Welcome to the 2024 DataConnect Conference, hosted by Women in Analytics!


July 11, 2024

8:00 am


8:05 am

Nationwide Room (Regency Ballroom)

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Lauren Burke
Data Scientist


Lauren Burke is a Data Scientist at CoverMyMeds, where she builds models and systems that improve understanding of user needs, enhance products, and discover opportunities. She began her data science career in the retail space, developing solutions across several areas including supply chain, inventory management, and enterprise business.

Outside of work, Lauren is an active member of both local and larger tech communities. As the Director of Operations of Women in Analytics, a global community that promotes visibility to women making an impact in the analytics space, her primary focus lies in strategy and community growth. She hosts the WIA After Hours podcast and is an Instructor of Business Analytics at Denison University's Denison Edge.

Lauren is an avid supporter of initiatives that foster enthusiasm for STEM and encourage the development of creative problem-solving skills. She serves as a Core Advisor on the Midwest Big Data Hub's Community Advisory Panel, a member of TECH CORPS' Regional Steering Committee, Chair of COSI's KINETIC Board, and a member of the scikit-learn Communication Team. She is the recipient of the inaugural Ohio Trailblazers Award, celebrating women transforming Ohio tech.

Rehgan Avon
Co-Founder & CEO


Rehgan Avon is the Co-Founder and CEO of AlignAI, an AI Adoption and Governance Platform that is helping enterprises get value out of AI quickly and safely. With a decade of experience in this space, she has worked with highly regulated companies to design and architect data and AI solutions. As an industry leader, she has keynoted and spoken at over 50 conferences and several top podcasts discussing the challenges of the organizational changes needed to maximize the value of artificial intelligence. 

In addition to her role at AlignAI, Rehgan is also the Founder of Women in Analytics, a global organization aimed at elevating diverse voices, fostering collaboration, and building a strong community in data, analytics, and AI. This community has over 7000 members and hosts a global conference that has put over 250 women on the stage.