Year: 2020

Data Literacy and The Agile Organization: A Conversation with Sanne Hombroek

In this episode, we spoke with Sanne Hombroek. Sanne is the Chapter Lead Data Analytics @ ING Netherlands. We discussed how ING adopted the tribe and guild model (the Spotify model) to expand data literacy at the enterprise. Spotify’s agile organization model has been a great source of inspiration for many companies. Sanne walked us through some of the data literacy activities that happen at ING such as mentoring programs, gamification (data escape room), and seminars.

Here is the part 1/2 of the Spotify Agile Organization model:

Learn more here: https://engineering.atspotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/

You can find Sanne on Twitter and LinkedIn:

https://twitter.com/sannehombroek
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannehombroek/

The Enterprise Data Literacy Framework: A Conversation with Helena Sternkopf

Helena Sternkopf developed a maturity and competency model to define data literacy. Helena’s work has been a great source of inspiration for us. You can discover the Enterprise Data Literacy Program that we developed here: www.axisgroup.com/axis-academy

Helena’s definition of data literacy is unique and a game changer in the industry where vendors and market research firms try to over simplify definitions to sell more of their product and services:

“Data Literacy is a continuous learning journey that creates the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute pieces of information(data), to develop knowledge and the ability to participate fully in our society.”

You can find Helena on LinkedIn and Twitter:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenasternkopf/
https://twitter.com/hsternkopf

The Collaborative Data Literacy Game: 
A Conversation with Simon Bullmore

Removing the silos and collaborating on data projects in organizations are crucial parts of the data literacy programs. Games can be an effective means to bring this understanding to teams. In this episode, we talked to Simon Bullmore about Datopolis, the board game that was designed by the Open Data Institute. As you play the game, you need to collaborate with other players to maintain the health of the fictional city of Sheridan while plotting your path to victory.

A facilitated Datopolis session stimulates lively debate, learning, and action. Complex concepts like data strategy, data infrastructure, and the data spectrum are brought to life through collaborative gameplay, negotiation, and decision making. This sparks new insights and helps players think about data differently. It’s a fun way to catalyze change.

Read more about Datopolis on Mission Drive’s website:

There is a fantastic article about gamified data literacy learning experience on Mission Drive’s blog:

Follow Simon Bullmore on Twitter

Designing Data Literate HR: 
A conversation with Farbod Nasiri

In this episode of the Data Literates, you will hear from Farbod Nasiri. Farbod is the Senior Human Capital Transformation Director at PWC. He summed up his experience around enabling organizations with thousand to hundred thousand employees through designing employee experience programs. We focused on how data and data literacy initiatives will transform the way HR organizations operate and make decisions.

Gamified Learning: A Conversation with Fi Gordon

In this episode of the Data Literates, you will hear from Fi Gordon. If you are a member of the data viz fam, you know Fi for sure. Fi’s energy and charisma are contagious. We had a ton of fun talking to her about her successful implementation of The Tableau Quest at CommSec. The Tableau Quest is a gamified data literacy program to improve speed to insights, increase adoption of Tableau, and expand the awareness around the art of possible with data.
Here is a link to The Tableau Quest:
https://www.vizchic.com/tableauquest/
 Learn more about Fi and what she is up to: