Dr. Hannah Fry to Keynote Alation’s Virtual User Conference

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

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

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 enterprises,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “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.”

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, leading the evolution of data management from simply managing data to driving data culture. Alation customers leverage the data catalog as a platform to drive data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and cloud transformation. With its powerful behavioral and linguistic intelligence technologies, collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation provides a platform for a broad range of metadata management applications by combining machine learning with human insight to tackle the most demanding challenges in data management. More than 180 organizations are driving their data cultures and improving their organizations’ decision making with Alation, including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, GoDaddy, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, New Relic, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, Scout24 and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.


Ashley Womack

Director, Public Relations, Alation