University of Phoenix releases 'Big Data, Open Data' event findings

The University of Phoenix recently released the findings of its
The University of Phoenix recently released the findings of its "Big Data, Open Data" event. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
The University of Phoenix and STEMconnector, co-author of the event, recently released important findings from “Big Data, Open Data: Inspiring Corporate & Civil Innovation.”

“In order to harness the power of data, leaders should work together to train employees to meet the data and analysis skills demands of today’s workforce,” University of Phoenix School of Business Executive Dean Ruth Veloria said. “The growth of data, particularly the amount of detailed information that government, business and other sources collect, means we need to be prepared to meet this challenge with higher education, business leadership and industry collaboration.”

Held this past spring, the event shed light on the need for talent that is data-fluent, an important issue in today’s workforce.

“Education is key to closing the skills gap, and talent management must be aware of the skills demands and development needed throughout the organization,” University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and Technology Executive Dean Dennis Bonilla said. “Education doesn’t end in the classroom, and employers will need to not only recruit new talent, but take on a larger role in the growth of their current employees — the data-driven workforce will have to continue to learn on the job.”

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