What is Data-Driven Leadership and how do you teach it?
On May 19, 2023 Dr. Kenneth Carling (co-authors Arend Hintze, Asif M Huq, Ilias Thomas) presented a lecture on data-driven leadership. The role of a Data-Driven Leader is to drive accountability and focus on building a data culture characterized by the leader and the members of the organization implementing decisions in a fact and data-based process. This is achieved by steering teams away from opinions, cognitive bias, group thinking, and self-censorship. But how is this leadership developed individually and organizationally? Dr. Carling presented his recent work on how to prepare data-driven leaders. Specifically, the speaker will introduce a curriculum and a pedagogical approach to the practice of teaching data-driven leadership.
Dr. Kenneth Carling is a professor and head of Microdata Analysis at Dalarna University in the Department of Data and Information Sciences. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his work on economics, transports including environmental impact assessments, operational analysis, and computing in addition to statistical methodology and applications. He has served as program manager for a master's program in Business Intelligence as well as Data Science. Currently, he leads a LivingLab on data-sharing on the last-mile distribution market in an EU consortium and a project on a decision support system for retailers' site locations. He is also engaged in several studies on applied technologies applied for online price settings extended to also include market failures due to systemic risk and collusion prompted by the same technology. Moreover, he is involved in setting the Swedish R&D plan for the cyber security of national transport infrastructure. Dr. Kenneth Carling earned his Ph.D. in statistics in 1995 at Uppsala University, Sweden.