IBM Data Science Elite Team

IBM’s Data Science Elite team collaborate with clients to help them succeed and lead in Data Science & AI

Led by Seth Dobrin, PhD, IBM Analytics VP & Chief Data Officer, the Data Science Elite team is comprised of an international team of Data Science experts available to engage clients either remotely or on-site with regardless of where you are in your Data Science journey.

We invite our Global Elite clients to review some of our projects within the IBM Data Science Elite team GitHub repositories - here.


IBM Data Science Elite Team

A no-charge Consultancy

Who are we ?

The IBM Data Science Elite team consists of Data Science experts with skills in:

  • Descriptive, predictive & prescriptive analytics
  • Industry-specific use cases
  • Machine learning, deep learning, decision optimization, data engineering, data journalism

What do we offer?

Global Elite clients who choose to engage this elite team of designated Data Science professional will receive:

  • Up to 3 months free onsite engagement
  • Identify use case(s) and Minimal Viable Products via
  • discovery and design workshops
  • Collaboratively  build  & evaluate up to 4 sprints
  • Mentor and enable client teams through hands-on learning

What do we ask of clients?

To ensure a successful outcome for the complimentary services engagement provided, Global Elite clients are asked to:

  • Dedicate team members to match our resources during project
  • Install and use Data  Science Experience Local or Cloud
  • Agree on a defined use case with the Data Science Elite Team
  • Provide a public reference for Data Science Experience

The Data Science Elite Team helps from aspiring to mature clients

Types of Clients


Role of the Data Science Elite Team






Aspiring Data Science Program


  • Data Science skills
  • Data Science roles
  • Basic data end-to-end project

  • 8 - 12 weeks

  • 4

Nascent Data Science Program


  • Data Science teams and skills
  • Data Science in an enterprise
  • Integration into processes
  • Communication of results
  • 8 - 12 weeks

  • 4

Mature Data Science Program


  • Hands on demonstration of differentiation
  • Assist with integrating into enterprise
  • 4 - 8 weeks

  • 2 - 3

Data Science Engagement Value Proposition

Resource value for Data Science Elite provided at no cost to Global Elite clients: 

Rate: $1,200 - $1,400 USD per day, depending level of seniority

Sample monetary value estimate of service provided at no cost to Global Elite clients:

  • 1 person for 4 months @ $1,200: $103,200 USD
  • 2 persons for 4 months @ $1,200: $206,400 USD
  • 4 persons for 4 months @ $1,200: $412,800 USD

In addition, the IBM Data Science Elite team delivers MVPs with measurable business value, based on the specific client’s KPIs.

Are you ready to engage the Data Science Elite Team?