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How the Lack of Good Data Is Hampering the COVID-19 Response

Apr 27, 2020 |

We don’t have perfect data on COVID-19. That much is painfully obvious. But is the data we have good enough to make sound decisions? That’s the question that many people are asking as political leaders consider lifting social-distancing restrictions and resuming public life following the unprecedented coronavirus lockdown. Read more…

Data Transparency: Lessons from COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020 |

The rate of increase in COVID-19 infections is starting to level off in the hardest hit areas, which is great news for the world. We’re not out of danger yet, but experts are beginning to question how authorities handled the situation, including their use of data. Read more…

The Secret to Data and Analytics Success Is…People

Jan 30, 2020 |

One of the most astonishing facts culled from the data and analytics field is the persistently high rate of failure. Despite the billions of dollars and millions of hours invested, the majority of data analytics projects simply do not succeed. Read more…

Qlik Doubles Down on Data Literacy

Jan 24, 2020 |

In parallel with its acquisition this week of an AI startup, data integrator Qlik launched a data literacy service as a means of expanding analytics capabilities across organizations drowning in data. Read more…

The Critical Importance of Data Literacy

Sep 23, 2019 |

Quick: What’s the leading indicator of individual success in data and analytics? You might be tempted to say technical and statistical skills. While those are important, the top predictor is actually data literacy, including the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data, according to a recent study from Qlik. Read more…

Are You Data Literate? Education for the Information Economy

Jun 18, 2014 |

Over four months ago I began writing a handbook with two partners to inform students and young professionals about the data science industry. We interviewed over 30 data scientists, data analysts, CEOs, and academic professionals from the Chief Economist at Google to the founder of Cloudera. Read more…

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