Data Visualization: Blending Art and Science to Tell Data Stories

In this special guest feature, Caitlin Willich, Associate Partner, Technology, Media and Entertainment at Clarity Insights, discusses how data visualization will continue to increase in importance as the amount of data the enterprise deals with grows..We need to develop teams capable of translating that data into stories our executives can understand and execute on..Clarity Insights is a strategic partner for the nation’s leading organizations, providing data and analytics consulting services and enabling data-driven culture changes..Data scientists and advanced analysts are among the most sought-after U.S..workers..On careers website, job postings for data scientists rose 75 percent from January 2015 to January 2018, and IBM predicts that by 2020 the number of data science and analytics job listings will increase by another 28 percent..But what businesses are finding is that it takes more than a left-brained analyst to cull real business insights out of data..Today we are dealing with quantities of data that only a few years ago were science fiction..The demands of big data have widened the gap between business and information technology, and dashboards alone don’t provide context for all the numbers..Bringing those insights to life takes more than statistical analysis skills—it takes tribal knowledge and deep industry understanding to have the ability to tell a story from big data..Building a compelling narrative, complete with actionable insights, is necessary to facilitate deeper understanding of your business through data..googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(div-gpt-ad-1439400881943-0); }); The art of data storytelling Smart companies and consultancies using data analytics aren’t overlooking the importance of these “softer” skills.. More details

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