June 10, 2021

Data Analyst Appreciation Day


Behind Every Data Insight Is a Data Hero

Why Appreciate Your Data Analysts?

The Simple Answer: They Deserve It

For every high-flying business or organization, there are data analysts who ensure every decision is backed with the right data, analysis and insights. 

On June 10, join us, as we gather to recognize the efforts of analysts all across the globe. We'll offer awards, top-notch speakers and fun swag that is delivered right to your door.

Let's hear it for analysts - it's time to celebrate!


The Speakers


Aman Malhotra

Super Dispatch

Head of Growth & Analytics

Aman Malhotra is currently creating the next generation of auto transport as the head of analytics and growth at Super Dispatch, a fast-growing startup based out of Kansas City. At Super Dispatch, Aman has built the modern data stack from scratch which increased data visibility and led her to optimize the customer journey. With her love of solving complex problems, during her first year, she integrated and stood up AWS, Census, Tableau as well as Fivetran. She's now eagerly leading new growth opportunities with her team of 5 marketers and analysts. Prior to Super Dispatch, Aman has worked in analytics & growth strategy in a variety of roles for AutoAlert, Hallmark, DEG, C2FO and consulted for many other Kansas City startups.


Analyst Advocate



Analyst Advocate


Richie Bachala

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Global Data Engineering Manager

Richie Bachala is an IT leader in Data & Analytics domain at The Sherwin-Williams Company. He is responsible for managing a team of about 23 Lead & Sr. Engineers/Architects/Managers/Consultants across 5 countries (USA, UK, Mexico, India and Malaysia) for supporting data engineering initiatives across APAC, ANZ, EMEA, LATAM and NOAM regions.

Richie Bachala is the Global Data Engineering Manager serving Sherwin’s Global Supply Chain, Corporate, Performance Coatings, R&D divisions. Richie is responsible for a cross-departmental enterprise-scale data modeling, ETL/ELT, cloud solutions architecture, streaming, data integration, executing global data & analytics implementations for modernization of business intelligence applications via cloud deployments and for building analytics center of excellence.

Prior to joining Sherwin, he has held positions as a software product engineer for Oracle Corporation and Hitachi Consulting, as a middleware, data integration consultant for multiple Fortune100 customers across bay area and east coast.


Veronica Zhai


Principle Analytics Technical Product Manager

One of Fivetran's Analytics Leaders, Veronica advocates for cross-disciplinary thinking in all she does. comes from JP Morgan Chase, bringing experience in a fast paced, highly regulated environment.

She’s also data enthusiast, writer/dancer/choreographer, and lover of psychoanalysis, and Veronica enjoys designing an elegant system (whether it being information platform or social network) to achieve higher level of consciousness and affect changes.


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Analyst Advocate

Gary Sahota


Director of Analytics

Gary loves data and also loves story telling. So, he built a career around both.

Currently, Gary runs Analytics at Clari, which is a Revenue Operations Platform that improves efficiency, predictability, and growth across the entire revenue process. While he has also lead analytics teams at Cisco and Citus Data (now a part of the Microsoft family), his expertise is in solving complicated problems using data.


Eva Murray


Senior Evangelist

Eva Murray is a Senior Evangelist at Snowflake and a recognised expert in data visualization. As the author of two books focusing on data visualisation best practices as well as driving data culture through analytics communities, Eva is passionate about helping people understand, work with and fall in love with data.



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Analyst Advocate

Edward Kent

Auto Trader UK

Principal Developer

Edward Kent is a Principal Developer in the Data Engineering squad at Auto Trader, the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. By utilizing a modern cloud data stack, including BigQuery, dbt, Monte Carlo, Fivetran, Looker and Databricks, the Data Engineering squad aims to empower Auto Trader and its customers to make informed, data-driven decisions.


Betsy Morris

Advanced Technology Group

Senior Consultant

Current Sr. Constunatant with Advanced Technology Group and former head of Data at Spankx, Besty is a career data architect, project manager and analyst, specailizing in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Sales Operations, and Production Support with a demonstrated history in the retail and financial industries. Skilled in Multiple Data Platforms, Technical Documentation, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), SQL, Tableau, and IT Strategy. Strong research professional with a Master's focused in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.



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Analyst Advocate

Francisco Debs

Red Ventures

Vice President of Growth

Francisco Debs "Cisco" Debs is Vice President of Growth at Red Ventures. In his more than 13+ years at RV, he has pushed the limits of the company's data infrastructure, launching countless new businesses, and incubating digital transformation for Fortune 500 brands.

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures spans 5 continents, employs more than 3,500 people, and owns 100+ top brands like CNET, Healthline, The Points Guy, Lonely Planet, Reviews.com, and Bankrate.

Francisco is one of the leading evangelists of a modern data stack at Red Ventures empowering analytics, growth, and marketing teams across 100+ brands. He's an avid practitioner of solutions like Fivetran, Hightouch, Segment, and dbt.


Charles Cameron

Oklahoma State University Foundation

Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions

Charles earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oklahoma State University in the Spring of 2002. After working as the Director of Information Technology at the OSU Alumni Association for four years, he took a data analyst job at the OSU Foundation. Over the next 15 years he helped grow the technical data services necessary to meet the foundation’s needs. His roles included Report Developer, Database Administrator, and ultimately Senior Director. During that time, his teams implemented the Foundation’s first data warehouse, supported two financial systems conversions and one CRM conversion, led the technical requirements team for an org-wide initiative to prioritize data focused projects, and grew in personnel until a dedicated Business Intelligence team was formed out of what was generally dubbed Data Services. Today, Charles and his team are focused on the migration of their on-prim data warehouse to Snowflake and implementing the data integrations necessary to support a CRM conversion to the Salesforce based “ascend” advancement solution.



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Analyst Advocate

Kelly Kohlleffel


VP of Sales, Marketing & Alliances

Kelly leads the Go To Market team (sales, marketing, and alliances) at Hashmap, an NTT DATA Company, and is also the co-host of Hashmap on Tap, Hashmap’s weekly podcast featuring discussions on a range of data and cloud topics with special guests and other Hashmappers. He’s been in the data game for over 30 years and prior to Hashmap drove adoption of connected data solutions across global customers at Hortonworks and also spent 10 years with Oracle as Key Account Director with responsibility for all business lines and geographies leading a multi-product line account team.

Ben Rogojan

Archeron Analytics

Data Science and Data Engineering Consultant

Ben has spent his career focused on all forms of data. He has focused on developing algorithms to detect fraud, reduce patient readmission and redesign insurance provider policy to help reduce the overall cost of healthcare.

He has also worked in various industries including transportation, Big Tech, start-ups, insurance, Saas and more.
In all of these industries he has helped companies develop their data strategy. Often starting from scratch to develop an end-to-end data solution.

Ben privately consults on data science and engineering problems both solo with Seattle Data Guy as well as with a company called Acheron Analytics. He has experience both working hands-on with technical problems as well as helping leadership teams develop strategies to maximize their data.



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