Pragmatic Data

Use data to power strategy

Pragmatic Institute’s data practice helps organizations leverage data to drive business success through high-impact training. We provide individuals and teams with actionable guidance, hands-on practice and a business-oriented approach so they can solve problems and propel decision making with data.

Our Approach

We believe strengthening data and business fluency across an organization is the key to delivering value for the bottom line. Through practical, in-depth courses, Pragmatic Institute builds expertise within data teams and a stronger collaboration with their stakeholders.

Data Insights Model

Our courses are built around the Pragmatic Data Insights Model: a proven, optimized and repeatable approach to data projects. Aligning data teams and business leaders around this approach enables them to define a question of tangible impact to the business and solve it with the data at hand.

Our Courses


Business-Driven Data Analysis


This masterclass enables data practitioners to refine their projects based on available data, produce results, and effectively communicate strategic insights to diverse stakeholders.  

  • Translate business needs into achievable data projects
  • Learn a proven, repeatable approach to data analysis
  • Identify the fastest path to actionable insights
  • Enhance data storytelling and presentation

Duration: 8 weeks
2 hours per session, meeting twice a week

Common Roles

Data Analyst
Business Analyst
Operations Analyst
Insights Analyst

Data Science for Business Leaders

This course is designed for business leaders to partner with data professionals, learn what problems to solve with data, and how to leverage the findings to make better decisions.
  • Focus on data projects that drive business impact
  • Gain better outcomes through stronger partnerships
  • Identify the fastest path to actionable insights
  • Champion data-driven decision making

Data Maturity Assessment

Discover where your organization falls on the data maturity continuum and start building a data-driven culture.

Pragmatic Data Certification

Students receive certification upon completion of each course. Get certified in Business-Driven Data Analysis or Data Science for Business Leaders.

Interested in corporate training?
We offer both courses to teams.

Resources for Every Situation

Find thought leadership, ebooks, webinars and podcasts in our resource library. Gain actionable, expert insights with every resource we offer.

How to Become a Data-Guided Business

A data-guided business doesn’t distinguish between data and business activities because they’re embedded so closely. Listen to our Data Chats episode as Jason Foster, author and Cynozure CEO, shares the process to become a data-driven business.

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Demystifying Data Projects

While data science is a competitive advantage, data isn’t magic. Working closely with your data partners to develop questions is where the magic happens. In this ebook, learn how to connect the question you’re asking to the analysis required to ensure the findings will have real business impact.

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Data Advisory Board

Pragmatic Institute’s Data Advisory Board comprises a group of industry leaders and experts who bring a real-world lens to data and business.

Harish Krishnamurthy
President of Pragmatic Data and The Data Incubator (TDI)

Eugenie Packer
Senior Director, Development Systems and Analytics, at the Mount Sinai Health Systems

Shilpam Pandey
Applied Intelligence Strategy at Accenture 

Barton Poulson
Founder of

Yonas Yohannes
Cloud CTO, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, at Oracle

Marco Szeindenleder
Managing Partner at Pandata

Mike Lukianoff
Data Science Expert and Entrepreneur

Christopher Laubenthal
Data Design Manager at The DeBruce Foundation

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