It is a well-known fact that women are underrepresented in the world of tech. It’s no secret that this has been a male-dominated industry for many years. Though governments, organisations, and small businesses commit efforts and vast resources nowadays trying to solve and improve this gap and create diversity in the tech industry, it is still a slow process.
With this in mind, we have invited some of the successful women in the tech industry to join our panel discussion. This discussion will aim to learn more about their individual stories, learn as they share their experiences as women working in tech, explore the reasons for the existing gender gap in the technology sector, discuss how we can inspire the next generation of women in tech and more.
Dr. Hoda A.Alkhzaimi, is currently the Director of Center of Cyber Security and a research assistant professor in New York University Abu Dhabi. She served in different posts for research and development in the Technology development sector for the past years, She also played a specific role in developing Cyber Security and Cryptology research and development ecosystems. She headed the Department of Research and Development for Cyber Security and Cryptology in different national initiatives in the United Arab Emirates along with her associations to different security initiatives nationally and internationally. She consults for special projects with national and international technology development initiatives.
Professor Christina Stathopoulos is originally from the US but has been based in Madrid, Spain since 2012. She is dedicated to the world of data, working as an Analytical Consultant at Google and an Adjunct Professor of Analytics at IE Business School. Alongside her corporate and academic work, she is a regular conference attendee and speaker supporting women in STEM and emerging technologies.
Dr. Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler is IBM’s Advanced Analytics & AI practice leader and Chief Data Scientist for Middle East and Africa and is responsible for leading large-scale data science & AI projects and transformations. With over 15 years of experience in Data Science and AI globally she has impacted many different industries including Oil & Gas, Energy, FMCG, Healthcare and the Financial sectors. She has pioneered highly successful solutions with governments and top-tier organizations alike. Dr. Eva is one of IBMs distinguished Data Science Thought Leaders and a Member of the Academy of Technology. Her experience and passion for Data Science, AI and Innovation has made her a regular on the ‘world’s best data scientist’ rankings. Dr. Eva is a trusted advisor to governments on change management through AI and on the advisory board of the various organizations focusing on AI Ethics. As a renowned mathematician with a passion for her subject, Dr. Eva is a popular international conference speaker, influencing and disrupting industries with innovative data science engagements, having been invited to speak at the United Nations as well as UNESCO, among many others. Dr. Muller-Stuler is a serial entrepreneur and founder, and successful investor in start-up companies. She is the author and co-author of numerous papers and publications as well as a member of various mathematical societies.
4:00pm - 4:05pm Introduction from AREA 2071 Team
4:05pm - 4:10pm Speakers Introduction
4:10pm - 4:45pm Panel Discussion: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech
4:45pm – 5:00pm Q&A with the attendees
5:00pm - End of Session