Udemy Business Presents

How Your Organization Can Win the Data Literacy Race

October 28 | 11:00am CST | Virtual

Two decades ago it seemed important to include "must have computer skills" in most if not all knowledge worker job descriptions. Today we carry supercomputers around everywhere, use software to apply our "soft" skills, and need computer skills to succeed at work — and in life.

What will be the next skill required of every employee in your workforce?
Join us to find out why data literacy is the new computer literacy, learn how to build an effective data literacy training program, and hear how learning leaders from American Airlines, Principal Financial Group, and Udemy instructors who upskilled their data-fluent workforces.

Key Takeaway from this event:
- Why adopting data analysis tools alone won’t close the skills gap
- How to assess your company’s data literacy and create clear definitions of competency
- Action steps that will help you create a data-savvy workforce
- Citizen Science and Data Literacy In Times oF COVID

Join us.

What to expect

Thursday, 28 October
11:00 am - 11:10 am
Welcome from Udemy!
11:10 am - 11:40 am
Leader Panel Discussion
11:40 am - 11:50 am
Questions from the audience
11:50 am - 12:00 pm
Key takeways and conclusions


Karen Taylor

Director of Enterprise Sales, West,

Udemy Business

Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor is the Director of Enterprise Sales, West at Udemy Business

Minerva Singh

Udemy Instructor,


Minerva Singh

I completed a PhD (University of Cambridge, UK) in 2017 where I focussed on implementing data science techniques for quantifying the impact of forest loss on tropical ecosystems. I hold an MPhil (School of Geography and Environment) and an MSc (Department of Engineering) from Oxford University. I have more than 10 year's experience in conducting academic research (published in high level peer-reviewed international scientific journals such as PLOS One) and advising both non-governmental and industry stakeholders in data science, deep learning and earth observation (EO) related topics. I have a strong track record in implementing machine learning, data visualization, spatial data analysis, deep learning and natural language processing tasks using both R and Python. In addition to being educated at the best universities in the world, I have honed my statistical and data analysis skills through many MOOCs, including The Analytics Edge (R based statistics and machine learning course offered by EdX), Statistical Learning (R-based Machine Learning course offered by Stanford online) and the IBM Data Science Professional certificate Track. I specialise in a variety of topics ranging from deep learning (Tensorflow, Keras) to machine learning to spatial data analysis (including EO data processing), data visualizations, natural language processing, financial analysis among others. I have acted as a peer reviewer on highly regarded academic journals such as Remote Sensing and given guest lectures on prestigious forums such as Open Data Science Conference (ODSC)

Gregg Rounds

AD Engineering/ServiceNow Platform Leader,

Principal Financial Group

Gregg Rounds

At Principal, he leads the teams responsible for accelerating and delivering Enterprise Service Management (APM, ITSM, ITOM, ITAM, CMDB) across the organization. Throughout his 23 year career, he has helped transform diverse technical teams and companies across multiple industries by being a collaborative, trustworthy and empathetic leader who uses data to help drive decisions. When he isn’t glued to a computer screens, he spends his free time with his family, trying to train their French Bulldog (Koda), working hard to get better at CrossFit, and accomplishing his goal of reading 30 books (at 22) by the end of the year.

Patrick Gill

Product Manager, IT Delivery Transformation,

American Airlines

Patrick Gill

Patrick is the Product Manager for IT Delivery Transformation at American Airlines