The Fisher Center Summit

Berkeley World Business Analytics Awards

October 24th, 2022

at Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, UC Berkeley

The Fisher Center Summit
& Berkeley World Business Analytics Awards 2022

Since 2017, the Fisher Center has been awarding the Woman of the Year, Project of the Year, and CIO of the Year annually.  The Berkeley World Business Analytics Awards celebrate impactful, ethical, and humane analytics work by recognizing women in applied business analytics, projects that impact social and environmental issues, and innovative work by young professionals. Diversity is imperative to business analytics and AI. We encourage nominations and applications from individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and across different identities of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and ability.

This year’s theme is:  The keys to Inclusive and sustainable analytics: How technology, leadership, and innovative ways to run projects can promote inclusive and sustainable analytics and support better, fairer data. How can we foster inclusion and sustainability with actions that have a direct and immediate impact?

The summit and award ceremony will be held online and in-person at Spieker Forum (Chou Hall, 6th Floor) at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 8:30am-2:00pm

Join us for a special afternoon Berkeley-Ukraine Conference, bringing together Ukrainian officials and entrepreneurs with Haas faculty and fellows to present how transformation challenges can be tackled with impact.
More information here

Program Overview

8:30am  8:35am  Welcome Keynote Gauthier Vasseur (Executive Director at Fisher Center for Business Analytics)
8:35am 8:45am State of Business Analytics Zsolt Katona (Faculty Director at Fisher Center for Business Analytics)
Session #1: Initiative to Transform Society
8:45am 9:00am Data-Driven Government Joy Bonaguro (Chief Data Scientist at State of California)
9:00am 9:15am Government Transparency Vazyl Zadvornyy (CEO at Prozorro – Ukraine)
9:15am 9:30am AI and Ethics: The perils and opportunity of synthetized content and deep fakes Anna Bulakh (Ethics & Partnerships at Respeecher)
9:30am 9:45am IT Research in the Interest of Society Camille Crittenden (Executive Director at CITRIS & the Banatao Institute)
9:45am 10:00am Break
Session #2: Solution to Empower People
10:00am 10:15am Working Ahead of Recruitment With Training Juliana Plexxo (Artist – AR Artist)
10:15am 10:30am A Story About The Opportunity of Data Nolwenn Godard (Co-President at AIAI) & Fiona Ly (High School Student)
10:30am 10:45am Empowering Teams on a Continent Level Safietou Sonko (Head of Digitial Projects at Orange MEA) & Karine Doret (Customer eXperience & Digital Director at Orange MEA)
10:45am 11:00am Break
Session #3: Projects to Change the World
11:00am 11:15am Measuring CO2 Emissions Rachel Delacour (CEO and Co-Founer at Sweep)
11:15am 11:30am Design Thinking to Think Differently About Tech Dave Rochlin (Executive Director at Tech For Good)
11:30am 12:10am The Future of No-Code BI and AI: Focus on Business, Not Code and Scripting Marie Gombert (Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford Data Institute), Deepa Sankar (VP Product Marketing at Pyramid Analytics) and Ardith Daly (Academic Program Specialist at Dataiku)
12:10pm 12:25pm Closing Keynote: Data for Freedom: How Data is Strategic for Post War Development Natalia Denikeieva (Minister of Digital Transformation – Ukraine)
12:30pm 2:00pm Berkeley World Analytics Business Awards Luncheon
2:00pm  6:00pm Berkeley-Ukraine Conference
6:00pm 8:00pm Cocktail Reception


The Woman of the Year Award

Project of the Year Award

Young Talent of the Year Award

Eligibility criteria
  • She is a woman
  • She is working in the field of applied business analytics
  • She is leading one or several projects in applied business analytics
  • She is involved in inclusion and empowerment
  • She is chosen by the Nomination Committee
Project of the Year criteria
  • The project is innovative
  • The project addresses social and/or environmental issues to anticipate and minimize risks through the use of technology
  • The project is inclusive
Young Talent criteria
  • The applicant is less than 30 years old
  • The applicant is involved in one or several projects in applied business analytics

Application Process & Dates

All laureates and projects will have to demonstrate the values of relevant, ethical, impactful, and humane analytics.

  1.  Familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria for each award.
  2. Submit your nomination by filling out the form below.
  3. Apply before October 7th, 2022.
  4. A member of our team will be in contact with you or the person you are nominating.

Applications will be reviewed by the committee. After October 7th, the eligible applications will be shared with the jury to be evaluated. The results will be announced to recipients prior to the ceremony. 

September 1st, 2022 – Applications Open.


October 7th, 2022 - Applications close.

October 14th, 2022 - Applicants will be short-listed and notified.

October 24th, 2022 - Awards Ceremony - Award recipients announced


Natalia Denikeieva - Ukraine

Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Joy Bonaguro - USA

Chief Data Officer at State of California

Rachel Delacour - France

CEO & Co-Founder at Sweep

Deepa Sankar - USA

VP Product Marketing, Pyramid Analytics

Vasyl' Zadvornyy - Ukraine

CEO at Prozorro

Juliana Plexx0 - USA


Karine Doret - Middle-East and Africa

Digital Director at Orange MEA

Zsolt Katona - USA

Faculty Director at Fisher Center for Business Analytics

Camille Crittenden - USA

Executive Director at CITRIS and the Banatao Institue

Safietou Sonko - Middle-East and Africa

Head of Digital Programs at MEA

Dave Rochlin - USA

Executive Director at Tech For Good

Nolwenn Godard - USA

Co-President at the Berkeley Alliance for Inclusive AI

Ardith Daly - USA

Academic Program Specialist at Dataiku

Marie Gombert - USA

Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford Research Institute

Anna Bulakh

Ethics & Partnerships at Respeecher


Chris Bush

Institute for Business Innovation, UC Berkeley

Gauthier Vasseur

Fisher Center for Business Analytics, UC Berkeley

Nolwenn Godard

The Alliance for Inclusive Artificial Intelligence, UC Berkeley

Deepa Sankar

Pyramid Analytics

Mohamadou Diallo


Saurabh Tandon

Board Member, President Affine Inc., Fellow - FCBA - UC Berkeley


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