Virtual Conference

Learn · Network · Grow

Attend the inaugural DataYap Conference. At this conference interested attendees will receive a detailed view of some of the hottest issues in the data and technology space. The conference brings together business and technical leaders who are redefining the future of data management, architecture and privacy with interactive sessions. No matter what industry or career stage there is bound to be something for you.

Date: April 17th 2021
Time: 9:30am - 6:30pm CDT
Price: $50
(Early Bird, Prices increase on 4/10)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kirk Borne

Data Scientist & Top Worldwide Data Science Influencer

Dr. Borne is a Data Scientist and Top Worldwide Data Science Influencer. He is a career data professional, data science leader, and research scientist with a background in astrophysics. Previously, Kirk was professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University. Before that, he spent 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science missions, including roles with the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Space Science Data Operations Office. Kirk earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. He is a top worldwide influencer on social media where he promotes data science, AI, machine learning, and data literacy for all.

Conference Schedule



9:30am - 11:00am CDT

Registration & Networking

11:00am - 11:45am CDT

Keynote Address

Dr. Kirk Borne: Intelligent Data Understanding for Smarter AI.

11:45am - 12:00pm CDT


12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

Concurrent Sessions

Workshop – Rebeca Pop: Telling Stories with Data

Debbie Reynolds: The Data Privacy fundamentals & challenges of Data Analytics & AI

Troy Hernandez, Ph.D: Tools Enabling Data Science

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1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT

Concurrent Sessions

Workshop – Dr. Mimi Tsuruga: Analyzing Life Data with Elastic Search

Workshop – Rehgan Avon: ModelOps

Tyrone Grandison, Ph.D: Civil Data & Data for Government

Panel – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT

Fireside Chat – Dr. Chetan Gupta: Industrial AI

3:30pm - 3:45pm CDT


3:45pm - 4:45pm CDT

Concurrent Sessions

Dr. David Bader: High Performance Data Analytics

Panel – My Odyssey; My Journey to Data

Roger Moore: Delivering Value with Data Science, AI & ML

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5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT

Concurrent Sessions

EDI @ Fermilab: Equity, diversity, and inclusion encourage innovation and persistence. Fermilab strives to create more outlets for diverse recruiting and hiring while also creating a more welcoming environment for the existing workforce. This session will provide insight into Fermilab’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion and introduce a panel of Fermilab engineers and scientists to share their personal experiences.

Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf- Trustworthy AI for Wildlife Conservation: AI and Humans Combating Extinction Together

Panel –  Future of Work & Education in Data Science

  • Mustafa Bilgic, David Uminsky, and Jonathan Williams

6:00pm - 6:30pm CDT

Closing Remarks

DataYap Virtual Conference

Inspiring Speakers

Hear from seasoned tech professionals as they tackle cutting edge topics including data security, modern analytics applications of data visualization, and the future of work.

Networking Opportunities

Chat with tech professionals across all career stages during networking breaks. Get to know seasoned and connected panelists and keynote speakers.

Career Development

Learn what it takes to start (or advance) your career in tech. Get advice from fellow professionals and make great new connections.

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