Alan Jacobson

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Alteryx

As the CDAO of Alteryx, Alan Jacobson leads the company’s data science practice as a best-in-class example of how a company can get maximum leverage out of its data and the insights it contains. He is responsible for data management and governance, product and internal data, and use of the Alteryx Platform to drive continued growth.

What's New Aug 25, 2020
Data Tells the Truth … or Does It?
Two analysts walk into a bar with the same question and come out with different answers. Who’s telling the truth? See how to get to a sing...
Technology Jun 30, 2020
Will Analytics Help Reduce Our Biases or Amplify Them?
This year has brought the challenges of racism and biases into full light. We have now seen demonstrations in communities far and wide with ...
People Jun 22, 2020
Why Mindset Matters When Creating a Culture of Analytics
You’ve got the tools and data access, but do you have the right mindset to achieve a culture of analytics?
People May 8, 2020
How to Close the Analytic Divide
In addition to the longstanding “digital divide,” a new disparity is quickly emerging: the “analytic divide.” Are you ready?
Technology Apr 28, 2020
Dogs, Cats + Data Scientists
Are data scientists more like cats ... or dogs? Here's one hypothesis. 
Technology Apr 2, 2020
Ask the Expert: On Bad Data, Bullets, And Survivorship Bias
While no amount of “cleansing” will ever fix dirty data, learn how you can eliminate bias and avoid errors.  
People Mar 12, 2020
What a 19th Century Data Problem Can Teach Us About Scaling Analytics Today
As Census 2020 rolls out over the next few weeks, we take a moment to discuss a 19th century data problem + 21st century solutions.
Technology Mar 9, 2020
What’s in Your Analytics Toolbox?
The adze, the wrench, or the Swiss Army Knife ... what's in your data toolbox?