Lack of analytical skills hampers D

YouGov study identifies gap between leadership and workforce in analytics readiness

IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), the Analytics Automation Company, today announced survey results* that highlight lack of data skills as a major barrier to organizations’ digital transformation efforts in United States. In a survey of more than 1,500 data workers in the United States, Alteryx found that while most leaders view data skills as a core business enabler, few companies allow access to analytics across the enterprise.

The study found that while 78% of business leaders agree that data and analytics help them make decisions faster, 62% say they don’t fully utilize the data they have and 48% C-Suite executives fear falling. behind the competition as their data strategy stagnates.

Leadership teams are focused on digital transformation, but research shows that workforces aren’t equipped enough to extract insights from their data. While 58% of C-Suite leaders say they’ve driven business-changing results with self-service analytics, only 12% of non-leaders said they have the same opportunity. Only 29% of workers surveyed are aware of the importance of data, less than a quarter say their entire organization has access to data, and less than a third say they have the tools they need to make decisions data-based.

Although business leaders value data to inform decision-making, workers feel unprepared to unleash the full potential of their data for daily business processes. Highlighting the training disconnect, 61% of business leaders in the US say data training and mentoring is available at their company, while less than a quarter of non-leadership employees agree.

Analytics for everyone

Alteryx Fills Data Skills Gap with Free Offering Spark analytics education program, which was initiated by the co-founder of Alteryx Libby Duane Adams in May 2021. In just one year, the program has grown to partner with more than 800 educational institutions in more than 45 countries.

To meet market demand for analytical skills, Alteryx recently appointed Nathalie Continent as Senior Vice President and Global Head of SparkED. In this new role, Mainland will focus on scaling the program to provide even more university professors and students with free renewable education software licenses, course materials, learning paths, scholarships, certification preparation, paid internships and a global job site.

“During my stay at University of Colorado (CU) Boulder, I had the opportunity to participate in the SparkED program which taught me how to use Alteryx Designer to prepare, mix and analyze different types of data,” said Claire McColloughSparkED graduate and Alteryx ACE 2022 inductee. large accounting firm.

“Claire is an amazing testament to how SparkED empowers students and job seekers to gain in-demand analytical skills and certifications that set them up for success in their careers and beyond,” Adams said. “Through our Inspire programming, business leaders will learn the importance of democratizing data analytics by upskilling their teams to streamline current manual processes. Meanwhile, educators will be able to network with peers across industry and learn how to best equip their students with analytical skills that help them stand out as they enter the workforce.”

SparkED will host a series of programs at Alteryx Inspire 2022, the company’s annual customer and partner conference taking place in Denver, CO of May 16-19. This year’s programming will offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Listen to a panel discussion on the need for additional training in data analytics in nearly every academic discipline where deep data insights are needed.
  • Hear Libby Duane Adams, Alteryx Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy, discuss how customers, educators, and graduates are succeeding through Alteryx’s SparkED program.
  • Meet professors and students at the SparkED booth and learn how learning analytics skills through the program impacts their lives.

Register now for Alteryx Inspire 2022 at

Read it Alteryx-Blog for more information on how Alteryx is breaking down stigma and making analytics accessible to everyone.

* Alteryx commissioned market research firm YouGov to survey the topic of data literacy among more than 1,500 data workers in organizations with at least 500 employees across the United States. “Data workers” were defined as employees across all business units who work with data on a daily basis. [November 2021]

About Alteryx:
Alteryx, the Analytics Automation company, is dedicated to empowering every person to turn data into a breakthrough. Alteryx unifies analytics, data science, and business process automation in a single, end-to-end platform to accelerate digital transformation and shape the future of analytics automation. Organizations of all sizes, all over the world, rely on Alteryx to deliver high-impact business results and the rapid upskilling of their modern workforce. For more information, visit

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