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

Data Analysis


  • Translate business needs into achievable data projects
  • Learn a proven, repeatable approach to data analysis
  • Identify the fastest path to actionable insights
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders
This course improves data practitioners’ approach to analysis and stakeholder communication so they can drive business outcomes through critical insights.

Data Science For
Business Leaders


  • Focus data projects on business impact
  • Gain better outcomes through stronger partnerships
  • Identify the fastest path to actionable insights
  • Champion data-driven decision making
This course empowers leaders from all functional areas to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and solve problems.

Data Maturity Assessment

How well does your organization leverage its data? Our Data Maturity Assessment is a powerful tool for organizations that want to measure and grow their level of data maturity. 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.

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.

Advancing Your Organization’s Data Maturity to Drive Value

A data mature organization can identify new opportunities, gain a competitive advantage and drive ROI. Watch our webinar with data expert and instructor Dr. Susan M. Gracia to learn the pillars of data maturity, common obstacles and vital steps for leveling up.

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.

The 4 Important Aspects of Data Science

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on our sister company, The Data Incubator.    Data science is the backbone of informed decision-making in companies. It gathers, analyzes and makes sense of large data sets.

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  • Harish Krishnamurthy
    President at Sciata 
  • 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
  • Michael Li
    Founder of The Data Incubator 
  • Alexey Grigorev
    Principal Data Scientist at OLX Group and Founder of DataTalks.Club
  • Christopher Laubenthal
    Data and Visualization Consultant at Lockton Companies, LLC
  • Yacov Lewis
    Co-Founder at Claps and Data Scientist
  • Neal Fultz
    Principal Data Scientist and Founder at njnm Consulting

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.

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Demystifying Data Projects: A Guide for Business Leaders
While data science is a competitive advantage, data isn’t magic. Learn how to make magic happen by partnering more effectively with data professionals. This eBook delves into types of data projects, sample questions, tools and methods, key points and cautions—so stakeholders like you can initiate data projects with real business impact.

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