ABOUT US

Mission & Vision

At Data Literacy LLC, our mission is to help people learn the language of data. The vast majority of people in the world today do not receive a formal education that adequately prepares them for the level of data fluency required of them in their careers and by their communities.

Data Literacy, LLC Founder Ben Jones, January 8th, 2019, Bellevue, WA, USA

As a result, many are being left behind by the transition to data-driven dialogues and decisions all around them, and they’re seeking ways to break down the language barrier that’s preventing them from participating. Others are looking for ways to build upon their current level of proficiency to contribute in an even more meaningful way.

To help our customers become more data literate, we design, implement and continuously improve cost-effective training and certification programs that we deliver online, on-site and on-demand. We aim to demystify data, and to make the learning experience fun and enjoyable. A main tenet of our offerings is that data simply provides a lens into our world and our humanity.

Our programs go beyond instruction in any one tool, and our passionate instructors seek to impart the knowledge, skills, attitudes & behaviors of highly data literate individuals. We also work hand-in-hand with organizations who seek to improve team-based data literacy, customizing programs to meet their unique needs.

Lastly, it’s important to us to give back to the community. We are committed to always providing free and helpful educational materials and resources to a diverse audience. We feel that a robust education in data literacy is a basic human right, and we aim to increase the degree to which people of all backgrounds receive one.

ABOUT US

Mission & Vision

At Data Literacy LLC, our mission is to help people learn the language of data. The vast majority of people in the world today do not receive a formal education that adequately prepares them for the level of data fluency required of them in their careers and by their communities.

Data Literacy, LLC Founder Ben Jones, January 8th, 2019, Bellevue, WA, USA

As a result, many are being left behind by the transition to data-driven dialogues and decisions all around them, and they’re seeking ways to break down the language barrier that’s preventing them from participating. Others are looking for ways to build upon their current level of proficiency to contribute in an even more meaningful way.

To help our customers become more data literate, we design, implement and continuously improve cost-effective training and certification programs that we deliver online, on-site and on-demand. We aim to demystify data, and to make the learning experience fun and enjoyable. A main tenet of our offerings is that data simply provides a lens into our world and our humanity.

Our programs go beyond instruction in any one tool, and our passionate instructors seek to impart the knowledge, skills, attitudes & behaviors of highly data literate individuals. We also work hand-in-hand with organizations who seek to improve team-based data literacy, customizing programs to meet their unique needs.

Lastly, it’s important to us to give back to the community. We are committed to always providing free and helpful educational materials and resources to a diverse audience. We feel that a robust education in data literacy is a basic human right, and we aim to increase the degree to which people of all backgrounds receive one.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Ben Jones

Ben Jones is the founder and CEO of Data Literacy, LLC, a training and education company that’s on a mission to help people learn the language of data. Ben is a highly experienced and passionate instructor, having taught data to thousands in a corporate training environment as well as in academic classroom settings (University of Washington). He is also a published author (Communicating Data With Tableau, O’Reilly, 2014), a talented public speaker, and a recognized thought-leader in the data world. To balance out the digital side of life, Ben enjoys hiking and backpacking with his family in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Ben is currently working on his second book, Avoiding Data Pitfalls (Wiley), due out in 2019.

Ben is an award-winning data visualization designer, having won first place in the 2012 Tableau Iron Viz Sports Contest as well as Crowd Favorite in the 2012 Iron Viz Biz Viz Contest.

Ben led the global marketing effort for the award-winning Tableau Public platform from 2013 to 2018, driving 20X growth in monthly active users over that time period. Tableau Public is routinely named as one of the top data visualization platforms in the world.

From 2014 to 2018, Ben co-chaired the Tapestry Data Storytelling conference, a conference that was named one of the “7 Must-Attend Visualization Conferences of 2014

Ben is also an award winning continuous improvement project leader and mentor, winning the 2007 Medtronic Star of Excellence and training and mentor teams that won the award in 2009 and 2010.

While completing his MBA, Ben took first place in the 2011 California Lutheran University Festival of Scholars for his submission titled “The Phaedrus Effect: Team-based decision making using analytics and intuition”.

Ben’s first book, Communicating Data With Tableau was published by O’Reilly Media in 2014.

More recently, Ben published the 17 Key Traits of Data Literacyand he is currently working on Avoiding Data Pitfalls, due out by Wiley & Sons in 2019.

While at Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company, Ben earned his Black Belt and then his Master Black Belt certifications in Lean Six Sigma. During that phase of his career, Ben led project teams that booked over $2.5M in savings over a 2 year period, and then moved on to training and mentoring other award-winning project leaders at the company.

Ben has delivered presentations and keynotes on data in the US, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan and the UK.

Ben loves hiking and backpacking in the Pacific Northwest, and also runs an amateur outdoor photography Instagram account PNWTreks.

ADVISORY BOARD

Contributors & Advisors

Alberto Cairo

Position: Knight Chair at the University of Miami

Website: http://www.thefunctionalart.com/

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Andy Cotgreave

Position: Technical Evangelist, Tableau Software

Website: http://gravyanecdote.com/

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Cheryl Phillips

Position: Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism at Stanford University

Website: https://comm.stanford.edu/faculty-phillips/

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Giorgia Lupi

Position: Information Designer, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Accurat

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Janet Wilson

Position: Freelance Instructional Designer and Developer

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RJ Andrews

Position: Founder, Info We Trust

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Tamara Munzner

Position: Professor at the University of British Columbia

Website: https://www.cs.ubc.ca/~tmm/

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Elissa Fink

Position: Semi-Retired at Elissa Fink Marketing, LLC

Website: https://elissafink.com/

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