DATE: June 26, 2018
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees
About the Webinar
Our ability to produce, ingest and store data has grown exponentially, but our ability to parse out insights from data has not. In the 90s, an organization’s data would live in a data warehouse with an ETL pipeline and one reporting layer on top. Information was well controlled if not somewhat limited in breadth and slow to trickle down. Now with the onset of self-service analytics, anyone can create a report and an insight and there are many different sources of “truth.” For example, a seemingly straightforward question like “how many customers do we have?” will likely return difference answers from sales, finance and customer success, depending on their definitions and the data at hand. There is simply too much data (and duplicate data), too many tools, and too many systems storing data — leading to time consuming searches, confusion and a lack of trust. Satyen Sangani, CEO of Alation, will discuss how a data catalog can help solve the noise to signal problem – making information easier to find, easier to understand and more trustworthy. He will describe how organizations like Safeway, Albertsons, Munich Re and Pfizer leverage a data catalog to find data and collaborate on data, gain a fuller understanding of its meaning and ultimately, solve important problems.
About the Speaker
Satyen is the CEO of Alation and a co-founder. In founding Alation, he aspired to help people dispassionately observe the world around them, empowering them to passionately work to improve it. Before Alation, Satyen spent nearly a decade at Oracle, where he ran the Financial Services Warehousing and Performance Management business. Prior to Oracle, Satyen was an associate with the private investment firm, Texas Pacific Group and an analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co. He holds a Masters in economics from the University of Oxford and a Bachelors from Columbia College.