Careers in Big Data – Episode 1


As organisations increasingly rely on the insights gleaned from Big Data to make critical business decisions, the role of the data scientist has become crucial. Join us to hear from two inspiring young data scientists, as they share their career journey to date and discuss what it takes to break into this new and evolving field.

Alysha Edmonds

Data Scientist, City West Water

Alysha has Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and a Masters of Statistics and Operations Research, both from RMIT. After graduating in 2014, Alysha joined City West Water in the role of Data Scientist within the Infrastructure and Delivery team. Alysha’s current work is focused around providing analytics and insights to drive improved performance and the development of CWW’s Data and Analytics Platform. Alysha is a highly sought public speaker and recipient of the Master of Statistics and Operations Research Award of Excellence (2014) and the RMIT Mathematical Sciences Rising Star Award (2010).


Akanksha Malik

Data Scientist, Telstra

Akanksha is a Data Scientist at Telstra Purple and an international speaker. After studying Financial Maths and Actuarial Science at UCC, Ireland, she realised she wanted to work with people as well as numbers. At Purple, she is working with clients to help them solve problems by making more informed decisions with data.
She is a firm believer in diversity and inclusivity. She loves machine learning, and that it is becoming more accessible to everyone. She is an avid advocate for women in STEM and is currently the network director of Women Who Code Melbourne.

Akanksha was also recently awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional 2020-2021 in recognition for exceptional technical community leadership.

Title: Careers in Big Data – Episode 1
When: 30 July 2020, 3.30-4:30 pm
Where: Delivered via Zoom-details provided on receipt of booking
Audience: Students, Teachers, Parents, Career Practitioners
Presenter: Alysha Edmonds

Akanksha Malik

Cost: Free

This session is free, but registration is essential.