Video: Connecting data literacy to business strategy

Tue Jan 5, 2021
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Data skills trailblazers Volker Buscher, Di Mayze and Stuart Coleman, explore what data literacy means to society, the journey we all need to take to grow our data skills and how data capability can influence business strategy.

Video: Connecting data literacy to business strategy

Aligning data literacy with business strategy can identify skill gaps and clarify the best places to invest in learning and capacity development, but where do you start.

We all need to go on a journey to explore, grow and better develop our data skills

The power of data is in what you do with it and what you blend with it

We want to create the ability to work with data at scale in our businesses wherever it is needed

Our expert panel discusses what data literacy means to them and their business, how it can be defined in society and why leadership engagement is crucial to changing your organisation’s culture.

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