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How important is it that people are up-skilled in understanding data and data analytic techniques?

Most organisations are now very rich when it comes to data but not necessarily rich when it comes to the time or training to use the data. In these interviews we hear from leading data experts on where there is need to improve skills.

Simon Tricker from UrbanTide talks about pockets of skilled professionals but that these skills are often siloed and not used across organisations. Chaloner Chute from the Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre outlines the concept of “Nurses of the Future” where health and care practitioners will be as skilled in using data and understanding it as anyone else.

And finally James Cameron from Highlands and Islands Enterprise mentions the need to enable the development of skills in the sector through supporting SMEs and start up organisations and thus benefit from their innovation.

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