Any data science task basically starts with analyzing data and gaining an understanding of what kind of features for a machine learning task can be used or extracted. Often it is even necessary for people to get a good grasp, summary and overview of the data they posses. When writing research papers the first thing I did was gathering some basic descriptive statistics about my data. Also when creating the Web Science course I taught my students to always analyze a dataset first by creating the relevant descriptive statistics.
As a Data Scientist I will certainly be able to help you out with your data analytics tasks.