JOHN WILLS, FIELD CTO, ALATION
John Wills is the Field CTO at Alation. In this role, he focuses on strategic customer and partner advocacy, supporting strategic opportunities, and closely following industry trends to help craft corporate strategy and product priorities. Previously, John led Alation’s Solution Development and Professional Services organizations. He is also the primary author of Alation’s Book of Knowledge, an internal corpus of best practices for using Alation designed for customers.
John has 30+ years of experience in data management with a number of startups and service providers. Throughout his career, he has had concentrated experience in data warehousing, BI, data integration, metadata, data governance, data quality, data modeling, application integration, data profiling, and master data management. John also holds numerous architecture certifications and has authored several methodologies.
Finally, John has won several awards for technology leadership, and was featured in Software Magazine during his time with LBMS, Inc., an computer-aided software engineering (CASE) company.