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Women in Data Science Conference – (WiDS) Ottawa
March 5 @ 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
For the first time, Stanford University’s Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is coming to Ottawa and being broadcast world-wide. Stanford has partnered with Gaffney Consulting and a voluntary Canadian ecosystem have rapidly come together to focus on AI and Data Sciences.
The Kanata North Business Association is pleased to announce our sponsorship for the first annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ottawa conference in conjunction with Stanford University. WiDS Ottawa is a high impact event which will be held Monday, March 5 in the auditorium of the recently renovated Canada Science and Technology Museum on Lancaster Road.
This conference will be hosted as part of the global WiDS Conference at Stanford University, and profile/promote female Canadian innovators and R&D leaders. WiDS Ottawa will focus on and celebrate Canadian R&D achievements in Artificial Intelligence (AI); discuss Canada’s role as a global leader in this field; and how AI will impact our daily lives. The conference will bring together 230 participants + thousands remote and global attendees since the event will be live-streamed and promoted by Stanford for a global audience.
Canada has produced several major breakthroughs in AI in recent years and we expect this to accelerate in the future. Attracting, developing and retaining women in AI and Data Sciences is going to be key to Canada’s innovation success.
Join us for a day of interactive talks with some of Canada’s leading female research visionaries in AI from stellar organizations like Element AI, SalesChoice Inc, University of Ottawa and Georgian Partners. We’ll cover topics on latest AI research, applications, and how to monetize AI.
The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains.
All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.
Kanata North BA is pleased to serve as a sponsor for this event as part of a broader initiative to encourage and support female founders/entrepreneurs in emerging technology fields.
2017 Conference Highlights
75,000+ participants – in person at Stanford and regional event, or via live stream, Facebook Live or online
80+ regional events worldwide from 30 countries
#WiDS2017 hashtag trended on Twitter all day long
Tickets are free of charge (first come, first serve) so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!