Academy for
future leaders

DataIQ is closing the gap between demand and supply for confident, decisive and effective senior data leaders.

With the Academy for future leaders programme — the first career development course focused specifically on mid-tier data and analytics practitioners – a new generation will emerge equipped to succeed in the top roles within data functions.

AFL Image1

For individuals already working at one or two levels below the C-suite, the journey into leadership can seem daunting. By graduating from the Academy for future leaders programme, they can gain the professional and personal skills required.
A unique course built on our deep domain knowledge of what makes for a successful chief data officer, chief analytics officer or chief data and analytics officer.

AFL fortheorg

For the

Matching ambition with skills.

Developing an internal candidate to the level required delivers against succession plans, shortens time to productivity and enhances retention and employee engagement by demonstrating a commitment to investing in the individual.

AFL fortheind

For the

Passionate about data.
Driven by excellence.
Uncertain about leadership?

Working in a data function with at least a decade of experience and considering how to move up into the most senior role of a CDO, CAO or CDAO – chances are you need to equip yourself with a fresh set of skills to tackle that next step.

AFL fortheprofession

For the

Structured for the busy, but ambitious.

With the Academy for future leaders programme, DataIQ is building a new standard for senior data leaders, providing professional recognition and a standard suite of skills.

Meet the Faculty

AFL Davidreed

Course leader: David Reed

Chief knowledge officer


AFL Russelbarton

Russell Barton

EMEA data governance manager


AFL Davidhayes

David Hayes

Chief data officer

The Open University

AFL Scottjoslin

Scott Joslin

SVP, data strategy and DTC analytics

Universal Music Group

AFL Kinnariladha

Kinnari Ladha

Chief data officer

MAG (Airports Group)

AFL Stevepimblett

Steve Pimblett

Chief data officer

The Very Group

AFL Marionshaw

Marion Shaw

Head of data and analytics

Chaucer Group

Course overview

Term 1

Build your professional knowledge

Module 1

Understanding the role of leadership and the need for a vision

Module 2

Mapping your data strategy to the business strategy

Module 3

Building data literacy across the organisation

Module 4

Establishing the right technology strategy for data

Module 5

Enabling compliance and regulation at the data level

Module 6

Setting the right data quality foundations

Term 2

Develop your personal skillset

Module 7

Finding your leadership style

Module 8

How to lead a data function

Module 9

Building your business literacy

Module 10

Starting to think strategically

Module 11

Becoming a trusted advisor

Module 12

Setting your personal career agenda

Register your place