Analytics Team as a Service

Through ATaaS, TDI offers a unique blend of analytics skills and seeks to meet the client’s goals through an objective-based and outcomes-oriented approach.  ATaaS employs one or more unique TDI team members in a highly integrated approach with the business.  TDI will usually assign two to three key roles, which may at times be filled by more than one person:

  • Business Intelligence Director – Responsible for defining and executing the client’s enterprise data strategy.
  • Enterprise Data Architect – Responsible for building an enterprise data architecture capable of scaling in alignment with the defined enterprise data strategy.
  • BI Developer – Responsible for developing key analytics solutions, including analytics models and dashboards/reports.

Service Description

A part-time service with the leadership and engagement of a full-time position, ATaaS provides all the strategic direction, tactical guidance, and technical execution of an Analytics team lead by an experienced Analytics Director, but with the cost of a single contractor rate.  The role will report to someone within the client C-Suite (usually the CIO) and will be supported by a TDI Sr. Architect.  The primary responsibilities of the team include:

  • Work closely with CIO to define and execute on an Enterprise-wide Analytics Program
  • Work with CIO to define budget for analytics work.
  • Define an enterprise analytics strategic roadmap.
  • Work with business leaders in client organization to define analytics requirements.
  • Work with CIO (or assigned staff) to recruit, hire, train, and mentor analytics team members.
  • Develop work detail, scope of work, and time/cost estimates for analytics projects.
  • Serve as project lead for all analytics projects.
  • Develop technical data architecture design plans.
  • Research, select, and implement analytics/BI-related software tools.
  • Architect and develop BI-related software solutions, including data modeling, ETL, and visualization development.
  • Serve as analytics thought leader in the organization, promoting adoption and best practices of analytics on an enterprise level.
  • Work with client project manager on resource planning for current and future projects.
  • Define outsourced projects and managed vendor relationships and project budgets.

Team Skills

  • Strong leadership skills; ability to work with and influence senior/C-suite leadership
  • Experience with Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data Lake architecture patterns
  • Experience with Azure Data Platform services a plus (Azure SQL, SQL DW, Streaming Analytics, Machine Learning, HDInsight)
  • Experience with Big Data and Advanced Analytics tools/approaches (Hadoop, Machine Learning, R, Python, predictive modeling algorithms)
  • Personal organization and project planning techniques
  • Experience synthesizing complex requirements; business/systems analyst experience
  • Experience with public speaking and training
  • Apply visualization technologies to client analytics stack using tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, and R.
  • SQL – Table design, views, functions, triggers, stored procedures; performance tuning
  • Experience with hospital or physician practice operations and clinical subject matters