Agenda Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference @AUB

March 1, 2019

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                              Registration and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
WiDS Opening Video
8:50 AM9:00 AM
WiDS @AUB
Futuristic
Vision
Lama Moussawi, PhD
Chair, WiDS @AUB Conference, Associate Professor of ­­­Management Science
AUB OSB, Lebanon
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
AUB Welcome
Fadlo R. Khuri, MD
President
AUB, Lebanon
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
OSB Welcome
Steve Harvey, PhD
Dean
AUB OSB, Lebanon
9:10 AM - 9:15 AM
WIDS 2019 Overview
 
Hoda Daou, PhD
WiDS @AUB Ambassador
Assistant Professor of Data Science
AUB OSB, Lebanon
9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Keynote 1
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Chief Decision Scientist
Google, NY, USA
On  Making Data Science Useful
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
Keynote 1 Q&A:        10:05 AM - 10:15 AM
Break                          10:15 AM -10:30 AM ​​​​

Track I: Data Science in Business

Moderated by:
Leila Khauli
Lecturer in Marketing, Digital Brand Consultant
AUB OSB, Lebanon
Track Preamble

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
Tech Talks 1
Becky Tucker, PhD
Senior Data Scientist
Netflix, CA, USA
On Where Have I Seen This Before?
Building Data Science Intuition
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
 
       
Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, PhD
Machine Learning Scientist
Amazon (Alexa), MA, USA
On Conversational AI: Speech-based Virtual Assistants
10:55 AM - 11:15  AM
Laura Chaibi
Head of Market Intelligence and Syndicate Digital Data
MBC, UAE
On Topic TBA
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM
 
Dana Sarkis
Head of Marketing Science & Growth Strategy
Omnicom Media Group, UAE
On New Business Order: Data - Technology - Transformation
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM
TechTalks 1 Q&A 
11:55 PM - 12:15 PM
Lunch   12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Panel: Integrating data science into the business: Strategy and solutions

Moderated by:
TBA
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Chief Decision Scientist
Google Cloud, NY, USA

Becky Tucker, PhD
Senior Data Scientist
Netflix, CA, USA
Tamara AlBsoul
Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics Team Leader, Zain Jordan
Jordan
Jutta Williams
Senior Program Manager
Google AI, CA, USA
Dana Sarkis
Head of Marketing Science & Growth Strategy
Omnicom Media Group, UAE
Panel Q&A 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Track II: Digital Health and AI

Moderated by:
Samia Khoury, MD
Director, Abu Haidar Neuroscience Institute
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Nehme and Therese Tohme Multiple Sclerosis Center
Professor of Neurology
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Track Preamble 2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
Keynote 2

Kate Wilson
CEO, Digital Impact Alliance
United Nations Foundation, DC, USA
 
On Harnessing Digital Media for Good - How Sharing Information Saves Lives
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
Keynote 2 Q&A 3:05 PM - 3:15 PM
Break3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Tech Talks 2
Maria Gabrani, PhD
Manager, Cognitive Healthcare and Lifesciences
IBM, Switzerland
On From Evidence Based Medicine to Precision Medicine,  Predictive Medicine and Disease Management
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
 
Maria Gabrani, PhD
Manager, Cognitive Healthcare and Lifesciences
IBM, Switzerland
On Watson for Oncology Live Demo
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Jutta Williams
Senior Program Manager
Google AI, CA, USA
On What We've Learned So Far That Will Drive Future Innovation
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
 
Leela Vaughn
Sales/Product Manager
Epic, WI, USA
On Inside Scoop on Epic
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
 
Jumana Antoun, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Specialty AUBMC
Beirut, Lebanon
On AUBMC Epic Implementation: Road to Physician and Patient Empowerment
4:40 PM 5:00 PM
TechTalks 2 Q&A 
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM    
Closing Remarks
Lama Moussawi, PhD
Chair, WiDS@AUB​ Conference, Associate Professor of ­­­Management Science
AUB OSB, Lebanon​
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM    
  
 
 

Roundtable Discussion (In parallel to the conference)

OSB 4th Floor

Fireside Chat

 

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Darwazah Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship & Limelines.com
Machine Learning for Content Curation – A Case Study from Limelines.com

Moderated by:
Rime Diab
CEO, Limelines.com
Beirut, Lebanon
11:30 AM – 12:45 AM
 

Roundtable I

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Zain Group

Diversity Matters: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Women In STEM


Moderated by:

Dr. Lina Daouk-Öyry
Asst. Professor in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Director of Evidence-based Healthcare Management Unit (EHMU)
AUB OSB
Beirut, Lebanon

Munifah Akasha
Head of Talent Acquisition
Zain Group 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Roundtable II

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Girls Got IT
Girls Got IT the Think Tank

Moderated by:
Mariam Takkoush
Junior Data Scientist| Valoores
Beirut, Lebanon
10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Roundtable III


The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Transformative Strategy for the Public Sector

Moderated by:

Lina Oueidat
Consultant
ECS, Lebanon

Samia Melhem
Global lead, Digital development
|World Bank
District of Colombia, USA
1:00 PM –
 2:00 PM

Roundtable IV

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Unlocking Government Innovation Through Data Science Infrastructure

Moderated by
Lina Oueidat
Consultant| ECS
Beirut, Lebanon

Suzan El-Horr
Risk and Identity Manager
AUB IT, Beirut, Leba​non

Dania El-Ashi
Faculty IT Manager
AUB IT, Beirut, Leba​non 
3:00 PM –
4:00 PM​