The Data School Coaches
David Bartolo – Head Coach
Dave has been a user of Tableau since 2010 when he discovered the power of using data visualisation to tell a compelling story. In 2013 Dave joined MIP and he was shipped over to Seattle to be certified as a Tableau trainer. Dave was also fortunate enough to be able to attend TCC13 where he first saw Alteryx and quickly realised the power of using advanced analytics in addition to data visualisation.
He has been consulting and training in both Tableau and Alteryx for many years and in that time has had the pleasure of working with many organisations in many industries. Dave is passionate about analytics, and the insights that can be found and shared through data visualisation and is very happy to be participating in Data School Australia.
Bethany Fox – Lead Coach Sydney
Bethany has always had an interest in data analytics, which was intensified whilst studying for her MSc in Applicable Mathematics. During her time at university, she began to understand the need for being able to make the complicated, uncomplicated.
After playing around with Tableau for data visualisation, she was impressed with how intuitive and creative it was. She soon realised that joining The Data School was the only option for her!
Bethany has been an active consultant for The Information Lab in the UK for the past 6 years working with clients to find insights in the client’s data. Her clients were all sad to see her leave the UK and head off to Australia to take up the Coach role in the Sydney Data School.
In her spare time, she loves dancing, playing the piano, and exploring all things new in Sydney and around Oz.
Natalia Miteva – Coach
Landing a job in analytics straight after graduating from university, Natalia has worked in data consultancy for 4 years. She enjoys helping clients transform complex data into clear and meaningful insights, leading to well-informed decisions. Her clients come from wide a range of sectors including Private Equity, Insurance, Automotive, Professional Services, Consumer, and Education.
Having gone through the Data School training programme herself, Natalia understands the journey from a learner’s point of view and draws on her own experience when teaching others. She is passionate about coaching and spreading her love for data.
Natalia is also actively engaged in the data visualization community, co-leading Tiny Viz Talks, a community which helps dataviz enthusiasts grow and nurture their skills.
Outside of work, you will most likely find her practicing yoga, hiking, and exploring nature.
The Data School Australia is ‘powered’ by a number of coaches with specific areas of expertise to assist our head coaches – including guest appearances from the coaching team at Data School UK.
Rachid has more than 20 years’ experience in data warehouse and BI system design and implementation. As a solution architect and program manager Rachid designed and implemented large enterprise BI systems for a wide range of industries including finance, banking, health, education, telecommunications, transportation and government services. For more than 10 years Rachid was managing large data warehouse and BI system in the role of Enterprise Data Warehouse manager for different corporate bodies. Rachid has a passion for data modelling and mastered various data modelling techniques.
Outside of work Rachid likes to read about history of humankind and history of religions.
During his working career Rachid had multiple certifications for database management systems, BI applications and project management methodologies.
Tram has many years’ experience in database & data warehouse development, and includes Tableau & Alteryx in her toolset for building data solutions. They enable her to effectively solve business problems and make data more accessible to people. Tram enjoys the blending of technical & analytical thinking skills with visual creativity in data visualisation, and finds getting a piece of complex code to run just as satisfying as getting shapes & colours aligned just right.
When not fiddling around with data, you might find Tram travelling & exploring, applying colour theory to painting, searching for clothes with decent pockets, or staring into a screen or page.
Tram is a Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate and is Alteryx Designer Core certified.
Ayelavan is a Senior Analytics Consultant and is across the full stack of technologies that MIP offers. He enjoys helping customers solve problems they have around data and getting the most out of this data using Tableau and Alteryx. He started his career off as a civil engineer working on construction projects and like many data schoolers his passion for data has motivated and provided the drive for him to change careers so he can work more with data.
When he’s not tweaking a Tableau dashboard or building a workflow in Alteryx, Ayelavan is a huge Liverpool fan. He also enjoys kicking the ball around showing off his football skills.
Ayelavan is a Tableau Certified Associate and Alteryx Designer Advanced Certified.
Nick joined MIP as a business intelligence consultant in 2016, specialising in end-to-end reporting, analytics and data science solutions using Alteryx.
Although Nick’s varied background includes studies in philosophy and psychology, time at a law firm and in media, Nick found his passion is solving big problems with the power of data. He has delivered BI systems for a wide range of clients in industries including finance, banking, construction, government services and telecommunications. He enjoys a challenge, and pushing Alteryx and Tableau to the limit.
Nick’s interests include all kinds of music, although he has a particular fondness for 90s electronica. He enjoys football, he supports the Australian football team through the good times and the bad, or any world club team that contains a Socceroo.
Nick is an Alteryx Certified Professional.
Russell is an experienced Principal Data Warehouse Architect who has been with MIP since 2010. He loves designing and building large scale Data Warehouse/BI Solutions and has extensive knowledge and experience in various areas of information systems development, including: project and team management, strategic planning, data modelling, ETL/ELT and BI implementation. He has experience across multiple industries including telecommunications, education, financial and insurance services and the public sector.
Away from work, Russell loves to spend time with his young family especially cooking new exciting meals or trying out different places to eat. He also enjoys the great outdoors and loves to unwind and do a bit of recreational fishing.
Russell is certified as an Alteryx Partner, Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate, SCRUM Master, Data Vault Modeler, Snowflake Associate and Teradata Specialist.
Ryan joined MIP in 2016 and is a Senior BI/Analytics Consultant. His background encompasses data modelling, database design, solution architecture, business analysis, project management, and development. Ryan works primarily with Alteryx & Tableau to deliver solutions for clients. When he is not at client sites he can be found making insightful dashboards, creating API connectors in Alteryx & Alteryx apps, or furthering his Python skills.
When he is not at work, Ryan is an avid family man that gets into fun adventures with his family on the weekends and is a sports enthusiast for American sports.
Ryan is a 2018 Alteryx Grand Prix finalist and has the Advanced, Core, and Partner Alteryx Certifications. He is also a Scrum Master and an Associate-level CPA.