INTRO

Let me work with you to identify and implement simple, efficient, and robust solutions to your data/technology challenges

My vision is to help create a world where everyone can use technology to accomplish their missions more efficiently by helping to think out corporate strategy, eliminate roadblocks, and empower staff to be independent.

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VALUES

No-blame culture

People don't make mistakes. Processes and governance structures, however, can be unrealistic and fail.

Fail fast

Generating accurate user requirements is much trickier than people think. Quick iteration will get us there faster.

Titanium duct tape

One-size-fits-all doesn't work, but custom solutions are expensive. Solution? A hybrid! Use what works and build the rest.

Start where you are

When upgrading solutions,it can be tempting to try to build "the perfect system". However, it's more practical to build the minimum requirements first, and add features later.

People are tech constraints

No technical solution will be successful without 3 things: training, proper governance, and management support. Consider the humans!

Pit of success

The correct technology and strategy makes it easy for people to do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing.

SERVICES

These are the services I can help with

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Executive services

Working with top management to demystify technology

  • Corporate data strategy
  • Combining data streams
  • Automation case-studies
  • Pros/cons of CRM systems
  • AI & machine learning
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Training

Helping beginner, intermediate, and advanced analysts become problem-solving ninjas

  • Certified R instruction
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Microsoft Excel / VBA
  • Data analysis theory
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Data Science

When you know what you need, you just need a hand

  • Static/Interactive visualizations
  • Natural Language Proccesing
  • Social Network Analysis
  • R library architecture
  • Extraction/Transformation/Loading
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ABOUT

Amit Kohli, MSc

Amit is an RPI alumnus, and environmental engineer turned data strategist. He started his career collecting and using environmental data to clean soil and water, then disseminated water data with UN-FAO’s AQUASTAT. Recently he stepped down from his role as Data Director at ACDI/VOCA in order to pursue wider consulting and volunteering interests.

Amit’s deep commitment to empowering underprivileged communities comes from his experience growing up in 'developing countries' and witnessing every extreme in living conditions. As a person of Mexican and Indian heritage, Amit values diversity and is a proud advocate of women and minorities in the workplace.

Deep discounts are available for charities, NGOs, UN organizations, or anyone working towards empowering the disenfranchised (including some pro bono work).