Hello 👋🏻, my name is

Sawali Kale

I am anOutlier

With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I am a skilled data analytics lead with a wealth of knowledge in data analysis, visualization and reporting tools. Throughout my career, I have successfully implemented data systems, interpreted extensive datasets, and conveyed valuable insights and recommendations to stakeholders. As a leader, I guide and mentor a team of data analysts and engineers, all working together to achieve a shared objective. I enjoy preparing interactive dashboards that bestow end-users the power of examining trends and patterns in data through simple clicks. If you're interested in the art of storytelling through data and visualizations, I would 💜 to talk with you!

Sawali Kale
  • 7 +Years of Experience
  • coffee to SQL and Viz

What I Do

my Day-To-Day
Business Intelligence
Data Analysis

I analyze and interpret large sets of data to identify trends, patterns, and insights. I use various data management and analysis tools, such as SQL, Python, and statistical software.

Story telling
Data Visualization

I create interactive visualizations to tell a compelling story about the data. The reporting tools I use include Google Data Studio, Tableau and Power BI.

Team Management

I manage talent and performance with goal setting and tracking OKRs of the BI team. I ensure that the team transitions organizational boundaries and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Customer Success
Agile Project Management

I use various project management tools like JIRA to prioritize multiple concurrent projects, to delegate work to the reportees and lead the team to achieve timely and accurate results.

Actionable Insights
Product Development

I closely work with product teams to create data dictionaries and track user-behaviour metrics to build better end-user experiences. I track product analytics with events captured in Firebase, Google Analytics and MixPanel.


Latest Blog

my Articles and Musings


my Storytelling with Data


my Story
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications
Savitribai Phule Pune University
2010 - 2015

I am an engineer by training who later transitioned in to becoming a ‘data person’. I leverage my experience with engineering principles, problem-solving, and analytical thinking to extract valuable insights from data and inform data-driven decisions.

Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate
Analytics Senior Analyst
Apr 2023 - Present

In my current role, I utilize Snowflake and Python to analyze historical data of marketing campaigns and conduct Post Campaign Analysis (PCA) to measure campaign performance. I strengthen scoping and forecasting of costs and volumes to run effective marketing campaigns for one of the top supermarkets in the UK.

Data Analytics Lead
Avegen Pvt Ltd
Jan 2022 - Apr 2023

I managed a team of 3-4 data analysts and interns and served as the point of contact for all data-related tasks, including gathering data requirements and generating reports and dashboards. I also collaborated with implementation managers to understand client data needs and provided insights and answers to key business questions. I worked closely with cross-functional team members and customers to identify and improve metrics for measuring and monitoring health programs. In addition to above I scouted for talent and conducted hiring interviews to build an effective BI team.

Senior Data Analyst
Avegen Pvt Ltd
Feb 2021 - Jan 2022

I have strategized and driven the BI team roadmap with a focus on customers and business needs. In this role I mentored and led junior data engineers and interns, and reviewed their pull requests to provide guidance on development.

Data Analytics Specialist
Avegen Pvt Ltd
July 2018 - Feb 2021

I played a key role in setting up the data analytics and BI team in the organization and created and enforced standard operating procedures for data collection, processing, and exporting. I also identified and implemented tools and frameworks for data visualization and best practices for ETL and data engineering, and automated reporting for various business analytics requests.

Associate Software Engineer
Avegen Pvt Ltd
March 2016 - July 2018

I provided level 2 and level 3 support for internal and external customers, onboarded new customers to the platform based on their requirements and managed existing customer configurations and change requests.


Professional Skills

my Talent & Skills

Hands-on experience in coding with Python and Ruby.

Good grasp of UNIX-based infrastructure and version control systems like Git.

Working closely with back-end engineers to conceptualize data models & entity-relationships.

85 %
Data engineering

Proficiency in using databases like PostgresSQL, MySQL, BigQuery.

Development of ETL, data modelling, creation of data lakes and working with large (healthcare) datasets.

Skilled in utilizing SQL to extract and manipulate data.

80 %
Business Intelligence

Building dashboards combining data from various sources for external and internal stakeholders in Google Data Studio.

Experience with reporting tools like Tableau, Power BI and other BI packages.

Supporting impact analysis of research projects, and generating practical results and recommendations.

80 %

Managing talent and performance with goal setting and tracking OKRs of the BI team.

Overseeing the design, development, and implementation of data analytics and business intelligence solutions, including dashboards and reports.

Prioritizing multiple concurrent projects, delegating work to the reportees and leading the team to achieve timely and accurate results.

75 %
Processes and pipelines

Experience working in project management tools like Atlassian Jira and SmartSheet and interaction with a diverse set of national & international clients.

Establishing processes for BI & data team for compliance and adherence to various standards like GDPR, ISO-27001 and ISO-13485.

Preparation and enforcement of data analytics SOPs focussing on security, access control, and privacy.

90 %

Collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate data analytics and business intelligence solutions into existing systems and processes.

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate data insights and recommendations to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Communicate effectively with stakeholders to address their concerns and resolve any issues that arise.

80 %


what My Peers Say
Carolina Sportelli

She has always been humble but keen to grow and learn more, a resilient individual with great capacity and the willingness to try new responsibilities. Sawali is very driven, ethically sound and when she puts her mind to it she will get the job done.

Carolina Sportelli, PhD
Customer Success Manager
Vine Health
Rajiv Ramaswamy

When I joined Avegen, I heard about how Sawali had risen through the ranks and was transitioning from being a senior data analyst to a Data Lead. And I am happy to say that, in all my time working with her, I could see why people used adjectives like dedicated, determined, skillful, reliable, and trustworthy to describe her.

Rajiv Ramaswamy
Business Unit Manager
Avegen Pvt Ltd
Mithun James

Sawali is a skilled professional with an in-depth understanding of data management, analysis and visualization, and she is an excellent team lead. She is someone whom I would definitely want in my team. I rarely express my endorsement with such conviction.

Dr. Mithun James
Associate Director, Platform Engineering
Avegen Pvt Ltd
Nitin Pathrose

Sawali is methodical in her approach to solving problems and is excellent with guiding her team towards a common goal. She is an excellent team leader and a great asset to our organization.

Nitin Pathrose
Implementation Manager
Avegen Pvt Ltd
Aaron Dsilva

She excels in analytical skills, data understanding and technical proficiency in Tableau, Python, PostgreSQL and Google data studio. Sawali is able to effectively communicate findings to stakeholders and bring positivity to the workplace.

Aaron Dsilva
Full Stack Developer Consultant
Shweta Kamat

She has the ability to translate business problems into data problems and use data-driven insights to solve them. She is the best when it comes to understanding the business context in which data is used, and has the ability to drive business value from data analytics initiatives.

Shweta Kamat
Senior Manager - Customer Acquisition
Gayatri Sarnobat

Her attitude and efficiency in working are great! She is highly professional and manages people well. Sawali would be an asset to any team.

Gayatri Sarnobat
Associate Director

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Pune | Bengaluru, India
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