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Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker
Aaron joined IData in 2014 after over 20 years in higher education, including more than 15 years providing analytics and decision support services. Aaron’s role at IData includes establishing data governance, training data stewards, and improving business intelligence solutions.

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Some Ideas on Taking Full Advantage of Your Data Stewards' Potential

Here at IData, we take an expansive view of data stewards, and we group a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities under the rubric of data stewardship. Without conscientious data stewardship,...

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Making Better Decisions by Better Managing Data

We spend a lot of time in conversation with prospective and active clients talking about their quest to be (more) data-driven. In those conversations, it can be taken for granted what "data-driven"...

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Analytics, Storytelling, and Your Data

Data visualization tools as well as design shops - this is an insufficient and reductive description for talented professionals who take data visualizations and tailor them further into often...

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Doing More with Your Data Starts with Asking Better Questions About It

Over the past few months, we have explored the concept of data literacy in an individual and organizational capacity. Organizations are being pushed to be more data-centric just to keep up with the...

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Still More Notes on Practical Data Literacy

In previous ruminations on this topic, we have suggested that a useful understanding of data literacy would build on existing knowledge of literacy and numeracy. While excellent and nuanced...

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More Notes on Practical Data Literacy

Last month we posted some thoughts on the importance of data literacy for modern organizations, how growing data literacy can be part of a data governance program, and how the Data Cookbook in...

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A Practical Understanding of Data Literacy

When we speak about literacy in everyday usage, we are usually referring to the ability to read and write in a given language, that is, to understand ideas from other people, and to communicate...

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Planning a Route on Your Data Governance Road Map

Ironically, when we use the phrase "road map" to describe anything other than travel, what we're talking about is not really much of a map, and it generally doesn't even have roads! Instead it has...

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Now is Not the Time for Desperate Data Measures

We hope everyone is staying home and staying safe, as much as possible. Being data-minded, we've of course been following the COVID-19 charts, graphs, and projections closely. Huge amounts of data...

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Learning from Libraries

Change is afoot..... - Those of you who are old enough may remember going to the library and looking up materials in a printed "card catalog," and perhaps going to the shelves and hoping to find the...

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