We live in a data-driven society, where digital disruption has created a need for data in all aspects of our daily lives and in business. Many still face the challenge of tapping into the massive volumes of data they collect and generate to create value for the company. This is where SDG Group, a Global Consulting Firm specialized in Data & Analytics, is making a transformative impact with its in-depth expertise and innovative vision. The company unlocks its clients’ potential and hidden value to empower their business models, enabling them to become data-driven enterprises.
From Pioneers to Market Leaders: A Journey Led by Values
SDG Group is a trailblazer in the data and analytics field, beginning its mission of helping companies transform data into business decisions for over 25 years. The company realizes its mission through its services and capabilities that support the whole data journey from data collection, processing, analysis, and surfacing business insights.
Today, SDG Group is a market leader and has become the data and analytics flagship globally for Alten Group, joining the firm in 2020 to achieve higher volume in more countries. The company credits its growth to having a strategy that’s aligned with its values, which has allowed them to create an environment led by meritocracy and teamwork that uses innovation and client success as the key drivers to meet objectives.
These values are displayed in SDG Group’s agnostic approach to technology and its business model. The company works with both reference technologies and disruptors to develop the most cutting-edge solutions in the market, and follow a unique business model that requires consultants to have a business domain, technology, and analytics expertise. This approach to technology and its consultants’ skills are what makes their projects key differentiators for clients.
Driving Long-Term Value for Clients
Client satisfaction is not enough for SDG Group. The company focuses on creating client relationships that are not based on invoicing for every hour but on the value being generated. Along with the concentration on value generation, the team members devote themselves to seeking opportunities to innovate and improve services, technologies, and solutions. For this reason, the team is a part of Gartner’s Peer Insights that allows clients to reinforce the value that the company brings in projects and provides feedback that enables them to remain a leading data and analytics service provider.
SDG Group is also dedicated to building communities and creating resources that help people understand how to use data as a key component of their strategies. It facilitates the “D.A.T.A. (Data As A Transformational Asset) Society,” an ongoing forum for industry leaders to discuss challenges, trends, strategies, and technology.
In addition to creating this network, the company collaborates with Club CDO, IDC, and academic institutions to develop content that helps companies on a global scale improve data literacy strategies and create a strong data culture.
Innovating To Improve Society
It is a well-known principle to never “copy and paste,” or do things the same way at SDG Group. Instead, they bring innovation to every project.
The company believes that selecting data and analytics technology partners is a key to building a practice before the market does, which is why SDG Group’s alliances are industry leaders who provide added value to their services and solutions. The portfolio includes AWS, Microsoft, Google, SAP, IBM, Informatica, dbt, Databricks, Alation, Talend, Matillion, Attunity, Trifacta, DataRobot, Celonis, Dataiku, Qlik, Tableau, Thoughtspot, Snowflake, Board, Colibra, Datumize, Cloudera, among others.
SDG Group also partners and brings innovation to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as the Red Cross, helping them use data to power mission-critical initiatives and improve society. For example, when the pandemic impacted the world, SDG Group joined the “RESPONDS Plan,” creating an Open Data Platform that made the Red Cross’ actions in response to COVID-19 transparent to the public and key stakeholders.
Using the Cloud, AI, and ML as Enablers for Business Transformation
Each year, SDG Group names the Top Data and Analytics Trends business leaders need to prioritize in their roadmap. Over the last few years, the Cloud, Artificial have been included in SDG Group’s annual list, viewing these disruptive them as the powers behind the future of business.
The company believes these capabilities will create a world where all data and analytics are in the, and AI will make surfacing insights as easy as asking OK Google or Amazon Alexa a question. This new way of working with data will empower all people, regardless of their technical proficiency, to use data as the basis for making decisions. SDG Group has already developed solutions and has success stories around the including use cases for creating a data-driven omnichannel experience in both
SDG Group’s success over the years has led to significant market recognition. Most recently, the company has been acknowledged for its AI-assisted remote diagnosis app, DocDot, developed in response to COVID-19. The solution allows doctors to track patients’ vital signs virtually and detect COVID-19 symptoms with medical-grade accuracy. The World Health Organization (WHO) called DocDot one of the most innovative digital health solutions worldwide. Forbes named it among its ten examples of innovation in the face of COVID-19, and it was a nominee for an About Pharma Digital Innovation in Healthcare award.
SDG Group is also a Global Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Data and Analytics Service Providers that highlight the top companies regionally and globally, taking into account customer feedback and capacity to execute and innovate.
Technology leaders also recognize them for the unmatched value and solutions they create as a strategic partner. This year, SDG Group won SAP’s Cloud Data Warehouse Partner Packathon in EMEA. Snowflake also welcomed them into the Elite Services Partner Tier and the exclusive Accelerated Snowpark Program because of their skills and knowledge in helping clients realize the value they can achieve with AI-powered Additionally, they have been awarded for delivering quality and excellence in implementations with Qlik, Board, Celonis, SAP, and Snowflake over the last several years and also serve as Advisory Council Members and Global Ambassadors for Qlik, Snowflake, and Matillion among others.
Alejandro Martinez is a Partner and the CEO of the USA and Canada at SDG Group. He joined in 2009 and has created an agile organization that can manage clients’ demands with proximity and velocity while simultaneously managing the company’s challenges and goals. He also supports global and regional clients in building and executing large-scale, global development programs in different areas by implementing new strategies to analyze data and make the most of it.