Natasha Govender-Ropert

Data Science Lead, Financial Crime Department


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Speaker Bio

Natasha is the data science lead in the financial crime department at ING Global Analytics which implements advanced analytics and machine learning in the detection and prevention of various types of financial crime. During her career, she was the Head of Data science at DotModus (Google cloud scale up), the Head of the Centre of Excellence for Robotics in South Africa and previously spent many years working as a data scientist and software engineer.

She holds a PhD in computer science specializing in computer vision from the University of Cape town in South Africa (one of the first non-white females in South Africa to accomplish this feat). Natasha is passionate about STEM education especially for females and disadvantaged communities having herself grown up during Apartheid in South Africa. She has led and participated in several national and international outreach initiatives and now serves as the Education lead at the NGO, Women in AI.

Speaker Sessions

Panel Discussion

Empowering Women In Tech: Challenges, Opportunities, And Strategies For Success

60 mins
  • Track - Future Impact
  • Non-Technical
  • Not to be Missed
  • Transformation
  • Agathe Engelmann

    IT Lead Non-products & Data


  • Natasha Govender-Ropert

    Data Science Lead, Financial Crime Department


  • Bahar Savas

    IT Lead Products


  • Sheila Gemin

    Global Head of Corporate Technology


Women in leadership roles in the tech industry face both opportunities and challenges. However, research suggests that a diverse workforce can drive innovation and success in the tech industry.

To overcome these challenges and achieve leadership positions, women in tech must be prepared to navigate personal and institutional biases and understand how they can make the best of the opportunities that are offered to them.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Discover best practices for communication and navigating challenging situations
  • Discover new ways of working in tech, including the importance of being flexible and adaptable
  • How to be a leader vs individual contributor and learn how to overcome biases
  • How to organise your support system in your career journey and to help others. Better is good, be kind to yourself!

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