Data Analytics and Storytelling

May 6, 2017

9am - 5pm



Prepare for Future

Pan-Asia data journalism initiative

Welcome everyone!

We’re becoming a part of the global data network. Thanks to advances in data algorithms, new and previously unseen data is adding different perspectives on subjects that affect everyone's life. As more and more data are collected, stored, processed and disseminated, the question is how to make sense of this data and information.

DataLEADS’ boot camps answer this call, emphasising the data collection, timely analysis and communication skills that are needed for to understand and visualise data related to key areas such as healthcare. We believe good decision-making depends on people having access to reliable and accurate facts and information.

DataLEADS has been engaged in a unique collaboration with journalists, data scientists, medical doctors and policy makers using data-analytics and watchdog reporting skills to promote and strengthen data-research and data-driven reporting across Asia. We’ve conducted data boot camps in different Asian countries in collaboration with global organisations such as Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Germany), GIJN (USA) and United Nations Foundation.

Here are a few of the sessions, classes and tracks we're excited about:

  • Improve your data viz skills with a special hands-on track
  • Visualizing data for insight and better understanding
  • Get an inside look at how healthcare providers deal with data
  • How to use spreadsheets and databases to analyse information
  • Writing workshop - How to analyse data
  • Groundbreaking techniques and strategies for online investigation


The boot camps are a mixture of expert briefings, discussions and data exercises. These are designed to provide opportunities for participants to engage with a broad network of industry experts, policy makers and data organisations, government agencies and private-sector businesses.

Please contact us at editor.haindia@gmail.com or at editor.dataleads@gmail.com for additional information.

Previous Session Speakers & Trainers

Mark Horvit
Executive Director, IRE - USA

Paul Myers
BBC Internet Specialist - UK

Dr. R.M. Pandey
Professor Biostatistics AIIMS - India

Irene Jay Liu
Media Training Specialist
Google News Lab - Hong Kong

Brant Houston
Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois - USA

Samar Halarnkar
Editor, IndiaSpend – Bangalore

Dato' Chevy Beh
CEO BookDoc, Malaysia

Sanjit Oberai
Data Editor, MoneyControl, India

Guna Raj Luitel
Editor-in- Chief, Nagarik National Daily - Nepal

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon - India

Dr. Karan Thakur
General Manager, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi

David E. Kaplan
Executive Director, GIJN - USA

Dr.Shujaat Bukhari
Editor-in- Chief, Rising Kashmir – J&K

Gagan Bahadur Thapa
Health Minister, Nepal

Dr SB Bhattacharyya
Head - Health Informatics,
TCS – India

KY Pung
Former President, Society of Asian Journalists -Malaysia

Boot Camp Photo Archive

Videos of Boot Camps

Boot Camp Malaysia

Boot Camp Nepal

Boot Camp Bangalore

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