Chicago 2023

Where data users become data radicals.

Venue SIX10, Chicago, Illinois | October 23 - 24

Empower a brighter data future at revAlation Chicago 2023!

Learn from the people using data to see things nobody else can. Get the latest insights on data-driven decision-making to power innovation. 

At revAlation, you’ll get the chance to connect with a diverse group of data professionals from across North America as you learn, grow, and share your knowledge and experience.

Curious to see a preview? Check out last year’s revAlation London highlights video.

Why Attend?


Mingle with America’s business and data professionals, as well as leading technology solution providers.


Ask questions of the leading minds in data today in breakout sessions tailored to your interests.


See how others are innovating in keynotes, breakout sessions, and roundtables.


Hear the latest in best practices and lessons learned. Learn tips from Alation customers driving meaningful change in their industries.


Learn how leaders are empowering more people with data across every industry, and get advice on how to drive and scale adoption.

Who will be there?

revAlation will welcome attendees from across the Americas region, including:

Alation Customers & Users

Data Enthusiasts

Alation Ecosystem Partners

Industry Analysts & Experts

Agenda at a Glance

Here is a sneak peak of what events will be going on at revAlation - Chicago on October 23rd - 24th.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-conference Training: Data Governance Practitioner Course (for fee)

Master the use of Active Data Governance in this intensive 1 day hands on course. Led by experts and packed with hands-on tools, techniques and tips, you will end the day taking an assessment to achieve the Alation Data Governance Rising Star badge. The course price is $324 per person. You will be prompted to sign up at the conclusion of the revAlation Chicago registration process.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration Opens

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Expo Opens

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Expo

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Keynote: Navigating the Future of Data Intelligence

VP Enterprise Data Management at Kroger/ 84.51 Katie Bogenschutz
Satyen Sangani
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Customer Panel/ Spotlight

Details Coming Soon

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Product Keynote: Empowering Data Intelligence

Junaid Saiyed
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Expo Hall Opens

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Alation Community Table Topic Discussions

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Keynote: Build A Data Culture That Empowers People

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Data Radical Awards

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Reception

Breakout Tracks

Trusted AI needs Trusted Data: Seizing the GenAI Opportunity

Organizations are embracing the promise of Generative AI by taking advantage of Large Language Models (LLMs) to automate and inform decision making. The companies that will win are those that are able to blend public and private data sets to build their own LLMs. In this context, trusted and governed data becomes key. Join this session to learn why data intelligence is a key enabler for delivering on the promise of GenAI and preview how Alation will embed GenAI.

How to Assess your Organization's Data Maturity

Building data intelligence requires not only the right technology solution, but critically, the right people and process solutions as well. This breakout will provide an overview of how to assess, and grow, your organization's data maturity using Alation's proprietary model.

Calculating the Business Value of Data Intelligence

To secure budget and show success, data leaders must be able to articulate the business value of their initiatives. In this session, we will share Alation's business value framework that includes ready-to-use formulas you can implement to calculate the business value of a data catalog, and case studies demonstrate how data leaders have used this framework to secure executive buy-in.

Active Data Governance: Explained by a Customer

In today's data-driven landscape, organizations face immense challenges in effectively managing and governing their data. In the past, data governance was positioned as defensive first to mitigate risk and often overlooked the offensive side of guiding people to the proper use of data. This breakout session explores how a customer adopted a federated, people-first approach to empower data consumers to get the data they need, find the answers they seek, and move the business forward. You will learn how this approach enabled the customer to establish, optimize, and innovate with data.

Alation Open Data Intelligence Platform

The power of Alation lies in its open architecture. Using our Open Connector and Open Data Quality Frameworks, this approach helps to unlock a myriad of solutions. Integrations with third party tools including data classification, data access, and data quality provide the flexibility to build your best of breed data environment. Join for a deep dive session, featuring a customer speaker, as we provide a hands-on product demo.

Alation Cloud Service: Customer insights and best practices

Join this session to learn how customers leverage Alation Cloud Service's cloud-native capabilities to gain efficiency. Hear customer insights about faster time to value and best practices for moving from their on-premises instances to Alation Cloud Service. Discover how a customer is driving innovation while at the same time removing administrative overhead.

Data Governance Practitioner Course

Master the use of Active Data Governance in this intensive 1 day hands on course. Led by experts and packed with hands-on tools, techniques and tips, you will end the day taking an assessment to achieve the Alation Data Governance Rising Star badge.

  • Date: Monday, Oct 23, 2023
  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm CDT
  • Price: $324


revAlation is a great opportunity for you to connect with leading minds in data today. The program  will include dedicated networking time for you to meet with new and existing connections from across the Alation  community.

Featured Speakers

VP Enterprise Data Management at Kroger/ 84.51

Katie Bogenschutz

VP of Enterprise Data Management, Kroger/ 84.51

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

American data scientist

Beth Senay

Beth Senay

Director, Data Trust & Enablement,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Jennae Luecke

Data Catalog and Discovery Librarian,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Stephen Hoofer

Director in Enterprise Data Governance,
Sallie Mae

Rene Rubio

Senior Manager, Data Governance, Hilton

Satyen Sangani

CEO & Co-founder, Alation

Junaid Saiyed

CTO, Alation

Additional guest and customer speakers coming soon!

Exhibition Area

Enjoy the dedicated free time to connect with Alation SMEs and partners in the exhibition area.

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Data Radicals Awards - Call For Nominations

Data Radicals Awards celebrate Alation customers that are leading the charge in driving data culture. The prestigious awards, named after the company’s podcast, “Data Radicals” recognize the companies and individuals leading the charge in transforming their organizations – and the world – with data. 

Please complete this form to nominate yourself or a peer to be considered of the Data Radicals Award.

Data Radical

The Data Radical Award is the pinnacle of achievement in the data space, a prestigious recognition that sets the standard for excellence in the industry. With this award, we honor the visionaries, the innovators, and the trailblazers who have transformed the data landscape and paved the way to empower a brighter data future.

By filling out the nomination form you acknowledge that if the nominee were to be chosen as a winner, they will be able to attend revAlation Chicago in person. You also acknowledge that Alation has the right to use the nominee name, title, company name, and image, or any relevant media in the press and on social media to promote the nominee story and award. Finally, you acknowledge that the nominee is open to working on a public case study with Alation.

If there are any immediate questions, please email us at

Hotel Recommendations​

Explore our curated list of recommended hotels, situated near the event venue. 

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection – 1 minute walk to venue

Hilton Chicago – 2 minute walk to venue

Hotel Blake – 7 minute walk to venue

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago – 2 minute walk to venue

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop – 8 minute walk to venue

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center – 1 minute walk to venue

Please note that hotel prices tend to surge during this period, and so we highly encourage early planning to avoid peak season rates.


revAlation combines keynotes, networking opportunities, and breakout sessions featuring experts and thought leaders from around the world.  revAlation 2023 is focused on the future of data intelligence. It’s the destination for: 

  • Ideas, best practices, and hard-won tips on building a data culture that propels your business forward. 
  • Ways to empower everyone — from those beginning their journey to experts — with data that drives strategic decision-making.

We’ll also celebrate our community with two evening receptions!

revAlation Chicago will be held at Venue SIX10 located at 610 South Michigan Avenue between Harrison Street and Balbo Drive. 24-hour covered self-parking is available at Grant Park South Garage (Millennium Park South Garage) below street level on Michigan Ave between Adams and Van Buren. Vehicle clearance is 6’8”.

The event does not have a preferred host hotel.  Below we have listed a few of the hotels closest to Venue SIX10 for your consideration.

Hotels within walking distance:

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, $$$

  • Luxury hotel located next door to Venue SIX10 on downtown Chicago’s Cultural Mile. 
  • Distance to Venue SIX10: 1 minute walk

Hilton Chicago, $$$

  • Overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, hotel is located on Michigan Avenue.
  • Distance to Venue SIX10: 2 minute walk

Hotel Blake, $$

  • Boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago
  • Distance to Venue SIX10: 7 minute walk

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago, $$

  • Conveniently located off I-94 and near Millennium Park
  • Distance to Venue SIX10: 2 minute walk

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop, $$

  • Distance to Venue SIX10: 8 minute walk

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, $$

  • Historic hotel view of Lake Michigan
  • Distance to Venue SIX10: 1 minute walk

The conference is planned to be an in-person event.

We will be providing breakfast, lunch, breaks, and evening receptions. If you have any specific dietary requirements please do ensure that you let our team know.

Business Casual

This event is open to the Alation community and users and any other companies looking to learn more about Alation.

FREE. We want to encourage interest and learning in the area of data intelligence, so this year there is no registration cost to attendees for the full day, main event. 

There are optional training and certification courses taking place on October 23rd – stay tuned for more information.

For assistance, please contact our events team at