About Us

Every business today generates data that could spur innovation and value creation. However, not every business counts data as its core competence. We founded dataTwist to help businesses to take full advantage of their data while focusing on what they do best. Have you been left with the feeling that you want to extract value from your data, but not sure where to start and how the data analysis would translate into creating value? Here is where we can help.

dataTwist is a data science team with expertise in machine learning, deep learning and computer vision. We deliver customised data models to our clients and can work remotely or onsite, depending on the project requirements.

dataTwist’s mission is to help clients innovate, increase efficiency and maximize the value of their data. Our offerings include, but not limited to optimal time and budget POC projects, R&D projects or ML/ AI enhancements. The dataTwist team has delivered more than 30 projects to date.

What makes dataTwist unique? Our commercial background. The dataTwist team has always been working on real world data science projects with business clients. We also speak plain English and concentrate on converting your data into impactful innovative value. However, we have capability to engage the academia data scientists on ad hoc basis, if the project requires.

How We Work?

First, we understand how your data can assist your everyday business needs (we offer a 2 day no-fee initial consultation here), and then we work with our scientists to offer you the best analytics solution.

We typically start with an Investigation — the exploratory data analysis, which is an objective overview of your data, feasibility of the ideas, best technology tools and the costs. This Investigation could include a Proof Of Concept, where we verify if your data contains the right amount of the necessary signals to implement the requested functionality.
Every outcome is viewed in business terms. We show you how your data could increase your sales and customer base and where you can decrease your costs.

Why dataTwist

dataTwist is a close knit team with more than 45+ years of cumulative data analysis experience and a network of trusted technology delivery partners. Our experience includes 30+ data use cases delivered to technology providers, marketing agencies, online retailers, hardware product companies, automotive manufacturers and others.
As a small and lean company, we operate the IT partner model to accommodate each project with the most suitable, bespoke technology solutions.
We put a great emphasis on data security. An Non-Disclosure Agreement is entered into before any sensitive information is exchanged and we use the most comprehensive cyber security protection available.
Depending on the clients’ needs, onsite, nearshore or offshore delivery is possible.


Machine Learning


  • Computer Vision models
  • Data capture and OCR solutions
  • Deep neural networks
  • Distributed computations

Consulting services


  • Data Gathering & Integration Process Mapping
  • Data Strategy Overview
  • Customized AI solutions
  • Bespoke projects

Your Data Privacy

We understand your data confidentiality concerns, especially around customer sensitive data and are compliant with all UK & EU Data protection legislation.

In many cases, public data — like social media, could be analysed to see the performance of your business and its competitors.

Contact us for a 2 day free initial consultation here.

The Team

Svetlana Tsourikova

Co-Founder, Head of the UK office

Svetlana has been delivering data driven consulting assignments to investment funds and corporate clients for 13+ years in London, New York, and continental Europe across various industries such as media, telecoms, connected sensors service providers, commercial real estate, social services and management consulting. Her clients included companies owned by Brookfield, Bain Capital, Graphite Capital, Sovereign Capital and corporates such as Hearst Corporation in the UK. A long-term resident of London, Svetlana holds an MBA in finance from London Business School

Ilya Kirillov

Co-Founder, Head of Minsk office

Ilya a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded 3 successful IT companies so far, including the first data science solutions provider in Belarus, which had grown from 3 to 50 people full time team in 4 years under Ilya’s leadership. Ilya’s other noted entrepreneurial experience includes establishing and managing a development centre for one of the world’s largest online advertising companies, and growing the office from 4 to 70 people. Ilya holds a degree with distinction in math and computer science from Belarus State University. He fast tracked his career from a software developer to a CEO and the head of a development office in 7 years

The core dataTwist team of 5 data scientists enhanced by a strong network of associates

  • Strong mathematical and computer science background
  • Keen learners of new technologies
  • Strong computer vision angle

Our Case Studies

We have delivered 30+ data use cases across a number of industries. Our experience covers technology providers, marketing agencies, online retailers, hardware product companies, automotive manufacturers and others.

We are Best in

We have a heavy focus on machine learning and computer vision solutions.

Contact Info

​​We offer a 2 day no fee initial consultation for all interested parties. Please send us an email or use the form below to find out more. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.