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About Alydata

AlyData is a professional services firm that specializes in providing data strategy, planning, and execution services to enable organizations to better manage, govern, analyze and derive insights from their data - to drive mission success.
Our mission is to transform organizations by helping them innovate and gain a competitive advantage by unleashing tangible business value from their data and information assets.
We specialize in CDO Advisory, Data Management (i.e., Data & AI Governance, Data Quality, Data Catalog, Master Data Management, Data Privacy and Security, and Metadata Management) and Data Science/Artificial Intelligence. 
If you are battling data silos, are overwhelmed with data complexity and need a trusted partner to drive business results, please contact us.

AlyData's Capability Statement -

Our competitive differentiators are -
  • Customer Focus - We do not believe in sending an army of consultants to solve your business pain points, but promise to understand your business challenges first and provide the most appropriate services and solutions.
  • Industry-leading CDO Advisory, Data Science As A Service offerings and data management methodologies coupled with Graph Analytics and Data Visualization solutions utilizing the latest open source technologies and industry best practices.
  • Track record of deliveryWe have delivered Data Science and Data Management services and solutions to dozens of clients across Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Federal Government clients. 
  • Agility - We are small and nimble, unlike our larger competitors.  This results in a propensity for agile and high-quality delivery.
  • Project Accelerators - AlyData has developed repeatable data management and cybersecurity processes, project artifact templates, best practices and data utilities that reduce client’s costs and delivery time by 20 to 30%. 
  • Thought Leadership - AlyData has published two books on Data-driven Leadership and authored over 80 articles on Data Management and Data Science. Our founder is a regular speaker at various industry events.

Our Story


In 2014, our founder launched AlyData. He had spent 13 years at Fannie Mae (the largest financial services firm in the world), the last 5 reporting to its chief data officer (CDO). In this role, he hired and engaged with many consulting firms for data management and analytics projects, but wasn't satisfied with their work. None of them took the time to understand business problems and develop holistic solutions that were easy to implement and would work for the firm. The issue wasn't a lack of business or problem-solving skills, but their inability to align the business, IT, and data functions. AlyData was founded to address these challenges and focus on putting smiles on our client's faces by exceeding expectations.


Most consulting firms measure their success by the number of clients, profitability, or their staff's utilization. At AlyData, our measure of success is delivering high-quality data management and analytics services and solutions, one client at a time. We will not hand you pretty presentations and strategies, but help you execute on your data strategy - to unleash the value of your most underutilized asset - data. 


As a testament to our client focus and quality of our work, all our business is generated through client referrals, professional networks, industry outreach, and thought leadership in data management and analytics.

Jay Zaidi, Founder and Managing Partner
Jay is AlyData’s founder and Managing Partner. He is a highly experienced data management practitioner who is passionate about developing data management and analytic solutions for clients.  He has assembled a team of world-class experts and partners that have an impressive list of active engagements with Fortune 500 firms and federal government clients.
Jay has over two decades of experience - thirteen at Fannie Mae (five of these reporting to the CDO) and seven in Management Consulting with PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP and Commerce One Global Services. He is a prolific writer and is regularly invited to speak at leading data management conferences around the world. Click here for Jay's LinkedIn! profile.
In 2016, Jay published two books on data-driven leadership - Data-Driven Leaders Always Win and Data-Driven Leadership - A New Leadership Paradigm in the Digital Age.
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Eric Ross, Advisor - Blockchain Technology
Eric is the currently the Chief Operating Officer at Loci. At Loci, he oversees all aspects of the day to day business operations of this rapidly growing technology company. He is responsible for working with the leadership team across the business to implement the vision of the CEO. He works hard to drive high quality, consistent productivity and successful strategies to help meet Loci's goals. 
Eric offers an exceptional record of success in the management of corporate operations, technology departments, programs and projects, with special expertise in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, directing software development and implementation, overseeing complex technology initiatives, and directing security operations. His LinkedIn! profile is​
Dr. Atif Muhammad, Advisor - Data Science & AI
Dr. Atif Farid Mohammad is a Data Science/Artificial Intelligence advisor to the AlyData team. He has a doctorate in Information Technology with a specialization in Data Science/AI and is a highly experienced technology practitioner. Dr. Atif is passionate about Machine/Deep Learning and analytic solutions.  Some marquee firms that he has consulted and advised are American Express, Catholic Health, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Under Armour & Comcast.
Dr. Atif has over two decades of experience. He is also a CS/Data Science Professor, Adjunct at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has over 44 publications in IEEE, Springer, ACM and is a prolific writer and is regularly invited to speak at leading Big Data and Data Science conferences. 
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