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Founder, Storytelling with Data
Being able to tell stories with data is a skill that’s becoming ever more important in our world of increasing data and desire for data-driven decision making.
An effective data visualisation can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to communicating the findings of your study, raising money for your non-profit, presenting to your board, or simply getting your point across to your audience.
When it comes to this, many people face a similar challenge: they recognise the need to be able to communicate effectively with data, but feel they lack expertise in this space.
The session covers five key lessons:
What You Will Learn:
Analytics Sophistication: All
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic tells stories with data. She is the author of Storytelling with Data: a Data Visualisation Guide for Business Professionals and writes the popular blog storytellingwithdata.com.
Her well-regarded workshops and presentations are highly sought after by data-minded individuals, companies, and philanthropic organisations all over the world.
Her unique talent was honed over the past decade through analytical roles in banking, private equity, and most recently as a manager on the Google People Analytics team. At Google, she used a data-driven approach to inform innovative people programs and management practices, ensuring that Google attracted, developed, and retained great talent and that the organisation was best aligned to meet business needs.
Cole travelled to Google offices throughout the US and Europe to teach the course she developed on data visualisation. She has also acted as an adjunct faculty member at MICA, where she taught Introduction to Information Visualisation, and has guest lectured at Stanford and Northwestern universities.
Cole has a BS in Applied Math and an MBA, both from the University of Washington. When she isn’t ridding the world of ineffective graphs one pie at a time, she is baking them, travelling, and embarking on adventures with her husband and young children in San Francisco.