Data are the natural resource of the 21st century: digitalization makes data central to virtually all sectors, from manufacturing and sales to education and health. New industrial players with data-intensive innovative models challenge the historical leaders of existing economic sectors (e.g., transportation, insurance, tourism).
Data-intensive players have demonstrated their potential to change our way of life, our social structures and even our entire social landscape. More and better is to come: data-agile organisms will be in position to support global economic growth, social innovation, and improved health and well-being.
In brief, data-driven economy is a new game, that relies on a disruptive technology; it faces huge scientific and technical challenges on the one hand --acquire, store and process an amount of data that is doubled every two years-- and gigantic social, legal and ethical challenges on the other hand.
The objective of DATAIA Institute is to face both types of challenges in an integrated way, simultaneously advancing data science through:
Specifically, this goal involves:
These curricula aim to both form the next generation of data scientists, and educate managers and policy makers to leverage responsibly data resources.