Data Natives 2019: The influence of Data Science on Diversity, Sustainability and the Future of Business
- Europe’s largest data science conference with over 40% female speakers
- 25 – 26 November 2019 at K’hlhaus in Berlin
- More than 150 speakers from AI, machine learning, data science and technology for social good
- Lectures and workshops from the fields of HealthTech, GovTech, Mobility, Blockchain, Impact and Sustainability
The’Data Natives Conference, Europe’s biggest data science gathering, will open its doors to data experts from the tech and innovation business industry, academia, as well as intergovernmental organisations for the fifth time on 25 and 26 November at Berlin’s K’hlhaus. Under the heading of “What makes you tech?”, the conference invites data scientists as well as a technology-savvy audience to discuss the development of the tech-industry and its role in co-creating a sustainable future. The newly added topic of sustainability and social good highlights this year’s agenda with an Impact Track, which will host the innovators who focus on shaping a more inclusive, sustainable and brighter future.
Data science and climate change’
The conference organisers are taking into account the current discourse on equality, climate change and diversity. “The responsible and smart use of technology and data offers the opportunity to shape our future in an inclusive and sustainable way. We need to take a stand and react now. With the Impact Stage, the conference offers a platform for innovators who focus on sustainable concepts,” explains Elena Poughia, founder and head curator of the conference. Facing growing global challenges, it is essential to use available data and the knowledge that comes with it to create positive change. The conference will look at the data that results from digitisation processes, demonstrating that data and technology are not only a threat, but also an opportunity to make a positive difference to our world in times of climate change.
Focus on diversity and participation
The conference in particular aims to bring female speakers as well as rarely visible experts to the stage and sets thematic priorities to motivate everyone to participate in a data-driven future. Elena Poughia says: ‘It is certainly no easy task to make a contribution to diversity within a classic male domain such as data science. Nonetheless, this year,’more than 50 percent of the speakers who will join the discussions on the four stages at Data Natives will be female.’
On stage: Bayer, Deutsche Telekom, OECD and more
Data Natives offers a platform for exchange among experts. Speakers explain the role of technology and data in panels such as “Automated Machine Learning for the Recommendation System”, “Open Data and Gender Data: a Social, Ethical and Economic Perspective” or “Blockchain in the Healthcare System”.
On stage are among others:
- Alistair Croll, Founder and Content Chair,
/ Harvard Lecturer
- Susan Wegner, VP Data, Artificial Intelligence and Governance,‘Deutsche Telekom
- Filipa Peleja, Data Scientist at’Vodafone
- Abel Archundia Pineda,‘Global Head of IT,
- Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Founder at’Plan.A Earth’
- Gregorio Ameyugo, Deputy Director,
- Angeli Moeller, Head of IT Business Partnering Research at‘Bayer Business Services
- Alistair Nolan, Head of AI,
- Mark Turell, CEO,
Vork & Orcasci
- Martin Lopatka, Senior Manager, Research Engineering,
- Caroline Sinders, Principal Designer and Founder,
About Data Natives
Data Natives Conference (DN19) is the meeting place for a data-driven generation. The event and its participants see data as part of a new cultural identity as well as new way of communicating, learning and interacting. DN19 is a platform for a global community of 75,000 scientists, industry experts, entrepreneurs and technology professionals. Together they change the future of our living and working environment and challenge the status quo.
The first Data Natives conference took place in Berlin in 2015. In 2019, more than 2,000 participants are expected who share a passion for a sustainable and diverse future. The mission of the conference is to connect data experts, to inspire them and to let people become part of the equation again. The Data Conference is hosted by Dataconomy Media, the leading platform for news, events and expert opinion on data-driven technologies.
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