So you want to learn about Data Science? Alysia DeSimone, Abby Ferris, Srirashmi Gudur andVaishali Devarakonda did just that by attending the SAP Next-Generation Women in Data Science Conference with Ms. Boardman Friday, February 3, 2017 at SAP US Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA. WiDS is a global thought leadership and innovation conference hosted at Stanford University and was live streamed at 25+ additional locations worldwide including SAP. This one-day conference gave the students who attended an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research in multiple domains, learn how leading-edge companies are using data science for success, and connect with potential mentors, collaborators and others in the field.
The students who attended, all in the IT Pathway, had the opportunity to network not only with SAP representatives but with STEM 2015 graduate Pavitra Velan who was attending as well. Speakers from Google Cloud, SAP, Bryn Mawr College, Human Rights Data Analysis Group and San Disk all presented great opportunities for women in multiple fields. Data Science is part of the “4th Industrial Revolution”, and female talent is needed to fill these areas of expertise.