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Upskilling, data literacy, data fluency and even data culture are interrelated and often simply smashed together. I’m not brave enough to wade into this semantic war, instead in this next series of blogs I will build off the framework below…

Last month I published a high-level overview of some of the important data and analytics initiatives that were happening in the Federal Government by providing some background details on the Federal CDO Council which is made up of 79 different…

On April 21st, 2021, IIA held its third completely virtual Analytics Symposium, which was a celebration of diversity of opinion and perspective in the analytics industry. The day began and ended on opposite ends of the spectrum, with a panel…
Everyone is familiar with the age-old adage that if you must explain a joke after you tell it, then the joke will be a flop. The same principle is true when you put data in front of a live audience,…
Here is a roundup of interesting sites, resources and articles from around the web, curated by IIA. April’s edition features excellent articles on data quality, data infrastructure, data literacy, legal questions for data scientists and on how to apply product…
If you’re struggling to solve human problems with data, the mindset of your analytics org may be the problem. If your team is highly technical, "soft skill" stuff probably feels like BS. Users are mostly in the way of getting…
It is natural to get excited about the prospect of building and deploying an interesting and high impact new data science process. Unfortunately, you have to also put effort into some less exciting aspects of such an endeavor. One item…
Last month I wrote about the impact and benefit of taking a human-centered design approach when designing new products and technology solutions. The topic was a slight shift from my focus on exploring different examples where the public sector is…
Here is a roundup of interesting sites, resources and articles from around the web, curated by IIA. March’s edition includes insightful “how to” articles on driving data strategy, managing change, creating a learning culture and building better dashboards. There are…