What Do We Need to Teach Our Organizations About Big Data?

Data Driven Business Day, Grand West (NY Hilton)
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When we realized citizens needed to be literate, we taught reading. Today, organizations need to be numerate to survive. What do we need to teach them about data?
Literacy involves more than just recognizing letter shapes and sounding out words. It includes such things as critical thinking, and constructing a coherent argument. In the same way, ""data literacy"" is more than just being able to use a spreadsheet. An understanding of some basic concepts surrounding the acquisition, use, and analysis of data will be as important as literacy for the citizenry of the future—and we have not yet developed the curriculum which would address these deficiencies.
In this session, Robert Lefkowitz looks at what organizations need to learn in a data-governed world, proposing a curriculum for the connected.

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Robert (a/k/a r0ml) Lefkowitz is a writer, consultant, and amateur philosopher. He has spent his life working on technology adoption — involved in analyzing and addressing both the technical and social issues. His interests include semasiology and medieval history. He also juggles clubs.


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