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Business and Analytics Advisors

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 and 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 Can 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.

Use Case Development and Business Results

Our Business and 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.).

AI and 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.

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.

Our Experts

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.

Chris Ward 
General Manager, Business and 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.

James Bigger
Managing Director, Business and Analytics Advisors


Co-founder and leader of WWT's Business and Analytics Advisors practice with responsibilities for Enterprise Architecture, Data & Analytics and overall practice growth. Experienced leading complex transformation services, relationship management, business development, and practice management. Bachelor's degree in Physics and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Oxford University.

Tim Brooks
Managing Director, Business and Analytics Advisors


Tim is an AI, machine learning and advanced analytics solutions strategist. He leads business development for WWT's Business and 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.

Brian Vaughan
Managing Director, Business and Analytics Advisors


Brian is the co-lead and co-founder of WWT's Business and 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.