WIDS Tunisia@Re*connectt : Tunisian Women and Data + AI Summit 2022

17-19 March 2022

The RECONNECTT (Former Re*connect) Association is excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the first edition of Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event to Tunisia. This edition is entitled : Tunisian Women and DATA + AI Summit 2022
WiDS Tunisia @ Re*Connectt is an independent event that is organized by Re*connectt association. It is part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 200+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. Everyone is invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.

Our event will be held on March 17, 18 & 19 2022 in hybrid mode.

As the UNESCO said :
“The artificial intelligence (AI) sector is expanding rapidly: from 2015 to 2017, the number of workers worldwide with AI skills increased by 190%, according to the World Ecnoomic Forum, which found that ‘industries with more AI skills present among their workforce are also the fastest-changing industries’.

In the USA, AI has the highest-paid experts of any field of technology. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, the pay gap in computer science is one of the smallest between male and female professionals in the USA, with women earning 94% of what men take home.”

Our aim through this event is also, to inspire different generations of Women to study and to use AI in their fields of activity, also to promote a reskilling and upskilling of employees or unemployed persons in Data and AI.

We wish to promote these technologies and initiate a new dynamic of knowledge in all economy sectors of emerging countries and in particular Tunisia.

The Women in Data Science Tunisia@Re*connectt” event will take place over three days (17, 18 & 19) from 09 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Slides in English, Speech in French or English
duration : 1h including QA (15-20min)

There will be Seventeen Tunisian women and Three Guest keynote speakers as the main speaker, their professional experience, notoriety and their successful career path are an example to follow for all young women in Tunisia and Arabic countries.
We will be more than honored to have them among us in this conference supporting our efforts, to encourage, motivate and promote AI among young women.

Our Guests speakers:
Nadine Hoffmann, Head of Product Management SAP AI Business Services SAP AI
Dafna Feinholz, Head of Bioethics and AI (UNESCO)
Melissa Drew, Associate Partner IBM USA

Our Tunisian Speakers:
Pr. Olfa nasraoui Professor, endowed Chair, Computer Science & Engineering, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville USA
Pr. Rim Zitouni-FAIZ, full Professor at IHEC Carthage, PhD in Artificial Intelligence / NLP Tunisia
Pr. Nahla BEN AMOR full Professor at ISG Tunis, Tunisia
Dr. Sondess Missaoui, Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence at University of York UK
Dr. Mouchira Labidi, Freelance AI expert France
Dr. Houda bakir co-founder and Ceo Historiar& SuperViz Tunisia
Dr. Kaouther boussema, Director of the Big Data AI Master at Dauphine Tunis Tunisia
Dr.Rim Bejaoui, AI & Industry 4.0 Team Leader GIZ, Tunisia
Dr. Saoussen Ayari, CEO at AI diagnosis vision, Tunisia
Selsabil gaied, Advanced Analytics Manager – AI & Data Architect – Head of Data Science @IBM interactive, France
Neila benzina (Founding Partner chez WIMBEE / Co founder Holberton School Tunis – Africatek – Campusna/Tekouin, France
Dr. Amel mhamdi, Co-founder of Bunqr and Associate Professor of Data Science at aivancity, France
Amira cheniour, Agripreneur 5.0 , Co-founder & CEO at Seabex France
Dr. Lobna Karoui (Data & AI Strategist, Seattle USA)
Dr. Asma Ben Abacha Senior scientist at Microsoft Healthcare, USA
Dr. Rahma BEAUGRAND (Head of customer advisory and Presales UAE and oman , SAP Middle East South, UAE
Dr. Ines Alaya, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at National school of Computer Sciences ENSI, Tunisia
Dr. Salma Jamoussi, Associate Professor in computer science at the University of Sfax in the Higher Institute of Computer Science and Multimedia, Tunisia

Our cultural panel:

A special session dedicated to Punic, Berber, Roman and medieval women, the one who built the identity of today’s Tunisian women, is also scheduled. This panel will be marked by the presence of the great Tunisian historian, archaeologist and epigraph, writer and poet, Leila Ladjimi Sebai, who is also a specialist in the history of women from Roman times in North Africa and the history of Carthage, Mansour Ghaki, an archaeologist, linguist, specialist in the Libyco-Punic period, former of the Tunis Heritage Institute and the Oriental Institute of Naples and moderated by the Emeritus Professor at the University of Tunis, a Tunisian scholar and historian, Middle Ages specialist, Mounira Chapoutot-Remadi.