Kick-start your data science project

IBM’s Data Science Elite team collaborates with you, helping you succeed and lead in Data Science & AI. An international team of Data Science and AI experts available to engage with you regardless of where you are in your Data Science journey.

What is the DSE?

Who are we?

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

  • Descriptive, predictive & prescriptive analytics
  • Various AI roles: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Decision Optimization, Data Engineering, Data Visualization.
  • Applications of AI: Visual Recognition, Natural Language (NLU, NLC, NLP), Speech, etc.
  • Industry-specific use cases: e.g. fraud detection, recommender systems, resource optimization, up-sell/cross-sell, churn risk

What do we offer?

Through our engagement program, we will:

  • Develop a use case through discovery and design workshops
  • Collaboratively build out a MVP with you
  • Mentor and enable your teams through hands-on learning

What do we ask of our clients?

To ensure a successful outcome we ask that you:

  • Dedicate team members to match our resources during the engagement
  • Install and use IBM tools: Watson Studio, AI Openscale, Watson APIs, or CPLEX.
  • Agree on a defined use case with the Data Science Elite Team
  • Provide a public reference for the Data Science Elite engagement

Modes of Engagement

DSE Kick-Start

(No charge for 6 weeks)

  • IBM invests in you first (no charge to you)
  • 3 sprints (up to 6 weeks)
  • 2 people from IBM
  • You get an MVP in development environment
  • One day AI Industry Discovery Workshop
  • You must commit to be a reference or to purchase our product

If more time is desired, you can transition to DSE Build or Analytics Garage

DSE Build

(Co-investment 12 weeks)

  • IBM co-invests in you (reduce services rate)
  • 4 sprints (up to 12 weeks)
  • 3 people from IBM
  • You get a production ready MVP
  • One day AI Industry Discovery Workshop
  • You must commit to be a reference and to purchase our product

IBM Garage


  • Post DSE Build in most cases
  • IBM Cloud Garage for Design
  • Thinking Workshop
  • IBM Cloud Garage for Analytics MVP Build
  • Longer-term Services delivered

Find out more about the Data Science Elite team

Find out more about the team, recent projects and publications through the links below:

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