Enabling technology

DataStories tools are intuitive for business experts and engineers, do not require data science expertise, and bring results that are easy to explain and internalize, and hence to implement.

Who are we?

About DataStories International

We are a team of data scientists and software developers, all united by our passion to bring data-driven decision making within the reach of every business and every team.

Day after day we see the profound impact data insights have on team and process performance. We are also painfully aware of the obstacles a company can face on the journey to becoming data-driven. It’s surprising how much data is gathered and stored in spreadsheets and systems, never revisited and never used to improve processes, uncover opportunities and make better decisions.

It’s high time we changed this!

That’s why the DataStories team is on a mission to enable your company to reap the benefits of data science and advanced analytics, and guide you towards a systematic way to use data insights for continuous improvement and innovation. In August 2021 we’ve been acquired by a management consultancy firm, Partners in Performance (PiP). PiP is helping build high-performance organizations and has a unique approach to unleashing organizations potential and increasing performance and ensuring sustainable change. We have a strong match in our values, huge intersection in industry sectors, and a synergistic approach to implementing lasting data and analytics improvements and automation in operations.

Why, what and how

DataStories
Golden Circle

Why

Data is an asset which can unlock unseen opportunities for improved performance, innovation and competitiveness. We want to inspire and enable businesses to unlock the value of their data and use it to achieve more. We also believe that the way to do this is not by handing over to data scientists but by augmenting and updating the skillsets of professionals and subject matter experts.

Our applications

What

We help businesses become data-driven and turn their data into a system to engineer success again and again, guiding them towards an embedded internal end-to-end capability and data culture.

Partner with us

How

1. We help organizations solve business and industrial challenges with data science consulting and analytics. 2. We develop enabling technology - fully automated machine learning-based analytics tools for professionals without data science experience. 3. We deliver data-literacy training and change management support to cultivate teams with a data-driven mindset.

Our offering
Tried and tested approach

Become data-enabled

We have been successfully solving hard real-life problems which other analytics companies could not solve. Using the feedback from our projects we built our own very effective machine learning technology which works on a wide range of data problems and has grown into a licenced software suite - DataStories. We proudly and confidently apply our tools in our consulting assignments and continue to develop and improve the capabilities of our tools.

This combination of software and services enables us to establish long-term partnerships with our clients and offer reliable support and advice at the various stages of building a data-driven organisation – whether you are just starting with exploration and have one high-value problem to solve fast, to building large-scale transformation, automation, and analytics initiatives.

DataStories - a Partners in performance company

Our Differentiators

Four areas make us special:

  • Our technology is intuitive, it’s recommendations and corrective actions are easy to explain to production leaders and process operators - this generates a better buy-in and facilitates a sustainable change.
  • We know that technology and models are only 25% of the solution - helping people change their behavior is 75% of the solution. Partners in Performance’ methodology for stakeholder alignment, transparency on impact and Wiring - makes sure the data-driven optimisations have a lasting impact.
  • DataStories seems the only machine learning and A.I. software that focuses on identifying performance levers, delivering what-if scenarios, and supports simultaneous optimisation of multiple competing outcomes, e.g. quality and speed, yield and energy efficiency.
  • Our approach is pragmatic and fast. Proof of value projects are usually two weeks long leaving you with actionable insights and validated improvement recommendations.
  • We are a Gartner Cool Vendor in Analytics, have excellent blue chip clients in multiple industries - chemicals, energy, mining & metals, food & beverage, advanced machinery, and pharma.
Information

Expertise

We possess unique combination of skills and experience spanning all areas contributing to successful data science application and projects.

Domain expertise

Domain expertise

Data science and analytics are beneficial when driven by concrete business objectives. We have real-world experience from a number of highly-specialized industries. This enables us to approach projects as insiders, engaging with stakeholders on their terms and aligning initiatives closely to the business objectives.

Data science

Data science

We are a team of world-class mathematicians and scientists who have been active in data science and machine learning when these were still called computational intelligence, high-performance computing, statistical learning theory, and derivative-free optimization. We have been applying these methods to real life challenges for decades.

Software

Software

Our engineers and developers have condensed many years of research and application of our own breed of machine learning into a powerful computational engine with a front end which is intuitive, reliable and can be used by non-data scientists. We share our insights on the implications of cloud and distributed computing, data organization and model deployment.

Communication

Communication

Even the best solution to a problem is useless if it is not adopted. Without clear and compelling communication of the findings of data science projects, mutual understanding and business buy-in is difficult to obtain. That’s why we turn knowledge and insights into stories, easy to digest and understand, mirroring the natural way humans communicate and share ideas.

The DataStories team

Hello, we are on a mission, come join us!

We are a team of data scientists, software developers and business professionals, all united by our passion to bring data-driven decision-making within the reach of every business and every team.

We are united by our passion and values:

  • Bringing value to clients through bleeding-edge innovation.
  • Always staying hands-on.
  • Working for joy - life is short - we may as well thoroughly enjoy what we do for a living.
  • Having grit. Being a startup changing the way the world looks at the data and competing with venture-backed giants requires patience and grit - growing user base, happy and vocal clients, and the value we created for them are the best rewards.

Katya Vladislavleva

CEO
Chief Data Scientist
Katya Vladislavleva

Sean Stijven

CTO
Data Science, Algorithms & Architecture
Sean Stijven

Alexander Ampleev

Solution Architect
Platform & workflows
Alexander Ampleev

Nikita Namestnikov

Senior Data Scientist
Nikita Namestnikov

Eric Pieters

CFO
Eric Pieters

Freda Vicario

Executive Assistant
Freda Vicario

Leendert Coenen

Data Engineer
Leendert Coenen

Vaishali Pawar

Data Engineer
Vaishali Pawar

Talk to us about how you can turn your data into a system to deliver success

Our core expertise is in business-driven applications of predictive analytics and data science to solve complex business challenges which directly impact the bottom line.