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Women in Tech: Break Stereotypes, Accelerate Innovation

June 16, 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

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Women in Tech: Break Stereotypes, Accelerate Innovation


When you think about working in “tech”, what do you imagine? Quite possibly computers, coding, robots, artificial intelligence … and men?

With this series we aim to challenge these stereotypes by demonstrating the broad range of careers and skills that fall under the category of “tech”, as well as the diverse range of people who work within tech, especially women. 

Join us for a conversation with 3 highly skilled and experienced women, who have carved out their space working in tech. We will hear about the journey they took to find themselves in their current role, the barriers they overcame, and what opportunities they see opening up within the industry.

This event will open up the conversation about what it takes to be a woman in tech, supportive networks and tools and professional development and employment opportunities.

We hope you will join us!

This event is FREE to attend, please RSVP below.


Aiko Yamashita

Aiko works as Senior Data Scientist at the Center of Excellence in Advanced Analytics, at DNB. She has a background in Informatics with a PhD in Experimental Software Engineering, and +10 years of experience in Data Analytics for logistics, retail and the finance industries. In addition to being a Data Scientist at DNB, Aiko is an Adjunct Professor at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, where she has taught courses in Data Analytics and has supervised students. Aiko is passionate about how innovation and technology can be better aligned to tackle current societal and environmental challenges, and how to develop technology in an ethical, humane, and just way.

Emilie Udnaes

Emilie is an electronics engineer, specialised in wireless communications. She graduated from NTNU in 2019, and since then she has worked with strategy and business development in Telenor Digital; a software company with a mission to solve problems between network operators and global digital service providers. Emilie enjoys working with both technology and business, and is particularly interested in bridging these two worlds.


Marialena Demetriou

As a Senior Software Engineer at Telenor Digital, Marialena works with integrations between content providers and network providers that serve millions of users every day. With a background in Computer Science and a specialisation in image processing, she has experience in R&D, FinTech biometrics and Telecom services’ digitalisation.
Her daily work includes juggling several hats as a programmer, a mentor and a communicator. With a variety of colleagues and partners that span the globe, Marialena is passionate about effective communication and respect. She is a strong believer in that everyone has something new to teach you.


June 16, 2021
13:00 - 14:30 CEST
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