The making of well-designed AI / ML solutions requires significant data engineering and data wrangling exercises. Data engineering and scalable modern solution architectures are key requirements for an AI/ML solution for production use. We use a business-focused approach to IT in engineering the solution, aligning analytics, AI/ML approaches, and technology. Unleashing agile analytics within an enterprise where data is imprisoned in legacy platforms and infrastructure requires not just an IT transformation – but a data-first approach driven by an analytics partner. Finally, to understand how the data-to-decision making comes together requires excellent team dynamics and analyzing, designing, and building the AI/ML application.