Tony Bingham, CEO of the Association for Talent Development, made the very interesting observation at the recent Leading Learning Spring Summit that there is likely to be some tension when it comes to who owns learning data within organizations. Will it be the education department? Or will it be the the CIO and the technology department? Tony’s bet is on technology and the CIO.
Whichever way it works out, his comments made me even more glad than I already was that Wes Trochlil, founder and president of Effective Database Management, is part of the Leading Learning Symposium Faculty.
While Wes is well-known in association technology circles, he is not a “usual suspect” when it comes to education. That’s a key reason his perspective will be so valuable. Wes knows data inside and out, and he has a deep understanding of how data can and should connect across organizations to inform business decisions – like, for example, what direction your educational programming should take.
In the brief video posted here, Wes talks about how effectiveness should trump efficiency when it comes to how data is leveraged. And he also discusses the value that having such a diverse audience, encompassing such a range of perspectives, will create at the Leading Learning symposium.