The core premise of data democratization is that every one of us can use, interpret, and work with data to make organizational decisions. Yet a recent survey found only 20 percent of business leaders consider themselves data literate and less than 25 percent feel proficient at working with data.

Those are surprising numbers because these are people on the front lines of business using data to make decisions and drive future strategy.As we shift from a world where IT departments solely managed data to our current reality where people who aren’t used to working with data must incorporate those skills, we face a significant, urgent, and daunting challenge around equipping workers with the right tools.

Consequently, a debate has begun around when and where we need to introduce data literacy and data science programs throughout the educational process (such as Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Joseph E.

Aoun, which I recently read on this topic).To read this article in full, please click here

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