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Realizing the Promise of Data Analytics

Article by Steve Tadeo and Allen Hillery, Photo by Stein Liland Today for many organizations the business benefit of data analytics is still just a promise. Everyone agrees that analytics present limitless possibilities of business impact and competitive advantage but realizing these benefits have been a challenge.  Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google are leaders inContinue reading “Realizing the Promise of Data Analytics”

It’s Getting Hot In Here

Throughout recent months, there has been a switch to a gatekeeping, elitist attitude toward education and subsequent skills. This type of thinking is harmful and should not continue.

How Data Supports the Intersection of Impact and Social Justice: A Discussion with Channing Nesbitt.

At Be Data Lit, we’re always advising people on career pathways in data. Life isn’t linear and careers are no exception. Given the influx of data today, we believe that it’s “all hands on deck” when it comes to navigating data. Another piece of advice we like to give is “You don’t have to beContinue reading “How Data Supports the Intersection of Impact and Social Justice: A Discussion with Channing Nesbitt.”

The Impact of Lynn Conway, a Transgender Woman, on Data Literacy Today.

So often, we talk about Intel when it comes to Microchips, and in Data Literacy, we don’t talk about the WHY enough and how microchips contributed to where we are. Lynn is the reason microchips are as efficient as they are, yet all we hear about is Moore and the other inventors. Our technology rate of change is exponential because of contributions like Lynns.

Data Literacy Learnings: One is the Loneliest Number

It feels appropriate that I waited to start writing this until Valentine’s Day – a day often about unrequited love. Or, in this case, the unrequited love of data literacy initiatives and the frequently uttered phrase “what the hell did I get myself into?”

Happy Birthday, Be Data Lit!

On January 26th, 2021, I posted our first blog post and announced our existence to the world. We are formally toddlers and act as such. We have learned to walk, run, and have had some crying jags and emotional outbursts, but we’re growing.

Sarah Bartlett Reflects on Women in Iron Viz and Representation

Post by Sarah Bartlett. Photo by from Pexels Firstly, I would like to thank Be Data Lit for the opportunity to write this post. Following the 2021 Iron Viz final, I posted a thread on Twitter that summarised my thoughts following Lisa Trescott’s monumental Iron Viz win. Allen Hillery reached out to me after seeing this threadContinue reading “Sarah Bartlett Reflects on Women in Iron Viz and Representation”


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