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LATi Workshop: Data Unwrapped – Leveraging Value from Data Literacy
April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The demands of our digital society are driving the exponential growth of data and creating completely new digital business models. Companies that fail to embrace the digital opportunities are unlikely to succeed for too long in the ever-increasing competitive world.
Data can be used to improve all aspects of a company’s operations but as many employees are becoming over-whelmed information overflow, helping them become more data literate will drive benefits throughout the whole organisation.
Data Literacy has been described as ‘the ability to read, work with, analyse and argue with data’.
This does not mean that everyone needs to be a data scientist, but everyone does need to be data literate to enhance their existing workplace skills.
In this lunchtime workshop we will explore how businesses can implement strategies for addressing the ever-widening Data Literacy gap with examples of how this will drive value to their bottom line.
The topics will cover:
+ Key data literacy principles
+ Understanding the benefits of implementing programmes
+ Assessing your data literacy index
+ Starting a Data Literacy project
+ Leading conversations with data
Peter Dean, MD of Business Intelligence And Strategy (BIAS)
Peter founded BIAS 13 years ago to help solve business problems for clients with the use of data and the latest technologies. He describes himself as a Data Evangelist and leads an experienced data team including data scientists based on the campus of Loughborough University. Solving business problems for clients in the current Analytics Economy and backdrop of Industry 4.0 is the key focus for his team.
Addressing the ever widening Data Literacy gap emerging in schools, universities and the workplace is a personal agenda for Peter. He is Trustee on the Board of Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC) and is working with local schools to make students aware of the need to learn the new language of data.
This event is hosted at the Studio, part of the brand new Holywell Incubator located in the Holywell Building on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.
Light refreshments will be available.