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FREE Move It Forward for Women's Health & Big Data - female digital starters

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:00 - Thursday, 25 January 2018 09:00

Venue: Area 42. Rue des Palais 46, 1030- Brussels  |  City: Schaerbeek, Belgium

The Digital Leadership InstitutePrivacy Salon, and their partners are proud to announce a FREE Move It Forward - female digital starters event for Women’s Health & Big Data, taking place in Brussels on 24-25 January. The event is organized in the context of the 11th International Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection
This initiative of the Digital Brusselles female digital accelerator is supported by top technology companies, non-profit organisations, and youth and women's networks and communities. Its objective is to give teen and adult women* the skills to become digital entrepreneurs and leaders, and to support them in driving positive change in their communities.
*anyone who identifies as a woman 
Participants:  If you are a teen or adult woman* interested in building your tech and entrepreneurship skills to improve Women's health with technology, including big data, please sign up for this FREE event!
Childcare We proudly work with Bsit to provide childcare for participants with children up to ten years of age, on an as-needed basis.  If you wish to take advantage of this service, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Languages:  Workshops and inspirational talks will be given in the language of choice of the speaker with interpretation in other languages, as needed.  If you would like to support this event as an interpretor, kindly join the event as "Volunteer/Event Partner" or contact us.
Laptops: Participants will need a laptop to be able to fully benefit from this event. If you do not have access to a laptop please let us know to reserve one for you. We have a limited number available and are grateful for participants who can bring extra/s to share with others. Please let us know if you can support the event in this way. 
Supporters:  Please see a list of our Move It Forward partners and sponsors below, and kindly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information on how to support this event, or join us as a "Volunteer/Event Partner". Opportunities exist for Move It Forward volunteers, interpreters, coaches, jury members, content and media partners, prize contributors and sponsors.
If there is any other way we can facilitate your participation in this event, please do not hesitate to let us know!
*anyone who identifies as a woman
Draft Programme:
Day One - 24 January (Wednesday):
  • 8:00-8:30 - Registration & Coffee 
  • 8:30-10:00 - Opening Plenary
  • Welcome & Keynote Presentations: 
  • 10.00-10.30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-13:00 - Workshop 1: Women and Big (Health) Data with Kantify & DLI
  • 13:00-14:00 - Lunch Break
  • 14:00-18:30 - Brainstorming, Project Ideation & Selection, Team Grouping & Project Work
  • 18:30-19:30 - Dinner
  • 19:30-22:00 - Project Work
Day Two - 25 January (Thursday):
  • 8:00-8:30 - Coffee & Danishes 
  • 8:30-10:00 - Workshop 2:  Smartphone App Developrment for Android with MIT App Inventor
  • 10.00-10.30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-13:00 - Workshop 3: Build & Launch Your Wordpress Website in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services
  • 13:00-14:00 - Lunch Break
  • 14:00-17:00 - Project Work
  • 17:00-18:30 - Closing Plenary: Project Presentations & Judging 
18:00 - Keynote Presentation
18:15 - Award Announcement & Reception
Awards:  Prizes will be handed out for the top three projects presented on Sunday afternoon:
  • Overall Best: 6-month inQubation at DLI; 10 Hours one-to-one inQube Startup Coaching; Other TBC
  • Most Impact: 4-month inQubation at DLI; 8 Hours one-to-one inQube Startup Coaching; Other TBC
  • Most Innovative: 4-month inQubation at DLI; 8 Hours one-to-one inQube Startup Coaching; Other TBC
Malavika JayaramA practicing lawyer specializing in technology law, Malavika works broadly in the areas of privacy, identity, free expression and internet policy in India. A Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India, she follows legislative and policy developments in the privacy and internet governance domains. For the last few years, she has been looking at the evolution of big data and e-governance projects in India – particularly the world’s largest biometric ID project – and their implications for identity, freedom, choice and informational self-determination. She was one of 10 Indian lawyers selected for The International Who's Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers directory for 2012 and 2013.
Coaches:  Move It Forward female digital starters events are supported by a worldclass team of coaches who generously give their time and expertise to help participants deliver awesome projects and enterprises. Please contact us if you would like to support our event as a coach.
Catie Young, is a business person, a writer, artist and mother of three. Since 2014 she has been successfully running her own consultancy service helping business and not-for-profits in the healthcare sector communicate strategically. A trained journalist, writing is her passion and creating great content that reflects business and policy goals is her client focus. She has worked in the business world for nearly 25 years in international settings and speaks 4 languages. She was born in Canada, grew up in the US and Australia and spent her adult life in Austria. She moved to Belgium with the birth of her daughter in 2001 and lives in St Josse ten Noode where she thrives on the multicultural fabric of Brussels life with her other 3 boys (one being her husband!).

Juan Manuel Sarasua is a science communication expert with 15 years of experience helping scientists to communicate their research to lay and specialized audiences. He has worked with research institutions, consultancy firms, private companies, NGO’s, media outlets and several EU-funded communication projects. He currently helps scientists creating, writing and developing communication strategies for their gran applications.

Lan Tran Thu Wanderlust has led her paths off the beaten tracks in Asia & Europe and made her hobby as a career both in Vietnam & Belgium! Thanks to her mentors & the open university in Vietnam, she took the B2B marketing executive as the first official position at the largest Vietnamese state owned tour operator dated back to the early 90’s then further as their associate in Belgium; director of sales in Europe for the start-up tour operator Viet Venture in HCM city and the Imperial hotel (5*) in Hue, representative in the Benelux for Asian Trails (a Destination Management Company with an excellent network of 7 countries in South East Asia) and during the last 6 years as her own boss, she designed most of unforgettable journeys here in Belgium & to South East Asia  for her most exclusive clients. Now she’s at ease heading for the new challenge in the tech industry.
Alex Tarchini is social inclusion expert from Bulgaria. She holds MBA degree from KU Leuven and has over 7 years of experience with the EU institutions working on social inclusion. Alex is passionate about active inclusion, and focuses on citizens’ participation though active community engagement. In the last few years she has done that through organizing charity runs and fundraising for helping children’s education in marginalized communities. Digitization is her latest passion and since last year she has been CyPro and DigitalBruxelles programme associate with DLI. Alex lives in Brussels, she is happily married to Rocco Tarchini and has an adorable gold fish called Emo. 
Maria Baltag is a Moldovan/Romanian student doing a master in Economics at Université Catolique de Louvain. She finished accounting in Moldova and worked in statistics and invoicing team. Maria is interested in learning new skills and abilities and improve her community. 


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