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Foundations of Data-Driven Decision Making with AI

Learn how to utilize data sets and artificial intelligence to improve team communication and create effective business strategies.

What You'll Learn

Data and AI literacy have become essential skills for professionals in all fields, and data-driven decision-making is the key to success for many companies and organizations. Understanding how to use and apply the right data sets and AI tools can help you make better decisions for your organization and communicate more effectively with your team.

Our intensive foundational program will give you the tools and knowledge that enable you to analyze and leverage data and AI for your organizational strategy, from smart usage of publicly available sources to data visualization techniques that bring numbers to life.

Managers and aspiring leaders who need to improve their technical literacy, understand how data and AI can be applied to actionable operational insights, and pitch their data- and AI-driven projects will find what they need in this program. Informative lectures, productive discussion, relevant case studies, and interactive exercises help you absorb and retain the information you need to thrive in today’s data- and AI-centric environment. The program culminates with a small group project that allows participants to apply frameworks learned and receive peer feedback.

Program Benefits

  • Learn how to apply data and AI to forecasting, marketing, product development, business intelligence, and other core strategic goals.
  • Understand core concepts related to data for decision making such as categories of data, standards, sources, collection, management, and applications.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage data and AI for your organization and identify the most valuable data types and data sets.
  • Communicate effectively with senior management to apply data- and AI-driven strategies within a department.
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Types of data and sources to make effective decisions at different organizational levels
  • How organizations leverage data and AI to improve their operations and develop new products and services
  • Relevant, high-value sources for government, business, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) datasets
  • How to use customer segments and personas to identify opportunities for data- and AI-driven decision-making
  • Value proposition canvas for using data and AI to achieve organizational goals

Who Should Enroll

This program is ideal for current and future managers who want to improve their understanding of data and emerging concepts for its application in making informed decisions. It is designed to help participants develop and communicate data- and AI-driven strategies and objectives to senior leadership and organizational stakeholders.

Non-technical staff who want to interpret data resources and communicate more effectively about data and AI will benefit, as will technical staff who want to design technical solutions that meet strategic goals. This program does not require previous technical knowledge or expertise.

Note: This is not a data science program and will not teach technical skills in managing data.