This course has now taken place.


Globally, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day, and 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. Because of this, the public sector is dealing with a greater volume of data than ever before. There is pressure to harness this resource, whether to improve efficiency or increase transparency.

When presented in the right way, data can be a powerful tool to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and external audiences.

This course, led by data visualisation expert Alan Rutter, gives you the necessary skills to turn raw data into infographics, presentation slides, dashboards or reports that tell a clear story and drive the right outcomes.

About the Chair: Alan Rutter
Alan Rutter is a journalist, digital consultant, product owner and trainer. Until November 2014 he worked with Guardian Masterclasses on curating and delivering new course strands and teaching their B2B data visualisation courses for clients including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Home Office, Novartis, Haringey Council and Gloucestershire Police Constabulary.

He oversaw the iPad edition launches of Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue in the UK, and has been working with Condé Nast International as product owner on a bespoke digital asset management system for their 11 global markets.