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New Research: Information as a Second Language: Enabling Data Literacy for Digital Society

by Andrew White  |  February 9, 2017  |  1 Comment

My colleague Valerie Logan just published Information as a Second Language: Enabling Data Literacy for Digital Society.

Digital society demands of its citizens data literacy, developed for competitive advantage and agility. Data and analytics leaders must follow the example of English as a second language (ESL) and treat information as the new second language of business, government, communities and our lives.

This is a really nice piece that explores a different way of behaving, operating, and leveraging data and analytics to improve (business) outcomes.  I am confident that if you read this note, you will find yourself raising your eye brow several times, and nodding even more.  This is a great position to take by Valerie.  I am sure we will see more interesting ideas from her soon.

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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a research vice president and agenda manager for MDM and Analytics at Gartner. His main research focus is master data management (MDM) and the drill-down topic of creating the "single view of the product" using MDM of product data. He was co-chair… Read Full Bio

Thoughts on New Research: Information as a Second Language: Enabling Data Literacy for Digital Society

  1. Valerie Logan says:

    Thanks Andrew! I always enjoy “speaking data” with you!

    Looking forward to feedback!

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