Business intelligence and data visualisation company Qlik has launched a data literacy certificate for people who work within and outside of data analytics. Toni Sekinah speaks to Kevin Hanegan of Qlik to find out how the certificate was designed and the skills and competencies prescribed within it.
Gymshark is a gym wear brand sold exclusively online through its website and a network of affiliate partners. Toni Sekinah hears from Alex Gray and Samantha Robbins about how they analyse the data generated by this network and through this way of selling.
More than half of data-driven initiatives in business are failing with 27% of those failures due a lack of employee skills. Other causes include data security issues and poor data quality. This is according to a survey carried out on behalf of Exasol. Toni Sekinah reports.
Diana Akanho has just secured a prominent insights position at Tech Nation. She told Toni Sekinah the advice she would give to data professionals starting out, who want to strategically plan their career moves.
Everybody is talking about AI, but how many marketers are actually doing it - or capable of adopting it? Based on a new survey carried out by the DMA into the skills that marketers see as important for the future, head of insight Tim Bond says it is time to augment your intelligence about AI.
With the skills gap being a perennial problem for companies that need data scientists, a good development programme would go some way to alleviating that issue by widening the talent pipeline and hopefully reducing employee turnover. Toni Sekinah speaks to Asheeka Hyde of Jaguar Land Rover, winner of the Best Development Programme prize at the DataIQ Awards, about the structure of its graduate scheme.
When knowledge transfer is automated, expertise is extracted from one person and stored digitally before being passed to someone else. Ron Beck of Aspen Technology tells Toni Sekinah how the automation of knowledge can help ease the problems caused by the talent gap in the oil and gas industry.
As National Apprenticeship Week was only last week, it is a good time to shine a light on some of the apprenticeships that focus on getting people prepared to work in the data industry. If you are thinking of becoming an apprentice or you know someone who might, Toni Sekinah highlights a few UK employers that combine education and training, in addition to a salary.
Many of the people who work in data have a background in STEM subjects but equally the study of arts and humanities can form a strong basis for a career in analytics. Tess Merkulova tells Toni Sekinah why it is important to her as a data professional to pay very close attention to detail, and what are the similarities between data and comparative politics, which she studied to degree level.
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