Data Unification Architecture Strategy for $30B Scientific Instrument Manufacturer

The Company contracted Cuesta to provide a North Star Strategy required to make informed tactical decisions on how best to architect their underlying data and technology structure the supporting teams across different business units
  • North Star Data Strategy
  • Cohesive, compelling company wide data story
  • Voice of Customer interviews and transcripts


  • Lab operations have long been hindered by a lack of data connectivity
  • Company was operating on a hardware first business model that had siloed connectivity across business units
  • Company was dealing with increased governance and IT oversight


  • Cuesta used a four-person team to provide a framework of their lab-data ecosystem that allowed the company to envision a future state relative to where they stood at beginning of engagement
  • Provided a go-forward strategy on how to address data connectivity issues from both an organizational and a technology standpoint
  • Delivered a cohesive story that was subsequently circulated around different departments to begin unifying strategies across business units