Press Release • November 19, 2020

Alation Announces New York Times Best-Selling Author David Epstein to Keynote RevAlation User Conference

Award-winning journalist and author of Range to discuss the power of network knowledge

Redwood City, Calif. – November 19, 2020 – Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced award-winning journalist and best-selling New York Times author, David Epstein, will keynote its upcoming RevAlation virtual user conference, set to take place on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Epstein will discuss change management and the power of network knowledge.

Epstein has authored two New York Times best-sellers — “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” and “The Sports Gene,” both of which have been translated to more than 20 languages. Epstein has given talks about performance science and the uses (and misuses) of data on five continents, and his TED Talks have been viewed more than nine million times. Previously, Epstein was a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica, and prior to that, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science and journalism from Columbia University.

“We are excited to welcome David Epstein to our second RevAlation of 2020. Each RevAlation hosts an impressive bench of speakers and provides a forum for our customers to learn from one another and help them foster data-driven cultures,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “Our goal is that this melding of minds spawns innovative new ideas and concepts that participants can bring back to their teams to further build and expand upon.”

RevAlation will kick off with presentations from Alation executives Satyen Sangani, co-founder and CEO; Aaron Kalb, co-founder and Chief Data & Analytics Officer; and Raj Gossain, Senior Vice President of Product. The user conference will include breakout tracks, optional Birds of a Feather networking sessions and three main content tracks – Business, Alation @ Work, and Product – where top data and analytics leaders and practitioners, across several industries, will discuss how they are driving data culture and leveraging Alation for faster time to insights, data governance, lineage, and data privacy.

RevAlation is free of charge and open to customers and select guests of Alation. View the full agenda, speaker lineup, and register for RevAlation here


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Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, enabling self-service analytics, cloud transformation, and data governance. More than 550 enterprises build data culture and improve data-driven decision-making with Alation, including Cisco, Nasdaq, Pfizer, Salesforce, and Virgin Australia. Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list four times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in tech and Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 and 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™. For more information, visit

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