The 21st century will be defined by the Data Revolution. The widespread availability of data unbalances incumbent power structures, and reshapes wealth and resource distributions. Data becomes a new economic asset participating in the fundamental law measuring the worth of citizens and workers. Those who don’t understand data stand to lose social and economic status.
Data can create serious harm. Data can be manipulated, falsified, cherry-picked, planted, deleted, mislabeled, misaligned, or misleading in any numbers of ways. Bad data also arises naturally, without malice or carelessness. The best way to protect oneself against bad data is to become data-literate.
Data has the potential to be a great equalizer. The discipline of statistics and data analysis encompasses both art and science, utilizes both objective evaluation and subjective assumptions, and requires both hard knowledge and soft skills. As a result, all persons of any age, gender, ethnicity, religious belief, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation can be trained to become expert interpreters of data. Indeed, any nation that wants to thrive in the 21st century is smart to ensure data literacy across its citizenry.
The mission of Principal Analytics Prep is to prepare citizens and workers to negotiate the Data Revolution, so that they may emerge as winners in the 21st century realignment.
Data science and analytics training programs, run by Principal Analytics Prep, open the door to new careers in business analytics and data science.