The History of DataDrive
Onboarding kicked off with learning about the origins of DataDrive. I learned that Luke Komiskey founded DataDrive in 2017. He desired to serve local companies with a unique value proposition: enable data-hungry people to build data-driven organizations. He embraced the adventure as a team-of-one and worked hard to create approachable and impactful data experiences for his clients.
Times have changed, and DataDrive has grown into an entire team of highly-skilled analytics and visualization professionals. Through this growth, we continue to focus on serving the needs of our local community and clients with a unique focus on the intersection of technology, design, business strategy, and organizational behavior.
I learned that our transition to remote work during COVID-19 was actually pretty seamless. This was easy because Luke started out building dashboards out of a backpack while traveling the world, often on the other side of the globe from his clients. When he and his wife moved back to Minnesota, DataDrivers enjoyed spending most of their time onsite, rolling up their sleeves alongside their clients, but were also encouraged to take some time each week to work from home when it made sense. When we transitioned to a fully remote policy in light of the pandemic, our work didn’t skip a beat.
One part of my onboarding that caught my attention was our strategic relationships with several software partners. I discovered that early on, DataDrive was one of the few one-person consulting firms in America to be both a Tableau and Alteryx Partner. Our newest partnership with Snowflake seems to make perfect sense, they adhere to a similar spirit of innovation.