Fostering Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language

The emergence of data and analytics capabilities, including artificial intelligence, requires creators and consumers to “speak data” as a common language. Data and analytics leaders must champion workforce data literacy as an enabler of digital business, and treat information as a second language.

People, process and technology. These are the three elements common to all business change. Any organization undergoing a digital transformation must factor in a fourth key element: data.
Not only must organizations take steps to educate professionals who are involved in crafting data-driven solutions, products and services, they must make sure those steps achieve the goal of teaching all relevant employees to speak data as their new second language, as well as developing and nurturing communities where the language will flourish.