Building a data-driven organisation has been a catch phrase for the last decade. But in our experience many organisations still face challenges with the practical implementation of this. Often teams tasked with driving the data agenda and the teams responsible for the day-to-day data tasks do not understand each other’s respective needs and challenges. This typically culminates in misunderstanding, frustration and inaction. The good news is that it is relatively easy to get teams to “speak the same language” – all is takes is some a shared understanding of terminology, an understanding of the limitations and strengths of the organization’s data environment, as well as an understanding of opportunities to better leverage existing data and bring in new data. This is what we call the foundations of Data Literacy.