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Vida C. Williams | Data Scientist

An innovation advocate determined to not let new technology leave humanity behind, Vida utilizes her experience as a data scientist to drive social and economic change. A promising start as a tech writer spurred a nearly 20-year career with data, technology, and innovation, spanning several industries including energy, healthcare, and education. In 2013, she co-founded a small social enterprise consulting firm, Axis Partners, Inc., to serve mission-driven organizations with data architecture, process engineering, and data sciences. Recently her endeavors as an adjunct professor at VCU’s da Vinci Center have led her to be named the school’s first, “Innovator in Residence.” Vida also remains active in her community through board memberships with Code VA, Podium, and Virginia Union University’s Center for Undergraduate Research.

Her talk explores how changing the perspective and practices of innovation create good for our community.