WiDS Houston 2020

May 1, 2020
Talks: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Chevron Building Auditorium, 1500 Louisiana St.
Cocktail Hour + Poster Session: 4:30 - 6:30pm, The Data Refinery, 1600 Smith St.



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WiDS Houston is an independent event organized to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. WiDS includes nearly 200 regional conferences in over 55 countries, an annual datathon and a podcast series. 

WiDS Houston features an afternoon of engaging speakers from industry and academia, a panel discussion, a student poster competition and a cocktail hour for networking. Topics will reflect activities from the major industries driving Houston such as energy, health care, biomedical research & aerospace.

All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.





Talks: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Chevron Building Auditorium, 1500 Louisiana St.


11:30am - 11:45am Check-in & Lunch  
11:45am - 12:00pm

WiDS Opening Video & Remarks

Jo-Anne Ting, Lead Data Scientist, Arundo Analytics

12:00pm - 12:45pm Keynote: Talk Title TBD Genevera Allen, Associate Professor, Statistics, Rice University
12:45pm - 1:15pm Dynamic Pricing in the Era of E-commerce Yan Xu, Senior Scientist, PROS
1:15pm - 1:45pm Talk Title TBD Natalie Berestovsky, Director of Data Science, Bill.com
1:45pm - 2:00pm Speed talks by Finalists of Student Poster Competition Judging Panel: TBD
2:00pm - 2:15pm TBD Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures
2:15pm - 3:00pm Keynote: Talk Title TBD Angela Wilkins, Co-CEO & CTO, Mercury Data Science
3:00pm - 3:45pm Panel Discussion: Panel Topic TBD Panelists:
3:45pm - 4:00pm

Student Poster Competition Winner Announcement + Closing Remarks


Cocktail Hour + PosteR session: 4:30 - 6:30pm, The Data Refinery, 1600 Smith St.


4:30pm - 4:45pm Welcome to The Data Refinery Geeta Thakorlal, President, Worley Digital
4:45pm - 6:30pm

Networking Reception with Invited Guests, Student Poster Session & Demo Booths













Please contact WiDS Houston Ambassadors below at info@widshouston2020.org for more details about the program / sponsorship opportunities or with any questions you may have.


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Jo-Anne Ting



Tailai Wen



Roy Keyes



Both venues are across the street from each other and < 5 min walking distance apart.

Talks: Chevron Building Auditorium - 1st floor, 1500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

Cocktail Hour: The Data Refinery - 37th floor, 1600 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002