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Women in Data: The Melbourne Experience, Thursday 23rd March 2017

Location: NAB, 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3024

Women in Data is arriving in Melbourne! 

Join us for an evening networking session discussing the explosion of the analytics industry how your peers are overcoming the challenges we all face as we continue to move towards analytics evangelism.

The evening will offer valuable insights from two data veterans and a keynote from our Founder:

Leisha Morrison: Keynote Speaker

In her presentation on Why we Need Women in Data, Leisha will educate us on the challenges of positive discrimination and discuss how you can play a part in addressing these to be a part of a revolutionary change for all concerned.

Having worked closely with several organisations and particularly in data and analytics, Leisha identified the lack of women in data-centric leadership roles. Her experience in the data industry, in general, lead her to realise there was a need to build a community of like-minded professionals aiming at creating gender diversity in data analytics and data science teams.

Leisha is keen to educate businesses on positive discrimination and how this can be so detrimental to an organisation’s image and branding. Through mentoring and knowledge sharing, she believes that positive discrimination can be eradicated to move forward and foster change for the next generation of analysts.

Laura Hague: A Woman in Data

You don’t have to code to work in analytics. Well – that’s the view of Laura Hague, who’ll talk about her journey from a reluctant GIS developer and SAS novice to an analytics evangelist, convincing clients that no matter how dirty their data, it can still deliver value. She’ll also give her thoughts on the challenges facing everyone, but particularly women, in this industry and how as a community we might be able to start addressing them.

Laura is the Senior Insights Manager at Track. She has 16 years’ experience in analytical roles across Australia and the UK, working for organisations including Tesco, the NHS, the London 2012 Olympic Games, Open Universities Australia and flybuys. More recently she moved into analytics consultancy with Accenture, before joining TRACK where she helps clients to unlock the value in their customer data.

Alene Kieser: Building an effective Data, Analytics and Insights Team

  • The power of a team
  • Different expertise amplifies insight
  • Importance of engagement
  • Migrating from Reporting to Insights

The key to Alene’s presentation is the transition from being perceived as a ‘reporting function’ to providing valuable insights for an organisation and because the concept of value and valuable insights are different for each enterprise function, prioritisation and engagement are the keys to success.

Join her to explore how to build a successful and effective analytics team.

With over 20 years corporate experience in media, telco and finance organisations, Alene has spent the last 10 years in the data and analytics space leading and empowering analytics teams through transition. She currently heads up Digital  Analytics at Fairfax.

Agenda:

5.30pm – 6.00pm: Arrival and registration

6.00pm – 6.30pm: Leisha Morrison

6.30pm – 7.00pm: Laura Hague

7.00pm – 7.30pm: Alene Kieser

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Networking, drinks and nibbles

Click here to reserve your ticket today!


Women in Data: Delivering Value to data Analytics – 17th November 2016

This Women in Data event was yet again a fantastic and inspirational occasion. Being held at the new offices of KPMG in Barangaroo, the views were incredible and the speakers matched the phenomenal surroundings. Kathleen Goffey and Kate Phair from KPMG lead insights in culture within analytics with Peter Inge from Caltex discussing his impressive presentation on delivering value as a data scientist. See below for information on Peter’s presentation:

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Another Successful Women in Data Event!

On Thursday 9th June, the highly anticipated ‘Women in Data’ event 2, sponsored by Greater Data and ansarada took place with over 100 attendees. The event focused on how to pitch your data, with an interactive workshop with Australia’s leading sales trainer, Johnny Lee.

The event kicked off with an introduction from Miguel Jesus, Chief Data Officer at ansarada, who is at the cutting edge of new techniques being explored in Data Science. We are excited for him to introduce to you some of the projects he has been working on including NLP and facial recognition analytics which is going to be the main focus for the next Women in Data in September. Georgie Brooke, owner of Greater Data, did a well received presentation on how to successfully pitch data to your C-Suite colleagues.

The feedback so far has been fantastic with interest in new sponsors and locations. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved as a sponsor for the next Women in Data event. The more involvement we have, the better the event can be. This is a group focused on diversity and is open to all so look out for news on upcoming events, chances to get involved and how you can benefit from coming along.

 

Thursday 9th June 2016

Women in Data: How to Pitch Your Data

Join Precision Sourcing at our second Women in Data event, sponsored by Greater Data, and learn how to pitch yourself and your data insights.
An interactive workshop with Australia’s leading sales trainer, Johnny Lee, will help you improve your pitching skills in order to gain more buy in from the powers that be for your data and your work.

Hear from Georgie Brooke, owner of Greater Data, on how to successfully pitch data to your C-Suite colleagues. Miguel Jesus, Chief Data Officer at ansarada, is a world class analytics professional who is at the cutting edge of new techniques being explored in Data Science. We are excited for him to introduce to you some of the projects he has been working on including NLP and facial recognition analytics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with like-minded data professionals in a friendly and inclusive environment.
Our guest speakers will share their knowledge with you, followed by a brief Q&A and networking drinks and nibbles to develop connections.


Thursday 18th February 2016

Women in Data: Event 1

The first ‘ Women in Data ’ event was a great success with 80+ data focused professionals attending. With speakers from different backgrounds and the chance to network afterwards there was something for everyone. The feedback so far has been fantastic with a lot of interest from future speakers, ideas for different events and a lot of excitement regarding where this group can go. This is a group focused on diversity and is open to all so look out for news on upcoming events, chances to get involved and how you can benefit from coming along.

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