Udemy Connect
2021 Workplace Learning Trends: Driving Data Literacy Forward
December 16, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM PST / 16:00 - 17:00 PM GMT | Virtual
The importance and impact of data in an organization emerged as a top trend this year and workforces with strong data skills across all departments in an organization will benefit the most. Data literacy for all is table stakes for the workforce of the future and it’s every leader's responsibility to enable data proficiencies across the organization.

Join Udemy Instructor and Data Science Expert, Jose Portilla, and fellow learning and tech leaders to discuss how you can approach improving the data-related skills of your entire workforce to give your organization a competitive edge in 2021 and beyond.
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What to expect

Wednesday, December 16
8:00 am - 8:05 am
Welcome to Udemy Connect
Today we’ll explore how to leverage key learnings from Udemy’s 2021 Workplace Learning Trends Report to move your workforce forward.
8:05 am - 8:25 am
Questions and Conversation with Jose Portilla and Madhu Venkatesh
As a data science expert and top-performing Udemy instructor, Jose Portilla has a pulse on what the future of data looks like for organizations in 2021. Jose and Udemy’s Director of Learn Portfolio, Madhu Venkatesh, will uncover how to prepare your workforce for data literacy and how to enable tech and non-technical leaders to upskill their teams.
8:25 am - 8:45 am
Breakout Group Discussion
Connect with fellow leaders and deep-dive into ways you’re currently upskilling your workforce and identify opportunities for innovation. Following this exercise, your group will then select one programmatic example to share with the group.
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Key Takeaways
We’ll come back together to share key takeaways and discuss how you can start to apply these learnings within your organization today.


Jose Portilla
Udemy Instructor and Head of Data Science,
Pierian Data Inc.
Jose Portilla
Jose Marcial Portilla has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and years of experience as a professional instructor and trainer for Data Science and programming. He has publications and patents in various fields such as microfluidics, materials science, and data science technologies. Over the course of his career, he has developed a skill set in analyzing data and he hopes to use his experience in teaching and data science to help other people learn the power of programming the ability to analyze data, as well as present the data in clear and beautiful visualizations. Currently, he works as the Head of Data Science for Pierian Data Inc. and provides in-person data science and python programming training courses to employees working at top companies, including General Electric, Cigna, The New York Times, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, and many more. Feel free to contact him on LinkedIn for more information on in-person training sessions or group training sessions in Las Vegas, NV.
Madhu Venkatesh
Director of Learn Portfolio,
Madhu Venkatesh
Madhu is the Director of Learn Portfolio at Udemy where she leads the engineering team responsible for optimizing learner engagement and driving learning outcomes on Udemy.com. Her leadership methodology is to apply business knowledge and technical skill to identify and deliver value. Prior to Udemy, Madhu led several software engineering teams at Workday. She graduated from the University of Delhi with a CS degree and then went on to get her MBA from Saint Mary’s School Of Business. When she is not on her computer, Madhu enjoys cooking, hiking with her family, and training for her first triathlon.
Jane Morrin
Director of Marketing, EMEA,
Udemy for Business
Jane Morrin
Jane is an experienced Digital Marketing Director, named in B2B Marketing's Top 20 Women in Tech 2019. She has over 13 years of demonstrated B2B experience working in the tech space and is skilled in Marketing Operations, Analytics, Campaign Management, Digital Marketing, SEO, SEM, CRM (Salesforce Admin), and Marketing Automation (Marketo, Pardot, Hubspot). She is a strong marketing professional with a passion for building and using the MarTech Stack to promote efficiency in marketing practices.