Overview

The need for data-fluent talent has become one of the definitive jobs issues in our country and globally, and touches all levels across all industries. Unlocking the power of data has the potential to drive tremendous growth for our economy, and the explosion of business-related data reveals a growing need for talent that can capitalize on the opportunities buried in the numbers. This paper explores this pervasive skills gap and the partnerships between corporate America and post-secondary education required to address the gap, based on discussions held during the “Big Data/Open Data: Inspiring Corporate & Civic Innovation” conference held March, 2016 featuring over 20 experts from Fortune 500 business, higher education and government, and hosted by University of Phoenix.

Big Data, Big Needs
The need for data-fluent talent has become one of the definitive jobs issues in our country and globally, and touches all levels across all industries.