Content powered by Stanford Online presented by Cheryl Phillips and Xavier Ho
Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3 to 4 hours per week
Partner: Stanford Online
Digital transformation demands that businesses be data-driven, that everyone needs to be able to speak “the language” of data (data literacy). The Data Explorers and Storytelling program equips learners with the knowledge and skills to not only speak the language of data but also tell powerful stories with it.
People who wish to create business cases with data.
Dr Xavier Ho is a hybrid design and software practitioner-researcher appointed at Monash Art, Design and Architecture. He led the Graph Visualisation Engineering team at CSIRO designing visualisations for machine learning on networked data. He also served as an individual contributor for UX design and scientific visualisation. His most notable contribution was for trailblazing the web version of Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT), which was then recommended by the Office of Northern Australia, and won the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.
He has over seven years of industry experience in co-designing interactive data visualisation tools for research, government, businesses, and the everyday citizen. He was the lead front-end engineer on CSIRO’s early algal bloom detection tool, and CSIRO Data61’s Graincast, a grains yield forecasting platform. He served as a major working committee member of Pride@CSIRO, whose work was recognised by the inaugural CSIRO Diversity and Inclusion Medal by raising awareness and making institutional changes for LGBT+ equality at CSIRO.
Cheryl Phillips has been teaching journalism at Stanford since 2014. Most recently, she founded Big Local News. She also is co-founder of the Stanford Open Policing Project, a cross-departmental effort to collect police interaction data and evaluate racial disparities. And she is a founding member of the California Civic Data Coalition, an effort to make California campaign finance data accessible.
Previously, Phillips worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles with the investigations team and across the newsroom. In 2014, she was involved in coverage of a landslide that killed 43 people, which received a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2009, she was the lone editor in the newsroom when four police officers were shot at a coffee shop and was integrally involved in the subsequent coverage, which received a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. She has twice been on teams that were Pulitzer finalists.
Learners will have the opportunity to reflect and analyse what they have learnt, how far they have come, and how they can apply these learnings in the workforce.
Learners get real-time insights on how far they are performing vs their cohort that helps set their pace and enjoy a healthy dose of competition at the same time.
Learners get rich, snackable content that helps boost their retention. They are given tools that enable strong collaboration and deep conversations with their peers.
Learn how Data Explorers and Storytellers helps your people make better business decisions backed by data.