Delivering value from your data strategy relies on having a team of strong people to do the work. There is much promise held within data, and the goal of any leader is to devise a plan that unlocks it. The ones leading the way are organisations who have created an effective data team, from their data leadership to solution delivery, data governance and supporting players.

This hinges on several factors that include a strong data culture, data literacy across the organisation and diversity within the data team. It necessitates a multifaceted approach that involves external recruitment, internal learning and development, clear career progression, diversity and inclusion initiatives and, eventually, using data to manage teams. Getting your data team right is pivotal for business leaders. Companies that deploy effective data teams into their operation show productivity rates and profitability that are 5% to 6% higher than those of their peers