Thursday, April 20, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weston Conference Center at San Pedro I
506 Dolorosa St.
San Antonio, TX 78204

The UTSA School of Data Science is hosting its first annual conference focusing on data science for a more equitable, informed, and secure world - Los Datos Conference 2023. Hear from influential, insightful voices about our digital world including the School of Data Science faculty and invited government, industry, and community practitioners and thought leaders.  

School of Data Science Fiesta Medal

The free conference at San Pedro I in downtown San Antonio along the beautiful San Pedro Creek Culture Park will include networking, lunch, entertainment, and a reception.

The inaugural Los Datos Conference 2023 is occurring during a special time of year in the city of San Antonio. April 20th marks the official kickoff to Fiesta® San Antonio - a 10-day, city-wide festival commemorating the diverse and rich cultures in San Antonio!  Fiesta medals are a tradition of this event. By registering and attending the conference, you will receive the first official UTSA School of Data Science Fiesta 2023 medal!  Enjoy San Antonio's festivities and connect and engage with esteemed data science practitioners and visionaries.

  Speakers include:

  • Rocío Alejandra Chávez Santoscoy, Ph.D., Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey and Research Leader - Project oriGen
  • Edward Contreras, EVP/Chief Information Security Officer, Frost Bank
  • Anthony Thrall, Ph.D., NSA Senior Data Science Authority
  • Bethany DeSalvo, Ph.D., Senior Demographic Statistician, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Jud Janak, Ph.D., Senior Epidemiologist, Merative (formally, IBM Watson Health)
  • Dashiell Young-Saver, M.S. Data Science, CEO & Founder, Skew The Script; High School Math Teacher
  • Chairs and Faculty from UTSA include Juan Gutierrez, Marcus Hamilton, Vanessa Sansone, Turgay Korkmaz, Jianwei Niu, and Wenbo Wu
  • More speakers to be named soon!


Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition

Los Datos Conference 2023 is followed by the inaugural UTSA Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition on Friday, April 21, 2023, in the Weston Conference Center at San Pedro I. 

Six finalists from the San Antonio area and outside of Texas will compete for $75,000 in prize money.  Please plan to attend both events.


Register for Los Datos Conference 2023


For questions, please email us at  datascience@utsa.edu.