About WDSF

What is WDSF?

The World Data Science Forum is our effort to foster a culture of open communication and provide a glimpse into the diversity that can be found in the world of data science. This conference-style event brings together speakers spanning across a wealth of different backgrounds to share their insights on the use of data science in the world - coming from the worlds of not only industry and academia, but also local data science movements and more.

Vol. 1 and Vol 2 of the WDSF, hosted in 2018, were both hosted simultaneously in India and Japan - meaning that speakers and audience were present in two venues at once, facilitated through a live video stream. For Vol. 3, we have made a leap from the East of Asia into the Middle East - hosting our event in late March in Dubai. For this event, our event has manifested as the bitgrit Summit.










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Event Speakers

WDSF gathered the brightest minds in the AI and Data Science world. Learn new skills and get insights from experts from around the globe!


Dubai Event Schedule

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Dubai Future Accelerators – Auditorium, Emirates Towers, The Boulevard (Level 1), Dubai, UAE

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Monday, March 25

From 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

  • 9:00 AM - Registration

  • 10:00 AM - Event Begins, Introduction by Event MC

  • 10:10 AM - Opening Comments - bitgrit CEO, Frederik Bussler

  • 10:15 AM - Sara Al Zarooni - Head of Data Compliance and Data Management, Smart Dubai

  • 10:30 AM - (WDSF) Guest Speaker 1: Sultan Ali Rashed Lootah - Chairman Of The Board and Managing Director at Relam Investment

  • 10:50 AM - Q&A #1

  • 11:05 PM - (WDSF) Guest Speaker 2 - Oliver Hall, Head of Technology Investments, Copenhagen Capacity

  • 11:25 PM - Q&A #2

  • 11:40 PM - Lunch

  • 12:40 PM - Guest Speaker 3 - Todd Terrazas, President of AI/LA

  • 13:00 PM - Q&A #3

  • 13:15 PM - Guest Speaker 4 - Cansu Canca, Founder of AI Ethics Lab

  • 13:35 PM - Q&A #4

  • 13:50 PM - Coffee and Refreshments Break

  • 14:20 PM - Panel Discussion - Moderated by Frederik Bussler, featuring Tanya Radat, Prof. Nazar Zaki, Cansu Canca, Oliver Hall

  • 15:05 PM - Panel Discussion Q&A

  • 15:20 PM - Guest Speaker 5 - Professor Eiad Yafi, Universiti Kuala Lumpur

  • 15:40 PM - Q&A #5

  • 15:55 PM - Closing Remarks

  • 16:00 PM - Networking/Interactive Session

  • 17:00 PM - Doors Close, Move to Post-Event Party*
    *A post-event for bitgrit staff, campus ambassadors, and VIPs/organizers will be hosted in a separate venue for dinner and networking. Invitation only. Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be provided at the party.


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We wouldn't be able to host our conference without help from these amazing companies. A huge thanks to all our sponsors and partners!



bitgrit is an Asia-based network platform geared towards data scientists. In utilising the capabilities of blockchain technology, bitgrit develops mechanisms that allow for the optimal application of data science and AI within the context of society.

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