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DATA STRATEGY & DELIVERY

Delivering the
promise of data

It's easy to assume that big data and advanced analytics are the exclusive domain of sexy startups or deep-pocketed tech giants.  But the benefits hold true for many other companies - particularly private equity owned businesses, who are in a hurry to realise value.

Irrespective of size, all companies can harness data to optimise operations, enhance top-line performance and sharpen competitive edges.

DATA STRATEGY

VALUE DRIVEN, NOT DATA DRIVEN

We believe that augmenting data assets is the next natural step in digitalisation.

 

Having implemented (expensive) IT & ERP systems over the past decade, now is the time to transform the data those systems generate into economic value, by using predictive algorithms & machine learning.

Translated the data strategy through to an operational & tactical roadmap.

VALUE-ADD EXECUTIVE, PE FUND

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Over the course of four to five weeks, we partner management teams to answer three primary questions:

WHAT IS THE BUSINESS PROBLEM?

We ALWAYS start with the business problem - not the data.  Collaborating with management, we tightly articulate the problem. For example, in hospitality, a business problem could be: reduce the cost of inventory by 5%, or, decrease churn from our e-commerce platform by 10%.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO SOLVE IT?

We then transform the business problem into a clearly defined analytical use case, such as demand forecasting of daily sales per item, or a churn model to estimate the likelihood of customers to leave.  And identify the data we need to solve it, such as sales, transactions, weather, events, etc.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET IT DONE?

With the problems & potential use cases identified, we compile an actionable roadmap capturing all aspects required to deliver the solution from proof of concept to commercially viable - encompassing strategy, analytics & data, people, & infrastructure (SAPI).  Plus, we build the investment case to underpin the sustainability of the project.  Everything is then consolidated into a comprehensive report.

DATA DELIVERY
& PMO

DATA STRATEGY as a SERVICE

Data-science led strategies are still new for many businesses and they simply lack the in-house capabilities and capacity to delivery their vision.

We have developed a Data Strategy as a Service offering, to support our clients through the implementation and sustained maintenance of their data projects.

 

DATA STRATEGY ADVISOR

Strategic role

Partner resource

  • Advising to the data strategy execution on a strategic level

  • Oversight for the project outcomes

  • Serving on Data SteerCo

  • Available for strategic and problem solving sessions for ~2-3 hours a month

  • Making introductions, suggestions, recommendations, and staying top of mind

Typical client situation: client has strong capacity, but is looking for independent outside-in insights, steering and being challenged; bandwidth to not get distracted by daily operations.

CDO OFFICE 
(INTERIM)

Strategic + tactical role

Partner & Associate

Data strategy advisor plus:

  • Managing the project outcomes

  • Accountable for data strategy execution

  • Managing internal and external resources

  • Planning and scoping the sprints

  • Acting within mandate and budget (agreed phase by phase)

  • Reporting to the Data SteerCo (the client is in control!)

Typical client situation: client has capacities but lacks senior leadership and data project management experience; require experienced guidance and oversight.

Skills transfer over time.

CDO OFFICE & DATA OPERATIONS

Strategic + tactical + operational

Partner & Associates 

Interim CDO office plus:

  • Delivering the project outcomes

  • Closely managing the work within sprints

  • Problem solving and working out the details of individual projects through to solutions

Typical client situation: client lacks data team, capacities and capabilities internally; uncertainty in execution due to not having done it before.

Skills transfer over time.

DATA STRATEGY ENTERPRISE

Fully outsourced solution

Partner & Associates

Fully outsourced solution, included everything within the CDO office & data operations, plus:

  • Total management of all deliverables

  • All contractual obligations and management of sub-contractors

  • Reporting to the DataSteerCo

Typical client situation: client has zero capacity to deliver data strategy but requires full delivery.  DataDiligence will manage entire implementation, reporting to the DataSteerCo

Skills transfer where required.

A trusted partner when it comes to unlocking the value of our data & business. 

CTO, HOSPITALITY

I recommend DataDiligence to anyone looking to unlock the value stored within their data.

HEAD OF DATA & INSIGHTS, SaaS