As you know, we are strong advocates that a more diverse tech industry is a stronger tech industry; which is why we're proud to be representing so many talented women in leadership roles at the 2017 Data Natives conference.
This year's speakers include:
Claudia Becker is a digital strategist at EDGIZE.
Maren Lesche is a founding partner at YourStory Germany, a platform that tells every story that needs to be told with love and sincerity of purpose. YourStory has done profiles on well over 22,000 entrepreneurs and has served over 50,000 more with important business and networking opportunities.
Robyn Farah is CEO of KATO, a company focusing on product development to solve real world problems in order to create a better world. She runs some of the most influential tech events and communities in South Africa. She has been named as one of Mail&Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and granted a Shuttleworth Flash Grant. She has also been a guest lecturer at MIT.
Videesha Kunkulagunta is Partner of a new fund focussed on an investment thesis of "Risk". Before moving to Germany, she advised the board of FTSE 250 Telco TalkTalk Plc on the launch of a new product segment and internal data platform.
Alexander Deschamps-Sosino is a consultant with an interaction & product design background specialising in the internet of things since 2006. She is also the founder of the Good Night Lamp, a family of internet-connected lamps for your global friends and family which are made in the UK.
Mara Tsoumari holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in pragmatics/semantics, NLP, corpus linguistics, translation. Mara is also Research Fellow at the Language & Graphic Communication Lab, Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology. She has designed an annotation tool for parallel corpora, has extensive experience in text analysis, translation and editing, and worked at the Financial Times in London.
Ulrike Blume is a Data Scientist at Phillips Healthcare.
Nika Mizerski is a product manager of PoolParty Semantic Suite. She is working for Semantic Web Company since 2015, building bridges between tech experts and non-experts. Nika started her career as consultant at a Big Four company with a strong technological focus.
Suzy Moat is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, where she co-directs the Data Science Lab. She is also a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Her research investigates whether data on our usage of the Internet, from sources such as Google, Wikipedia and Flickr, can help us measure and even predict human behaviour in the real world.
Jana Kludas is
Agnieszka Maria Walorska is a founder at CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION.
The important voices of our women in tech and their expertise in data science, business management, and entrepreneurship prove that it's the quality of a person's work and their commitment to clear goals that ultimately define who they are as professionals. We are happy to have such fantastic female role models with us to share their insights as well as inspire other women to pursue rewarding careers in the tech industry.