The real reasons why data acumen (literacy) is important

In this isCDO webinar, John Ladley discusses how to grow data acumen (literacy) by addressing root causes, embracing new concepts, providing enterprise-wide training.

Data has always been important. We all know that managing data assets is incredibly important and must continue. We know that most organizations’ leadership are supportive of more direct-action concerning data. But many data efforts fall short and struggle with change issues, engagement, and wholesale commitment at an enterprise level. Local efforts work, but the movement to the grand vision of “enterprise information management” is elusive. Ask any CDO.

Data literacy is the current response. It is all the rage. But already, this is falling short. The issue is far deeper than reading and communicating, the traditional definition of literacy. Whatever it is you want to call it, NO ONE in your organization is at the right level – including you.

The approach to the “literacy“ issue requires addressing different root causes, fresh thinking, embracing of some new concepts, and appropriate levels of training across all areas in organizations.

Join John Ladley as he shares insights and advice that will re-energize the view of data in your organization.

About the Presenter:

John Ladley is a data leader who works with organizations looking for sustainable value from information and data.   He applies his experience and knowledge to balance treating data as an essential component of modern business and economies, and the practical requirements of business.

John’s is also a writer whose books are seen as authoritative sources for Data and Information Management and Data Governance. He is a respected speaker on enterprise information management; including data monetization, information and data architectures, data governance, MDM, data quality, BI and Analytics, data warehouse and knowledge management. John’s extensive experience covers many industries and he is currently developing ideas on the role of the Chief Data Officer and assisting several organizations with data strategies and data governance.

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