Meet the Team
Jeanette Atkinson is a principal analyst and reporting guru. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s in accounting. She has 5+ years’ experience working on budgeting and forecasting models and reports. She’s on a mission to eliminate shadow systems and create a reporting world that enables KU to make outstanding, flexible reports for everyone. You can ask Jeanette about requirements gathering, budgeting & forecasting, data modeling, developing visual training materials, and data visualization.
Matt Baker is an application administrator with a strong background in HR operational analytics and systems. He has a Bachelor’s in Public Administration. He has always served as the go-to “tech and process guy” throughout his career. He's the local BIC expert on managing the BI related systems: user security, migrations, system functionality, you name it. Matt’s excited to help others discover insights in their data that they can apply in their jobs. You can ask Matt about OAC system functionality, training methodologies, Excel, best practices in HR, leadership, and process improvement.
Jason Koepp is a principal analyst and aspiring chart aficionado. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Creative Writing – but has made the leap to the dark side of data analytics. He has a professional background in communication and analysis. He gets excited about turning data into insightful information, and then finding the best way to communicate it to others. He excels at communicating complex ideas in simple ways through graphics, data visualization, and videos and has three years of experience doing so. You can ask Jason about StrengthFinders, productivity, data visualization, bullet charts, and staying calm in intense situations.
Jody Lin is a research analyst. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in statistics. She worked in Procurement Services for five years as a strategic sourcing and compliance analyst, looking for insights from data to generate contract savings. Jody’s favorite experience from 2004 was moving across the globe to the U.S. She’s learning more about SQL basics and data modeling. You can ask Jody about Procurement metrics, Taiwanese culture, and reporting.
Matt Quijas is a Principal Analyst. He has a Bachelor’s in Finance. Matt has worked at KU since 2012, providing financial support to various departments and then serving as an analyst for Financial Management Systems. In that role, he used advanced reporting and sql techniques to support data conversions and the reporting needs of the campus. He’s excited to learn even more about data modeling and presenting data in meaningful ways for the KU community. You can ask Matt about data modeling, data quality testing strategies, reporting in Oracle Cloud environments, and running.
Sean Steinle is a principal analyst and metric maker. He has a bachelor’s in Economics and has 5+ years’ experience communicating meaningful information in graphs. In his first four years at KU, Sean compiled metrics and built dashboards for Shared Service Center’s leadership. He wants to take KU data analysis to the next level and aid leadership in making impactful decisions. You can ask Sean about data visualization, sql & SAS code, requirements gathering, human capital metrics, and diminishing marginal utility.
Nick Stevens is the BIC director and a data fanatic. He has a bachelor’s in management and has been with the university for over a decade. During that time, he has managed large organizations and projects, and every role has involved data analytics. He has experience in research administration, forecast models, data models, data visualization, IT, and shared services. Simply put, he loves a challenge and can’t wait to wrangle as much university as possible into an enterprise data warehouse. He’s excited about leading the BIC team and helping leaders shine light on the data they need to make decisions. You can ask Nick about selling your ideas to others, star schemas, process improvement, leadership, change management, and presenting data in a meaningful way.
Prasanna Tadimeti is the BIC data architect. She has a strong technical consulting background, a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, and a Master’s in Business. She uses all of this experience to provide a holistic approach to understanding business needs and building technical solutions to support them. Prasanna thrives on challenging projects and is excited to bring her loyalty and commitment to the BIC team. She’s hoping to learn more about machine learning technologies. You can ask Prasanna about data modeling, data warehousing, complex sql or SAS syntax, code optimization, Linux, and software application improvements.
Ruthvik Uppaluri is a data modeler and tech ace. He has a Bachelor’s in Computer & Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering. Ruthvik has implemented large scale Hyperion Essbase and Planning for multiple billion dollar companies. He’s excited to use the latest technologies to develop complex multidimensional cubes for KU’s vast array of information. He wants to solve challenging problems with intuitive, user-friendly solutions. You can ask Ruthvik about leadership, Essbase, PBCS/EPM, time management, BI solutions, and helping people become better at their jobs through technology.
Teja Vasantavada is a senior programmer with a Bachelor’s in Electronics and a Master’s in Computer Information Systems. He has 4+ years’ experience in data warehousing, data modeling, ETL development, and reporting. He’s excited to get more involved in end-to-end implementation on the BIC team and continue learning more about ETL tools. You can ask Teja about ETL development, source-to-target reconciliation, ODI & Informatica, data modeling, and sql.