Data Leadership:

Transforming the Corporation’s Operations, Management, and Mindset to Leverage Data, AI, and Cloud Computing
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Why Enroll in this Course?

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Leverage your organization's data infrastructure.

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Successful decision-making.

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Discover how companies are using consumer data and other forms of statistical analysis for success.

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Play an essential role in optimizing your organization.

 What will you learn?

What will you learn?

  • Data governance and cybersecurity

  • Build an organizational culture that incorporates the use of technology

  • Extracting information and insights from various sources of raw data

  • Successful data-based decision making

  • Lean DevOps applied to optimizing data systems for organizational advancement

  • Use of current tools to take advantage of the data that the organization manages

  • Understand how cloud, machine learning and data store technologies speed and scale of modern data systems

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

Course Outline

The overarching goal of data leadership is to make relevant data accessible to decision-makers at every level of the organization. Data leadership serves to recognize and anticipate market changes, and therefore respond quickly to trends and changes in customer preferences.


MPE - Faculty - Abel Sanchez
Dr. Abel Sanchez

Executive Director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center, Research Scientist; Center for Complex Engineering Systems, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, under the Schwarzman School of Computer Science

MPE - Faculty - John R. Williams
Prof. John R. Williams

Professor of Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of MIT Geospatial Data Center, and a faculty member in the Center for Computational Science and Engineering part of the Schwarzman School of Computer Science

Course overview

    MIT Professional Education's Data Leadership course has changed my perspective and I think it impacted my way of thinking. First of all to understand why data plays a vital role in order to build a data-driven company and why it's super important in order to collaborate with other partners. Although I run a tech company I now know this course was much needed. Now I can ask many questions to my tech team and build governance around it. Also as a chief digital officer, I can figure out which data can potentially give me more insights. Being a not technical person, I can now sense what sort of technology and what sort of data we need. This is something I have been learning but never felt as confident as I am feeling now. It has been an amazing learning experience.
    Syed Aamir Jafri

    Register now and boost your professional trajectory.

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