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
|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)|
|Session #2: Solution to Empower People|
|9:45am||10:00am||Working Ahead of Recruitment With Training||Kelly Cure (CEO at Skillful.ly)|
|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)|
|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
- 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.
- Familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria for each award.
- Submit your nomination by filling out the form below.
- Apply before October 7th, 2022.
- 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.