As costs and competitive pressure continue to grow, it is important to be quick, proactive and accurate when making decisions within the company. Business intelligence is the foundation of useful data. When combined with predictive analytics, data science allows you to gain detailed insights into your data and make forecasts for the future.
In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) and data science have become trending topics. For example, 84 per cent of decision-makers in IT and management state that the use of AI is a critical competitive factor.
In practice, however, businesses often lack expertise required to identify and implement the right AI use cases from the multitude of data. The main difficulty here is making reliable and strategically relevant forecasts.
Which data-based decisions would you like to make in the future? This question is crucial because in order to generate long-term, successful added value and competitive advantages from your data, you need a data science strategy. Our experts work with you in an interactive workshop to develop the foundation for your individual data science projects and construct the first use cases.
Once a concrete use case has been identified, we will help you conduct the proof of concept and develop a minimum viable product (MVP), regardless of whether it is based on structured or unstructured data. If you decide to go with our adesso Result-as-a-Service offer in this context, we can also implement your entire use case for you.
We also offer you the option of building data science competencies in your company through AI training courses that are individually tailored to your company. These courses provide you with an overview of use cases, necessary skills and technologies. Your data can be used directly in the training courses so that your employees are ideally prepared for what follows. The choice is yours. You get to decide which programming language is best for you and your employees.
Working together with you in an interaction room workshop, we analyse the use cases that are suitable for your company and define the appropriate framework conditions. During the workshop, participants will develop a basic understanding of the business idea, the existing IT structure, the structure and quality of the data and what information the data contains. Our experts then design a corresponding implementation plan and a suitable selection of architecture and technology.
Prototyping is all about speed. The goal is to evaluate the functionality and feasibility of the developed concept as quickly as possible. To achieve this, a suitable amount of data is used for the prototypical development of the intelligent algorithm. In this context, we would also be happy to provide you with information about the Datathon.
How will the roll-out take place, should batch or stream processing be preferred, and how is the quality of the product being monitored? The goal of operationalisation is to answer these questions and to integrate the use case developed in the prototyping phase into a company-wide platform – from proof of concept to data-driven product, as it were.
Can your company’s problem be solved through AI? What are the possible approaches and what data is available? Which technologies and concepts can be used? How does a prototype become a finished product? We have developed a concept, divided into three phases, for implementing data science and AI projects in a structured and goal-oriented manner.
Before the two-day workshop is held, the first step is to identify the existing IT structures, data structures, data quality and information content of the data. IR:analytics combines BI/DWH expertise with your specialist areas and ensures optimal communication and a lively exchange right from the start. During the workshop, the following points will be clarified:
Based on the results of the workshop, a basic concept will be developed to determine which architecture, technology, data and methodology are best suited for preparing the data and implementing the identified use cases.
The second step includes the prototyping, with the objective of testing use cases as quickly as possible. This is where the agile, prototypical implementation of the elaborated results begins. Based on prioritised backlogs, a step-by-step implementation is carried out in sprints.
In order to ensure the structuring of tasks and the reproducibility and objectivity of the implementation, adesso combines an agile approach with the CRISP-DM process in data science projects. The process usually goes through several iterations. More data is available after each run, which allows a more targeted procedure for the next run. At the end of the prototyping, the following results are available:
Operationalisation involves the go-live of the use case. The third step begins with the development of a scaling plan suitable for big data that allows us to work with you to prioritise the roll-out in terms of the component functions, customers and markets. The roll-out developed from the pilot will be carried out step by step. The number of users will be continually increased to generate more data to optimise the prototype. The optimisation focuses on technical (such as status or uptime) and functional monitoring (such as forecast quality over time). In this way, the pilot is gradually developed into a robust data science product. Extensive testing during the development phase turns the developed pilot into a marketable data science use case.