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ACE Program

The Alteryx Analytics Certified Expert (ACE) Program

The ACE program highlights a few of the most influential, supportive experts of Alteryx Analytics and recognizes them for the meaningful impact they are making, not just inside of their organizations – but across the analytics community. Their expertise and advice help to empower data analysts to deliver greater business insights to their organizations with data blending and advanced analytics.

Meet the Alteryx ACEs


Ken Black General Motors

Ken Black
Senior Analytics Researcher


Ken supports data-driven decisions at General Motors.

John Colgan Walmart

John Colgan
Data Artisan


John maps out a strategy for geospatial analytics at Walmart Stores.

Dan Compton Boeing

Dan Compton
Integration Analyst


Dan has helped Alteryx take off at Boeing.

Catherine DeSesa IPG Media Brands

Catherine DeSesa
Head of Global Data Sciences


Catherine makes media analytics rock at IPG Media Brands

Mandy Gray Delhaize

Mandy Gray
Integration Analyst


Mandy helps to set the retail grocery site location strategy at Delhaize America.

John Holingsworth Clear Channel Outdoor

John Hollingsworth
GIS Manager


John uses Alteryx in almost every facet of his job at Clear Channel Outdoor.

Joe Lipski Javelin Group

Joe Lipski
Senior Consultant


Joe locates deeper business insight at Javelin Group.

Chris Love The Information Lab

Chris Love
Alteryx & Tableau Consultant


Chris makes data make sense at The Information Lab.

Joe Mako Rosenblatt Securities

Joe Mako
Director of Visual Analytics


Joe brings data to life at Rosenblatt Securities.

Andy Moncla B.I. Spatial

Andy Moncla
Chief Operating Officer


Andy is one of the longest tenured users of Alteryx, and is constantly finding new uses for it at B. I. Spatial.

Michael Renwick Schroders Investment Management

Michael Renwick
Analyst Developer


Michael develops a 360° view of clients for Schroders Investment Management.

Jarrod Thuener Kristalytics

Jarrod Thuener
Data Artisan


Jarrod uses Alteryx for "almost everything" at Kristalytics

 

What are the perks of being an ACE?


  • Recognition of their status across Alteryx digital properties, conferences, and local user groups.
  • Opportunities to advance their careers via speaking engagements at industry events.
  • Influence Alteryx's roadmap through direct contact with Product Management teams.

 

What does it take to be an ACE?


In addition to their day-to-day duties for their respective organizations, ACEs are extremely dedicated advocates for all things data and analytics. We're always on the lookout for folks with these key traits:

  • Social Butterflies - ACEs actively participate in online and offline analyst circles. They know Alteryx inside and out and are always happy to share their knowledge with the community with a positive, upbeat tone.
  • Analytics Experts - ACEs are data blending and advanced analytics wizards. They are recognized by their peers as top-notch talents and have the workflows to prove it.
  • Industry Darlings - ACEs participate in a wide variety of events like regional user group meetings and conferences. They always have their fingers on the pulse of the industry and are thought-leaders in the space.

 

How can I get into the program?


  • You must be an Alteryx customer or partner.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Membership is granted on an invite-only basis. You may nominate someone that you feel is worthy.
  • Selection as an ACE is not a lifetime appointment. ACEs are periodically reviewed against the criteria outlined above as well as additional factors.
  • If you want to be an Alteryx ACE, use the list above as your starting point while telling your Alteryx contacts that you are interested in becoming an ACE.
Ken Black General Motors

Ken Black
@3danim8
Senior Analytics Researcher


Ken supports data-driven decisions at General Motors.

Ken Black is a Senior Analytics Researcher at General Motors, and uses Alteryx to strategically extract demographic and business data, prepare data for more advanced analytical modeling, and output data for visualization in Tableau.

Alteryx in Ken’s own words:
"I plan on expanding my usage of Alteryx by connecting to the extensive number of Teradata Aster files that reside in the GM electronic data warehouse. When I develop specialized techniques and approaches that require some time to research and implement, I plan on documenting these methods in my blog."

John Colgan Walmart

John Colgan
Data Artisan

John maps out a strategy for geospatial analytics at Walmart Stores.

John Colgan is a Senior Manager of Strategic Analytics and Business Intelligence at Walmart Stores. He uses Alteryx primarily for geospatial analytics and ETL, and is just starting to develop analytic apps.

Alteryx in John’s own words:
"I really enjoy providing other Alteryx users with ideas about how they can use Alteryx to deliver possible solutions to all of their requests."

Dan Compton Boeing

Dan Compton
Integration Analyst

Dan has helped Alteryx take off at Boeing.

Dan Compton is an Integration Analyst at The Boeing Company, and uses Alteryx for high-speed, automated connectivity to data. He values the data blending and custom analytics capabilities in Alteryx, plus the visualization capabilities of Tableau, to generate business insight in 2.5 seconds or less.

Alteryx in Dan’s own words:
"Alteryx enables analytics across formerly insurmountable boundaries. Competing analytic approaches can be modeled and simulated side-by-side within Alteryx workflows, thus providing multiple concurrent perspectives. Learning is accelerated through understanding the differences in the results from alternative perspectives."

Catherine DeSesa IPG Media

Catherine DeSesa
@cdesesa
Head of Global Data Sciences


Catherine makes media analytics rock at IPG Media Brands.

Catherine DeSesa is the Head of Global Data Sciences at IPG Mediabrands, where she is responsible for analyses related to strategic direction, sales & profitability, marketing ROI, consumer segmentation, operational efficiency, attribution modeling and pricing optimization. These responsibilities require extensive business understanding, data understanding, data preparation and predictive modeling, design and analysis of experiments and the selection of appropriate deployment methodologies.

Alteryx in Catherine’s own words:
"Alteryx is the data artisans' WORKBENCH. This workbench environment is the backbone that supports an amazing array of data access, exploration, preparation, modeling, evaluation and deployment capabilities. This workbench is both supremely functional as is, and also extensible in a way that no other competitor has managed."

Mandy Gray Delhaize

Mandy Gray
GeoAnalytics Analyst

Mandy helps to set the retail grocery site location strategy at Delhaize America.

Mandy Gray has been a GeoAnalytics Analyst with Delhaize America since 2013. She uses Alteryx to support retail site location research, including map & trade area creation, building custom models to predict store performance, blending varied data sources from transaction data, customer behavior, demographics and competitive intelligence. Her analysis supports diverse business functions, including M&A analysis, marketing, supply chain, real estate, strategy and more.

Alteryx in Mandy’s own words:
"Alteryx is fun. I love how Alteryx allows me to merge the worlds of Big Data and GIS to make the impossible possible."

John Hollingsworth Clear Channel Outdoor

John Hollingsworth
GIS Manager

John uses Alteryx in almost every facet of his job at Clear Channel Outdoor.

John Hollingsworth is a GIS Manager at Clear Channel Outdoor, and has been using Alteryx for over 10 years as his go-to tool for data manipulation. He uses Alteryx to process spatial data to create market-level extracts, scrape online data, and schedule automated nightly reports in a variety of different spatial data formats and executive reports.

Alteryx in John’s own words:
"As data becomes less constrained by the box in which it is stored, Alteryx will continue its integration into the online world. Currently, there are innumerable examples of online ‘mashups’ that take data from multiple sources and create a new product, analysis, or visualization. Alteryx has recently expanded its capabilities to handle these online data sources – enabling data analysts to create their own mashups."

Joe Lipksi Javelin Group

Joe Lipski
@Joe_Lipski
Senior Consultant


Joe locates deeper business insight at Javelin Group.

Joe Lipski is a Senior Consultant in the Locations & Analytics practice at Javelin Group, Europe's leading retail and ecommerce consultancy. Joe specializes in business insight, location planning, data solutions and customer analytics using a combination of Alteryx and Tableau to help clients understand and maximize the value of their data assets. Specific consulting engagements using Alteryx include location planning, space optimization, gravity modeling, predictive modeling, customer segmentation, market analysis, customer insight, business analysis, and developing a single customer view.

Alteryx in Joe’s own words:
"I have been using Alteryx for just over three years and use it for a varied range of use cases both for my day job and in in my personal life. As a consultant I have the privilege to use Alteryx both internally to improve the analytics and consultancy work that we do at Javelin Group, but more satisfyingly I empower our clients to become self-sufficient to join and blend an endless list of disparate datasets, and develop advanced spatial and predictive analytics that lead to greater business insights in hours not weeks that they can share across their organization."

Chris Love The Information Lab

Chris Love
@ChrisLuv
Alteryx & Tableau Consultant


Chris makes data make sense at The Information Lab.

Chris Love has an extensive background in data analysis spanning over 10 years. Prior to joining The Information Lab in January 2014 he worked at Experian Marketing Services as a Global Development Team Lead, managing three groups of data analysts using Alteryx and MS SQL Server and helping manage the groups transition from SAS. The pinnacle of his career so far came at the Alteryx Inspire Conference in 2013 where, pitted against nine other Alteryx super-users, he totaled the best time overall to become the first Grand Prix winner outside North America. He won the championship again in 2014.

Alteryx in Chris’ own words:
"My favorite thing about Alteryx is that it makes my job fun. No one enjoys spending hours in Excel or wants to spend time writing programs when they are looking for data insight. Alteryx allows me to get to the crux of any problem quickly, and means I spend less time on the mundane and more time on the analysis, where I believe I can add real value. I want to share my passion for Alteryx with as many people as possible. While I consider myself a technical expert who is happy to engage with advanced use cases, my real passion is engaging with new users and helping them find the same power in Alteryx as I first did."

Joe Mako Rosenblatt Securities

Joe Mako
@joemako
Director of Visual Analytics


Joe brings data to life at Rosenblatt Securities.

Joe Mako is Director of Visual Analytics at Rosenblatt Securities and part of the Execution Analytics & Consulting group, which works with some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Joe helps translate data to communicate insights that drive decisions, enabling answers to complex questions. He is a contributor to the Tableau community where he has helped thousands of people worldwide, and recognized as a Tableau Zen master two years running.

Alteryx in Joe’s own words:
"It is really important that data analysts can do their own data blending and advanced analytics. This reduces the time-to-insight with faster self-iteration. It takes more time to put together a spec request and iterate with another team. I love the fact that in Alteryx I can create a workflow that solves a specific data or analytics challenge, and then package it up as a reusable macros that just becomes another tool I can use in the next analysis I do."

Andy Moncla B. I. Spatial

Andy Moncla
@AndyMoncla
Chief Operating Officer


Andy is one of the longest tenured users of Alteryx, and is constantly finding new uses for it at B. I. Spatial.

Andy Moncla is the Chief Operating Officer at B. I. Spatial, and has been using Alteryx for more than 10 years to help his clients blend data, perform spatial modeling, and generate sophisticated reports. His specific uses of Alteryx include customer segmentation, point of sale data analysis, sales forecasting and logic articulation.

Alteryx in Andy’s own words:
"My advocacy of Alteryx led me to being an active contributor to the local Alteryx Users Group, where I am a resource to those considering, or already using, Alteryx."

Michael Renwick Schroders Investment Management

Michael Renwick
Analyst Developer

Michael develops a 360° view of clients for Schroders Investment Management.

Michael Renwick is an Analyst Developer at Schroders Investment Management where he is responsible for data provisioning and data cleansing for distribution insights, predictive and spatial analytics, and any general data wrangling goodness.

Alteryx in Michael’s own words:
"Alteryx can make any data manipulation exercise incredibly efficient, agile and yet creative and fun. Alteryx goes well beyond established tools for typical enterprise concerns – agility, testability and repeatability."

Jarrod Thuener Kristalytics

Jarrod Thuener
@JarrodThuener
Data Artisan


Jarrod uses Alteryx for "almost everything" at Kristalytics.

Jarrod Thuener is a Data Artisan at Kristalytics, where he uses over seven years of Alteryx experience to clean clients’ unstructured and inaccurate databases, perform geospatial site selection, analyze marketing techniques and channel optimization, and develop apps for clients to use as a service.

Alteryx in Jarrod’s own words:
"Alteryx can be utilized in many unique ways, including app/macro creation. Plus, I’m always looking for opportunities to use existing tools in innovative, new ways."

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