At Kubrick, we are passionate about promoting diversity across the data industry. We understand that in order to tell an unbiased data story, a balanced team, with varied perspectives is vital. Yet, many data teams lack diversity.
It is clear there are too few women working in data, and with a consultant team that is 40% female, we want to help encourage the industry to embrace diversity, like us, in order to make data a feasible career choice for many women.
WiD is giving women in the industry a voice and for this reason alone, we are proud to be a WiD 2019 partner.
Two of the biggest changes we anticipate changing the data industry will be the skills profile of a data professional and the composition of data teams.
Technical proficiency in data professionals will increasingly become a minimum expectation as focus shifts towards data professionals who can successfully deploy soft skills to seamlessly integrate into business areas to add value and explain its significance. This will become more important as the drive to improve organisations’ data literacy ramps up through data transformation programmes across organisations.
Alongside this requirement to better incorporate data into value generating business areas, the future data landscape will be more diverse and more collaborative with the end user in mind. This diversity will have to be multi-faceted incorporating gender, cultural, and cognitive considerations. There is a widening recognition that diversity in project and data teams drives multi-perspective problem solving which in turn generates more imaginative solutions suitable for the broadest number of users.
Diversity is about more than the necessary promotion equitable social outcomes, it adds value in many ways to the cultural, intellectual, and commercial performance of an organisation. This will be ever more important as AI technologies become more widely adopted to support or replace human decision-making.
As a specialist data consultancy, we offer organisations an alternative way to solve their data challenges.
We employ the brightest junior professionals and transform them into data experts during our intensive, in-house and market leading four-month development programme. Established in 2016, we are now one of the largest employers of female data professionals in the UK.
With over 250 employees and 60 clients we provide high impact and cost-effective solutions to everyday data challenges, offered through our bright and diverse workforce.