How to build a data-driven company.
All companies need data to drive their growth and make good decisions, but timely access to relevant, clean data requires more than data feeds. It takes a shift in thinking and a change to the way all operating units approach their jobs. In this session, Airbase CFO, Aneal Vallurupalli, will speak with data engineer Rachel Bradley Haas, Co-founder of Big Time Data. Their conversation will focus on how to build processes and systems so that the finance team can be effective stewards of all company data.
An enthusiastic data nerd, Rachel has experience in companies large and small running data operations, systems, and analytics teams. She brings a unique perspective on how to approach building the right data infrastructure for various companies at different stages. The discussion will include how to best structure data systems to meet the needs of an organization’s various operating units, some of the important tools available, and tips on how you can start tackling the serious challenge of becoming a data-centric company.
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and helpful discussion.
About the speakers.
Co-Founder at Big Time Data
Rachel Bradley-Haas is the Co-founder of Big Time Data and former Director at Go-To-Market Operations & Analytics at Heroku. She is an experienced leader, analytics engineer, and go-to-market operations specialist who despises manual processes and has a penchant for building beautiful data visualizations and dashboards.
CFO at Airbase
Aneal Vallurupalli is the Chief Financial Officer at Airbase. His background includes early- to late-stage corporate finance, corporate development, operations, and tech M&A. Most recently, Aneal was the Vice President of Finance & Operations at Mattermost, where he still serves as an advisor. At Mattermost, Aneal grew the company’s enterprise value, with a 4x increase in revenue growth and by leading the $50M Series B. He also managed the company’s fully distributed global growth by doubling the number of countries it operates in, and growing employee count by 5x. Prior to that, he was the Head of Strategic Finance at Mapbox, where he led the company’s $164M Series C round of funding from SoftBank, and was the founding member of the Corporate Development team at Guidewire (NYSE:GWRE), helping it to grow from a $800M private company to a $7B public company. His career began in technology investment banking at Union Square Advisors, completing a range of public and private M&A transactions, including buy-side, sell-side, corporate divestitures, and restructurings.