Embracing a Data-driven Culture Will Enhance Critical Thinking and Drive ModernisationIn this interview, Mark Cameron - CEO & Founder at Alyve – a boutique management consultancy that focuses on supporting organisations through large scale change driven by technology – discusses the fragmentation of data across organisations and how the democratisation of data can speed up modernisation.
Embracing a data-driven culture for organisations can accelerate the transformation process in fragmented sectors.
Democratisation of data will allow more access to information and develop critical thinking.
In this interview, Mark Cameron – CEO & Founder at Alyve – a boutique management consultancy that focuses on supporting organisations through large scale change driven by technology – discusses the fragmentation of data across organisations and how the democratisation of data can speed up modernisation.
Visualisation tools are converging with analytical tools in the data landscape, paving the way for data culture. Mark highlights the convergence of technology in various fields such as healthcare, education, and agriculture and the importance of critical thinking and asking questions. Technology should be human-centred and disappear in the background. Data and personal ability should be combined to drive decisions.
The current phase of technological development requires more emphasis on asking questions and critical thinking than just finding answers.
- Key question: What are the ways in which we can help people become deeper experts so they can ask more insightful questions and then be better at critical thinking after receiving an answer so they can say what is right, what is wrong, what is the 10% that needs to be improved?
- There is a lot to be understood when it comes to bias and understanding how models are trained with Generative AI. There are inherent flaws in these systems that might never be fixed, and we need to be aware of that.
- Data is like the blood which makes the machine work. It is the signals; the insights and it is how you design the recognition. It is also how you communicate to different groups. All these things are driven by the data. You need to create a very strong, brave vision about where you are going to go and how you use that data to create a new future.