Company: SPARK Schools
SPARK Schools provides accessible, internationally comparable quality education to primary age children in South Africa

Expert: Jason Vorenkamp
Data Engineering Lead, Zendesk

 

SPARK Schools partnered with Rippleworks to build the plan for selecting and implementing a data warehouse
SPARK Schools provides accessible, internationally comparable quality education to primary age children in South Africa. Spark leverages a blended learning education model, the first of its kind for primary schools in Africa.

SPARK’s top priority was to implement a data warehouse in order to empower data-driven strategy and operations decision making. SPARK partnered with Rippleworks select a data warehouse solution and implementation partner.

The team worked on requirements gathering, and solution and vendor selection for a data warehouse project. The strong foundation will help us implement an operational and strategic business intelligence offering that will serve us to make informed decisions as we scale. 

The support given to the team has been invaluable as well as the ability to upskill future team members.

—SPARK Schools CEO Stacey Brewer

SPARK teamed with Rippleworks Expert Jason Vorenkamp, who leads data engineering efforts for Zendesk, a top Silicon Valley company. Together, they:

• Prioritized key business decisions and data warehouse use cases
• Built solutions requirements scorecard, and evaluated and selected a data warehouse solution
• Built implementation partner requirements scorecard and reviewed selection best-practices. Evaluated and selected implementation partners.
• Created three-month execution plan

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