Data-led Definition

data-led adjective

Someone who:

    1. understands where data comes from and what it looks like
    2. is comfortable working with data and questioning its accuracy
    3. is confident building customer experiences powered by data


Hey! I’m Arpit 👋

I started Data-led Academy because there is so much chatter about data but very little educational resources for folks (like me) who are deeply interested in the operations side of things and not looking to become data scientists or analysts.

I believe all tech professionals should feel comfortable talking about data and I wish to spark a cultural shift where those who are not engineers are referred to as less-technical instead of non-technical because it’s 2021 and almost everybody is technical to some extent — tech professionals definitely are. 

After starting DLA as a side project in June of 2020, I’m thrilled to launch DLA 2.0 — read why I built it and what’s in it for you in!  👇


Data-led Academy aims to be a place for anybody, irrespective of their technical know-how, to learn how to work with data, and get expert, unbiased, actionable answers to their questions about data.

We believe that everybody should feel comfortable talking about data and should be empowered to make data-led decisions and our mission is to democratize access to knowledge about data and enable knowledge workers to do better, high-impact, fulfilling work!

We hope to contribute to a much-needed cultural shift where those who don’t identify themselves as scientists or analysts can still use “Data” in their designations! Besides Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Data Analysts, the world also needs Data Specialists, Data Consultants, Data Interns, Data Managers, and so on..

What Industry Experts Think

The Data-led newsletter is the only one I never miss because it’s incredibly informed & insightful. The data industry is complex and fast-moving, but Arpit manages to maintain a strategic view of all the players and trends, including the earliest ones. The data-led newsletter tells me all I need to know about data opportunities in tech teams.
Enterprises, Agencies, MarTech companies, and Consultants -- all seem to have their own vernacular when it comes to data, tracking, analytics, and, tools. If you're looking for a better understanding of all the moving parts related to data, Arpit is THE champion of all things consumer data -- from collection to insights and beyond. He continually engages in conversations across our community of data evangelists and is instrumental in the proliferation of best in class strategies, tools, and culture for us data-led enthusiasts.
It's been a pleasure finding another human who is as passionate about data culture as I am. He has authentic passion for helping others, is always the first to jump in with fantastic advice for anyone who is asking and continuously sparks great conversations in our shared communities. I recommend engaging with Arpit if you're pondering your data strategy, which tools to use, how to design good data and how to improve your data culture.
Arpit understands how the management of customer data affects an organization end-to-end. He is up-to-speed with everything going on in the space from product analytics to data warehousing to growth marketing and recognizes that being data-led is part technology, part human.
Arpit has been a great sounding board as we've built Iteratively. He's intimately familiar with how to use data to drive change within an organization and help you hit your goals. He distills these principles into content that is easy to digest, and provides actionable ways to get started.
Being data-led is at the crux of executing on a successful product-led growth strategy.
I have worked with Arpit and he's my go-to-guy for all questions about data, tracking and tools. There's no-one more knowledgeable about tools for data-led professionals; he knows all of them inside out.