WiDS New Zealand, 10 and 17 March 2022

WiDSNZ Scholarship
WiDS Ambassadors


The WiDS New Zealand 2022 event will run online via Zoom from 4:30pm to 8pm on two evenings.

The webinar will be open to join from 4:30pm each evening. Programme subject to change

Thursday 10 March

4:45pm Nokuthaba & Kate Welcome & Introductions
5:00pm Alice Qiao - Stats NZ Data Ventures and innovation at Stats NZ
5:25pm Kath Large - Dragonfly Data Science Experience working in large and small science organisations
5:50pm Bing Xue - VUW Lightning Talk - Data Science & AI at VUW
6:00pm Dana Briscoe - Cawthron Finding our way in a sea of data
6:25pm Kirikowhai Mikaere - Te Wehi Introduction to Maori Data Sovereignty and Mana Orite Relationships
6:50pm Facilitator: Kate Kolich, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Panel: Tackling Climate Change with Data
Antonia Burbidge - Climate Change Commission
Silvina Pugliese - EECA
Kennie Tsui – Geothermal NZ
7:30pm Kate & Nokuthaba Overview and info on next session

Thursday 17 March

4:45pm Nokuthaba & Kate Welcome & Introductions
5:00pm Ocean Mercier - VUW Mātauranga Māori and Data
5:25pm Mariana Pekar - MartinJenkins Breaking into data science in the post-pandemic world
5:50pm Kate Kolich, Ivy Liu (VUW) Scholarship awards
6:00pm Hannah Chorley - DotLovesData Towards a more informed future for New Zealand's carbon emissions
6:25pm Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow & Nalei Taufa - Moana Research Pasifika data considerations
6:50pm Facilitator: Nokuthaba Sibanda, VUW Panel: Pathways in Data Science
Kylie Reiri - PwC
Renate Meyer - University of Auckland
Rachael Milicich - Stats NZ
Nikki Wilkinson - VUW & Dragonfly Data Science
7:30pm Kate & Nokuthaba Closing thoughts