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!

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?

Inspiring women from the corporate world, academia, and the public sector


  • 10:00 Welcome and opening remarks
  • 10:30 Julia Neidhardt, Postdoctoral Researcher, Vienna University of Technology
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:15 Brigitte Lutz, Data Governance Coordinator, City of Vienna: “Data Governance in the Capital of Digitalization Vienna – Strategy and Challenges”
  • 11:45 Break
  • 12:00 Annalisa Cadonna, Lead Data Scientist, Crayon: “Applications of Bayesian Statistics”
  • 12:30 Break
  • 12:45 Conference closes


What about the Corona Virus, and measures to contain it?

The health of our conference attendees is paramount, and we will always adopt protective measures in line with current government recommendations. We have reduced the number of attendees, and will assign seating. We ask the cooperation of all our participants in observing the recommended hygiene practices:

  • keep at least 1m distance
  • wear masks when moving about
  • disinfect hands frequently
  • please renounce attendance if you are feeling unwell

If the situation becomes too risky, we will move the entire conference online. We will keep you posted!

  • How do I register for the event?
  • Currently, due to attendance restrictions, the event is sold out. You can check on Eventbrite by following this link here, in case some spots open up.

  • 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! Everyone is 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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