Experts in Modern Data and Analytics Strategies
We are business analytics, data science, and big data management strategic advisors. We help clients establish an effective Data Strategy and Executable Roadmap to help modernize how they work with data, all rooted in tangible business outcomes. We believe in our work - so we guarantee it. We will work until you are satisfied with the results.
Professional training and education
Experience. expertise. leadership.
Our senior advisors have decades of experience and are experts in several disciplines around Data Management and Analytics. We follow a proven Framework that ensures nothing is left to chance. We start with proven approaches and practices that are successful at other organizations and then work with you to adapt them to your specific reality.
LaRocque Data Management & Analytics is a consulting firm that helps organizations maximize the value of data through modernization. We focus on Strategy because leadership, expertise, and experience are so critical to success, and yet require a very different mindset than delivery does.Any consulting firm working in delivery must manage its bench and "sell" the technologies it masters. That is the business model, and not necessarily a bad thing once ready to deliver. However, using these firms to help create an Enterprise Data Strategy may not be in your best interest.
That is why we remain independent and focused on your objectives and your needs, and we work with you to establish a solid strategy that fits your reality and not a vendor's view of the world. We feel that this is very important. That is not to say we do not know how to get things done, though. All of our senior advisors have years of delivery experience under their belt. That is why we are able to help you create Data Strategies that work in the real world.
A Data and Analytics Strategy needs to be aligned to both the organization's Digital Strategy as well as its Business Plan. Most organizations have some or even all of the following areas in mind as they embark on rethinking how they work with data.
We realize that our reputation can only carry us so far. We can certainly tell you we can help you, but until we show it, it remains perception. So the risk is high for you to pick us. How can we solve this? We believe in our work because we have experience, expertise and we are constantly learning. To make the decision easier, we offer a satisfaction guarantee. This means we will work to deliver the scope we agreed to until you are satisfied with its quality. It's as simple as that.
We apply our framework and knowledge to help organizations realize the promise of data as a real asset. We package our services as follows, but they can be adjusted as needed. Expertise means we are in a position to add value whatever the constraints you may have, whether time-bound, financial or to solve a specific problem.
Good question. And if we can't answer it effectively, we don't deserve the business. Buyers of consulting services often believe a large consulting firm is a safer bet. But what they often don’t consider is that a larger firm will also:
– Deploy a group of junior consultants with less experience
– Those consultants have to be paid while they learn
– The buyer usually doesn’t have direct access to the principal
– The buyer is just one of the larger firms’ clients, and as such doesn’t mean as much
– You will be shown "cred" profiles from far away who might or might not show up on the first day of the engagement
With LaRocque Data Management & Analytics, you have direct access to the senior team and the engagement lead, an expert consultant in this area with 20+ years of experience. You don’t have to waste time dealing with inexperienced junior staff, and you don’t have to pay for them. You will be our top priority because not only do we work with fewer clients at once, you mean a lot more to us because we are seeking a reference, every time.
We like structure. It is part of the value we add. By following our framework, it is how we make sure we don't forget anything, and you avoid surprises later.
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Because we work day in and day out on Strategies, we read quite a bit and stay informed on the market, the trends and the strategic assumptions and implications that Data & Analytics leaders will have to consider. And to bring people to our website and make it more valuable as opposed to a simple online brochure, we share some of what inspires us here. We hope it will make you bookmark us and come back or at least give you a sense of who we are and whether you want to hire us.
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Advisory & Consulting
We cover all areas of data management and analytics: data quality and governance, business processes, technology and architecture, and organizational design.
Whom we serve
We serve those directly responsible for creating value with data by supporting business objectives. These include Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Information Officers or business executives.
Experience & Clients
Our senior team is comprised of industry thought leaders and practitioners, and have an average tenure of more than 20 years in our area of expertise. We are data management and analytics veterans having served many large companies and organizations.
Our only goal is to make our clients successful. We strive to act as strategic partners to our clients by leveraging our understanding of their business issues and our understanding of innovative & forward-thinking approaches. We deliver outstanding value-for-money and focus on a client service model that emphasizes transparency, communication, and responsiveness.
We hope to have the privilege of working with you at some point in the future. Please schedule a call with us.
Marc-Eric LaRocque, BSc, MBA, PSM, PMP
Founder and Principal Consultant
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career and partnerships
You know what we do. You do the same. You are a senior Data & Analytics professional or past executive, and you want to make a real difference to organizations by sharing your knowledge and helping them see clearly, to create a path forward.
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