Ms. Sharmila Mulligan serves as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Alteryx. Sharmila joined Alteryx in the company's acquisition of ClearStory Data, a modern data analytics company where she served as chief executive officer (CEO). Since joining Alteryx, Sharmila has accelerated the company's strategy to meet the global demand for advanced analytics, making data science, machine learning and AI accessible to everyone. In addition, Sharmila supports customers and global partners in their digital transformation initiatives. Her deep knowledge of the data market, market convergence and the ecosystem led to the creation of the analytic process automation category. Prior to ClearStory Data, Sharmila was the chief marketing officer at Aster Data Systems (acquired by Teradata Corporation) and early on at Cloudera. She was also CMO and EVP at Opsware (founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz and acquired by HP), Vice President at Netscape, Vice President at AOL and previously held roles at Microsoft, HP Software, and General Magic. She has driven the creation of several multi-billion-dollar market categories, including Application Servers, Data Center automation and Big Data analytics. Sharmila sits on the board of directors for ConocoPhillips and is an active investor and advisor to numerous technology companies. She also serves on the advisory board for several universities that are advancing their data and analytics programs. She is passionate about supporting women in business and leadership roles and co-leads the Alteryx People + Analytics initiative as well as a variety of STEM programs. Sharmila earned two bachelor's degrees in computer science and economics and received her master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.