Data for directors

Data for Directors is a first-of-its-kind program in Australia; combining the principles of data analysis in a management context to provide essential skills for survival in the modern workplace.

Run as an intensive one-day course, the Data for Directors program will be hosted at the futuristic Nanoscience Hub at the University of Sydney campus and will be offered on the following dates: Wednesday 28 November or Thursday 29 November, from 9am–5pm.

Experts believe that half of today’s jobs will be redundant by 2030. The Institute for the Future has forecast that 85 per cent of the jobs that will exist then have not been invented yet. Data is reshaping the workforce. Demand for data scientists has increased six-fold in the last five years whilst the demand for machine learning engineers has increased ten-fold. Data skills can become obsolete in a matter of months. The workforce of the future will need leaders that know how to utilise effective data management, innovation and upskilling for their organisation.

The Data for Directors program will be taught by Professor Simon Jackman, a world-leading expert in data analytics, and author of Bayesian Analysis for the Social Sciences. Professor Jackman brings a wealth of experience to the program, ranging from his tenure as a professor of statistics at Stanford University, a data consultant at the US headquarters of Facebook, and his current role as CEO at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.



The University of Sydney