When it comes to data literacy, we live in the middle ages, when only a small elite enjoy the access and skills to use the available resources effectively. However, this situation is changing rapidly, as users take control of their own information and a new generation emerges with a greater understanding of the potential of data to inform decisions.
Just as societies are transformed economically and socially by literacy, so are businesses when conversations and decisions are informed by a sound and widely shared understanding of data.
In this keynote, we’ll explore what you and your teams need to transform data literacy in your organization. With insights from library science, cognitive research and case studies from around the world, we’ll show you how to enhance data literacy and how to work with the increased information flow and exchange of ideas that will result.
Donald Farmer is an internationally respected speaker and writer, with over 30 years experience in data management and analytics. His background is very diverse, having applied data analysis techniques in scenarios ranging from fish-farming to archaeology. He has worked in award-winning startups in the UK and Iceland, spent 15 years at Microsoft and at Qlik leading teams designing and developing new enterprise capabilities in data integration, data mining, self-service analytics and visualization.