The Data Literacy Project - aimed at strengthening skills among the workforce and forge a society “fluent in data” - might have attracted some big industry brands but the vast majority of data scientists are still concerned about the lack of data literacy in the UK.
Our ’Customer data integration and data technologies’ survey will be closing soon. DataIQ is looking to understand how co-ordinated the strategic goals of digital transformation are with the tactical deployment of new solutions, such as a customer data platform. This survey is made up of 15 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
The Government is ramping up its commitment to increasing diversity in the UK tech sector by opening a third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund, with training providers able to bid for up to £100,000 to design programmes which retrain a diverse range of individuals for a career in cyber security.
Online electrical retailer AO.com is doing its bit to increase diversity in the technology industry by launching a new "Women in Tech" group, which will visit schools to promote careers in the sector as well as help shape the firm’s own strategy.
Fewer than a third (31%) of data professionals - including data analysts, data scientists and data quality managers - are fully confident in their ability to deliver trusted data at speed throughout their organisation, in direct contrast to their colleagues working in IT.
Many large businesses are lumbering giants when it comes to digital transformation, and risk being left behind by more agile - and smaller - firms, despite claims that swifter adoption of technology could unlock productivity and wage growth and add billions to the UK economy.
The Government appreciates the value of data but lacks clear and sustained strategic leadership, with individual departments simply not making enough effort to manage and improve the quality of the information they hold.