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Choose Your Data Adventure

21. 7. 2022 @ 18:00 - 19:30 AEST


#Data #Beginner #Hiring


July 21, 2022 (Thursday), 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM AEST


The She Loves Data event in collaboration with Thoughtworks aims to inspire and provide guidance for all women and underrepresented gender minorities looking to embark on a new career or grow their career path in data.

This Event is an interactive event and you will be able to connect with Thoughtworks professionals, ask questions, get career advice and find out more about daily work at Thoughtworks.



6:00   –  Welcome and Introduction
6:25   –  Panel discussion
6:45   –  3 breakout sessions


Session 1 – Kickstart your career in data

Leaders: Tess Guthrie and Sue Visic

The advent of new technologies is opening up exciting opportunities for data-based roles, and it’s fast becoming one of the most in-demand jobs today. So is a career in data right for you? Our data experts will unpack their best career advice and wisdom to help you grow your career in data, including what to consider when making a career choice, the must-have soft and technical skills, tips for a successful interview, the role of data in social impact work, and lots more.


Session 2 – Make the switch to a career in data

Leaders: Ada Leung & Dave Colls

Are you seeking a career change or looking to return to work? Then this session is for you. Our Thoughtworks speakers will share their personal experiences and tips on how to successfully embark on a new career in data and share their advice on ways to transition back to work after a career break or parental leave. They’ll also tackle some tricky questions along the way (is age really an impediment to moving into tech?).


Session 3 – Life as a Thoughtworks data consultant

Leaders: Harmeet Sokhi & Karen Davis

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Thoughtworks? Step inside the shoes of a Thoughtworks data consultant as we take you through the day in the life of our speakers. Learn about the types of problems Thoughtworks consultants solve with clients as they work on their toughest challenges, the day-to-day responsibilities of a data consultant, and all the ups and downs of consulting life.



Sue Visic (She / Her)

Director, Data & AI Practice, Thoughtworks Australia

Sue joined Thoughtworks in Australia as a Principal Consultant in 2013. Since then, she has helped many of our clients develop and deliver large scale technology transformation programs. She has enjoyed building high performing teams and partnering with clients on complex problems. 


Sue is passionate about the use of data to solve business challenges. In 2020, Sue was appointed Director of our Data and AI Practice, ensuring we deliver high quality data and AI solutions for our clients.


Tess Guthrie (They / Them)

Founder & CEO, Whyhive

Tess has a background in pure mathematics and philosophy and is the CEO & Founder of WhyHive. As the winner of the 2021 B&T Leading Tech Award in the Data Science Category and the 2022 7NEWS Young Achiver of the Year Award for Victoria, they specialise in strategising how organisations can innovate by capturing, analysing and utilising data. With their experience in research, startup frameworks, advocacy and social enterprise, Tess also brings their knowledge and passion for intersectional gender equality to all their work. 


Ada Leung (She / Her)

Product Delivery, Senior Consultant Thoughtworks

Ada has technology delivery experience across several industries and her experience includes breaking down complex problems in varying domains, including customer facing applications, scaling of ML solutions, and more recently, data strategy and delivery of data platforms. 


She has been part of exemplar cross-functional delivery teams, both in-person and remotely, and is an advocate of cultivation as a way to build high performing teams.


David Colls (He / Him)

Director, Data & AI Practice, Thoughtworks Australia

David is an innovative technology leader, with over 20 years’ experience leading the strategic and technical delivery of data and AI, digital strategy and change solutions. David combines diverse experience delivering complex technology solutions with his passion for customer outcomes to develop high performing teams capable of solving our clients’ complex problems.


As a Director of the Data and AI Practice at Thoughtworks, David oversees all facets of developing Data and AI capabilities service offerings. David’s technical background is in developing simulation software for training and manufacturing.


Pallavi Johnson (She / Her)

Head of Talent, Thoughtworks Australia

Pallavi is a global change leader at Thoughtworks with experience of both consulting with clients and business leadership roles. She enjoys applying practices and principles from our rich experience in delivery and transformation back into our business. Her most recent experiences include: transforming global recruiting, leading our graduate programme and reimagining account leadership globally. Pallavi is now the Head of Talent for Thoughtworks Australia.


Karen Davis (She / Her)

Principal Data Engineer, Thoughtworks

Karen started her career as a software engineer before moving into the data space, spending time in data warehousing before moving on to machine learning. She has worked on a large variety of data projects including building: data platforms, search applications, real-time streaming data applications right through to getting machine learning models into production. She is passionate about all things data and AI and enjoys solving complex problems.


Harmeet Sokhi (She / Her)

Lead Data Consultant, Thoughtworks

Harmeet has extensive experience in Cloud, data engineering and machine learning operations. She has worked on designing large enterprise-scale data applications and has also implemented mature machine learning engineering solutions for clients in several industries. She is always in the pursuit of learning and keeps herself current in the ever-changing technology landscape. She is an experienced team leader who helps address challenges, both technical and non-technical, to deliver highly credible results.



About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.
Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.





Q. Is it free to join?
A. Yes! Participation is free, but slots are limited, so please register early!

Q. I’m based out of APAC. Can I still join?
A. Absolutely! This is an APAC-wide online event. You can join from any part of the world.

Q. Is it only for women?
A. This online webinar is open to all professional men, women and non binary professionals. #HeLovesData, #TheyLoveData too!

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21. 7. 2022
18:00 - 19:30 AEST
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