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Women in Data Science Conference in Croatia

Great news for everyone who wants to expand their knowledge and to hear new trends first handed!

Croatia is joining the initiative to support women in science by organizing the 1st Croatian Women in Data Science Conference, WiDS! It will be held on March 8th in HUB 385. We are proud to be a part of this conference and to contribute with the presentation of our two fantastic ladies; Irina Bručić, CFO and Jasna Fumagalli, Director of Compliance, Security and Risk Management, with the topic Data monetization meets Data protection.

Being a card transaction processor means literally processing and storing hundreds of data every second. These data, if you know the right questions, are a valuable window to consumer habits and customer needs – both for financial institutions and for merchants. That is why processors see a lot of the possibilities of monetization of data as a real jewel. However, these data, with particular emphasis on client’s personal information, besides providing great business opportunities, at the same time pose significant challenges to every company. The data need to be as protected as the crown jewels, so there is a need for caution in classifying, handling and storing.

The new regulation, the GDPR, sets high benchmarks in front of all companies, even before those already possessing industrial certificates (PCI DSS) such as processors. Irina and Jasna will show how Mercury Processing Services International, approaches this challenge.

General info about the conference

The Global Women in Data Science Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains, all genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.

The goals of the WiDS Zagreb conference are to bring together leading scientists and companies in Croatia dealing with this topic, link people of similar interests, enable sharing of knowledge, display the interdisciplinary of data science on concrete examples from the business world and everyday life.

The 2018 program will feature amazing speakers on a broad array of topics ranging from cybersecurity to astrophysics to computational finance, and more.

Stanford’s Institute of Computer and Mathematical Engineering first held the conference in 2015.

In 2017, the conference was held on 80 locations in 30 countries. There were over 75 000 participants from 75 countries via live stream and Facebook Live, either at regional events or listening to the presentations online.

For more information about the conference and other participants, visit their official page:

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