The Fisher Center Summit

Berkeley World Business Analytics Awards

October 24th, 2022

Online & 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 Imperative for digital transformation for Ukraine

Adapting and innovating in a digital world is a not always a top priority for organizations around the world. For countries like Ukraine, it is an absolute necessity in order to prevail and prepare a sustainable future. We are bringing together Ukrainian officials and entrepreneurs with Haas faculty and fellows to present how transformation challenges can be tackled with impact.

Join us for an exclusive afternoon conference and cocktail to learn about research on the future of work, open innovation, about case studies on the “Army of Drones”, Ukrainian deep tech and cyber defense, lessons learned on entrepreneurship and hackathon at country-scale. See how digital transformation is essential to prepare Ukraine’s future.

With participation of: Olesya Zaluska (USAID CEP Director), Valeriy Dobrovolskiy (USAID CEP Future Industries Team Lead), Oleksandr Bornyakov (Ministry of Digital Transformation, Vice Minister), Natalia Denikeeva (Ministry of Digital Transformation, Director of IT industry development directorate), Diana Rakus (Ministry of Digital Transformation, Head of expert group on IT programs and VC), Pavlo Kartashov (Government Ukrainian Startup Fund, Director), Ihor Markevych (Government Ukrainian Startup Fund, Head of startup programs), Oleksandr Kulepin (Lviv State Regional Administration, Vice Governor, Chief Digital Transformation Officer) and Zhenia Bespalova (NGO Ukrainian Bridge, director).

The award ceremony will take place October 24th, 2022 at Women's Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

The summit will be held online and in-person at Spieker Forum (Chou Hall, 6th Floor) at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 8:30am-12:30am

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   IT Research in the Interest of Society Camille Crittenden (Executive Director at CITRIS & the Banatao Institute)
9:30am 9:45am   Break  
      Session #2: Solution to Empower People  
9:45am 10:00am   Working Ahead of Recruitment With Training Kelly Cure (CEO at
10:00am 10:25am   Session Interview: 3 Women – 3 Stories About The Opportunity of Data  Nolwenn Godard (Co-President at AIAI) & Fiona Ly
10:25am 10:40am   Empowering Teams on a Continent Level Safietou Sonko (Head of Digitial Projects at Orange MEA)
10:40am 10:55am   Break  
      Session #3: Projects to Change the World  
10:55am 11:10am   Measuring CO2 Emissions Rachel Delacour (CEO and Co-Founer at Sweep)
11:10am 11:25am   Design Thinking to Think Differently About Tech Dave Rochlin (Executive Director at Tech For Good)
11:25am 11:50am   The Future of No-Code AI and No Code Business Analytics Nour Cherif (Data Scientist at Digitalent)
11:50am 12:05pm     Jakki Geiger (CMO at Pyramid Analytics)
12:05pm 12:20pm   Closing Keynote: Data for Freedom: How Data is Strategic for Post War Development Natalia Denikeieva (Minister of Digital Transformation – Ukraine)
12:30pm 1:45pm   Berkeley World Analytics Business Awards at Women’s Faculty Club  


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

Planned Speakers

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

Jakki Geiger - USA

CMO at Pyramid Analytics

Vasyl' Zadvornyy - Ukraine

CEO at Prozorro

Kelly Cure - USA

Co-Founder at

Nour Cherif - Tunisia

Data Scientist - No-Code AI

Zsolt Katona - USA

Faculty Director at Fisher Center for Business Analytics

Camille Crittenden - USA

Executive Director at CITRIS and the Banatao Institue

Safietou Sonko - France

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


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

Jakki Geiger

Pyramid Analytics

Mohamadou Diallo


Saurabh Tandon

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


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