5 Jun

Introducing DARA: Benchmarking Your Enterprise's Data & AI Transformation Readiness

Tom Jenkin


The future belongs to AI enabled organisations. But AI needs high-quality ML to work and that's impossible without high-quality data.

So how can your organisation accurately assess their AI readiness?

Introducing DARA: the Data & AI Readiness Application. DARA is a unique, free-to-consume consulting solution designed to help enterprises accurately baseline their data and AI readiness, to further nurture their digital transformation journey.

DARA was designed to provide an in-depth self-assessment tool, granting enterprises the knowledge they need to drive their data and AI evolution effectively.

Key Features

In-Depth Self-Assessment: DARA provides a comprehensive analysis of your organisation's current state, ensuring every relevant aspect of your organisation's data and AI capabilities is thoroughly evaluated.

Baseline Your Organisation's Readiness: Establish a solid foundation by allowing you to baseline your organisation's data and AI readiness. Identify strengths, uncover areas of improvement, and track your progress over time, enabling you to make informed decisions and strategic plans.

Cross Analysis of Teams: DARA's powerful assessment capabilities extend to cross-analysis of domain and product teams within your business. This feature allows for a granular view of each team's readiness, enabling you to identify internal best practices, areas that need support, and opportunities for collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Peer Analysis Within Your Industry: Perform peer analysis with other organisations in your industry. This comparative insight allows you to understand your relative position, assess competitive threats, and identify industry trends and benchmarks.

(Screenshot: A central hub provides an index of the Data & AI Readiness of all your applications and domains)

(Screenshot: Users can perform cross-industry benchmarking and intra-team analysis using rich dashboards)

How DARA Works

DARA offers a multi-dimensional, holistic approach to understanding your data and AI readiness, providing insights about your current status while equipping you with valuable comparative perspectives, critical in navigating your transformation journey.

Once you’ve completed the assessment, your organisation will be measured across our five point readiness scale:

Foundational: Your organisation is beginning to explore the power of data or AI, but there's a long journey ahead. You're aware of the potential, and you're ready to start building your capabilities.

Active: You're actively experimenting with data or AI. You have a designated team or individuals driving initiatives, with initial use-cases under development or testing.

Operational: You've successfully implemented data or AI solutions, and they're delivering results. You're on track with an established vision for data or AI, and you're scaling its usage.

Embedded: Data or AI is deeply integrated into your organisation's processes and decision-making. It's not just a tool but a core part of your strategy, driving a competitive advantage.

Transformational: You're at the pinnacle of data or AI maturity. Not only is it fully embedded in your operations, but it's also transforming your organisation. You're a leader in the space, setting benchmarks and shaping trends.

Assessing your data and AI readiness has never been simpler!

(Screenshot: Users can complete a self-assessment review of their Data & AI Readiness posture)

(Screenshot: Users can review historical entries to see their AI & Data Readiness improvements across people, process & technology)

Getting Started

1) Register Your Interest: Ready to start your journey with DARA? Register your interest today, and we'll notify you when the platform is available for general consumption in June 2023. Get a head start on preparing your enterprise for a future shaped by data and AI.

2) Join Us at AWS Summit London: We will be soft launching DARA at the AWS Summit in London on 7th June 2023. Visit us at booth S5 where you'll have the opportunity to complete a 1-2-1 session with our team. Take a subset of the Data or AI Readiness questions and plan for a more detailed follow-up. This is an excellent opportunity to explore DARA's potential in person and understand how it can drive your organisation's transformation. Beat the queue and book your slot here!

3) Expand Your Knowledge: In the meantime, we invite you to dive into our resources. Read our Data Leaders Handbook and our recent blogs covering important topics like The Importance of an AI Operating Model and Solid Data Foundations, and explore Generative AI: Navigate the Hype, Deliver Impact and Mitigate Risk. These resources and all the many more that we have drafted since our inception, will equip you and your organisation with valuable insights as you prepare for your data and AI transformation journey.

Embrace the future with DARA and take the crucial first step towards harnessing the full potential of your organisation's data and AI capabilities. Join us in this exciting chapter and let's shape the future of your enterprise together!

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