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Strategic Data Storytelling

Learn to present data in a manner that enables organizations to make informed, evidence-based decisions.
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About the Course
Our eight-week, online Strategic Data Storytelling course will teach you how to visualize and communicate insights from data science projects.

You Will Learn To:

  • Translate data into economic value while assessing effective data visualization strategies that link insights to business objectives
  • Analyze data to determine patterns, key insights, action items, and storytelling potential
  • Describe the key elements of a successful data story: knowing one’s audience, defining a goal, maintaining engagement, and being explicit about the takeaways
  • Identify where and how a data story achieves its intended goals and where it can be optimized
  • Use imaging tools to create data visualizations that align with the needs of the data story
You Will Be Able To:
  • Identify which business needs can be addressed with data
  • Distill data into key points using reports, dashboards, stories and infographics
  • Anticipate and manage questions from varied audiences
  • Speed up decision-making by using appropriate cues and indicators for specific audiences
  • Be awarded a certificate of completion from the University of Chicago and become part of the UChicago network

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Career Outlook

$

61

k

The average salary for an insight analyst in the United States

22x
  • Analytics Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Storyteller
  • Data Visualizer
  • Database Administrator
  • Digital Analytics Insights Specialist
  • Insight Analyst
  • Insight Specialist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
Meet Your Instructors
Headshot of the course instructor: Shree Bharadwaj
Shree Bharadwaj, MSc
Data Engineering and Strategic Data Storytelling

Shree Bharadwaj works at West Monroe, a management consulting company. As a M&A Data and AI Practice Lead, he advises private equity and venture capital firms and C-level executives on value creation, post-close synergies, and data and analytics (BI/AI) strategies focused on business outcomes. In his previous executive leadership role at Syndigo, he led the data strategy, data science, next-gen platform and M&A integrations. His expertise revolves around driving innovation, standardization, development and operationalization of machine learning models, data engineering at scale using on-premise and cloud platforms, effective data visualizations, model-driven design, and algorithmic thinking. Bharadwaj was elected to the Global Standards Architecture Board at GS1, where he worked with global industry leaders to develop standards, road maps, and governance and compliance requirements relating to food services, healthcare, retail, supply chain, and CPG/FMCG verticals. His experience spans across multiple industries that include AdTech, EdTech, Fintech, healthcare, MarTech, public safety, retail, and telecom in organizations that range from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

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Bridget Sheahan, CFA
Strategic Data Storytelling

Bridget Sheahan works as the VP of Analytics and Insights at Valassis Communications, a global media and marketing services company. Her role entails leading the analytics services, data innovation, and data science teams. Prior to this role at Valassis, Sheahan held a number of analytics-related positions, including serving as executive director of Client Analytics, and before joining Valassis, she was the director of Pricing and Marketing Analytics at the Learning Care Group.

University of Chicago

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

– Greg Green, PhD, Associate Senior Instructional Professor and Director of the MScA Program at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

Register for Strategic Data Storytelling

Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Click the button below to register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.
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