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Apr 23 - Jun 18, 2024
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We are in a world where the new technologies of Cloud, IoT, AI/Machine Learning, and Cloud Data-Stacks are re-architecting how organizations operate. DevOps and DataOps driven organizations move thousands of times faster than others.

To master this “Tsunami” of data we need to leverage new tools and new data analysis techniques. We need to master the new Cloud datastores where we can query petabytes of data in seconds.

We need to understand how to leverage the new data-in-motion pipelines to make business decisions in seconds rather than days or weeks.



MIT Professional Education’s online course in Data Leadership cohesively consolidates the objectives of making relevant data accessible to decision-makers at every level of the organization. Effective business leaders rely on accurate consumer and market forecasting to rapidly adapt to dynamic conditions. This program offers a fully encompassing approach, featuring the pillars of effective data leadership, case studies, and initiatives.

Data Leadership Transforming the Corporation’s Operations, Management, and Mindset to Leverage Data, AI, and Cloud Computing, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Comprehend the history and role of data and the cloud from its beginnings to now 
  • Understand what data platforms are, how they work, and their uses 
  • Use of current tools to take advantage of the data that the organization manages 
  • Master AI applications to leverage organizations’ data infrastructures   
  • Build databases and the SQL application 
  • Leverage existing company data for success and derive value from dormant data  
  • Precise decision-making based on data  
  • Discover how companies are using consumer data and other forms of statistics and figures for maximum advancement 
  • Learn to apply data governance and cybersecurity 
  • Understand how the principles of Lean DevOps, which optimized software development, can be applied to optimizing data systems for organizational advancement
  • Understand how Cloud, Machine Learning and Data Store technologies have led to orders of magnitude improvements in speed and scale of modern data systems
Who Should Attend

This course is for those who already have basic knowledge of data and are looking to transform their organizations’ data processing mechanisms. Therefore, this course is primarily for:  

  • Management-level professionals and executives looking to champion a data-driven approach in their organizations to be able to make informed decisions.  
  • More established organizations as well as younger start-ups seeking to improve data management and processing. 
  • Professionals and executives in data management roles: Chief of Data Analytics, Chief of Data, Chief of Machine Learning. 
  • Organizations with a medium to high number of databases and medium-high data volumes that need to integrate and connect their sources with their databases to better leverage their use.  
  • Other roles with significant responsibility wanting to improve their data analytics and optimize their utilization.   
  • Organizations that operate with legacy systems, such as SAP, and need to update their data structure. 

There are a few recommended prerequisites to enroll in this course: 

  • Basic knowledge of coding is recommended, but not obligatory 
  • Leaders in this space should at least be able to speak the same language as those more technical roles on their teams (IT teams, data scientists, etc.) and should be able to identify potential blockers    
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