Hi, I’m Helen

I’m a Business Intelligence Consultant, Analyst Advocate and AWS Data Hero from Wellington, New Zealand, I lead data projects that empower users and make businesses more efficient.

What I do

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Database Migration

Led project to deliver AWS Aurora database for 60+ Analysts, gathering requirements, running workshops, rationalising and migrating existing SQL Server saving 4TBs of disc, managing rollout and onboarding.

Data Education

Increased Analysts self-sufficiency by developing an education programme to coach them on how to do more with SQL, and BI tools. Ongoing mentorship for juniors and key point of contact for regional Analysts.

Data Democratisation

Led project to develop a searchable, browsable information hub for documentation and dashboards that answer business questions.

Data Community Outreach

Distinguished Author and Community Moderator on Dev.to writing articles on SQL and AWS with over 450,000 views and 40,000 followers. Recently named one of the first AWS Data Heroes.

Recent Newsletter Features

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Recent Interviews

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Where to find me

Find me on Twitter, where I’m tweeting in the Analytics Community, or on Dev.to where I’m the Data Community Moderator.