Since October last year, we have launched The Data Literacy Index, a report that outlines the actual value organizations can harness from being more data literate; increased our library of learning and educational resources, and fostered a community of individuals that are passionate and excited about the potential for a data-driven world.
Today, I’m excited to announce another milestone for the Data Literacy Project – the launch of our distinguished Advisory Board with appointments across the academic and corporate world including Paul Malyon, Experian; Jane Crofts, Data To The People; Rahul Bhargava, MIT; Meri Rosich, VISA; Chantilly Jaggernauth, Millennials and Data; Ben Jones, Data Literacy, LLC; and Alan Schwarz, CEO of DataPhi Communications, LLC.
In addition to myself, this Advisory Board is made up of global data leaders who have all been recognized for their knowledge of and contribution towards helping individuals and organizations to strategically harness and succeed with data every day. Harnessing the collective experience across the group, the Board will offer practical guidance at every stage of an individual or organization’s data literacy journey: from supporting education in schools and career development for young people, to rolling out data literacy programs and designing the data strategies at some of the largest organizations in the world.
Our main objective for the Advisory Board is to provide impartial, third-party strategic counsel and direction in support of the Data Literacy Project’s three commitments:
- Inspiring major organizations globally to make data literacy an imperative;
- Creating the most accessible and comprehensive global data literacy educational resource ecosystem; and
- Empowering educational institutions globally to place data literacy into the mainstream curriculum.
I am more than excited for the launch of this Advisory Board. It is a testament to the immense importance of data literacy and will enable the Data Literacy Project to deliver against its mission of creating a more data literate society. As the Project’s community continues to grow, the expertise and experience of the Advisory Board will be critical in ensuring we’re able to support individuals and organizations in improving their data literacy.
For more information about the Advisory Board and its members, check out the official press release or visit the Data Literacy Project website.