About Us

Who We Are?

We are experts in the complex world of technology and data, who bring extensive experience to our clients. We recognize that we all live in an increasingly complex world of advanced technological solutions, such as IoT (Internet of Things), highly sophisticated data science solutions such as Neural Networks, Predictive Models, and Simulation. However, we also know from years of practical experience that these solutions need to be designed and developed in the context of an overall business strategy. We help you to understand the potential of these new capabilities, define your technology, data and analytic stratgies, and then design and build these solutions to meet the specific needs of your company. We go above and beyond typical solution developers by bringing our expertise to help you implement these solutions, undertaking the change management necessary to turn these sophisticated solutons into practical business outcomes.

Our core values are integrity and trust, the encouragement of innovation, teamwork and the continuing personal development of everyone at the firm.

What we do

  • Business Strategy

  • Data Strategy

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Data Science

Our Leadership Team

Experts in Their Fields

Our experts can help you drive business success through the power of Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Analytics. From defining your data strategy to delivering powerful, customized solutions, contact us today to discuss your needs with one of our experts.

Rick is a highly seasoned Information and Communications Technologist (ICT) expert coupling a visionary outlook balanced with a practical sense of execution. With 28 years in the telecommunications / IT industry, Rick was a former CIO of one of the worlds largest global telecommunications service providers. He served both as the vice president of Innovation in Cisco Systems executive consulting organization and their Internet of Everything Solutions group. With over 17 years of executive consulting experience he has advised the C-suite of the largest corporations in the world on the future of technology and to how to successfully leverage these highly complex transitions. He sits on the executive boards of several companies, and is a frequent keynote speaker at major national and international events. Today, Rick is the Program Director and Professor of Practice for Data Science at the University of the Pacific.

John Sifonis has over thirty-eight years of business and technology management consulting experience with Global 500 corporations in Europe, South America, Japan, and Africa. He is recognized for his expertise in formulating and delivering innovative business and technology solutions for competitive advantage. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting and emerging technology ventures. He has the ability to gain a deep understanding of theoretical concepts with the capability to turn concepts in pragmatics. He has co-authored three highly successful books: Dynamic Planning: The Art of Managing Beyond Tomorrow Corporation on A Tightrope and: “Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy.” “Net Ready” was on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller business book list, and has also published over two dozen articles on the role of IT in business strategy formulation, corporate governance, and leadership. He has been a guest lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Dartmouth College, the Kellogg School of Business, and the WITS School of Management in South Africa.

Dr. Zarei earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2007, and has written extensively on topics related to computational intelligence and machine learning. In addition to teaching and research, she has also participated in on-campus events as a panelist and presenter in "Improving Classroom and Campus Climate for Women at Pacific (particularly in the STEM area)" and "Women of the World: International Perspectives on Gender." She is also the faculty advisor for the Pacific chapter of the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. James Hetrick is a professor and former chair of the Physics Department at the University of the Pacific. After finishing his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, he spent 13 months at the South Pole Station in Antarctica studying cosmic rays, the solar wind, the auroras, and the earth's magnetosphere. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in theoretical particle physics and went on to hold postdoctoral research positions at ETH in Zürich, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Arizona, and Washington University in St. Louis, before coming to the University of the Pacific. At Pacific, Dr. Hetrick teaches a wide variety of classes, including Cosmology and The Physics of Music.

Marc is a seasoned Data Scientist with an extensive background in both Computer Science as well as Data Science. He has significant experience in solution design and development of advanced data science solutions, including Machine Learning and dynamic visualization. He is experienced in all phases of the SDLC project lifecycle from feasibility analysis to development, testing, deployment and technical support.

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Why Choose Us

  • Our Beliefs

    We believe the appropriate, effective use of technology and analytic insights are the drivers of business success. Our goal is to help you leverage that power.

  • Rich Experience

    Experience gets the job done. StrataThought’s consultants have more than 150 years of combined technological and analytics experience, focused on practical, high impact business outcomes.

  • Great Results

    Results are only successful when we make a difference in your life. We’ll help you achieve real business benefits and maintain your competitive advantage.