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2019 Keynote Speaker

Arlyn Burgess, Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Initiatives at the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia, will give the keynote address at this year’s OFWIM Conference on Monday morning, October 6.

The University will formally transform the DSI into a new School of Data Science (pending final approval) and Ms. Burgess serves on the leadership team for this transition. The school’s establishment comes at a time when the amount of available data in the world is more than doubling every two years and there is a shortage of qualified data scientists. Ms. Burgess brings a unique perspective and believes that data science can be integrated into any field of study.

Officer Elections Underway

At its October 9 business meeting, OFWIM will elect three new officers to serve on the Executive Committee for the coming year. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote!

Candidates for President-Elect, Member-at-Large, and Secretary are listed below. Read more about the candidates.

Candidates for President-Elect
  • Chelsea Krause
  • Don Schrupp
Candidate for Member-at-Large
  • Andrew Treble
Candidates for Secretary
  • Dyan Pursell
  • Susan Watson

Meet Our New Leaders

Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2018 Business Meeting:

President – Becca Scully
President-Elect – Karen Horodysky
Member-at-Large – Chelsea Krause

In addition, Michael Barbour was elected to a new term as Treasurer. Service awards were presented to outgoing president Joe Kirby (now serving as Past President) and  outgoing member-at-large Karen Horodysky.

New President Becca Scully gave a formal thank-you to outgoing president Joe Kirby.