"There’s a growing mismatch between the growth of data and the growth of data skills and knowledge. The former is increasing at a healthy rate, while the latter is struggling to keep up. One outfit that’s hoping to close the data education gap is Data Society. The company, which provides tailored education and training sessions to companies and organizations (as opposed to individual users), seeks to give users a basic foundation of core skills in the areas of data management, data analytics, and data science.
The Washington, D.C. company employs 50 full-time educators, who present a data science curriculum that was created by a team of professional content creators and data scientists. The company also has a roster of hundreds of part-time instructors it can tap into, particularly for specific industries.
The company started out with the business-to-consumer (B2C) model, but shifted course several years ago to the business-to-business (B2B) model, which enables it to be more flexible in meeting clients’ needs, according to Data Society co-founder and CEO Merav Yuravlivker."