The next wave of impactful analytics professionals that can use data to drive strategy and financial results is not going to come from the technical realm. It is going to come from the finance and accounting realm.
I’ve never thought of myself as a data influencer, but apparently others do.
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In college I met a group of guys that loved to meet on a field, carry an odd shaped ball around, and run into each other with no equipment. They called this high intensity game rugby.
One day they asked me if I was interested in playing. It looked simple enough and fun, so I said sure.
Data literacy is a skill that isn’t on most people’s radar, but it should be. Everybody needs to be comfortable with data to succeed in today’s digital age. These are core skills we need to effectively process information (and identify misinformation) both inside and outside the workplace.
I stared my career as a finance guy. I loved tabular data and spreadsheets. I looked at a well designed spreadsheet as a piece of elegant art: simple and effective in its communication.
Understanding data is one thing. Being able to effectively analyze it is another. Effective data analysis consists of 1) proper techniques to disseminate data and 2) being aware of cognitive biases that can skew our analysis.
In today’s digital economy, data is currency. In order to understand why it is so valuable, we first have to understand what it is.