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Centre for Data Leadership launches

Submitted by Adam Beck on February 11, 2020
We are excited to introduce you to the Centre for Data Leadership, one of many new initiatives by the Council for 2020. 

The Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand launched the Centre for Data Leadership after more than three years of listening and learning about the role of data in generating insights for cities, and how this can accelerate greater liveability, workability and sustainability in our communities.

We believe that five core components of data leadership must be established within an organisation to enable data insights to be exploited for better decision making. These are - purpose, privacy, security, ethics and governance.

We have observed the significant challenges that organisations are facing in their pursuit to become data-led and insights driven. While open and shared data practices, and policies, are proliferating, there seems to be a lack of leadership in 'activating' data. 

By this we mean the use of actionable intelligence to allocate resources where it can deliver the greatest impact. And in addition, our willingness to amend policy and change our practices in response to what the data says, is lacking. Put simply, we are not using data and insights to deliver the best possible social, environmental and economic benefits to the nation.

We don't believe we have a data problem. But rather, a data leadership opportunity.

Find out more from the CfDL website.

Data leadership within this generation. Join us.