New initiative to help people “thrive in the data age”

The Institute of Analytics (IoA) has launched a new initiative aimed at helping people become fully data literate, called the Analyst Competency Framework.

The launch event was hosted by Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day in the Westminster House of Commons on Wednesday 22 June.

The framework aims to contribute to a level playing field, whereby data analysis skills are no longer unique to computer experts. It hopes to enable educators to define steps for individuals to become better equipped to work with the decisions made by humans and machines.

The framework can be adopted by those already in the workplace or by students embarking on an accelerated path through university education.

It is hoped that participants will find that the benefits extend beyond their professional life as well, giving them the confidence to apply the insights they have gained to inform their personal life decisions.

The framework provides a path map for professional development in four key areas of competence, leading to professional membership in the IoA. The institute also provides framework-aligned training programs in a flexible way to enable the integration of new innovations in this rapidly changing industry.

Dr Clare Walsh, Head of Education at the IoA explained the need for the framework: “In the 1990s, the digital revolution brought about a seismic shift in the way we communicate, consume and interact with the world at large. .

“For the younger, tech-savvy generations raised in the digital age, this is second nature. Older generations have learned to embrace digital technology and today the world turns online.

“But now we have moved from the digital revolution to the data age and we need to empower individuals and organizations to adapt as data becomes more sophisticated and prevalent in all areas of our lives.”

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New initiative to help people “thrive in the data age”

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