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Thank you

As Gillian said, you are now a welcome member of The Data Lab network and will be able to tap into our team for information on suppliers, academics and experts …

Course wrap up

We have almost completed the course. I hope you enjoyed yourself and learned about the business value of data. This course is an introduction to the topic, please feel free …

Final tips from practitioners

I again asked the question, “if you had a time machine and could go back and give your younger self tips, what would they be?”. Firas, Regina and Rhona provided …

Bringing it all together

As we have seen this week, there are inexpensive and achievable ways to overcome obstacles to success. Hopefully this final set of insights from practitioners has been useful for you …

Getting access to skills

There are a number of inexpensive way to address skills gaps. Here are a few to consider: Latent Talent – do you have any latent talent within your organisation? Who …

Setting up a team

I also asked Rhona MacLennon (Principle Solutions Architect at The Data Lab) to share her views on skills and team setup given her experiences across many companies and industries. I …

No foundation to build on

Pushing for perfect data and the latest set of tools is costly, time consuming and distracting. Organisations that take small steps that deliver value tend to get buy-in at a …

Lack of Leadership

It is difficult to get somewhere without someone leading the way. lack of leadership (Click to expand) Organisations that have been successful tend to have an accountable leader who is …

Traditional assets vs data assets

Let’s compare traditional assets (like buildings, computers, cash etc) with data assets. traditional assets vs data assets (Click to expand) Traditional assets are physical, apply to one single purpose at …

Data as a different kind of asset

The Data & Marketing Association have an initiative called “Value of Data”. Led by DMA Scotland, this initiative seeks to reshape the understanding of the true worth of information to an organisation. At …

Monetary value of data – Rhona MacLennan

Rhona MacLennan is The Data Lab’s Principal Solutions Architect. Rhona has very wide ranging data experience. I asked Rhona to introduce herself and to talk about how she considers value …

Lack of agreed value

A number of these challenges arise due to a lack of focus on value. Lack of Value (Click to expand) A number of these challenges arise due to a lack …
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