After a small cup of tea, we all got back into the small auditorium to attend the session which was something I was looking forward to listen to. 
Customer 360- Making it happen. 
And man, it started and I just couldn't blink for a second. Itti Singh was a breeze of fresh air in the room and started with her chirpy voice and smiling face to explain something most of us find it a bit too much to deal with- Marketing. 
However, a business needs a great marketing plan, a good customer base and loyalty and that's what Itti touched upon. 
She explained about to to make customer feel special and personalised using data science and analytics. She helped understand with simple example of swiggy on how they can influence us through marketing techniques to keep giving business to them and remain loyal to the service. 
She was pro in explaining how to identify brand churning and how businesses look at it. And much more things related to making customer feel like a person and not like a number. 
Lastly, she concluded by regarding customer as the ultimate boss and explaining how you can change the entire human resource in the company but it is further hard to bring back the lost customer. 
With her cheerful smile, she encouraged the crowd to join in marketing and use data science for designing customer 360 strategies. She also answered happily question about which techniques to use for doing different cases of customer 360. 
Even before she left the floor, I had given her 5 stars on WiDS app. I can confidently say that Ma'am, I am sold! 
We have to not only develop AI, but build trust in AI as well.
Innovation in public service
It’s all about how the social benefits of AI go beyond everyday routine and the world of work: artificial intelligence will be a blessing for environmental protection and climate action.Depending on the individual plant, this can reduce CO₂ by 10 percent within two years.
Plan the Unplanned because it’s time to stop being hysterical about artificial intelligence. We need to focus on its benefits in everyday life.
Making it Happen ! Yes why not ?
AI creates Market !
At the same time, artificial intelligence has huge economic potential !
And so AI must also be “Invented for life”
Few days ago, I was just searching through thte internet for conferences / workshops / seminars on data science. Then there came the first link for Women in Data Science.
Without giving it a second thought I clicked on the link and started to read about it. I realised it was being held nearby. So I registered for it. Later I also saw the option for volunteering, I registered for that too. 
Later I was wondering, how come are they allowing anyone to become volunteer for their event, indirectly believing in a stranger to help them out execute the event. I thought it was just to see how many people might be interested.
But later we got a mail regarding the tasks or roles we might need to go through as a volunteer, reporting was 7 a.m. on the day of the event that is 29th Feb’20.
Fast forwarding to the day of the event, as I mentioned earlier I registered for being a volunteer too; I was AN HOUR late. I thought that now maybe I should just go and attend the session and forget about volunteering.
(I wanted to be a volunteer, just to understand how these events are executed, meet new people, understand the process of organizing a conference, etc. )
At the registration desk, I told one of the two people who were sitting there, that I have registered for the conference and also for volunteering, but I am an hour late. And he said, that it was okay. And that i could still be a volunteer.
Benefit of being a volunteer : TSHIRT. YESSS.
There were many roles, I chose the one which led to being in the auditorium (where the sessions were being held). As I wanted to attend all the sessions.
There were many speakers from different backgrounds ready to share their knowledge, experience about the work they have done and how their comtrbution in data science.
I have never been to any data science conferences (as mentioned in the title, FIRST EVER). It felt so good to attend this, got to learn so many things. Which I will share in the further article.
Takeaways from the conference :
• Data Science does not always mean python or models. Because that’s what comes to iur mind whenever we hear these words.
• People regardless background or age or gender can enter into this field.
• Came to know about the startup NIARAMAI. Which is basically focusing on building software for detecting breast cancer at a very early stage.
I have been interested in this field for a few months now and every time I read articles by few of the data scientists, most of them have mentioned many times to attend conferences/workshops/seminars or write articles, perform hands on, etc. In short everyone might have mentioned it.
People (mostly me) always assume for conferences and all to be boring, bhut to be honest, when I attended this event. My perception towards conference or seminars and all has changed. Since, there were so many things I had no idea about it; I got to know about them. There were so many inspirational stories and information shared by the speakers.
The Niramai startup had their demo in the exhibition too, and a large part of audience visited there for breast scan. There were many more companies in exhibition like TomTom, which is basically a map Technology , Eternal Solutions, etc.
In conclusion, the conference was worth attending and I would recommend everyone to attend such conferences atleast once in their life. Also, I got a chance to meet lot of people, got a chance to make new friends, etc. Doesn’t mayter if you aren’t from technical background. The speaker was very articulate about the topic and were very clear with what they wanted to convey.
Code of ethics in AI
AI will change every aspect of our lives.
Humans should be the ultimate arbiter of any AI-based decisions.
“If AI is a black box, then people won’t trust it. In a connected world, however, trust will be essential,” AI decisions that affect people should not be made without a human arbiter. Instead, AI should be a tool for people.
We should be able to develop safe, robust, and explainable AI products.
The experience and vibe of WiDS 2020 was enthusiastic and exciting. The moment I entered the auditorium, I could feel that this is going to be a interesting and learning day ahead. 
First opening talk by Sucheta Dhere was full of spirit and motivation, which emphasized on anyone and everyone can use data science. 
Since I come from Economics background working in Finance sector, data science for us is an alien field. The way she explained and gave references of how many women from multi disciplinary field have now become torchbearers in Data Science made me felt motivated to know more about data science. 
The best thing about WiDS conference was it is a tribe, it is based on collaboration and I am hopeful that now my journey towards learning more about data science and marrying finance and data science will be an exciting one with mentoring and guidance from all the experts in WiDS. 
I am most certainly going to make people around me aware of WiDS and sign up for volunteering for future events. 
This is just my thoughts from the first session. Wonder, how impactful the rest of the sessions are going to be. Stay tuned! 
India a bright spot in the middle of global slowdown has shown an incredible growth in last few decades. This amazing growth empowered not only men but women also. Now women are empowered with equal privileges and opportunities in various domains be it technology, politics or being an entrepreneur. One such opportunity for all the women across Pune has been introduced by WiDS_Pune. My journey in WiDS as a volunteer has been great, everything that I did was a learning, and learning is a process. The whole process can only be understood when one knows the complete picture of the system, therefore knowing how to connect the dots was my initial learning. I learned a lot from this platform not only in terms of technology but soft skills also like intentional networking, conflict management, leadership, teamwork, design thinking etc.
Being from a statistics background, playing with the data has always been my passion, and from today’s WiDS session my favorite and the most essential take away is “Importance of Data governance and Quick navigation” i.e. (the way to draw relevant insights out of data based on predefined business objective with prior consideration of caution/incaution assumptions). One of the major values of WiDS “learning while doing” has proven to be an extremely motivating value for me and have created the power of doing within me i.e. by upgrading not only by upskilling. WiDS Pune has set a perfect example of win-win strategy and teamwork. Teamwork teaches that taking everyone along, arises from the basic premises that no human being is perfect, therefore teamwork always leads to a success story.
Getting an opportunity to learn from outstanding bunch of speakers from a one single platform is highly appreciable and is one of the major highlights of the event. All the hard work done by each member does complete justice to the arrangement of this event (ambience, food arrangements, empathy etc. ). At the end, I would like to conclude, WiDS platform has helped me to grow as a better version of myself, to identify my strengths and focus on my capabilities. I am sure that all of my learning from WiDS will turn out into a fruitful learning.
Doodling is scribbling! They could be meaningful or aimless, there's no thin line to it. It has evolved over time and so is it's meaning, slowly! However, being a technology-driven, design-centric person, the artist in me takes doodling a step further into information visualization, as conversational doodling!
Shivangi C, A Design Techonologist from Bird Vision, captures WiDS Pune 2020 Conference in a Doodle Artwork.
When we spoke to her, here is how she demystifies the elements.
With the WiDS logo on the foreground, and 0s and 1s in the background represents flow of data, along with the charts for data visualization. Started capturing the sessions with top left corner, depicting the interlinking of processes, technology, and business. Few censored characters to highlight the protection of data. Quoted "Data is the new science". Aperfectly balanced see-saw with Data on left and AI on right indicates supported by Women In Data Science, to empower the community message. Decoded the technology laws through doodling. Depicted the diversity of sessions in a single frame and releasing the final output, print("Algorithms are eating the world"). Wow, how amazing, Shivangi depicted associations through a doodle!