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15 November 2018
New program shares data insights with future business leaders
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney will hold a first-of-its-kind "Data for Directors" program to be taught by the centre’s CEO, Professor Simon Jackman.

The new course, Data for Directors, comes in the wake of the University of Sydney Business School’s recent Time Series and Forecasting Symposium, which examined the use of data to reduce risks and make forecasting more accurate in relation to everything from stockmarket movements to unemployment and economic growth.

The organisers of the highly successful Business School symposium, Dr Boris Choy and Dr Henry Leung, agree that Data for Directors will be a practical program likely to appeal to the “next generation of business leaders”.

Professor Simon Jackman joined the United States Studies Centre in April 2016. He was previously Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University in California and also worked with Facebook.

The centre says, “In Data for Directors, Professor Jackman will help to make sense of a new world where data is reshaping the workforce, but also where data skills can become obsolete within months.

Utilising management principles from his time as a data consultant at the US headquarters of Facebook and his current role at the US Studies Centre, Professor Jackman will show how data can be a force of radical change in the workforce, informing every single management decision-making process,” the centre said.

Professor Jackman is expected to address ways in which data can revolutionise business, how to make use of data social media data and privacy in a data-driven society.

Run as an intensive one-day course, the Data for Directors program will be held at the Nanoscience Hub at the University of Sydney’s Camperdown campus.

The one-day program will be run on:

  • Wednesday 28 November 2018
  • Thursday 29 November 2018.

More information and register.