Analytics & AI Consulting

Today's businesses collect more data from more sources about customers, services and systems than ever before.

Successful organizations know how to manage, analyze and leverage this data to gain valuable insights that accelerate innovation, growth and strategic advantage.

  • Identify patterns and trends to make better-informed decisions on where to allocate your resources and focus critical efforts
  • Ensure your data is managed proactively and efficiently
  • Optimize the value of your highest priority use cases
  • Recognize the most appropriate opportunities to implement machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) for competitive advantage


What We Do

Data alone is not knowledge

Our Business & Analytics Advisors can make sense of the volumes of information your company stores. Drawing on decades of collective data science experience and leveraging state-of-the-art tools, technologies and techniques, we can identify patterns and trends hidden in plain sight.

Get the meaningful analysis and insights needed to make better decisions around where to allocate resources and focus efforts.

How We Help

Data strategy & governance

To properly leverage data, companies must organize and manage it in a reliable, consumable and analyzable way. Our data science experts guide you through the transition period of aggregating and collecting massive data sets, then help you build mature and sustainable data governance strategies. You'll learn to manage data proactively and efficiently across your organization while safeguarding data in a location where it can be consumed on demand.

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Our services

Our services

  • Deep Learning Optimization Workshop
  • Technology evaluation/selection/integration
  • ML platforming, container strategy and governance for collaborative data science
  • Use case development for ML-deployed solutions, including computer vision, NLP and data science lifecycle

Artificial intelligence & machine learning

Our data science consultants are deeply versed in AI/ML technologies, platforms, tools and neural network formulation. We can help you navigate this emerging landscape to assess technologies and solutions, select the right platforming and container strategies, and recognize appropriate opportunities to implement AI and ML for competitive advantage.

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Use case development & business results

Our Business & Analytics Advisors work hand-in-hand with your organization to capture business objectives, analyze current data maturity levels, minimize the risk of poor quality data, and optimize the value of your highest priority use cases (e.g., IoT, AI, machine learning, etc.).

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Our services

Artificial intelligence research & development

The AI R&D program at WWT is an applied research initiative focused on investigating the one to three-year horizon of the AI space. The program conducts internal projects grounded in our deep understanding of industry use cases. It generates reusable components and white papers to share with customers and the wider AI community. Through strategic partnerships, cutting-edge data science skills, and the ability to test and learn in the ATC and public cloud, the AI R&D team stays on the bleeding edge of advancements and can act as a strategic advisor to businesses exploring the field.

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Our Work
We've helped organizations of all sizes, across industries and countries, automate, extract and leverage information from data to accelerate business value and transformation. Here are a few highlights.

Our People

Our experienced data scientists and engineering experts can assess your organization's data maturity level, collaborate to establish a go-forward strategy and then execute on that vision. 

Meet some of our Analytics & AI leaders


Chris Ward

Chris Ward, General Manager
Business & Analytics Advisors

Chris is a seasoned professional with 25+ years of consulting and executive experience. He was formerly a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Opera Solutions. He also served as VP of Strategy for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and SVP of Strategic Marketing for Centex Homes.

Chris has extensive international experience, particularly in Southeast Asia, where he worked for more than 10 years. He has an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from The University of Virginia. Chris speaks Thai fluently, and lives in Winter Park, Florida.

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James Bigger, Managing Director
Business & Analytics Advisors

James is a co-founder and leader of WWT's Business & Analytics Advisors practice, with responsibilities for Enterprise Architecture, Data & Analytics and overall practice growth. He is experienced in leading complex transformation services, relationship management, business development and practice management. James holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Oxford University.

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James Bigger
Tim Brooks

Tim Brooks, Managing Director
Business & Analytics Advisors

Tim is an AI, machine learning and advanced analytics solutions strategist. He leads business development for WWT's Business & Analytics Advisors practice — a consulting team that creates strategic business value for customers via advanced data analytics, machine learning, data governance capabilities and enterprise architecture solutions.

Tim joined WWT in 2014 to develop and deploy big data solutions. He led a WWT team that earned Nvidia's Deep Learning Partner of the Year in 2018/19 for accomplishments in AI/ML solutions. He earned his BA as an Honors Scholar from Washington & Lee University; he holds an Executive Certification with Honors in AI Strategy from MIT Sloan and CSAIL; and he has various Nvidia Deep Learning certifications.

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Brian Vaughan, Managing Director
Business & Analytics Advisors

Brian is the co-lead and co-founder of WWT's Business & Analytics Advisors practice. He has more than twenty years of experience in management consulting, analytics and solution development. His recent focus has been on AI and machine learning solutions in the mining industry. He holds a PhD in Physics from Stanford University and a BA in Physics from Oberlin College.

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Brian Vaughan