The day of the event and we got to catch-up with a staaaaaack of people including ALL of the speakers not already represented on the podcast (see above), and all of the exhibitors. We asked 3 simple questions 1) Who are you; 2) Who are you representing; 3) Why this event?
With so many people to talk with this is both a long podcast AND we have added timestamps / chapters for you to skootle forward to the people you want to hear from.
1.35: Speakers Frances and Donna
Fiona Thomson (Analytics Manager at the Social Investment Agency) with colleagues Akaliesh and Simon.
18.38: Speaker Lisa
Lisa Chen – Chief Analytics Officer at Harmonic Analytics
25.14: Speaker Ake
Dr Sally (Ake) Nicholas – lecturer in linguistics at Massey University.
Mandy and Andrew from Red Hat.
42.31: Speakers Kathryn, Nasca, and Vidette
Dr Kathryn Hempstalk – Head of Data and Insights at Trade Me.
Nasca Peng – Nasca is a statistical analyst and the leader of confidentiality network in Stats NZ.
Vidette McGregor – Group Manager of the Population Modelling group at NIWA.
Joss from Stats NZ (Open Data Programme)
57.35: Speaker Liz
Liz MacPherson – Government Statistician, Chief Executive of Stats NZ, and the Government’’s Chief Data Steward.
Sunesh Samarasingh from Enterprise IT.
Evelyn and Antonia from MBIE.
It was a big day for Mike and Raj, thanks to all that gave their time and a massive shout-out to the organisers of #WiDSWellington 2019, Kate Kolich and Mary-Ellen Gordon.
Below are a sample of the event photos we took - many more in our photo album …