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

Redwood City, Calif. – November 19, 2020 – Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, 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 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. More than 200 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Finnair, 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