Leadership: How to support the drive for data literacy
The ability to read, work with, analyse and argue with data - “data literacy” - has been identified as a significant business opportunity. Research in the US suggests a potential boost to enterprise value of $500 million per corporation on average. One technology vendor has even written a manifesto on data literacy to support its push to increase data skills.
Whatever your views on the value estimates or tools involved, there is no arguing the fact that organisations as a whole do need to absorb the understanding of data into every process and decision. The result should be improved performance and outcomes.
Getting to that end-point will require leadership and a structured effort covering communication, training, infrastructure and even recruitment policies. During this dinner for senior DataIQ Leaders, approaches to data literacy will be discussed and successful tactics shared with the goal of identify the strongest pillars for successful embedding of data into business culture.