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Data Pioneers meetup

Women in Data

Thursday, 27 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Data Pioneers meetup

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This ticket is free. However, as this is a volunteer-driven initiative, a "no-show" will result in compensation being requested to cover the drinks and snacks.
12 Tickets 25 Jul 2017 Free  
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Come and learn from the Data Pioneers* in London.

Our premier event for Data Pioneers in London will be held on July 27th at WeWork, 1 Fore Street in Moorgate London! We already have confirmed a number of speakers from the worlds of Data Science, Data Governance and Data Security The evening will begin with some short thought provoking talks from our guests. The res of the evening will be a casual forum for discussion and networking until 20:00.

This event is open to all, so come and hear more from these data pioneers.

Places are limited, so please book your space now to avoid disappoinment

*The Data Pioneers event is brought to you by Women in Data - Global.


Dr. Diana Maynard

1. Topic: "From Donald Trump and Brexit to curing cancer"
Dr. Diana Maynard - 20 years of Text Mining Applications with GATE: The GATE open source NLP toolkit has now been in continuous development for 20 years at the University of Sheffield. Originally funded by a small EPSRC research grant, it now involves a team of 12 researchers working on it, and has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users all over the world. Its users range from solitary research students to multinational companies and government institutions. In this talk, I will give an overview of my work with GATE, giving examples of real-life case studies, ranging from analysing polarised opinions in online political debates (Brexit, the UK, French and US elections) through to finding a new cause of cancer by analysing information in the biomedical domain.

Dr Diana Maynard is a Senior Researcher at the University of Sheffield, where since 2000 she has led the development of Sheffield’s open-source multilingual text analysis tools, and has led research teams on a number of UK and EU projects. Her main research interests are in tools for language technology, information extraction, sentiment analysis, social media analysis and terminology. Dr. Maynard recently worked on the EU DecarboNet project, developing social media analysis tools which investigate attitudes towards climate change, and currently works on various projects around social media and news media analysis. She is PI of the KNOWMAK project, developing tools for mapping the European research space. She regularly provides consultancy and training on text analytics and use of GATE in both the public and private sector, has published extensively, organised national and international conferences, workshops and tutorials, and given numerous invited talks and tutorials.


Saima Iqbal


2. Topic: "Enterprise data governance by design a pragmatic approach"
Saima Iqbal – Enterprise Data Architect : 

For 15 years, Saima is in field of Data Governance and Data Management served under data architectural, managerial, functional and technical roles. She gain both research and commercial data project experience working at following global organizations: CERN-European Nuclear Research organization, International Civil Aviation-United Nations, University of Alberta, California Institute of Technology, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, European Commission and ING Bank Belgium and Ingenico Group.

This experience has shaped her as a Data Leader with a strong belief that ''Data is a Vital Asset" in this Digital World.

3. Interactive Session
Data Beers pioneer Giovanna Miritello (Data Scientist)


Giovanna is Lead Data Scientist at Vodafone UK where she uses data to build a personalised experience for customers. She is a passionate of network science with experience in industry and academic fields. Her doctoral thesis on “Temporal patterns of human communication in social networks" was published by Springer as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis. In 2013 she was selected for the Insight Data Science program in Silicon Valley, a program to acquire experience in data analysis and machine learning. In 2014 she was awarded by the “Junior Scientific Award” from the Complex Systems Society for her contributions to computational social science and for being one of the few people in this field bringing the gap between research and industry.

Giovanna is co-founder of “Databeers”, a no profit organisation which aims to democratise data analysis and insights by bringing together people interested in data of any type and in any way: from data collection and sharing to analysis and applications, from visualisation and data-stories to data privacy (and, of course, it's better with beer!). After the success of the first Databeer in Madrid in 2014, 20+ Datebeers chapters exist now across the world with an average participation of 150 people per event.

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WeWork Moorgate, 7th Floor
1 Fore Street
EC2Y 9DT London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 27 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Women in Data

A lack of diversity & an unconscious bias at manyData conferences, made our team (male & female) , decide to launch Women in Data globally.

We have already had kick-offs in New York and Brussels. And we are on our way to London. Join us on July 27th at WeWork, Moorgate. Details on how to secure your ticket will be here soon!
We have confirmed speakers from the worlds of Data Governance and Data Science with more to come . Our events are free and open to all, so come and hear more from these pioneers of data!
hese events invite female professionals in the data world (Data Quality, Enterprise Data Management, Lead data Scientists, Lead Data Governance, CDOs, CIOs etc) to speaking on a recent data problem that they discovered and solved. The meetup is open to all as we promote diversity learnings.

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