#RunData15: On Monday ,Tuesday, Thursday of the conference, fellow runners will have a chance to hit the strip together for a morning run.
Monday, 10/19 – 7 am MGM Grand Lobby
Tuesday, 10/20 – 5:15 am MGM Grand Lobby
Thursday, 10/22 – 5:15 am MGM Grand Lobby
We’ll have three loops– 5k, 10k, and 10 mi and the course maps can be found below. We’ll have PLENTY of paces and you’re welcome to turn around and call it a morning at any time. We just figured people would like an organized loop of some kind.
5K - https://runkeeper.com/user/kriebela/route/4072885
10mi - https://runkeeper.com/user/kriebela/route/4072897
Please feel free to spread the word - tell other attendees and share via your social channels using the hashtag #RunData15. You can also join the Strava group created by Paul, here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/162390
This session is also available at the following times: Monday at 7:00 am and Thursday at 5:15 am
If you want the skinny on what’s going down over the next 3 days, this is the place to be. We’ll let you in on some of the can’t-miss conference moments, provide guidance on selecting sessions, give you tips on where to make new friends, and provide tons of details designed to help you get the most out of your TC experience. This session is appropriate for first-time conference attendees as well as repeat visitors who want the low-down on 2015’s happenings.
This session is also available at the following times: Monday at 3:00 pm
Visit the Global Services Tableau Kiosk to learn how to accelerate your learning and adoption of Tableau. From training courses and certification exams to consulting services for any size deployment, we’ll quickly make you and your company successful.
Join us for this informal meetup over breakfast. This is an opportunity for you to connect with other Tableau users and your peers in Government across the federal, state and local markets. See and hear what other agencies are achieving by using Tableau within the public sector. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations while enjoying a light breakfast.
Set up your Tableau Online trial with an expert, watch a demo, meet other Tableau Online users, and chat with leadership. Located at the center of the expo hall, the Tableau Online space is your central location for all things Tableau Online.
For the first time ever we are hosting a Tableau Whack-A-Mole game – come put your skills to the test and play with a dev build of Tableau. Provide feedback on some features and walk away with prizes in return for your time and ideas.
Hear from Tableau developers and leaders about Tableau’s product vision. CEO Christian Chabot will share opening comments, VP Product Management Francois Ajenstat will share insight about Tableau’s development strategy, and then several of our key developers will showcase current and future product directions.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk for demos and examples from Tableau devs to produce the best interactive dashboards.
Business intelligence, analytics, and data-driven decision making in public higher education are challenging tasks. In this session you will learn how Fresno State implemented a campus-wide Tableau Server solution to satisfy ongoing data and assessment needs of various offices within Student and Academic Affairs. We will demonstrate and share design elements used to develop a visually appealing and fully interactive university fact book for public users. We’ll also review an approach to design dashboards, which takes a user on a flow from interesting data to useful data.
This session will cover how Boston Scientific, a leading global medical device company, empowers thousands of its sales personnel around the world to analyze and share key business insights by leveraging Tableau with SAP HANA.
Combining Tableau data discovery and dashboards with HANA’s high speed in-memory database provided a complete user experience promoting self-service data discovery and mobile analytics. The solution leverages Tableau’s live SAP HANA connection and Tableau’s built-in metadata capabilities to transform HANA’s complexity into high performance data analytics.
Report factories are not meeting the needs of the business.
As people attempt to ask and answer their own questions, it becomes ever more critical to have reliable, timely, and accurate data. IT is pivotal in building a culture of analytics that empowers everyone to answer their own questions. Join Tableau’s IT leaders Brian Smith and Neelesh Kamkolkar as they share Tableau’s vision for a data driven organization.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and 12:45pm)
Think you know every trick and approach to using parameters and actions in your dashboards? Confident that you’ve seen every creative approach for weaving an interactive data story using Tableau? This session may change your mind. This presentation is designed to show users who are already deeply familiar with calculations, parameters, and actions how they can often stack, layer, and intertwine these capabilities to achieve interactivity and customization inside their Tableau dashboards unlike anything demonstrated in normal training, or listed in standard documentation. Join this Jedi session to learn how to color outside the lines when it comes to parameterized sheet control, active zone layering, event-driven reference lines, and user-driven annotations.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 12:45 pm
Explore the benefits of Tableau-driven decision making in a K-12 environment. Des Moines Public Schools has developed myriad dashboards used by administrators, teachers, and data teams to drive instructional decisions. Tableau has provided Des Moines Schools’ staff members access to real-time data, allowing them to monitor student progress and make decisions in a timely manner. This session will showcase a number of visualizations created and used in a leading urban school district. Dashboards will include content related to student achievement, standards referenced grading, disproportionality, demographics, behavior, longitudinal assessment, and health and school boundaries.
Survey data got you down? Trouble slicing data just the way you want? Can't make use of those quick table calculations? Why is it that sometimes data is easy to analyze in Tableau and other times it seems nearly impossible? This session will explore the wide variety of data out there in the world. We'll look at: Excel files with odd shapes; working with multiple flat files that contain separate 'chunks' of the same (or similar) data; and free tools that can help you collect, scrape, reformat, and edit data from the web and other sources, with the idea that all data should have the same chance to express itself!
(Offered at Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Are you new to data analysis? Is most of your data in Excel? This hands-on session covers how to prepare your Excel data for analysis in Tableau, as well as best practices for creating a “single version of the truth.” We will cover data preparation topics such as split, data interpreter, and pivot. We will also cover how to standardize field names, data types, hierarchies, groups, aliases and calculated fields. What you will learn:
This session is also available at the following times: Thursday at 10:15 am
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Those outliers have been plain cruel lately. This hands-on session goes over basic statistics in Tableau. It will touch on topics such as creating histograms, using forecasts, and finding the full functionality of the analytics pane. It covers reading and understanding Tableau’s summary card, creating trend lines, ANOVA tables, and MORE! By the end of the class, you’ll go from being scared of outliers to isolating and analyzing them.
What you will learn:
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am and Thursday at 10:15 am
Take a journey and learn how to utilize one of the most powerful and useful features of Tableau: Sets! This session will start at the beginning and then offer a fast ramp-up on the various methods for creating sets, a deeper dive into calculated sets, a look into combining sets, and tips and tricks for using sets. You’ll learn how to quickly visualize set membership and relationships, simplify and extend elementary cohort analysis, reduce expressions in your workbooks, and run complex comparisons amongst set members while we explore obesity data around the world.
In this highly interactive course, attendees will work as a group to review multiple visualizations and learn visual best practices. We'll experiment by changing chart types, colors, interactions, and other elements to understand what makes a great dashboard.
Every organization can get data about their social media presence. But deciding how to collect and use that data can be overwhelming. Never fear! In this session, Tableau's social media team will share their top strategies for working with data from multiple platforms. Learn where to access data, how to visualize it in meaningful ways, and ultimately how to make sense of both your organic and paid impact on social media.
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ConEd) is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $44 billion in assets. ConEd of New York provides electric service to approximately 3.3 million customers and gas service to approximately 1.1 million customers in New York City and Westchester County.
By using Tableau to explore our data, and not just report it, we discovered that our performance in key areas was significantly below goal. Specifically, we thought we were reaching our target dates 80% of the time, but in using Tableau, we discovered that we were only hitting our goal 53% of the time.
Since discovering this discrepancy, we’ve rolled out Tableau “just-in-time” dashboards so that key stakeholders can monitor performance on a daily basis. The result? ConEd is hitting its goal in key areas 99% percent of the time, yielding significant improvements in performance and customer satisfaction.
In this session, attendees will see how ConEd uses Tableau to discover problem areas, see the dashboards we use to ensure timely performance, and learn how we are expanding Tableau into other areas of the organization.
We know how it is: Tableau server usage at your organization is through the roof and you just can't keep up with the administration. Why not automate all of that and spend your days playing XBox? In this session, you'll learn how to use the REST API to programmatically provision users, content, and permissions, and we'll put it all inside a fun web application.
(Offeredon Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
What is a level of detail expression? What determines the level of detail on a view? What becomes possible with the power to explicitly determine the level of detail for individual calculations? This hands-on session explores these questions with an overview of the brand new level of detail expressions in Tableau. This class is for a moderately experienced Tableau user who is comfortable with writing calculated fields and wants to take their calculations to the next “level."
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15pm)
Using Tableau can help you get even more from your Google Analytics data. This hand-on class will walk through the process of integrating with Google Analytics to rediscover your data in the fast and flexible environment of Tableau. Take drag and drop to the next level by using Tableau to unlock the existing tracking features of Google Analytics. Take advantage of Tableau’s built-in visual best practices and sharing capabilities to answer important audience questions quickly and easily.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15 am and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
New to Tableau or intimidated by making dashboards? To create a great dashboard you have to be able to iterate, try things, and experiment. Come to this session and learn the tools you can use to build killer dashboards without driving yourself crazy in the process. We'll go over layout containers, filters, basic actions, and more. You'll walk away ready to focus on iterating and ideas, rather than using software.
This session is also available at the following times: Thursday at 11:45 am
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Learn to communicate more effectively using visual best practices. The goal of creating dashboards is to be able to share the insights you discover, so that people can take the best possible action. Adhering to visual best practices will ensure that your audience walks away with the right information. Accurate and efficient communication will lead to faster and more precise decision-making.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
(Offered on Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
We will start slowly by covering the basics of sets to spice up your Tableau relationship. As we gain momentum, we will begin to dive deeper into calculated sets and combining of sets. You’ll also learn how you can use both sets and level of detail expressions to quickly perform cohort analysis, simplify complex calculations, and run comparisons amongst set members. At the end of the session, you’ll leave satisfied with the tips and tricks of sets.
Senior Informatics Analyst and avid Tableau user Jasper Harris has teamed up with Senior VizTeam engineer Ashok Patro to discuss and demonstrate the various ways Tableau has been a catalyst for change at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). The pair will start by walking how the Analytics COE has evolved and matured with the help of the VizTeam, which provides enterprise-wide support for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server users.
Jasper and Ashok will demonstrate a number of successful Tableau applications to show how BCBSNC has moved beyond traditional reporting, using Tableau for operational intelligence and by leveraging Tableau Server for self-service data discovery.
At TC13, Cisco presented how IT managed an enterprise Tableau server environment supporting 100 independent business teams. Now that we've grown from 100 sites to 270+ sites with 4,000 published dashboards and 8,000 regular users, we've put a lot of effort into automating the management of the Tableau server platform and building reports to better support the environment.
This session is for Tableau server administrators and architects who need to manage a rapidly growing Tableau deployment. We will cover (and provide samples of) the following:
Building a single source of truth is a big challenge. This is even truer when your organization has more than 70 million customers with a broad product portfolio in a complex environment. The task becomes nearly impossible! The introduction of Tableau enabled us to not only create a source of truth, but provide information to the OI Executives in less time than before, providing insight and creating opportunities. This is exactly what OI needed, one real true number across the entire company to provide better analysis to improve our business. In this session you will see how we transformed the way we deliver information with innovation and Tableau.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 20 at 2:15pm)
Back by popular demand, Tableau experts Charles and Dustin explain how to pivot Excel skills into Tableau mastery. Are you in a love-hate relationship with Excel? Frustrated and feeling like you're not moving forward? Bring back the romance. Let Excel do what Excel is good at. Move the analytic tasks you depend on and supercharge them in Tableau. This session will cover not only how to duplicate and improve Excel functionality in Tableau, but how to move beyond the constraints of rows and columns. Join us and repair your relationship with Excel. There's a happy world of dynamic, interactive analytics waiting for you.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 21 at 1:15pm)
Have you ever needed to know the percent of one expense out of the total budget? Or have you wanted to know the difference in temperature of a certain day, compared to last year? Have you ever got stuck trying to calculate the percent growth in sales between quarters? And finally, have you ever wanted to do all of the above with just a couple clicks on your mouse? If you answered yes to any of those questions, join our table and let’s start the game!
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
The Supply Chain team at BJC HealthCare was tasked with reducing expenses by $212 million over four years while maintaining quality patient outcomes. Lack of visibility into system-wide purchases posed significant challenges to determining high value supplies and leveraging economies of scale. BJC Supply Chain implemented Tableau to organize and access its disparate data sources. This unprecedented access enabled cross-functional teams to execute logistical, utilization, sourcing, and procurement strategies with measurable impact. Departments across BJC subsequently adopted Tableau, empowering and engaging analysts, while fostering a cultural shift in data analytics.
Gartner recognized BJC with the 2015 SupplyChain Innovator Award.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15am)
What is your name? What is your quest? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? If you can only answer two of the three questions above, you’ve come to the right place. This introductory course on calculations will guide you through correctly aggregating data, constructing true-false analyses, writing if-then statements, and performing string and date calculations. Most importantly, we’ll be using what we learn to answer one of the most legendary questions of all time. What we will show:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:15 am
Tableau has given Macy's analysts rich new ways to access and understand the data produced by this rapidly growing retail giant. Recently, a new challenge was presented to the company: How can we leverage data visualizations to create tools that change the way we do business? The Data Visualization team at Macy’s has deployed a number of strategies to create dashboards that drive actionable insights and decision making. In this presentation, we will discuss how we gained an understanding of business needs in order to design and foster adoption of analytical dashboards that put new capabilities at people's fingertips.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15 am)
Have you ever been to a magic show and thought, “WOW, how in the world did they do that!? It’s impressive?" Have you ever seen a beautiful Tableau dashboard and thought, “WOW! How do they build this? Even more impressive still!?”
Well, here is your chance to go inside the trick and find out how that Tableau magician revealed such an impressive dashboard. This hands-on session will cover the tricks, charts, and chores you can accomplish using multiple marks. It will touch on dual axis charts, synchronizing axes (why is it grayed out?), chart types with multiple marks, and much more. Unlike a magician, you’ll want to reveal your new tricks to all of your colleagues.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15, Oct 20 at 2:15, Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
This hands-on class explores all things mapping in Tableau. If your business has geographic data this class is for you. This session will cover basic functionality of mapping in Tableau for those newer to Tableau. We will also do a deep dive into using latitude and longitude data imported into Tableau to make your maps shine. We will introduce the polygon and paths marks card as well as explore ways to make your map from worst to first.
What we will cover:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 10:15am)
You’ve been using Salesforce to collect data about the crucial metrics of your business–now use Tableau to find the hidden insights in your data. In this session, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of bringing your Salesforce data into Tableau. For the second half, we will focus on advanced analyses that can be accomplished with SFDC standard objects, like accounts, opportunities, and contacts. You’ll get the most out of this course if you have basic proficiency in Tableau: you’re familiar with the drag-and-drop interface, can create a calculated field, and can create a dashboard.
Have questions about statistics in Tableau? Want to make predictions or new discoveries with your data, but don't know where to begin? We'd love to chat with you about your workflows, business questions, and/or feature requests. Leland Wilkinson (author of the Grammar of Graphics and VP of Statistics at Tableau) will be present to answer your questions, as will other members of the statistics development team. We look forward to meeting you! We look forward to meeting you! This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
At Tableau, we love to have our customers test and provide feedback on new features before we release them. Our beta programs are critical to successful releases and successful products, and they are a great opportunity for you to get hands on and try out new features. Drop by the Beta Team Meetup to learn more about betas at Tableau, find out about the next release, sign up to participate in beta programs, or give us feedback on your past beta experience so we can keep improving the program for you. This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
Come and meet the Tableau Dashboards and Formatting Devs! Data analysis is a creative process. Share with us your creative insights and, in turn, learn a little about how we develop features. Here some of the things we'd like to learn about: What makes an effective and beautiful dashboard? What are your Tableau formatting best practices and helpful tips? What are you biggest challenges and frustrations? How do you design dashboards for mobile? You don't have to be a Zen master. One and all are welcome! This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
Are you a fellow map geek? The Maps team would love to meet you and learn more about how you are using Maps in Tableau and how we make it easier for you to see and understand your spatial data. Feel free to drop in for this session happening during lunch.
Join us for this informal meetup over lunch. This is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the oil and gas industry. See and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau within your industry. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations while munching on lunch.
We write the docs that make the whole world sing-or at least we try to. The Tableau Documentation would love to hear from you. If you are creating data visualizations with Tableau Desktop, programming with Tableau's API's, or perhaps you are administering a Tableau Server deployment, we invite you to attend this meet up and tap into the writing master minds behind Tableau's technical content. This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
If you have had challenges with managing and tracking licenses, this is the meetup for you. The Tableau Dev team would like to learn about your deployment and how you manage licenses. We would like to understand the challenges you are facing and give you the opportunity to shape our roadmap of licensing features. This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 11:15 am
Do you use Tableau Public? Work with publicly available data and want to share that with others on the web? Come meet the developers behind the Tableau Public team. Share with us what you do, how you go about building those amazing data stories, and all the crazy things you wish you could do, if only we just did that one thing. This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
Face it. Data doesn’t live in one place anymore. It resides in spreadsheets, data marts, warehouses, cubes, and the ethereal and almighty cloud. Do you have data in any of these places? Have you ever needed to combine data from disparate sources? This two hour training block will cover the basic techniques you’ll employ in utilizing Tableau’s data blending functionality. There are no prerequisites for taking this class, though basic navigational proficiency in Tableau desktop is helpful. By the end of this class, users will know how and when to use data blending, understand the associated terminology, and write a basic calculation across combined data sources. If you’re new to blending or Tableau as a whole, this is a great way to get started with combining your data.
See how the NFL implemented Tableau Online to help increase data transparency between all 32 teams. The session will walk through the business problem, solution and discovery into how sharing digital media metrics between teams allowed for better digital content.
So you've mastered relational data and you're ready to up-level your big data game to visualize unstructured data stored in Tableau, this session is for you! In this session, we will review the challenges of working with unstructured data using NoSQL databases in Tableau as well as share practical approaches and tips for working with document databases such as MongoDB and Couchbase, or graph databases such as Neo4j.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am, Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Do you mainly use trial and error to solve calculation problems in Tableau? Is it a mystery when to use a calculated field, an LOD expression, or a table calculation? This hands-on session will teach you principles of when to apply which method to a problem. Please come prepared with prior experience in all types of Tableau calculations.
Speed up existing worksheets. Answer questions you never thought possible. Make your worksheet sing using the TPCH and TPCDS database benchmarks to see how to get the fastest answers to business questions on large data sets.
If you’re becoming well acquainted with the red “X” in the calculation editor, don’t bug out! This class will give you a rundown of many common bugs and errors that Tableau users run into when trying to create calculations and how to exterminate them. When to aggregate and when not to, complex logical statements, and calculation best practices are just a few of the things we’ll cover, setting you up to write iron-clad calculations for your analyses.
This session will cover:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
(Offered Oct 20 at 11:15, Oct 20 at 1:15, Oct 21 at 10:15, Oct 21 at 1:15 and Oct 22 at 10:15)
“And you may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did I get here?’”
Maybe you just started at your company and you got a conference pass along with your keycard. Maybe you’re fresh out of college with your English degree and now have to dissect social media data. Maybe you’re a potential Tableau customer who just wants to know what all the fuss is about. The bottom line is that you don’t know your drags from your drops, and you want a good place to get started. Welcome my friends, to "Tableau for the First Time." We guarantee this: after this session you will know 100% more about Tableau than you currently do.
What you will learn how to:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 10:15 am, Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
If you struggle with advanced calculations, these are not the calculations you are looking for. If you think this is for you, do or do not, there is no try. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
It is a period of advanced calculations. Rebel conference attendees, striking from the calculations II class, have won their first victory against the level of detail calculations. During the battle, rebel Tableau employees managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate calculations, the Jedi calcs, an armored TC class with multi-level table calculations, complex LOD calculations, and tricky data manipulation. Pursued by the Empire's evil error messages, Tableau trainers race to TC aboard their starships, custodians of the stolen Jedi calcs that can master any challenge and restore freedom to visualize data...
Not all Tableau deployments have fully staffed business intelligence units with all the hardware and software they need. Some have minimal staff and support. In this session, Tableau Zen Master Jonathan Drummey will discuss the successes, failures, and lessons learned in a primarily one-person Tableau deployment in a local healthcare system. You'll come away with ideas on how you can make the most of your resources in your own Tableau deployment.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am, Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 21 at 1:15pm)
Imagine you are appointed Tableau server administrator, tasked with setting up a new installation of Tableau server for your company. You need to understand how to configure Tableau server and set up your users and existing Tableau content. To do so, you will need to know how the web interface functions and what the best practices are for assigning permissions for your users and their content. By the end of this training, you will have experience with such a scenario and your Tableau server will be primed for success!
What you will do:
(Offered on Oct 20 at 11:15am and Oct 21 at 2:45pm)
Do your dashboards leave you audience underwhelmed? In this session, Andy Cotgreave explains how to use effective visual design to build dashboards that are truthful, engaging, and informative. He will deconstruct a competition-winning dashboard, using it to highlight the design decisions being made, and bring in examples from the wider world of visual analytics. You will leave with a tool kit full of ideas – some simple, some complex – to make your work more effective.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 2:45 pm
Netflix analyzes billions of rows of data on a daily basis in order to make optimal buying and process decisions. Leveraging Tableau and cloud data technologies, Netflix has the ability to quickly design, deliver and iterate in a constantly evolving business landscape. In order to provide the best streaming entertainment experience to its millions of customers world-wide, Netflix relies heavily on the power, flexibility, and flow of the Tableau platform. In this session, see how the Netflix content team uses Tableau to quickly identify trends and similarities, find surprise hits and misses, flag process bottlenecks and opportunities, measure catalog health, reduce costs, and improve the customer experience through an array of data visualization dashboards. They will explore how Netflix uses common Tableau data sources, integration of Google sheets and other dynamic data sources, Amazon EMR connections, Teradata RDBMS, and other Tableau customization to quickly deliver insight to its growing and evolving user community. These innovations allow Netflix to explore deep analytics around content performance to influence buying decisions. They will also provide an overview of how Netflix implements mission critical operational reporting that helps individual contributors with their day-to-day tasks in order to ensure the best quality content is ready by opening night.
Learn how Credit Suisse Technology Services leverages Tableau visualizations to help IT product managers better understand their TCO, direct and indirect product costs, and workforce footprint in order to make strategic investment and divestment decisions around IT costs.
Learn about how the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is taking a data-driven approach to manage and deploy human capital analytics, and ultimately execute business strategy by:
Did you miss the Data+Women meetup on Monday or want to continue the conversations you started there? Swing by the Data+Women tables during lunch Tuesday through Thursday to converse, connect and collaborate with fellow data rockstars who want to talk about women in data.
Join us for this informal meetup over lunch. This is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the financial services industry. See and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau within your industry. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations while munching on a provided lunch. Please note that space is limited for this meeting. Please arrive early to secure your seat
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk for demos and examples from Tableau devs for best practices and formatting.
Come and meet the Zen Masters in the community. Shake their hand, get a selfie, say thanks. Ask them how the community has helped them and can help you. Find out what it takes to become a Zen Master. Ask them anything! Here’s when they’ll be appearing:
9-10am: Jonathan Drummey
12-1pm: Chris Love, Robert Radburn
1-2pm: Chris Love, Jonathan Drummey, Shawn Wallwork, Mark Jackson
3-4pm: Allan Walker
12-1pm: Mike Roberts
2-3pm: Robert Rouse, Jonathan Trajkovic, Josh Milligan
11am-noon: Steve Wexler, Pete Gilks
12-1pm. Joe Mako
4-5pm: Mike Roberts, Mark Jackson
This session is also available at the following times: Monday at 9:00 am, Monday at 12:00 pm, Monday at 1:00 pm, Monday at 3:00 pm, Tuesday at 2:00 pm, Wednesday at 11:00 am, Wednesday at 12:00 pm and Wednesday at 4:00 pm
The current state of federal reporting (financial or otherwise) leaves a lot to be desired. The US Department of the Interior is on the forefront of presenting alternative ways to visualize, analyze and consume the treasure-troves of data that are housed in federal systems. See many creative examples of how Tableau can help change hearts and minds that are stuck on spreadsheets and static reports.
Join Dr. Sara Kintzle from the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Innovation and Research (CIR) on Veterans and Military Families to hear more about how USC CIR worked with Deloitte on their landmark study, “The State of the American Veteran: The Los Angeles County Veterans Study.” Delivered to more than 1, 350 veterans, the survey provided valuable data, but USC needed the tools to unlock its insights. Utilizing Tableau software, the Deloitte team transformed the survey into a strategic visual and analytical dashboard to help USC CIR analyze the needs of veterans and engage NGOs that support veterans. Attend this session to hear more about:
In 2013, Arby’s started up a brand new Business Intelligence Department and enterprise data warehouse initiative. At that time, data was fragmented, segmented, and siloed into many different sources like Excel, Access, IBM Cognos (COR), Oracle and SQL Server. Arby’s introduced Tableau to the organization in early 2014 and began to see data like it had never seen data before. Our story is about how Arby’s has changed how it sees data, not only from a visual perspective, but also as an asset. During this short 12-18 month time period, Arby’s BI and Enterprise Data Team has:
As Arby’s undergoes a major brand revitalization and a sales “revival,” we are seeing a data “revival” in the organization. Tableau has been instrumental in this amazing story.
Have you ever wondered how our product consultants become such experts with the product? Do you want to take your analysis to the next level? In this session, we will share a tool with you that we use internally to improve our Tableau skills from business user to analyst. The Challenge Workbook is a compilation of common challenges that come to us from customers who are asking questions of their data. These challenges will set you up for success to answer nearly any question with Tableau.
Tableau introduced a whole new suite of server admin views to better serve your needs and answer your questions. In this session, we will use these views to showcase the power of the Tableau repository and its potential for monitoring server activity, tracking and triaging potential problems, and answering your most prevalent user questions. Learn to master your server distribution using easily accessible resources (available to you upon installation!) to become the admin you always wanted to be.
Spreadsheets cannot keep up with the vast volumes of data generated by the global financial industry. This session will provide examples of how Tableau can be used to find patterns and meaning in vast financial databases, as well as combine various datasets housed in separate places to create interactive dashboards.
We will share the story of how our team is simplifying how customers do business with Comcast by:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am
Popular evangelists for visual analytics sometimes claim that visual analytics provides tools to drill down, zoom, brush, and link, and that these tools are all an analyst needs to explore data. Enthusiasts believe that human intuition, perception, and cognition are sufficient for discovering structure. Some even maintain that humans can outperform computers at data discovery. This session presents examples where such claims are clearly false and shows how statistical methods can help make the computer a partner in data discovery rather than a servant.
Are you rolling snake eyes when trying to reduce the time it takes move from raw data to a fabulous viz? With Tableau Data Server up your sleeve, you can double down on your Tableau implementation and be rolling big time in no time. If you're looking to:
Then you need to step up your game with Tableau Data Server. By the end of this session, you'll know how to create, modify, use and manage data sources, and you'll hear real stories of how Data Server has added value for customers, including how Tableau uses data sources internally. Once you've become a master of Tableau Data Server, you'll be playing as the house, and the house ALWAYS wins. Just remember: "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity".
Tableau’s built-in visualization capabilities make short work of many typical BI projects, but sometimes you want something that its creators never thought to include… or did they? Line and polygon mark types provide an amazing platform for drawing nearly anything. Noah has built a reputation on creating impossible workbooks in Tableau. He'll show you some creative ways to visualize data that will be sure to surprise and excite. Noah will also share some tips and tricks that you can take home to create your own ridiculous visualizations, no advanced math required.
Are you wondering how to grow Tableau adoption in your organization? How do you leverage the power of data to change the way the organization thinks and feels? In this session, we will explain Tableau’s Drive framework and discuss the challenges that organizations need to overcome as self-service analytics scales out. We will also introduce Tableau Launchpad, a brand new and FREE tool to accelerate your own Drive.
You've got scatter plot skills. You can rock a parameter like it's no one's business. You write custom SQL in your sleep. But how are people going to know your analytical prowess if all of the work you do is proprietary? Find out from Senior Data Analyst Jewel Loree and her panel of blogging luminaries on how starting a data blog can boost your career with Tableau Public. Learn why you would start a blog, how to start it, where to find cool data, and more.
Working with over 14,000 items Tableau is used in a number of ways at Cisco: to evaluate Product Demand Variability, align distribution centers with customers, evaluate the location and spend within the supply chain and illustrate the flow of goods through the SC network. This session will focus on the Supply Chain department's use of Tableau, particularly in the balancing of a complex network of suppliers to the end customer in order to manage inventory and reduce the order-to-ship cycle.
With cancer-related deaths increasing, Swedish Medical Group set out to improve our preventative cancer screening rates. We quickly discovered three main problems with our screening process:
In this session, we will focus on how we aligned our cancer screening metric to a five state hospital system. And how we determined a common definition and workflow to measure and track preventative cancer screenings. We will demo the evolution of our visual reporting, and discuss the real patient outcomes as a result of these efforts.
Tableau's community is ever growing, and with growth comes data. We collect a lot of data from our community. This data can help us to make decisions about the types of campaigns we run, the programs we create, and which features we include in our products. In this session, learn how Tableau has used community data to drive decisions and strategy, as well as learn best practices for which metrics to monitor to help you make decisions to reach your community.
The job market for recruiting talent with Tableau experience is fierce. Learn how to validate previous Tableau experience and identify the right skills to ensure your organization is successful with Tableau. Come hear the lessons we’ve learned as we hired out Tableau’s Professional Services team.
Education is going through a digital transformation. With the expanding amounts and types of data collected in our information systems, Katy Independent School District saw an opportunity. We launched a dashboard initiative to give our leadership the ability to analyze enormous amounts of disconnected data in a simple and visual way. The first goal was to bring together the types of information our campus leadership wanted, like demographic, discipline, assessment, mark reporting, and attendance information. The heart of this project was to deliver more than just raw data, it was to deliver a tool for better decision-making.
It is easy to make a map in Tableau–but it is also easy to make a bad map. This presentation will introduce you to cartographic best practices to help you make better, more effective maps in (and outside) of Tableau faster. The presentation will introduce principles of map design including matching your map to the audience in question, choosing the right map type, designing more effective tool tips, and general symbolization techniques to help make your map more intuitive and effective for seeing and understanding the patterns in your spatial data.
Tableau online is a deployment strategy to consider when you are ready to share your visualizations and grow your organization’s commitment to business intelligence. In this session, you'll learn how Tableau Online can provide your company with easy, reliable, and secure access to data and reports, and to hear about all of the new capabilities that have been released since last year's conference.
This session is designed to answer your questions and outline the benefits of deploying Tableau server for self-service in your organization.
This overview is designed to answer your questions as you consider deploying Tableau for self-service in your organization.
Bellevue University was driven to ease the challenge of completing the IPEDs reports. Tableau has allowed us to take our complex data structures and simplify and shorten the reporting production time by 70%. Additionally, deployment of the IPEDs reports has created an opportunity for the University to begin moving all reporting to the Tableau infrastructure.
Join us for a discussion of real-world workflow examples from the perspective of a deployment advisor. In this session, we will cover common mistakes and how to avoid them by making the best use of Tableau server features. We will also discuss templates, the development cycle, when to use sites or projects, data server, and team collaboration, in addition to the best practices for deploying a virtual machine (VM).
This session will focus on how Tableau has transformed how TripAdvisor's product organizations measures their impact on the business. We will walk through our journey from manual Excel reports to fully automated Tableau dashboards. And we’ll discuss how we are using Tableau and Amazon Redshift to enable deep dive analysis on over 10 billion records (with over 1,000 dimensions and measures) with minimal latency. We will focus on how Tableau has accelerated our decision-making ability by allowing us to better listen to our users.
Let's face it, we're being crushed by a pile of data sources. There's data in files, SQL databases, and the cloud. Every day it seems like there's another source to add, but often the new data contributes more confusion than insight. Luckily, with Tableau Online and Tableau Data Server, you can turn this complex proliferation of data sources into an advantage. Instead of fighting the diversity of your data sources, you can combine them into organized and easy-to-access connections. In this session we will examine disparate data sources like Google Analytics, BigQuery, and social data, working in concert through Tableau Data Server.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 12:45pm and Oct 22 at 11:45)
Tableau makes exploring your data easy, but what do you do when that data is locked away behind a web service? Is exporting all of your data the only hope? With web data connectors in Tableau, you can now unlock these sources and bring your precious data into Tableau with ease—from both internal and external web services. Web data connectors let you to connect to any web data source with just a few, simple lines of code. In this session we'll walk through how these connectors work, and how they integrate with Tableau. We'll even write a simple connector and take you through the steps to build, debug, and share the final connector.
Werner has been using Tableau and Alteryx for over two years now for transportation, call center, and safety violation analytics. In 2013, business executives asked IT/BI to create a better consumption mechanism for our House Keeping report. The House Keeping report is used to identify issues that can prevent revenue from being accrued in the correct fiscal period or collected at all. The IT/BI group went down the path of creating a House Keeping cube where users would have to go out and find their issues. This endeavor was 6+ months in the making, and headed nowhere when the Analytics team stepped in. The Analytics team, with the help of Alteryx and Tableau, built out a prototype dashboard within hours and a finished product within a couple weeks. This resulted in the following:
Join us in this session and learn how Werner was able to build this program in a matter of weeks.
Meet at the API & Developer Tableau Kiosk for open chats about APIs, the developer program, future of extensibility and more.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to meet members of the Tableau mobile team.
As a Tableau analyst, you’re expected to deliver better business insights faster. This session will focus on the critical role that self-service data preparation plays in making you a data hero. Better insights come from using data that you never thought possible – like weekly sales report data from your distribution partners… and that inventory report from your legacy ERP system that you only get data from static PDF reports… and competitive market data from a web page. Faster comes from pre-processing the data in a very natural, intuitive way to remove the 80% of time most analysts spend preparing data.
This session is also available at the following times: Monday at 9:00 am, Monday at 12:00 pm, Monday at 1:00 pm, Monday at 3:00 pm, Tuesday at 12:00 pm, Wednesday at 11:00 am, Wednesday at 12:00 pm and Wednesday at 4:00 pm
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15 am)
Are you comfortable writing basic calculations and ready to take your skills to the next level? Then Advanced Calculations is for you. Covering a wide variety of calculations, this course will equip you with the knowledge to go deeper in your analytical analysis. Curious about how to exclude weekends when comparing two work dates? We’ll go over period analysis using DATEDIFF and DATEADD functions. Ever wonder how to transform data types and parse out text? Our next-level string calculations will enhance your data manipulation skills.
Hear from senior leaders from E&Y and J&J on how Tableau's interactive dashboards are being deployed to fight corruption and fraud on a global scale. Covering diverse topics such as risk scoring, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, and text analytics, Tableau provides the platform to assist global teams in preventing and detecting areas of fraud and corruption risks.
Nobody delivers visual analytics like Tableau, while Birst has revolutionized data management by automatically refining enterprise data into highly scalable, analytic-ready insights. Come hear Rob Parvin, Visualization and Analytics Strategy Lead at Pulse Mining, discuss how the two leading modern business intelligence (BI) solutions help more people make better decisions with data, without forcing them to choose between speed, ease-of-use, and data governance. And yes, learn how these two forward-thinking technology leaders are partnering–not competing–to break the stranglehold of slow legacy BI and deliver on the promise of modern BI and analytics.
The Value Analysis and Dealer Reporting team (VADR) at Cars.com presents the challenges they faced with Value Analytics, and how visualizations through Tableau changed the status quo in providing customer value reporting.
In this presentation, VADR will show you how to prepare your company for change, design dashboards that communicate value, and achieve successful adoption with non-analytical folks across your organization.
How can you leverage Tableau to hire and retain the best talent at scale? Strap yourself in for a “choose your own adventure” presentation, as Mike and Heather guide you through the unique engineering on-boarding process at Facebook. You'll learn how to embed Tableau into your company's critical decision-making processes and how Tableau has helped Facebook empower new software engineers to choose which teams they wish to join.
Big Data analytics and the insight it provides in solving customer challenges (with Hadoop) must have effective and strategic data visualizations in order to tell a compelling story. Furthermore, data stories must appeal to different roles and personas within and without an organization (partner and end-customers, for example) to be truly effective. Drilling down into specific business cases, in this session we will share a strategy for analyzing and communicating predictive customer analytics and visualization.
Uplift Education was committed to creating one location where our teachers and leaders could interact with all of our disparate student data sources, providing a clearer picture of student, teacher, and school performance. We launched a Tableau Server deployment to serve as the Data Portal for Uplift Education. Tableau Server has allowed for simultaneous data analysis of student tests during our Collaboration Days – three times a year when 800 teachers come together and analyze their student’s data at the same time. As a result of our deployment, our teachers and leaders have been able to do data analysis more easily and it’s become easier for them to find the students that need the most help.
You have heard of R-Integration, and you have seen the demos showing off the power of R-Integration, but what exactly is it? How does it work? For that matter, what is R?
This session is aimed at people new to R who would like to see a real-life example of how this feature is used, and the possibilities it opens up. This session will cover R-integration from the ground up, including: what is the R language, how to enable it in Desktop, and how to conduct statistical analyses like a t-test from within Tableau.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Do you find yourself asking “What if…?” frequently? Do you crave greater end-user interactivity in your dashboards? If so, then this is the class for you! Parameters allow you to create user inputs that can be used to adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and much more. This class will cover the basics of parameters from the ground up, as well as some more sophisticated use cases. What you will learn:
Health workers in West Africa are conducting an exercise akin to genealogical research — tracing and tracking the branches of human contact that lead to and from anyone afflicted with the highly contagious Ebola virus. This feat of perseverance, data capture, and visualization is key to stopping the transmission of Ebola today and any future contagious diseases that could attack Africa and the world.
But how do you pull this off in developing countries beset with challenging infrastructure and spotty broadband coverage, and with nothing more than a smart phone? Come hear how Columbia University Earth Institute, Dimagi, Tableau Zen Masters, and the Tableau Foundation collaborated to capture, track, and visualize data in a way that allows local health authorities and the world’s largest humanitarian aid organizations to respond to one of the world’s most pressing crises.
Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15 and Oct 21 at 1:15pm)
Your data is a gold mine of insights into your organization. In this session, you'll see how to use filters to sift through data and get those "Eureka!" moments. Learn how to strike viz gold by creating interactive and concise charts with filters.
After this session, you’ll know:
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 1:15pm)
This hands-on class goes over intermediate to advanced statistics in Tableau. It covers creating and reading control charts, applying Benford’s Law to detect anomalies in data, finding the derivative of a line, and calculating correlation coefficients. We will also touch on how to convert mathematical functions into Tableau calculated fields.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 1:15 pm
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15, Oct 21 at 10:15, Oct 21 at 1:15 and Oct 22 at 10:15)
Is your dashboard slow? This hands-on class goes over performance best practices in Tableau. It covers data connections, extracts, queries, visualization design, and dashboard best practices. By the end of the class you’ll be well-versed in the ways of fast, easy, beautiful.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am, Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
There is so much mobile and web traffic data out there and we are just leveraging the tip of the iceberg. How can you maximize the effectiveness of Google Analytics data with Tableau to learn more about your customers? In this session you will learn how to:
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15am)
Have you ever created a data masterpiece, only to realize that your audience might need your level of expertise just to glean some insight? This class will help you communicate your message and develop dashboard navigation so your audience is never lost. Guide your audience and encourage data discovery. Learn dashboard actions, build interactive parameters, and construct Story Points. Brush up on formatting, tool tips, and buttons. By the time this class is over, you’ll be able to tell data stories and guide anyone through highly interactive analysis.
The smarter you are, the stronger your cognitive bias. Data is a proven way to protect yourself from cognitive bias and can even augment your intelligence. This session will educate and entertain you with learnings about cognitive bias and how data, when used correctly, can improve your decisions. It will also explore how to systematically analyze data using your visual system which results in better decisions.
Have you fully implemented Tableau but struggle with slow dashboards? Is your greatest desire to create the most stunning reports that has ever graced management’s eyes? Would you like to have a guide on how to design, develop, or enable and implement your reports?
In this session we will share our principles for being a rockin' “Steward of the Tableau Infrastructure!”
Get ready for a fun sketch discussing who the project steward is, what their responsibilities are, how they interact with developers, and what their overall role in a Tableau ecosystem.
Tableau loves data. We use it for everything including using it to help deliver high quality software on time. Whether you are building software, or managing a complex supply chain, or just wanting to improve how you manage projects, Tableau can be a fantastic tool to help you be successful. In this session, we will discuss how we use Tableau internally to create visualizations that drive our internal release decisions. We’ll look at what metrics to watch to understand if your project is on track, and what creative approaches to analyze metrics’ trends over time. How do you forecast potential outcomes? How do you communicate to your team and drive the right actions at specific milestones in the project? How do you communicate to your management team on a regular basis? Come learn how we do it!
Join Tableau Zen Master Mark Jackson as he takes you on the journey he took to discover the magic of Tableau. He wasn’t always a believer. In fact, he was a regular consumer of Excel Kool-Aid and huge skeptic of the promises of other BI vendors. Six months after attending visualization rehab and suffering a few Excel relapses, his eyes were opened to the fact that pretty much any data experience you can imagine is possible with Tableau. Imagine not being bound to out of the box visualizations. Imagine full audiovisual experiences. Imagine game development. Come and experience the amazing things that you probably thought were impossible and begin to dream again.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Wednesday at 10:15 am
Learn about Tacoma Community College’s experiences and the key takeaways in transitioning to the Tableau Server. From eliminating the need for one more step before getting to the data, to accessing real-time data on the go. You might be yearning for the shift from the overwhelming and sometimes under-read annual fact book to a seamless, data-at-your-fingertips environment. This session will discuss the replicable potential of Tableau and the increased ease of taking advantage of superior data at any institution.
Level of detail expressions (LOD) in Tableau have introduced an abundance of new capabilities for curious data geeks who wish to push the boundaries of Tableau. This session will demonstrate LODs of fun techniques including enabling single member drill down, search across a hierarchy, one-click drill down on maps, market basket analysis, and other filter scenarios.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am, Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
How do you get a talented team of marketing strategists to make data-driven investment decisions? We propose Superstore had a marketing plan and review the process of creating a marketing effectiveness database and the visualizations created to help Superstore ensure their data is accurate, complete and valid.
Sysco’s visualization effort is centralized around one key concept: placing insights at the fingertips of all employees to influence change. By enabling the organization with visual analytics, Sysco promotes thought leadership in operational effectiveness. Business expertise, coupled with Tableau-enabled visualizations, has sparked incredible operational visibility and advancement from effective KPI campaigning to end user engagement and adoption.
Since beginning this journey about one year ago, Sysco has made significant progress at visualizing what was once static and tabular reporting within the Supply Chain organization. The ability to visualize key metrics and quickly identify opportunity areas has created an organization hungry for more value - stimulating operational growth.
This session examines how Tableau visualizations can leverage project data (Daptiv, in this example) to support new findings, create opportunity areas, and measure results.
What if I had a tool to predict the future? I don’t, but with R programming we can get closer. We’ll learn how to predict the next best sellers or suggest the next perfect item to buy. Topics like machine learning and predictive analytics sound far outside what tableau is capable of, but in fact that’s not the case. In this session we are going to explore how we can bring these methods into our Tableau visualizations so that we can not only see and understand our data, but to see and understand the “future.”
Insurance is all about risk—understanding and pricing that risk is all about the data. At Axis, we’ve leveraged Tableau to transform how we manage risk, creating a competitive advantage through data analytics. Real-time information delivered through a suite of Tableau dashboards is guiding insightful exposure, pricing, and distribution decisions. In this session, participants will learn about:
Our team runs Tableau Server internally as a centralized service for every part of our business; sales, finance, ops, development, and monitoring. Come find out what we do to deploy, monitor, provide a self-service portal, chargeback, handle customizations via the APIs, and try to delight our internal customers.
Have you ever wondered how Tableau works under the hood? Come learn all about how Tableau's visual pipeline works. In this session, you will find out:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm, Oct 21 at 1:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
The top answer is on the board–what's the best tool for analyzing your survey data? Come on down to this hands-on class which will provide you a strong foundational knowledge on how to work with survey data to achieve big results and no whammies. We'll eliminate the analytical weakest link by showing you how to reshape your data, handle different question types, and bring it all together into a deep-insight-driving dashboard. You'll walk away a showcase showdown winner; ready to drill in to your survey data results quickly, and feel like you won a million bucks.*
*Notice we said “feel.” Actual prize money not included.
Are you providing access to Tableau users and devices from inside and outside the corporate network? Are you looking to integrate Tableau with identity and access management (IAM) technologies like SAML, Kerberos, Tableau Trusted Tickets, and OAuth to provide single sign-on for users to Tableau and on to your Tableau data sources? Are you providing embedded views in Salesforce, or web portal applications? Do you need to provision users from multiple directories? We will review options for provisioning and authenticating users in mixed population environments, and embedded application scenarios. This session will be of interest to Tableau Server on-premise customers and Tableau Online customers interested in site SAML. We will also review SSO options for database connections to some of our supported data connectors like Hadoop, SQL Server, and SAP HANA.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am, Wednesday at 10:15 am, Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
(Offered on Oct 21 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 1:15pm)
Tableau server administration should never be a chore. This session will offer an overview of the key concepts behind server security, giving novice administrators the perspective of a seasoned pro. We will also be giving a crash course in the essential Tableau server utilities. You will learn the essential tools to control your environment with confidence and ease.
LOD expressions expand the possibilities of data analysis further than ever before. In this session we will learn to harness this capability by challenging ourselves with practical examples which go beyond the basic concepts of LOD expressions. Specifically, we will delve into the mechanics behind nested LOD expressions, filtering orders, dimension versus measure outputs as well as advanced use cases. Please come prepared with prior LOD experience.
The goal of this session isn’t to convince you the cloud is important. You probably already know that. This session is designed to give you strategies for moving data and analytics to the cloud.
We’ll talk about different strategies for transitioning to the cloud, based on a number of real examples.
(Offeredon Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Are you an advanced Tableau user wondering how to get to that next level of skill with Tableau? Wondering how to master the more sophisticated features of Tableau? Want to know how to impress your colleagues with amazing feats of analytics? In this session, we'll show you powerful tricks and techniques that will make you truly the master of your analytics:
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am and Thursday at 11:45 am
In a relatively short time frame, the Tableau implementation at the CCHS has radically transformed the way they manage, interpret, and consume information across the organization, with measurable impact. Clinical care transformation, strategic planning, federal initiatives like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new business models, and dynamic revenue streams are rapidly changing the healthcare business environment in the United States. This presentation will focus on how team members at the Cleveland Clinic Health System are leveraging Tableau to facilitate organizational need for actionable data insights to drive related decision-making. They will highlight a number of high-value Tableau business intelligence and visual analytics solutions at CCHS including Population Health Management/Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, Fundraising Metrics and Prospect Identification, and the impact thereof.
(Offered onOct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Do you find yourself wondering why Tableau did something you didn't expect? Did you know that Tableau has an order of operations? In this session, you will learn how to think like Tableau does and gain an understanding of the order of operations—from filtering to level of detail calculations, we will cover it all! You will be faster, smarter, and more efficient in performing your analysis.
Table calculations are a powerful analysis tool that allows you to take your raw data further. This session will focus on advanced practical exercises with WINDOW, LOOKUP, INDEX, and other functions as applied to specific business use cases. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the possibilities table calculations unlock, as well as how to implement them for your own purposes. This session is designed with already a basic understanding of table calculations and how they are computed atop aggregated data.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 2:15pm and Oct 21 at 10:15am and oct 22 at 10:15am)
Did Vizable pique your interest during Keynote? Want to learn more? Don’t miss an extended Vizable demo from the dev team. Bring your iPad to follow along. We’ll dive into the app’s custom animation engine and discuss how we integrated Tableau Desktop's data-loading technology into Vizable. Also hear from Roz Edison—a successful food truck and restaurant owner and early Vizable beta user.
Do you frequently blend different data sources to create new analyses for your end-users? Do you want to learn more about what the magic of data blending makes possible–without ETL, data warehousing, scripting, or coding? This advanced seminar will outline common solutions to different blending scenarios and provide a deeper understanding of how Tableau creates relationships between disparate data sources.
Meet at the IT/Server Tableau Kiosk for Tableau speaker Q&A, interviews on Big Data and Tableau dev team Q&A with demos.
Meet at the API & Developer Tableau Kiosk for demos and Q&A on REST APIs with the Tableau professionals.
Swing by Community for a rousing game of Tableau bingo and meet other Tableau community members.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 11:15 am and Thursday at 11:15 am
(Offered at Oct 20 at 3:45pm and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Have you ever worked with data blending and found that it’s so easy, it’s “automagical”? What’s really happening under the hood? How can you troubleshoot if you’re not getting the right result? When should a join be used instead? What are best practices around performance? And finally, how can mastering data blending turn you into a Tableau Jedi? Join this session to find all out these answers and more!
Learn how SolarWinds uses data blending in Tableau to break down data silos and enhance visibility across departments. Starting from a technical support viewpoint, we will go through how Tableau has brought data to the people—from Executive to Manager to Engineer. Other session content includes:
This session is geared towards the advanced business user or techie that needs to connect to databases with custom SQL, UDFs, and stored procedures. Typical users do not have permissions to write custom views in their RDBMS natively, but using the power of the Tableau data connection they can write these custom SQL statements to join information within their databases without the need for IT interference.
You will learn to:
Analysts are fantastic at digging into data and pulling out insights. Telling compelling stories from those insights? Well, that's more difficult. In this session, learn how to use a storytelling framework to establish a relationship with your audience, construct a narrative, and inspire action with your visualizations. We will work together to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding a certain celebrity fairy tale character and use that tale to build a data-driven story. Then, we’ll travel back from a faraway land and apply the same framework to a real life marketing data story. Once upon a time…
With the introduction of the analytics pane and instant analytics in Tableau 9, time-to-insight is faster than ever before! This session is designed to familiarize you with core analytical techniques available in Tableau, as well as show you common, uncommon, and impactful applications of those techniques. You will learn how to get acquainted with your data quickly and ask better questions using reference lines and bands, distribution bands, trend lines, forecasts, totals, box plots, and more.
In this session you will learn about various techniques for interpreting dense data:
The Data Lab team at the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has grown up around Tableau, and now we're pushing the limits of how analytic results are communicated to executives and clinicians alike. Clinical decision support applications are designed to assist clinicians by providing them with important supplemental information about patients in real-time. This session will cover architecture, custom development, and implementation of real-time clinical decision support systems using predictive modeling and Tableau. We will also explore the cultural adoption of Tableau as the go-to data analysis tool for many groups, supported via self-organized user groups and demos.
So you’ve been using Tableau Server and you’re content is growing. As your data environment changes, how do you ensure that your Tableau content is keeping up with the changes. What do you do when your data moves within your database? How do you make sure your critical workbooks are correct? Metadata to the rescue! In this session we’ll talk about Data Governance at Tableau with a focus on the controls needed to ensure your Tableau content stays in sync with your data environment. You’ll see some interesting things we’re doing with Tableau Server metadata.
Kabam, a leading entertainment company creating mobile games, will share how they are solving real-time operational issues with their gaming platform by layering anomaly detection and data-driven alerting from Metric Insights, onto their Tableau environment. Metric Insights alerts Kabam immediately when there are any unusual values with their key metrics and drives users to the appropriate Tableau dashboard to discover root cause of issues. Kabam is able to react quickly to resolve any critical issues that may be occurring with the availability and usage of their games, allowing them to react and take action.
Tableau has lots of ways of showing textual information. It has great defaults, too. However, you can enhance the impact of your visuals with simple and effective tricks. In this session, you will learn how to make the most out of your tooltips, titles and labels. You will come away from this session with loads of new tools you can apply to make an immediate difference in how people see and understand the data in your Tableau dashboards.
To get people to use dashboards they have to care about the data. People will care deeply if the data is about them. That is, the dashboards that get the most traction answer questions like these:
In this session we'll see how personalization–not sexy packed bubbles–is the key to drawing people in, keeping them engaged, and providing useful information. This session will show both examples and the techniques needed to create them, discovered through personal observations of how people use (or do not use) Tableau dashboards.
As an e-commerce company, our goal at Groupon is to showcase the highest quality, most relevant deals to customers in our online marketplace. With a series of dynamic “shelves” in our retail store, we are able to decide what inventory to put before each customer. However, the first questions we need to ask are: What’s the value of each shelf? And how does that value change when we merchandise different types of content? Our heat map suite aims to answer these questions. By valuing every click target on our site with Tableau, we’re able to arm product managers and merchandisers across the company with the power to maximize the value of website and app real estate.
Tableau provides a visual way to look at data that most business users have not seen before, which presents both opportunities and challenges. Most of us are familiar with the opportunities but when users are deeply rooted in Excel, the challenges are the difference between success and failure in an enterprise-wide Tableau deployment. The paradigm shift associated with moving from spreadsheets to visualizations is significant, especially when this move simultaneously changes the way data is processed and stored in an organization.
In this session, you will hear and see a number of examples that Careerbuilder used to get business consumers more comfortable with visualizations, and the power they provide over spreadsheets. The bottom line is that yes, it's hard, but it’s not impossible to teach users to rely on visualizations after decades of looking at tables of numbers.
What is needed so that execution and innovation intersect to produce a successful business deliverable that provides relevant, timely, and accessible information? In creating new visualizations for your senior leadership, how can you take steps to ensure that your analytics are providing the most critical and significant data?
In this presentation we will take you through our team’s journey — from receiving a business question to providing visibility for senior leadership. We’ll also share how we approached the challenge of using a new platform, identifying the right roles, and developing our new solutions along the way.
Mylan’s Internal Audit department is positioned to lead change throughout the organization. The team can easily move across departmental silos, has access to information, and is well connected to upper levels of management. Mylan is doing more with less, upending the traditional audit approach with risk-based sampling, using analytics to expand coverage and enable efficient and prioritized sampling.
Learn how EY advises their clients to take this approach one step further — using Tableau to create head office and local in-country management dashboards to socialize the risk-based approach, and monitor for global bribery and corruption risk.
Analysis of time doesn't end with a line chart. There are many different ways of looking at time in visual analysis. Each one can reveal different insights that the time series does not. Come along and learn about cycle plots, highlight tables, slope charts, and much more. By varying how you look at time, you will be able to discover many more trends in your data, previously hidden behind line charts.
One of the main challenges in shifting from traditional to a self-service business intelligence (BI) model is the lack understanding of what “self-service” really means. Those of us who promote data visualization (DV) strive for achieving a greater degree of autonomy in the insights discovery process, but in many cases key professionals in the IT department need to be tapped for assistance. Also, the cultural roadblocks faced in establishing a DV platform are represented by viewpoints such as, "Our BI environment should be used for report creation” and “analytics are for big data efforts.” The perception of DV changes drastically as business partners are able to gain insights from any kind of data, big or small.
About a year ago, Cisco started a new Engineering Shared Services team. We called this group Platform Design Services (PDS). Now a global team of 800, we provide services to a vast majority of the hardware products developed at Cisco. These services include:
In this presentation we will look at the following questions:
For smaller companies or teams focused on a handful of customer-facing projects, these questions may seem elementary. However, when you dial the complexity to 800 Engineers working on hundreds of customer-facing projects it’s not so straight forward. For Cisco teams focused on a single product family there are standard reports for getting answers to these questions. For PDS (Platform Design Services) there are some added complexities that the standard reports haven’t yet taken into consideration. To get the complete picture we needed to improvise. Our approach to getting the complete picture been to develop Python scripts that query several data sources along with some of my own maintained dictionaries. Data sources include:
Attendees to this session will be exposed to the complexities of some these questions and my strategies (and code snips) for solving them. In addition, I will share some of the stories and Tableau dashboards that provided answers some of these questions.
Have you ever struggled to formulate a calculation based on your needs? Or find yourself wondering when to use a join, a blend, a set, a table calculation, a LOD expression, or a calculated field? If the answer to any of these questions is a "yes", then this session is for you. Rather than learning from examples, learn from a framework-based approach to solving your analytical problems in Tableau.
The Tableau data engine (TDE) has been an important part of Tableau's performance story for the last five years. In this session, you will learn about the TDE performance enhancements, as well as discover when they are most effective and what may prevent you from realizing these performance gains. We will provide a basic grounding in the TDE architecture to provide context for explanations of the vectorization and parallel plans features.
This session will present best practices for architecting and deploying a Tableau Server environment with Amazon AWS. We will provide a detailed list of what to consider, look for, think about, and avoid for stability, connectivity, and performance of Tableau Server.
(Offered on Oct 20 at 3:45pm and Oct 22 at 10:15am)
Are you new to Tableau? Or just curious about how to build views a bit quicker? Maybe you've created a few workbooks and you've learned how to follow a recipe that someone showed you. That recipe gives you useful results, but now you want to start doing more, become more spontaneous and creative, and start down the road to really mastering the art of Tableau.
In this session, we'll show you some powerful tips that will help you do just that. In this session you will learn about:
Web analytics is a Big Data problem and while most researchers and organizations put emphasis on processing aspect of Big Data, there are few discussions on the visualization aspect of web analytics. At Wayfair, we use several heavy weight players such as Google Analytics and SiteCatalyst, but as a complex e-commerce site (wayfair.com), which has custom variables, events, huge data set, and customized views, none of the existing off-the-shelf solutions could fully satisfy our needs. In the end, we created our own solution: Vertica custom SQL ETL with visualization from customized Tableau reports, coupled with a Heat Map and scrapped website images. The result is a highly customized web analytics reporting platform that helps drives key business decision for an e-commerce site that attracts four million unique visitors daily.
At the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) our facilities portfolio consists of aging buildings and infrastructure as well as new buildings that facilitate advancing STEM research and teaching methods. With such a diverse mix of buildings, there is a, at times, contentious behind-the-scenes environment among professors and administration that compromises compliance and capital funding.
By diversifying UTEP’s analytical capabilities, Tableau dashboards are a tool for apolitical decision making and distribution of instructional, research, and administrative spaces. Come learn how UTEP collaborates with, and monitors our research, instructional, and administrative resources and assets in conjunction with our facilities inventory; and ultimately how we optimize space usage on our campus.
Learn tips and tricks for improving your dashboard. Do you dream of building blazing fast dashboards that people can't stop “oohing and ahhing” about? Then this is the session you've been looking for! Designed for the user who is already familiar with Tableau but wants to make their dashboards even faster. We'll improve your queries, optimize your extracts, and take full advantage of your hardware. We'll show you how to make use of new features in Tableau to make your dashboards really shine.
With Tableau, Nextel Brazil, is able to understand and interpret their data to systematically monitor and interact with key performance indicators. The fast paced adoption of Tableau enabled a comprehensive view of the main pillars of process. Now, it is possible to intervene quickly in planning and standardized procedures and track the results to ensure the effectiveness of our action plans and strategies. Find out how Nextel harnessed the power of data to optimize network operations.
TC15 is taking over historic Fremont Street for Data Night Out—the biggest block party in Las Vegas. Feel the energy, see the lights, and watch vizzes explode from above as you take in the most exciting night of TC15.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.