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The Data Literacy Project has launched an official forum for its community. Here, people and organizations should meet industry decision-makers and influencers to exchange ideas that promote data literacy.

The Data Literacy Project was founded in October 2018 by Qlik, Accenture, Cognizant, Experian, Pluralsight, Chartered Institute of Marketing and Data to the People. The project is a community that is committed to making society speak fluently about ‘data’. This would be important because many employees have little confidence in their own ability to read, process and analyse data, while organisations in almost every sector need people who can.

The new forum should therefore promote data literacy by exchanging ideas. The intention is for the forum to become the epicentre where data literacy is discussed. They also need to be able to get answers to their questions, to start discussions on the most important and relevant topics, to exchange tips and ideas and, ultimately, to make a contribution themselves by supporting others.

Members of the Advisory Board are also active on the Forum.


The Data Literacy Project also launched the Data Literacy Diploma earlier this month, which allows people to prove that they are data-skilled. Users take an exam consisting of seventy questions.

The exam measures performance in data skills, which help to make better business decisions. For example, the ability to analyse and critically examine data, and the ability to make decisions and communicate on the basis of data. Candidates must further demonstrate their ability to interpret business needs and requirements. Finally, they must be able to make decisions on the basis of data.

If the candidate succeeds, he or she will receive a physical diploma. The successful candidate will also receive a digital button for their LinkedIn profile and CV. The idea is that in this way the candidate can show that he or she is able to read, edit, analyse and critically examine data.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.