Data-Driven Decision Making

An intensive course that’ll boost your confidence to solve real business problems with data.


Gain skills, knowledge and confidence

Data is the new gold for businesses. Connected devices collect information about users around the clock – providing potential insights into consumer behavior that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago. This three-day course is designed to help you identify and utilize sources of data as business transformation.

You will understand the surrounding social, ethical and legal issues that may need to be taken into consideration and learn how to use visualization tools, dashboards and reports. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to come up with concrete recommendations for your organization.

Course goals

What you'll learn

By the time you finish this course, you should have acquired knowledge, skills and competence that you’ll be able to use right away in your work or add to your resume.


You should know what APIs are, how they can be used, and why they’re so important. In addition, you should be familiar with the concepts of Big Data and Open Data – how they affect you and how to apply them effectively. You should also have a clearer picture of the legal and ethical aspects of data.


You will be better prepared to scrape data and transform it into meaningful visualizations to support business goals. You should also be able to use the right tools to access data that is not in an accessible format. You should be able to apply business intelligence and analytics to data.


You should know how to build a data plan for your organization, which includes forming hypotheses and using data to judge their validity. You should also be confident when prototyping and verifying business concepts and campaigns using data.

Who takes this course

Who'll join you

You will learn with others of varying skills and experience – from beginners to those already working in and around the topic – who share these common objectives:

  • You want to use data for decision-making to support business, growth and user experience
  • You want to learn how to find, understand, visualize and analyze data
  • You want to gain insights into different ways of exploring data to support your organization

What you'll be doing

Develop a data mindset

Carry out competitor and market analysis

Explore real data

Use social media data and Google Analytics

Use data to solve business problems

Find, scrape and manipulate data for real solutions

Create data visualizations and dashboards

Master data trends like sensors and the Internet of Things

Turn data into insights

Understand privacy, legal and social issues around data and apply them to your organization

Solve hands-on tasks

Tasks designed to integrate with your work to build your competence.

Get feedback and collaborate

Individual feedback and peer-collaboration to accelerate your learning.

Hyper Island creates communities of trust and international collegiality around the themes of emerging technology, creativity, and innovation.

Stan Burgoyne
Global Head of Professional Development, International Baccalaureate
Our methodology

Hyper Island Way

Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which participants learn useful skills and knowledge they can apply right away.

Learn by doing

Build, create, experiment! We know from more than 20 years of experience that people learn best through active doing and making.

Work in teams

Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity and constant change.

Real-world ready

We build learning around actual examples and practical tasks to make it all immediately relevant and useful.

Global network of experts

We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.