Welcomes renowned researcher to discuss innovative and surprising outcomes that occur when data drives the path

Redwood City, Calif. – May 14, 2020 – Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data catalogs, today announced the launch of Virtual RevAlation, the company’s first virtual user conference which will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Dr. Hannah Fry, Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London (UCL), will keynote the event and discuss the innovative outcomes that occur when users let data navigate the path.

RevAlation brings together Alation customers

Dr. Hannah Fry is widely known for her research on a range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism. An experienced public speaker, Dr. Fry has delivered several conference keynotes and TED talks, and has taken the joys of math and data into theatres and schools. Dr. Fry led the development of several BBC documentaries including “The Joy of Data” and “Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing.” Her latest book, Hello World: How to be human in the age of the machine, was shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and the Royal Society Book Prize.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Fry to our impressive bench of speakers at our first virtual RevAlation. Alation is committed to helping our customers drive data-driven cultures and increase collaboration across their enterprise. The Alation Data Catalog enables our customers to drive better business outcomes faster by engaging data analysts and business users. RevAlation is the perfect forum for our customers and prospects to hear first-hand how data can positively impact their businesses.”

– Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation

RevAlation brings together Alation customers

RevAlation brings together Alation customers and prospects who are deeply involved in the success of their organizations’ self-service analytics initiatives to discuss challenges and learnings, share best practices and network. Data catalog experts from American Family Insurance, Avista, Cisco, Express-Scripts, Farm Credit Services of America, Fidelity, and Travelers Insurance will share their experiences, the role of data in the COVID-19 era, how to build a data-driven culture, and how they are achieving faster time to insights. This year’s virtual user conference will feature short-form content, three breakout tracks and an optional interactive Birds of a Feather program.

For more information and to register for Alation’s first virtual RevAlation click here.

About Alation

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. Nearly 200 enterprises drive data culture,  improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is backed by leading venture capitalists including Costanoa, Data Collective, Icon, Sapphire, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.