The rate of digital change has been explosive in the last 18-months. Organisations have been forced to digitalise, putting pressure on Executives and Technology leaders to keep up. One of the biggest challenges for these executives is the lack of data skills. Three in four UK executives have found difficulty in recruiting people with the right data and technical skills [Education Technology, 2021]. It seems the pandemic has turned the war for talent up to 11.
Three strategies are emerging: compete for talent and accept escalating cost implications; find and invest in new sources of talent; and democratise data skills across the existing workforce. Whilst data literacy is an attractive path, less than 50% of organisations have the resources in place to meet their re-skilling needs [McKinsey, 2020]. How, therefore, can you rapidly democratize data literacy across your organisation and get a jump on the competition?
Join us as we discuss and debate this topic, putting forward radical ideas to re-shape your thinking.