April 28th 2023

Virtual Event

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WiDS NYC @ Buzzer is an independent event that is organized by Buzzer as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference, the WiDS Datathon, and an estimated 200 WiDS Regional Events worldwide. Everyone is invited to attend all WiDS conference and WiDS Datathon Workshop events which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.
About WiDS Global


  • Heaven Chen
    Director of Product Engineering
    Second Spectrum
  • Julianne Ferguson
    Data Analyst
    Atlanta Hawks
  • Jessica Gelman
  • Connor Lewis
    Data Scientist
  • Kristen Malik
    Data Scientist
    The Athletic
  • Zubia Mansoor
    Machine Learning Scientist
  • Anjali Midha
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Diesel Labs
  • Kelly Pracht
    CEO & Co-Founder
  • Hope Puzzanghera
    Two Circles
  • Emily Rawdon
    Vice President
    Two Circles
  • Hayley Redgate
    Data Scientist
    Stats Perform
  • Emily Reyes
    AVP, Digital Transformation
  • Sydney Sarachek
    Director, Stats Technology
  • Kristie Savage
    Head of Data Science
    Fanatics Betting & Gaming
  • Kelli Sullivan
    Director of Data Products
    BreakAway Data
  • Casey Thayer
    Machine Learning Engineer
    Zelus Analytics
  • Angelina Yang
    Head of Data
    Underdog Fantasy
  • Yagmur Yuksel
    Data Scientist
    Zelus Analytics

Event Program

  • 1st Half Sessions (all times in EST)
    Harnessing Data to Enhance Live Sporting Events
  • 11:00-11:10am
    Rachel Warren
    Opening Remarks
  • 11:10-11:55am
    Jessica Gelman
    Keynote: The 4th Industrial Revolution, Data: How Analytics is Changing the Game
  • 12:00-12:25pm
    Hayley Redgate
    (Stats Perform)
    Technical Track: Cricket Simulation Models (via Neural Networks) & Cycling Athlete Profiling: A Clustering Solution
  • 12:30-12:50pm
    Heaven Chen
    (Second Spectrum)
    Keynote: The next way of viewing sports: Leveraging data to produce augmented live video with low latency
  • 12:55-1:25pm
    Casey Thayer &
    Yagmur Yuksel
    (Zelus Analytics)
    Technical Track: Agile Infrastructure for Building and Deploying ML models for NBA teams
  • 1:30-2:00pm
    Kelly Pracht
    Technical Track: Sports Prediction Regression Techniques to Maximize Accuracy
  • 2:00-2:40pm
    Anjali Midha (Diesel Labs), Emily Reyes (CFL), Sydney Sarachek (NBA), Kelli Sullivan (BreakAway Data), Angelina Yang (Underdog Fantasy)
    Rachel Warren (Buzzer)
  • 2nd Half Sessions (all times in EST)
    Data-Driven Fandom: The Future for Fan Engagement
  • 2:45-3:15pm
    Anjali Midha
    (Diesel Labs)
    Keynote: Moneyball Today: Evolving Data for the New Sport & Media Landscape
  • 3:20-3:45pm
    Hope Puzzanghera &
    Emily Rawdon
    (Two Circles)
    Keynote: Leveraging Data to Better Engage Your Fans
  • 3:50-4:15pm
    Kristie Savage
    Technical Track: Mixing Quant & Qual Sports Data
  • 4:20-4:50pm
    Emily Reyes
    Keynote: Modernizing the Data-Marketing Stack for Fan Engagement
  • 4:50-5:30pm
    Julianne Ferguson (Atlanta Hawks), Connor Lewis (SportRadar), Kristen Malik (The Athletic), Zubia Mansoor (lululemon), Hope Puzzanghera (Two Circles)
    Zoe Bhargava (Buzzer)
  • 5:30-5:35pm
    Rachel Warren
    Closing Remarks

WiDS NYC @ Buzzer Team

  • Rachel Warren
    Senior Data Scientist @ Buzzer
  • Zoe Bhargava
    Product @ Buzzer
  • Deb Kim
    Manager, Operations @ Buzzer
  • McKenna Faber
    Senior Data Engineer @ Buzzer