To succeed, retailers must correctly anticipate what their customers want and then provide those things. Big data and analytics provide retailers the insights they need to keep their customers happy and returning to their stores. In an IBM study, 62% of retail respondents claimed that insights provided by analytics and information provided them with competitive advantages.

A top retailer required data scientists and analysts who could navigate massive amounts of data to produce insights that inform business decisions.


The organization wanted to transform 400 employees into data scientists who could put their newly acquired skills into action immediately.


We launched the Data Science 400 Challenge, a reskilling program that uses assessments to determine data needs, pinpoint skill gaps, and skill employees into data roles.