the Vanquis customer – Group of Vanquis analysts including: Katy Everett, Senior Robotics and AI Manager Stephanie Lewis, Credit Risk Policy Manager Evan Williams, Portfolio and Business Development Director Amy Chapman, People Development Partner -Expand your Personal Learning Network Julia Warrack, CIO -From GCHQ to Vanquis CIO Location and times When: 18.00 – 21.00 Thursday, 6 June 2019 Where: 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY    

Women in Data UK Meet-up 23rd May – Accenture

Published: 25.04.2019
23rd May – Accenture Join Women in Data UK to discover Accenture, and hear first-hand from colleagues who will share their career experiences, the exciting work they are involved in within the world of data and analytics, and how Accenture’s inclusive culture has enabled them to thrive. What does it mean to be successful in your career as a woman working in data? Success means different things to different people. Whether it’s working part time, taking parental leave, going on a sabbatical, being a working mother, finding time to indulge in your hobbies or achieving a work/life balance, success comes in many different forms. But what it takes to thrive is usually more defined and there are some traits common to all. What are those traits? How can we develop and be mindful of them, keeping them at the forefront of our journeys? What combination of these make us thrive in our career and personal lives? Join us for an evening of diverse discussion, as we hear from highly accomplished women who are thriving in their careers and exploring this in detail. Who should attend? Data practitioners of all levels with an interest to find out more about the consulting world. Sessions and Topics Belinda Djamson, Data & Analytics Management Lead – Not just AI, Applied Intelligence Kumutha Swampillai , Consultant – A small cog in a Big Machine – Navigating a path from blue skies academic research to practical data science that impacts millions of customers Amy Haskins, Manager – Around the World on a Roadmap Natasha Close, Digital Business Integration Senior Manager, Applied Intelligence Delivery, UKI. –  It’s possible; a Data Career alongside Sports & Sabbatical (for me, not kids) Location and times When: 18.00 – 20.30 on Thursday, 23 May 2019 Where: Accenture, 5th Floor, 30 Fenchurch Street, London. EC3M 3BD.

Women in Data UK Meet-up 9th May – Dunnhumby

Published: 04.04.2019
9th May – dunnhumby Women in Data UK and dunnhumby are pleased to announce an evening of talks from some of dunnhumby’s finest, as well as networking and an interactive session at their offices in Hammersmith, London. Sessions and Topics Panel session: Hosted by Denise Day, CIO and Sandra Stanley, Head of Customer Knowledge The transition from hands-on delivery of work vs. leading and delivery through others. This is particularly pertinent to tech, because tools and trends are changing rapidly and there’s a fear that you could lose touch by stepping back from coding. Panellists: Jason Nathan, Managing Director of Data – dunnhumby Helen Louwrens, Director of Intelligence – Care Quality Commission Anthea DeSyllas, Chief Solutions Officer – Polymatica Amritanshu Kumar, Data Science Manager, Customer Knowledge UK & Ireland – dunnhumby Interactive table session: Enjoy discussion and interaction with your peers in this fun session. Location and times When: 18.00 – 20.30 on Thursday, 9 May 2019 Where: 184 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7N

Women in Data UK Meet-up 16th May – Hastings Direct

Published: 04.04.2019
16th May – Hastings Direct Women in Data UK and Hastings Direct are pleased to invite you to the Hilton London Bankside hotel for a technical presentation, insight into how to succeed and thrive in business and the opportunity to network with a wide range of data practitioners. Who should attend? All levels of data practitioner with an interest in how data works within insurance and data practioners with ambitions to build their careers in business. Sessions and Topics Peter Kelly – Interpretability; The Next Frontier of Artificial Intelligence Lucy Johnson – From Branch Banking (singleton) to Insurance ExCo (married mum) in 17 years (a sofa session with Payal Jain, WiD UK Chair) Third session – TBC Location and times When: 18.00 – 20.30 on Thursday, 16 May 2019 Where: Hilton London Bankside, Great Suffolk Street, Bankside, London. SE1 0UG.

Women in Data UK Meet-up 9th May – Dunnhumby

Published: 04.04.2019
9th May – dunnhumby Women in Data UK and dunnhumby are pleased to announce an evening of talks from some of dunnhumby’s finest, as well as networking and an interactive session at their offices in Hammersmith, London. Sessions and Topics Panel session: Hosted by Denise Day, CIO and Sandra Stanley, Head of Customer Knowledge The transition from hands-on delivery of work vs. leading and delivery through others. This is particularly pertinent to tech, because tools and trends are changing rapidly and there’s a fear that you could lose touch by stepping back from coding. Panellists: Jason Nathan, Managing Director of Data – dunnhumby Helen Louwrens, Director of Intelligence – Care Quality Commission Anthea DeSyllas, Chief Solutions Officer – Polymatica Amritanshu Kumar, Data Science Manager, Customer Knowledge UK & Ireland – dunnhumby Interactive table session: Enjoy discussion and interaction with your peers in this fun session. Location and times When: 18.00 – 20.30 on Thursday, 9 May 2019 Where: 184 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7N

Women in Data UK Meet-up 21st March – Lloyds Banking Group

Published: 18.02.2019
Join Women in Data UK and Lloyds Banking Group for an evening of insightful talks, networking and an interactive workshop at their offices in London.

Women in Data UK Meet-up 21st Feb – Expedia Group

Published: 06.02.2019
Women in Data UK is excited to announce its first ever Meet-up, in association with our valued partner Expedia Group.