Event Details

Bloomberg Presents: Data - The Diversity & Inclusion Catalyst, Fri, Aug 28, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
28 August 2020
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00


Dear Members, Please note that due to technical considerations, Bloomberg has changed the event platform from WEBEX to NEXI. Thank you.



Bloomberg is pleased to invite you to an FWA Members-only exclusive event on a cutting-edge topic: Data - The Diversity & Inclusion Catalyst.


Big data analytics involves collecting and analyzing extensive data to uncover hidden patterns of important information that can then be used to improve decision-making and forecasting. In the world of human resources, this kind of analytics is better known as people analytics or talent analytics. 


These days, many organisations have implemented these analytics to help them drive diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies. By analyzing their workforce data, they are able to identify workplace challenges, prioritize actions plans, and build roadmaps to better outcomes. 


The session will bring together a team of esteemed panellists to explore:

  1. How organisations utilize data and technology to support D&I initiatives
  2. How these initiatives support the career advancement and upskilling of female staff
  3. The challenges of embarking on the journey of embracing D&I
  4. How data and technology can help confront these challenges


Come join us!


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10:45 pm         Registration & Dial-In

11:00 pm         Opening Address

11:10 pm         Panel Discussion + Q&A

                        ▪ Caitlin MacGregor, CEO & Co-founder, Plum
                        ▪ Aparna Kapoor, Principal (Data Science), APAC, Boston Consulting Group
                        ▪ Amin Kassam, APAC Head of Legal, Executive Sponsor for LGBT and Ally Community (BProud), Bloomberg L.P.
                        ▪ Geetanjali Bhalotia, Head of Global Data ASEAN and Australia, APAC D&I Champion, Bloomberg L.P.

                        Moderator: Tomoko Tamazaki, Head of Emerging Markets News Team and Co-lead of Bloomberg Women’s Community,  Bloomberg News

12:00 pm           End of event



Caitlin MacGregor, CEO and Co-Founder, Plum

Caitlin has always been passionate about identifying people’s potential. That’s why, after building two businesses for other people, she founded Plum — to quantify people’s potential, creating agile enterprises and successful employees by matching people to jobs where they thrive. Caitlin is particularly passionate about supporting women to reach their full potential and believes that the best way to inspire people is to lead by example. Caitlin is a regular speaker at women entrepreneur events and a champion of #movethedial, an initiative dedicated to increasing the leadership of women in tech. Caitlin was selected by Springboard Enterprises NYC as one of the top 10 businesses led by women.





Aparna Kapoor, Associate Director (Data Science), Boston Consulting Group

Aparna is an Associate Director (Data Science) with Boston Consulting Group in Singapore. She has extensive experience in steering large-scale data-driven transformation projects in Asia Pacific. She is deeply passionate about leveraging analytics to drive growth and personalisation across industries. Aparna is also a co-founder of Singapore chapter of WiMLDS (Women in Machine Learning and Data Science), with a mission to support and promote women interested in the field of AI. Prior to joining BCG, she set-up and scaled advanced analytics practice at telco and tech firms in India. Aparna holds dual MBA in marketing & systems, and bachelors in computer science engineering.





Amin Kassam, Head of APAC Legal and Executive Sponsor for LGBT and Ally Community (BProud), Bloomberg L.P.


Amin Kassam is the Head of Bloomberg’s Legal Department across APAC and previously served as the Chief of Staff to Bloomberg’s General Counsel. Amin also currently serves on Bloomberg’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and as the Executive Sponsor for Bloomberg’s LGBT & Ally (BProud) Community. In 2018, he was listed in the Financial Times as one of the top 100 LGBT+ Executive Role Models.


Amin has previously served on the Executive Committee of the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Board of Directors of the Muslim Bar Association of New York, and the transition team for N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James, the first female and African-American Attorney General in the history of the State.


Amin holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Columbia University.

Geetanjali Bhalotia, Head of Global Data for ASEAN and Australia, APAC D&I Champion, Bloomberg L.P.


Geetanjali heads the Global Data department for ASEAN and Australia region at Bloomberg L.P. She is also responsible for managing Economics & Commodities Product for Asia Pacific region including Japan. She is well versed with Data Management business and has managed multiple asset classes such as Equities, Loans, Commodities, Economics and Capital Structure during her stint at Bloomberg.


Prior to joining Bloomberg, she has worked with JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank covering Debt Capital Markets and Credit Risk Management respectively.


Geetanjali represents Global Data at APAC Diversity & Inclusion Council and is a key member for Bloomberg Women’s Community.


Tomoko Yamazaki, Head of Emerging Markets News Team and Co-lead of Bloomberg Women’s Community, Bloomberg News

Tomoko Yamazaki has been a journalist with Bloomberg News for the past 20 years and she currently heads up the Emerging Markets Team in Asia. She is also the co-lead for Bloomberg Women’s Community and was one of the inaugurate members of Bloomberg’s Local Leadership Program. Tomoko began her career at Bloomberg in Tokyo and moved to Singapore in 2011. She has covered various financial assets including debt and currencies as well as hedge funds and real estate industries in the course of her career at Bloomberg. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Tomoko worked in New York with Japan’s Jiji Press.





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