Tuesday , Feb 25 2020

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)

Machine-learning in practice

Tue, Feb 25: 11:00am - 11:45am (45 min) | C3.4-5

Put all those advanced analytic theories into practice with machine learning in Alteryx Designer! Join this session to learn how to build predictive models in Alteryx Designer, and then hear strategies for seamlessly deploying models both in batch and in real-time with the Alteryx Platform.



Andrew Kramer

Solutions Architect, Alteryx

Andrew Kramer is a Solutions Architect specializing in Analytics, Machine Learning, and statistical programming in R and Python. He specializes in helping companies get the most out of their analytics with Alteryx.

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13:00 - 13:45 (45 Min)

Alteryx at Scale: Balancing Governance and Enablement

Tue, Feb 25: 13:00 - 13:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

Powerful modern analytics platforms, like Alteryx, can fundamentally change how companies deal with growing data demands by enabling self-service data prep and empowering citizen data scientists. Implementing self-service analytics platforms in a governed and controlled manner and at scale is however a continuous challenge for many organisations.
This session covers proven recipes to achieve a balance between data governance and enablement:

  • Aligning IT controls and business demands
  • Embedding governance constructs for content development and deployment
  • Activating and harnessing a Community of Practice
  • Rolling out training programs and seamless on-boarding experience


Dmitri Tverdomed

Practice Lead, Data Management and Analytics, Cornerstone

Dmitri is the Data Management and Analytics Practice Lead at Cornerstone. Educated in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science, over the past decade Dmitri has held delivery and advisory roles on a variety of large scale transformation programs. He specialises in 'Centre of Enablement' initiatives driving the adoption of modern analytics platforms such as Alteryx and Tableau in a governed and sustainable manner.

Using Data for Social Good

Tue, Feb 25: 13:00 - 13:45 (45 Min) | C3.4-5

Libby Adams will be moderating a panel discussion with senior representatives from three iconic non-profit organisations about the importance data plays in shaping their strategy and delivering their services within various communities across Australia. At the end of this panel, Alteryx and RXP will announce an exciting student data challenge competition run through local universities.


Libby Duane Addams

Libby Duane Addams

Chief Customer Officer , Alteryx

Olivia Duane Adams (Libby) is the chief customer officer (CCO) and co-founder of Alteryx, and one of only a handful of female founders to take a technology company public, along with her founding counterparts, Dean Stoecker and Ned Harding. Libby’s vision and leadership in the creation of the world’s leading data science and analytics community is a key factor in the company’s 20+ year success. Under Libby’s leadership, the Alteryx Community has grown both on- and offline, serving as an incubator for the workforce of the future and empowering women in business via the Alteryx Women of Analytics initiative.

Libby recognized early on that creating a customer-centric culture went beyond delivering a successful product experience and set out to enable a global community of passionate data lovers, where Alteryx users can solve more together, boldly step into the unknown, and achieve more than they ever thought possible. Libby spearheads the growth of the Alteryx Community as an engaging platform online as well as offline, with support for local and topic-focused user groups, launching what is known today as the Alteryx Inspire user conference and introducing the Alteryx ACE program.

Before co-founding Alteryx, Libby held various sales, customer, and marketing roles at Strategic Mapping, Donnelley, and VNU Business Media.

Libby earned a bachelor’s degree from Castleton University in Vermont and is an active member of the university’s alumni association.

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  • Morten Ilaug
  • General Manager Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence – Chief Data Office
  • nbn™ Australia

Morten Ilaug

General Manager Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence – Chief Data Office, nbn™ Australia

As an Information Management expert, Morten has led teams of data and analytics professional for national and international companies in Australia and Europe for over 10 years.Morten is passionate about harnessing the power of information as a fundamental strategic asset and is driven to ensure organisations enhance their IM maturity, while keeping a keen focus on alignment to business strategy and optimal outcomes for customers.

  • Sarah Pennell
  • General Manager & Company Secretary
  • Foodbank Australia Ltd

Sarah Pennell

General Manager & Company Secretary, Foodbank Australia Ltd

Sarah has been with Foodbank, the largest food relief organisation in Australia, for 10 years during which she has fulfilled a variety of roles as the organisation has grown. Last year Foodbank sourced food for 210,000 meals a day to distribute to over 2,400 charities and 2,000 schools. Prior to Foodbank, Sarah was in the food industry supporting farmers, particularly in the dairy and horticulture sectors.

Gennie Sheer

Campaign Director, R U OK?

Gennie is a media, marketing and communications professional with three decades of experience. She joined the team of R U OK? last year in the key leadership role of Campaign Director where she is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of the R U OK? campaign portfolio. R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity with a mission to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

Dr Gillian Considine

National Manager Research and Evaluation, The Smith Family

Gillian leads The Smith Family’s cross-disciplinary research and evaluation team, conducting longitudinal quantitative and qualitative projects. The team’s focus is on investigating the factors influencing the educational outcomes of children and young people and assessing the effectiveness of The Smith Family’s Learning for Life scholarship program.

14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min)

Automate + Optimize your workflows

Tue, Feb 25: 14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

Want to optimize your workflows? Place mundane tasks on auto-pilot? Join this session to learn about the different ways to automate processes within your workflows, including one of the most popular yet sometimes most intimidating ways: the macro. This session walks you through ways in which you can turn your workflows from light-touch to no-touch, running as and when you need them and sharing knowledge to other users!



Emily Crossin

Sales Engineer, Alteryx

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Fresh Prince of Alteryx

Tue, Feb 25: 14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min) | C3.6

Now this is a story all about how
Our lives got flipped turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute  
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how Pepper got its Alteryx flair
Join us to hear the story of Pepper - from business case to Alteryx as a verb within 12 months. We’ll whistle for a cab and take you on a linear journey through the year, covering the trials and tribulations of adoption challenges, the elation and jubilation of early wins, and the ongoing maturation of analytics within the organisation.


  • David Ralph
  • Senior Analytics & Reporting Manager
  • Pepper Money

David Ralph

Senior Analytics & Reporting Manager, Pepper Money

Dave has over 20 years’ experience across a diverse set of organisations and industries, ranging in size from start-ups to large multinationals. Through his experience in business optimisation and transformation, as well as more recent data-centric roles, Dave developed a real fascination for the role data can play in helping understand and shape business culture and strategy. This fascination and passion is reflected in his achievements at Pepper, where he has been successfully driving the program to embed analytics in a fast moving, entrepreneurial organisation for the interest of all stakeholders.

Paul Stewart

Director of Sales and Marketing, The Aware Group

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in client relationship management in both the software and consulting services industries.  His background prior to this is in financial services and insurance, having assumed responsibilities for providing financial advice to clients, operational management and group compliance.Through this combination of experience Paul obtained a wealth of understanding of the finance industry which is reflected in his approach to all client engagements, ensuring that every solution delivers maximum value. Paul’s goal for Aware Services is to build long term and mutually beneficial partnerships with clients as he has done previously with organisations such as Suncorp, BT Financial Group, Macquarie and Challenger Financial Services.

How to build a data-driven community in 90 days

Tue, Feb 25: 14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min) | C3.4-5

Analytics trends are continuing to enable greater self-serve and agile ways of working. Empowering emerging citizen data scientists embedded within business units, close to the leaders and teams they support, to deliver more themselves. However, the individual can feel isolated and daunted by the insatiable appetite for more analytics. How does one become part of a highly connected and collaborative community of like-minded citizens?



Chris Choi

Analytics Principal, Telstra

Chris is dynamic and passionate about re-engineering businesses, and a catalyst for changing the status quo using the latest proven thinking to do things a better way. He brings a strategic yet real world pragmatism towards achieving longer-term objectives, whilst continuing to deliver on short-term goals. As an Analytics Principal at Telstra, Chris is leading the trend towards self-service analytics and data-driven decision making.


15:00 - 15:45 (45 Min)

Decisions, Decisions: Optimizing with Alteryx

Tue, Feb 25: 15:00 - 15:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

Experience the thrill of enhanced decision making with prescriptive analytics in Alteryx. Formal optimization methods empower more effective decisions via machine learning. Join us to see these methods in action with scenarios in direct marketing, manufacturing operations, and financial portfolio management.



Dr. Dan Putler

Chief Data Scientist, Alteryx

Dr. Dan Putler is Alteryx's Chief Data Scientist. At Alteryx, he has been one of the principle shapers of Alteryx's roadmap for predictive analytics and machine learning, helping to guide Alteryx into the Leader quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning.

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Transformation Journey - How Alteryx changed the data culture of a school system

Tue, Feb 25: 15:00 - 15:45 (45 Min) | C3.4-5

This school system of 82 schools has 43000 students and over 5000 part time and full time staff.
With an application ecosystem of over 80 applications, and 25 of them quite large, data flows are critical for real time analytics.
The presentation covers a number of innovative use cases in transforming the way data - powered through Alteryx workflows and Alteryx Gallery - have enabled operational and strategic decision making by schools and system leaders.
The use cases relate to enrolments, attendance, interventions, resource allocation, professional learning and student performance.



Raju Varanasi

Chief Information Officer, Catholic Education Office

Raju Varanasi is the Director, Data Intelligence and Chief Information Officer at Catholic Education Office, Parramatta with responsibilities that include enterprise systems, service desk, change management, IT infrastructure, data and information services; Has over 25 years of experience in the Australian education system, with experience in both government and non-government sectors in Australia;  Served as General Manager of the first ever innovation centre for public schools and TAFE in NSW Department of Education, which he led successfully for 8 years; Raju was recently nominated in the top 25 CIOs in Australia for 2019.


16:00 - 16:45 (45 Min)

40 Tips in 40 Minutes

Tue, Feb 25: 16:00 - 16:45 (45 Min) | C3.4-5

Join Alteryx ACEs from the US & the UK, Esther Bezborodko and Joe Lipski for a fast-paced, exciting session of tips, tricks, shortcuts, timesavers, performance improvements, and more. Anything is game, but the clock is ticking. Will theybe able to beat their target of 40 tips in 40 minutes? Regardless of your skill level, you a sure to learn something new!



Joe Lipski

Associate Director, Javelin Group

Joe is an Associate Director in the Analytics and Data Insights practice at Javelin Group (part of Accenture Strategy) with experience in predictive and spatial analytics, customer segmentation, GIS, gravity and regression modeling and customer insight.



Esther Bezborodko

Senior IT Trainer, McKinsey & Company

Esther loves harnessing Alteryx to solve problems and create solutions for clients and colleagues at McKinsey, and in the Alteryx community. She spreads the gospel of Alteryx wherever she goes!

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Assisted Modeling in Action

Tue, Feb 25: 16:00 - 16:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

Are you intrigued by data science and machine learning, but haven't yet found the right path to get started? Discover a new way to create your first predictive models with Alteryx Assisted Modeling. We'll we walk through machine-learning examples and show you how you can use this exciting upcoming feature to take your analytics to the next level.


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Alex Sadovsky

Sr. Director, Advanced Analytics, Alteryx

Computer scientist turned neuroscientist turned data scientist, Alex Sadovsky has had a passion towards computers since he learned that hitting the right keys would let him play videogames on his Dad’s Commodore 64. Today, Alex’s role as the Senior Director of Product at Alteryx allows him to focus on the future of the Smart/Predictive (AI, ML, and Code Friendly) tools for the Alteryx platform.

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Wednesday , Feb 26 2020

11:00am - 11:45am (45 min)

From Excel to Infinity and Beyond: Accelerating Higher Ed Insights with Alteryx

Wed, Feb 26: 11:00am - 11:45am (45 min) | C3.4-5
  • Building a sustainable data ecosystem and team: Automating our rolling annual body of work so you can spend your time on work that matters
  • Solving an unsolvable 18-month problem in 2 weeks: Automating prospective student campaigns by integrating our CRM and Salesforce
  • Rapid prototyping and instant feedback: The fundamental requirements for fast-paced marketing division


  • Chris Logie
  • Operational and Performance Analytics Manager
  • Deakin University

Chris Logie

Operational and Performance Analytics Manager, Deakin University

Chris Logie is a curious explorer, data enthusiast, problem solver known for his ability to keep plants alive and making above average gin and tonics. Currently leading Deakin University’s talented Operational and Performance Analytics Team, Chris is passionate about getting better results by using data in the right way and working with smart people. Having a background in digital development and marketing analytics, he learnt early on that data holds the key to affect change and drive business improvement.


Music To Your Ears: Expand Your Alteryx Data Preparation With Python And R

Wed, Feb 26: 11:00am - 11:45am (45 min) | C3.3

Calling all coders! Do you know R or Python? Time to use the ninja skills you already have to accelerate and amplify your data preparation in Alteryx Designer. Learn how to use the R Tool as a custom SQL builder for Alteryx datasets, and see how the Python Tool can use variables to dynamically prepare and merge data sources without hardcoding.



Andrew Kramer

Solutions Architect, Alteryx

Andrew Kramer is a Solutions Architect specializing in Analytics, Machine Learning, and statistical programming in R and Python. He specializes in helping companies get the most out of their analytics with Alteryx.

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13:00 - 13:45 (45 Min)

Duct Tape Data Science

Wed, Feb 26: 13:00 - 13:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

Are you teaching yourself data science? Do you want to know how Alteryx can help you learn more and apply advanced techniques to your own use cases? Then this session is for you. Learn about the data science-y parts of Alteryx and how to use them alongside open courseware. You'll discover how to apply those tools right away to the real-world problems you need to solve.



David Wilcox

Senior Software Engineer, Alteryx

David Wilcox is a senior software engineer at Alteryx with experience ranging from financial analytics to game development. At Alteryx, he has worked on the Apache Spark Direct and Apache Spark Code Tools, as well as the Python tools. He is now focused on the future of data platforms, machine learning, intelligent algorithms, and visualization.

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JP Kabler

Lead Software Engineer, Alteryx

JP Kabler is a Lead Software Engineer on Alteryx's Smart/Predictive team. JP's projects include Assisted Modeling, Code Free Machine Learning Tools, Insights, Connect, Apache Spark Direct, and the Python SDK. Before Alteryx, JP worked in both the defense and retail/CPG sectors helping to build targeted solutions for sales prediction, shelf optimization, on-shelf availability, and Natural Language Processing.

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14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min)

To RegEx or Not to RegEx, That is the Question

Wed, Feb 26: 14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

RegEx questions abound in the Alteryx Community. So how do you know when to use RegEx and when not to? Plus, what resources and learning tools are available? This session explores this age-old question and gives you practical advice on when to use RegEx.



Mark Frisch

CEO, Marquee Crew

Mark Frisch is an Alteryx ACE who amplifies client business intelligence insights. Since 2015, he has been the Alteryx top community contributor. Mark leads two Alteryx User Groups and in 2018 became an Alteryx For Good Champion. He lives in Michigan and has seven poodles.


Using Alteryx to automate Workday Data Migration

Wed, Feb 26: 14:00 - 14:45 (45 Min) | C3.4-5

In this session we will present some of the key Alteryx workflows that we developed to support the Workday and payroll implementation at the Salvos. We will deep dive into the following Alteryx workflows:
 • Generating Workday workbooks
 • Workday configuration and Business process validations across system environments
 • Setting up Workday integration with 3rd party
 • Perform Workday data validation
 • Perform post go live data audit



Sambit Das

Data and Test Lead, Salvation Army

Sambit Das is an award-winning HR Consultant with over 16 years of HR transformation and systems consulting experience globally. He currently offers HR consulting services to The Salvation Army that involves data migration of more than 10,000 workers and 90000 volunteers into a single HR system. Sambit is pursuing Masters in Data Science with Northwestern University with specialisations in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. His passion is to conduct research work and experiments that help make workplace better by finding answers to workforce problems in areas such as: employee productivity, well-being, employee attrition, diversity and inclusion, recruitment, engagement surveys and outcomes, organisational network analysis and many more. Sambit has published several case studies on People Analytics in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, Recruitment and Learning. His case studies are published in the prestigious TowardsDatascience publication, where it taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers and storytellers to bring you the smartest take on topics that matter.

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Ganesh Ravishankar

Data & Test Analyst, Salvation Army

Ganesh is a meticulous Data Analyst, passionate about helping businesses solve complex data problems. Ganesh holds a Master’s in Information Systems from Deakin University and has recently earned Alteryx core certification. He is currently on an exciting journey of solving complex data issues at The Salvation Army headquarters in Australia where he is involved in migrating the legacy systems data to Workday.

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15:00 - 15:45 (45 Min)

Advanced Reporting

Wed, Feb 26: 15:00 - 15:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

Take a dive into the deep end of reporting and visualizations in Alteryx. This session goes through creation of an advanced report — batching from multiple report tools, configuration through layout, rendering to multiple output formats, and integration to a website through an API. Leave this session with the confidence to conquer any reporting challenge.



Alex Polly

Product Manager, Alteryx

As a Product Manager at Alteryx, Alex works with teams across the company from ideation to design and delivery of new features. He spends time validating ideas before development and evangelizing completed work to marketing, sales, and customer support.

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Things Everyone Should Know About Data Science

Wed, Feb 26: 15:00 - 15:45 (45 Min) | C3.6

Causation versus correlation, means versus medians, rates versus real numbers - these terms are thrown about all the time, but what do they really mean? In this entertaining and informative keynote, data journalist Craig Butt will go over some common-sense things everyone should know about data, as well as some of the questions you should ask of the information before you start analysing it. He will go over some of the interesting insights that have been drawn from data, as well as what can happen when people get it wrong.



Criag Butt

Data Journalist, The Age

Craig Butt is an award-winning data journalist at The Age. He specialises in analysing data and turning it into news articles and visualisations aimed at a general audience. In addition, he teaches data journalism at the University of Melbourne.

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16:00 - 16:45 (45 Min)

nbn Project PRISM: Delivering Operational Excellence at Scale

Wed, Feb 26: 16:00 - 16:45 (45 Min) | C3.4-5

While there are many ways to scale analytics the Commercial Assurance Operations team at NBN applied the DevOps approach to help them achieve operational excellence in a way that is scalable, automated and fully governed. Learn how this ensured that no one person is in-charge of the end-to-end process when it comes to analytic automation.


Trevor Latham

Senior Manager Insights and Analytics, NBN

My background is financial reporting and commercial contract management. I started using alteryx in 2015 at nbn because we needed a tool that had processing power and the functionality to replicate complex vba macros that were no longer feasible at scale. All of my alteryx knowledge is self-taught and from working with others who share the same passion… Automation!

Spatial 201: Advanced Spatial Analysis In Alteryx Designer

Wed, Feb 26: 16:00 - 16:45 (45 Min) | C3.3

This session dives into the more advanced tools available for spatial analytics in Alteryx, from the most common to the most advanced. Designed for users with intermediate knowledge of GIS, geospatial data, and those who have used spatial tools in Alteryx, we will go through a complex use case that requires numerous spatial tools and concepts. If you're interested in upping your game with the spatial tool suite in Alteryx, this is the session for you!


Dave Bryson

Dave Bryson

Product Manager, Alteryx

Dave has a passion for location intelligence technology and his career is full of helping customers across multiple industries solve business problems with location intelligence. With experience across Esri, Google Maps, and CARTO, he is eager to help Alteryx customers solve their toughest location challenges.

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