For this initiative, Ironside partnered with DataRobot on AWS EC2 to be the catalyst for a data science practice within Cartus: their Leading Edge Analytics Practice, or LEAP. This partnership enabled the non-data scientist knowledge workers to contribute and made the life cycle of the machine learning model easily manageable within a few clicks of the entire platform.
Cartus is a lean team that was trying to build this capability out within the organization in an intelligent and effective manner.
As a consulting organization, we expect certain hiccups along the way and are capable of processing and dealing with any obstacles. When things get busy, we can bring in the right amount of resources to address the issues, and when it slows down, we can ramp down. We encourage our clients to be smart in terms of how they spend their money very early on in the process. This was advantageous to Cartus – we were working with them to build a long-term, sustaining program.
By working collaboratively with Ironside throughout this entire process, Cartus was able to see many benefits, including: