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Marie Smith

I am Marie Smith, CIO of Data 360. I’m a business leader, advisor, coach, and mentor who works and advocates locally, regionally, and nationally for digital and technology literacy, closing the economic gap using technology and ethical, equitable, and explainable AI. I have over 30 years of experience in the media and technology industries. Currently,
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Ranjani Mani

I am passionate about creating a world we would like our children to live in. I have more than 14 years of experience in setting up and growing Data Science teams, Product Management, Consulting and Customer Experience analytics, with stints across high tech companies such as Dell, Oracle and VMWare. Graduated top of the class
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Elena Plankina

My career started when I was at university. I took part in Intel Summer School and afterwards joined the company as an intern. Currently, I’m a full-time software engineer who has changed three teams supporting different Intel performance libraries. Several years ago, I joined the Women in Big Data chapter in Russia and have been
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Women in Big Data USA Non-Profit Launch, 12/1/20

Regina Karson, WiBD Board Member WiBD launched the USA Non-Profit Women in Big Data (WiBD on Giving Tuesday). Elaine Kwok was the MC. She started with a welcome message, review of the agenda and shared a Pink Lady recipe to toast the event. A short video that highlighted WiBD around the globe was shown followed
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WiBD Nigerian Chapter Kickoff and Panel Technology and Policy: The Key to Eliminating VAWG

WiBD Nigerian Chapter Kickoff and Panel on Technology and Policy: The Key to Eliminating VAWG. Regina Karson, WiBD US Board Member.11/25/20 History of WiBD Nigerian Chapter: I met Dr. Rose-Margaret Ekeng last year at a technical event in San Francisco, CA, USA. Dr. Ekeng is a Nigerian Engineering Professor at Ohlone College (local college). I
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Meet Lily: Secrets to securing a job while pursuing grad school

Featuring Lei Lily Tam, University of Southern California (USC) alumna and So Cal Edison Project Management Specialist By Ilyana “Lily” Salem The Women in Big Data (WiBD) So Cal chapter was pleased to feature campus co-lead Lei Lily Tam Q4 2020. As students returned to school for a very different fall term, we were able
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Women in BIG DATA ST. LOUIS Chapter Usha Ramalingam, Chapter Director On October 27th, 2020 The St. Louis Chapter of Women in Big Data hosted a Fireside Chat with Bhavani Amirthalingam. Amirthalingam is the Chief Digital Information Officer at Ameren, a Fortune 500 utility company in the greater St. Louis area. She is leading Ameren’s
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AI & ML in the QA Industry: Friday 11/20/20 10am, PST

AI & ML in the QA Industry: Friday 11/20/20 10am, PST Shuchi Rana, Co-Director Women in Big Data Silicon Valley Chapter On November 20, 2020, Women in Big Data kicked off the “Better Data for Better App” series with Jonathan Lipps, on “AI and ML in the QA Industry”. Jonathan is the Director of Learning
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Getting Better at Negotiating: Know Your Value, Ask For It – November 2nd, 2020

Mridula Allani, WiBD Silicon Valley Chapter Member & Staff Design Engineer at Intel Xeon Server Group Women in Big Data in Silicon Valley hosted a virtual workshop on November 2nd, 2020, which is the last workshop of 2020’s WiBD Communication & Career Growth Series with Robert (Bob) G. Loftis. In this series of workshops, Bob taught
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Responsible AI: Responsible Innovation and Data Science with Alka Roy and Shuchi Rana

By Regina Karson, WiBD US Board Member. Shuchi Rana, Women in Big Data, Silicon Valley Chapter Director hosted Alka Roy, Founder of The Responsible Innovation Project mid-October 2020 to discuss what Alka termed the journey towards Responsible Innovation and AI.  These notes are a high-level framework of the talk that you can find in detail
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