About Women in Data Science

Welcome to the first Women in Data Science Conference in Vienna – the one-day event that aims to inspire, connect and bring more diversity into the field of data science.

‚ÄčThe Women in Data Science initiative (WiDS) started as a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Now, WiDS includes a global conference, with approximately 150+ regional events worldwide. We’re truly excited to bring this event to Vienna for the first time this year!

What to expect?

Who is this event for?

The event is for anyone interested in the field of data science. People from all professional backgrounds, gender and age are welcome to attend!

Who are the speakers?

You can find more information about our speakers and their background in the detailed agenda below.


  • 09:00 Breakfast and registration
  • 10:00 Welcome and opening remarks
  • 10:30 Julia Neidhardt, Postdoctoral Researcher, Vienna University of Technology
  • 11:15 Coffee Break/ networking
  • 11:30 Brigitte Lutz, Data Governance Coordinator, City of Vienna
  • 12:15 Lunch break/ networking
  • 13:15 Jillian Augustine, Data Scientist, Mondi Group
  • 14:00 Coffee Break/ networking
  • 14:15 Annalisa Cadonna, Postdoctoral Researcher, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 15:00 Panel discussion – Data science career paths – what makes it an exciting career choice?
    Panelists: Amy Larson, Image Scientist and Technical Expert, International Atomic Energy Agency; Martina Paul, Director Software Operations, ITSV GmbH, Jelena Milosevic, Mondi Group; Regina Babo, Erste Bank
  • 16:00 Aperitif Reception/ Networking

I love the idea, can I become a sponsor?

Sure! Sponsors help us keep the event free for everyone and we have different sponsorship tiers offering various benefits to our sponsors. Please get in touch with us here and we’ll promptly send you more information about a possible cooperation.


  • How do I register for the event?
  • You can register on Eventbrite by following this link here

  • Where will the event take place?
  • The event is hosted by BDO Vienna – you’ll find exact directions how to get there here

  • Can men attend the event?
  • Absolutely! All gender are welcome at the event

If you have any questions regarding the event, please send us a message here , we are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the event!

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