Your journey through data

Welcome to viadata. You are at the right place to accelerate your data-driven transformation. We support you with data leader advising, use case definition & prioritization, training & workshops, and talent acquisition & retention. We can help you achieve your goals.

Let's start your journey through data!


Executive advising

While the data-driven transformation is challenging, you don't have to do it alone. To achieve your objectives as a data leader, you will benefit from external and objective feedback on your work.

Strategic coaching is useful for Chief Data / Analytics Officers, Head of Data Science / AI and other any other executives. The support provided is customized, based on your specific needs.

Topics include data strategy review, support in managing data teams, community building and stakeholder management among others.

Data science use cases

The main reason for low data maturity and unsuccessful AI projects in companies is related to the gap between data specialists and business stakeholders.

Translating business needs into data projects useful for the company is key to accelerate your data-driven transformation.

Business ideas are identified and translated into data initiatives using tailored processes and canvas. Use case definition and prioritization are provided.

Training & workshops

There is an enormous hype around AI and Machine Learning, which make these concepts sounds like magic​. Managers need to become data literate to lead data teams and initiatives. Employees will become data ambassadors.

Developing a data culture is necessary for your company to become competitive in the context of the data-driven transformation. Leading change is key to your success.

Trainings are customized to your needs (online/onsite, concepts/hands-on, duration, audience, etc.). Specific workshops and team building sessions are possible.

Talent acquisition

People are the most critical part of a data-driven transformation. To accelerate your journey, you need to build a data team able to deliver and evolve over time.

Hiring data talents is challenging for most companies. Ensuring a good match between expectations on both sides is key. Creating communities and developing people are crucial for talent retention.

Support is provided to define job profiles, search for the right talents and perform interviews to identify the right fit. Factors to improve talent retention are defined.


"viadata designed and delivered a customized workshop within a short timeframe, providing expertise and an interactive format to develop practical use cases for our business. The session laid the groundwork for upcoming innovation projects and received excellent attendee feedback, validating its usefulness."

Jan Baur, Innovation Lab Manager, TotalEnergies

"In our transformative journey towards enhanced data literacy, we collaborate with viadata. The tailored, high-caliber courses resonate profoundly with our employees across the company, technical and non-technical backgrounds alike. I can highly recommend Sandro as a fantastic course instructor and consultant."

Nicole Pfister, Project Leader Digital & Data Academy, Roche

"Prof. Saitta's approach to teaching Artificial Intelligence to our Executive MBA participants is truly remarkable. With a skillful blend of theory, practical use cases, and hands-on sessions, he creates a well-rounded learning experience. His passion for sharing his knowledge and experience is tangible and participants regularly rate him as a great speaker."

Dr. Agnieszka Kapalka, Academic Deputy Director for Executive Programs, Business School Lausanne

"We have been working with Sandro in the CAS in Data Science & Management since its launch in 2018 and since then, we have continued our fruitful collaboration. Sandro has a unique quality when it comes to presenting and teaching. He uses many examples to illustrate his content and his expertise no longer needs to be proven. His interpersonal skills are also to be highlighted. I highly recommend Sandro as a speaker and consultant."

Lionel Stoudmann, Executive Director, Executive Education HEC Lausanne

About me

Dr. Sandro Saitta, AI advisor, viadata

I am passionate about helping companies to become even more data-driven. I have worked in various industries to foster usage of data. As Head of the Industry Unit of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), I built a team of 20 data scientists and initiated 25 collaborations with companies such as Richemont, Logitech, Merck, Adecco and Firmenich. Prior to SDSC, I gained experience in a wide range of companies such as Swisscom (consultant), SICPA Security Solutions, Expedia and Nestlé Nespresso. I am a lecturer at Business School Lausanne (BSL) and in the executive certification program in Data Science & Management at HEC Lausanne. I am a member of the executive committee of CDOIQ Europe, an association that supports the role of Chief Data Officer in Europe. I co-founded the Swiss Association for Analytics in 2013 to promote Data Science in Switzerland through regular meetups. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). 


Dr. Sandro Saitta

AI advisor, viadata


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