Divido wins Tech Trailblazers Award FinTech Category
Divido, the enterprise Saas lending platform fintech, has been named winner of the FinTech Category in the Tech Trailblazers Awards
The winners of the…
Ep12 Dr VANJA LJEVAR Chief Data Scientist: How data unlocks customer mysteries & drive sales
Episode 12, My next guest is Dr Vanja Ljevar , Chief Data Scientist , Lecturer , Serial entrepreneur , Author of academic papers in her industry and over 10 years experience in the world of data science .
She describes herself as Co-founder of Kubik Intelligence , Chief Data Scientist with a multidisciplinary PhD in Computer Science/Psychology who specializes in customer analytics. Former Lead Data Science Consultant at DAMSL. Author of peer-reviewed academic papers related to psychology in Big Data and use of transactional data for social good.
Kubik Intelligence is a business that uses data science and behavioural science to unlock the secrets of the customer’s mind . with businesses globally focussing on data and tech , we discussed her career journey , the move to start her own business and why data science is a great career choice .
Please listen to this podcast where we delve into what makes Vanja an trailblazer in the data science and technology space .
00:00:00 Introduction to Dr Vanja Ljevar
00:01:30 My interest in data and science
00:07:30 What lead to starting my own business
00:08:40 Taking the leap with my first job as a data scientist ,moving to london
00:11:34 What is a data scientist ?
00:14:30 The story of the map and what do you want to measure with data and what is your goal
00:23:21 Learning about challenges in my career ” to be liked or respected , that is the question ?
00:29:21 Values and work-ethic
00:35:10 Self -care and why i love to listen to jazz while working , maintaining relationships and nurturing them
00:39:36 The things about data to remember and the analysis i did on myself !
00:44:45 The next few years and exploring new business , apps and travel
00:46:14 Networking as a business owner , why making connections is key
00:52:13 Mentoring and giving tips to graduates in data science
00:56:23 Tech check – apps i am using at the moment
01:01:00 Trailblazer takeaway tips
ESMAR Amsterdam : https://esomar.org/
Lean in -a book by Sheryl Sandberg https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lean-Women-Work-Will-Lead
Please stay tuned and listen to this inspiring conversation with this trailblazer !
Youtube : https://youtu.be/SD-PoCOSHHg
Dr Vanja Ljevar :
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanja-ljevar/
Kubik Intelligence : https://www.kubikintelligence.com/
Cecilia Harvey On Being A Trailblazer | The Extra Mile With Edward Enninful | British Vogue & BMW
Technology executive and entrepreneur Cecilia Harvey came from, she says, a “Wonder Woman type of a background”. Growing up surrounded by many female relatives meant, from a very early age, she saw “women supporting other women – strong independent women doing it for themselves,” she tells British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful in an episode of BMW and British Vogue’s The Extra Mile series. “I equated that with freedom and power, and I wanted that for myself,” she explains.
After spending her early career in finance, she made the move into tech, becoming the CEO of Hyve Dynamics, a sensor technology company. The thing that excites her the most about her job? The opportunity to “improve the lives of the masses” with tech. Equally, she is passionate about making the industry more diverse and inclusive, which is one of the reasons she became the founder of Tech Women Today.
“When you are the first or the only, you definitely have a responsibility to pave a path for those who are following,” she says of wanting to encourage more women into the tech world. “One of my favourite sayings is, ‘You need to lift as you rise.’” What does she think are the biggest misconceptions about working in tech? “That you have to be an engineer, or you have to be a coder. I don’t even know how to code! I really want people to understand that there are so many different opportunities to work in technology.”
Over the next 10 years, Harvey wants to see more diversity on all levels. “One of the great things I love about working in tech is it’s such an enabler for positive change. I hope that we continue to see more of those positive stories about what tech is doing for the world.”
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Unveiling the World of Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Digital Life”
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Black History Month Special Lecture: Life as a Technology Trailblazer and FinTech Startup Founder
In collaboration with the Rice Office of Multicultural Affairs this Black History Month, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rice is hosed guest speaker Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, Rice alumna, and first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in ECE.
Title: Life as a Technology Trailblazer and FinTech Startup Founder
Abstract: The life of a technology trailblazer is an interesting journey of hills and valleys, open and closed doors, and a relentless, passionate pursuit of the truth: “I belong here”. This talk will discuss the ongoing journey of Dr. Sandra K Johnson as a gifted technology professional. It includes her early years in education, from primary and secondary schools to college and graduate school. Also discussed are her experiences working in an industrial research organization at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and moving on to development, sales, marketing, and assignments in the Middle East and Africa. She then became an entrepreneur and pursued a different journey to lead a FinTech startup, Global Mobile Finance, Inc. Throughout the talk are vignettes and other experiences, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes door-slamming heartaches, she shares on how wisdom, perseverance, and a sense of purpose fuel her efforts to move forward.
Bio: Sandra K. Johnson is the Founder, CEO & CTO, Global Mobile Finance, Inc., a fintech startup company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. It has developed geeRemit, a relationship-driven remittance mobile app for Africa. She is also the Founder of SKJ Visioneering, LLC, a technology consulting company, a Visiting Scholar at North Carolina A &T State University and a Director on the Board of Directors for Regional Management Corporation. She is the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer engineering. She has obtained many firsts in her 30+ year technology career. She had a 26-year IBM career, including serving as the CTO, IBM Central, East and West Africa. She is a Master Inventor with over 40 pending and issued patents and over 80 technical publications. Dr. Johnson earned her B.S. (summa cum laude), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, from Southern University, Stanford University, and Rice University, respectively. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She is also an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Engineer.