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.
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.
Daniel Pink is the best-selling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. With 50 years of behavioral science to back him up, Pink turns conventional wisdom about human motivation on its head and shares a more effective path to high performance. At Tableau Conference 2015, Pink will reveal the three elements of true motivation, offering his smart and surprising techniques for putting them into action at work, school, and home.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to interact with members of the Tableau data dev team.
Meet at the API & Developer Tableau Kiosk for demos and Q&A on the Web Data Connector with the Tableau professionals.
Picking the right colors for your viz is one of the most important factors in creating a great viz. Choose wisely and the colors will enhance your viz. A poor selection, on the other hand, can ruin it. There is a bewildering array of color choices available and deciding on the best combination for your viz can be tricky. In this session, we will look at those decisions that you will face when confronted with the question of how to use color in your work. Using examples from Viz of the Day, we will look at how changing a single color can transform the look and feel of the viz. We will look at some of the tools and websites that will help you select the right colors for your viz and techniques to enable you to put your new found color knowledge to use.
The presentation will be a fast-paced mixture of theory and practical advice where you will learn things such as:
The business intelligence (BI) journey which easyJet has been on, including evaluating tools, conducting a proof-of-concept of Tableau and producing a pilot, roll-out, and enterprise-wide 16 core server on the back of it. This will include eight live demonstrations of how we use the tool across the business, including understanding where people choose to sit on an aircraft, how Tableau can visualise bird strike data, and look at live planned and actual routes with aircraft animating across the screen.
This session will provide insight into our journey from proof of concept to full enterprise deployment. We will discuss some of the growing pains we went through, as well as tips on how to simplify your Tableau deployment and growth strategy.
18 months ago, our Business Intelligence team was tasked with democratizing data across the organization. We evaluated multiple tools, some of which were already adopted within the organization. The decision to go with Tableau was based on the speed to implementation and the low cost of proof of concept. We started with a few dashboards developed over a weekend, and eventually this led to us hiring our first developer a year ago. Our Tableau Development team grew to 20+ dashboards and 60 users. Currently, we are supporting 50+ dashboards with 300+ users and continuing to expand.
In the last few years, fraud within the insurance industry has risen across the country. Big data analytics and powerful visuals, created with Tableau, has given Allstate SIU a competitive edge against insurance fraud. Out-of-pattern trends and behaviors can be considered as the moving enemy, hidden within millions of rows of data. The moving enemy can be easily tracked with advanced visualizations, created using Big Data and Tableau visualization techniques. Since a picture is often worth more a 1,000 words, the SIU COE Research and Analytics Team at Allstate are using sophisticated visualizations to translate millions of records into powerful stories. In this session, we will demonstrate how using Big Data inside Tableau created visuals that helped uncover hidden layers within the data, and assisted Allstate SIU to get in front of the moving enemy—insurance fraud.
(Offered on Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Are you giving your audience a picture or a power tool? A fish or a fishing pole? This session will teach you how to craft interactive data exploration experiences, enabling your audience to navigate through the space of your data in a guided and self-directed manner. Reach beyond static reporting with interactive features that add depth and detail to your Tableau workbook.
This session is also available at the following times: Thursday at 11:45 am
Have you ever wanted to get a sense of your data in just a few numbers or pictures? Have you ever wanted to use the data you have to draw conclusions about a larger population or the future? In this session, you will learn how to use some of the statistical tools built into Tableau to do just that—and refresh your memory of some basic statistical concepts. You will learn about four major statistics concepts: summarizing data, confidence intervals, statistical significance, and regression analysis. Using real-world examples, we will explain how to visualize these concepts in Tableau and answer some interesting questions! No prior statistics or mathematics experience required.
Is your organization drowning in the data lake too? Leading big data organizations are leveraging a multi-tiered approach to data for consumption in Tableau. In this session, we will discuss the challenges of visualizing big data; establish best practices for leveraging Hadoop/Spark directly; working with data warehouses; and lastly, in-memory Tableau data extracts for fast visual analysis in Tableau.
Permissions have you puzzled? Tableau server provides an incredibly flexible platform for assigning permissions to servers, sites, projects, and workbooks. It can be tough to navigate all these options, but not to worry—we're here to help. In this session, we'll review the Tableau Server permission model and how to adapt it to your needs. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of how to control access to your Tableau Server content.
Washington, D.C. Public Schools recently launched an Interactive Data Center, powered by Tableau Dashboards. This session is meant to provide lessons learned, best practices for data visualization when data sensitivity and accurate story telling are key, and considerations for government, education and non-profit entities. Participants are encouraged to follow presentation dashboards on www.dcpsdatacenter.com.
(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: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Thursday at 10:15 am
(Offered at Oct 21 at 10:15am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Experience is the mother of all crystal balls... but data is the father. Learn how Tableau inside sales managers use their data to engage their sales reps, drive strategic activity, and ultimately deliver value to the client and sales revenue to the company. The goal of this session is to help IT, C-level, and business leaders see how Tableau can scale down to the front line and be the face of their company. This session will take the perspective of a sales person at Tableau using Tableau dashboards to drive business and improve results. We will focus on the “who's hot” dashboard, commercial scorecard, quota attainment dashboard, and how we integrate with SFDC.
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.
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:
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
You may not think of Tableau as a game engine, but Joshua Milligan has used it to create interactive games (such as tic-tac-toe, Star Trek, and Choose Your Own Adventure) that push the limits of what is possible. In this session, you will learn numerous practical tips, tricks, and principles of interactivity and storytelling that can be applied to any dashboard. Some of the principles are simple, others are complex, but you will come away with something that can be applied to your Tableau work.
(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: Tuesday at 11:15 am
(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: Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 1:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
(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.
This session is relevant to anyone looking to foster a data culture at their organization and unlock a passion for data with Tableau. Session attendees will hear a real-life story of how Concur accomplished this at the enterprise level.
Tableau's technology was an important enabler of our success, in addition to people and process. A hybrid model of the Drive methodology and agile framework was used to rapidly grow, sustain, and drive Tableau adoption. How do you satisfy a data-hungry fast-paced work force, while maintaining accuracy and confidence? How can you best leverage the power of Tableau to provide actionable and accurate information? Learn how every part of an organization can benefit from ready-to-use, actionable insights with Tableau.
Come listen to our story of how we grew from a small team, to support 20+ business units and 1000+ active users, and evolved to become a data-driven organization.
Do you live in a world of legacy reporting tools? Are you tired of pushing pie charts and overly-decorated visuals as insights? Are you facing opposition to your unique approach, to new insights, or to trying to do it alone? This session explores Harley's 'team of one approach' to get people excited about new ways of driving and presenting insights using Tableau. Harley will give specific examples of how he's using little wins against stiff opposition to drive a grassroots campaign, aimed at changing reporting at the enterprise level.
Deep-dive into NetApp’s innovative enterprise Tableau deployment, which enabled self-service analytics and visualization for the business.
Learn how our server adoption went from zero to 1,500 within 3 months of launch. We will share how we approached:
This session will uncover some of the mystery of how we leverage Tableau to combine self-service analytics with security and governance. We will showcase successful deployments that have changed how our stakeholders take action with their data, resulting in staggering usage rates.
In a decentralized environment, building consensus is about as easy as herding cats! At the University of Michigan, the Information Technology Services group, with the assistance of the Office of University Development, created a ground swell of interest and demand for Tableau and Tableau Server. From a few people with an interest in Tableau, to more than 125 users at over 25 schools and colleges use Tableau Desktop and publish to Tableau Server. Learn how the University of Michigan did it, from teaching what visualizations are, to demonstrating how they can help turn data into strategic decisions. The growth of Tableau use at Michigan has been exponential!
We all love data. But sometimes it doesn't quite support the point you’re trying to make, and it needs a little… help. In this session, you’ll learn how to bias a sample to produce the right results; how to give the impression that your data supports the conclusion, even if only weakly related; how to make the most of random correlations in your data; how to take advantage of weaknesses in human perception to inflate your results; and how to obfuscate the sources of your data to make them seem more authoritative. Inspired by Darrell Huff’s classic "How to Lie with Statistics", this session will delve into how to misuse data and visualization, and how to detect when it’s happening to you.
(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: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Wednesday at 1:15 pm
Need a way to get multiple lines of business bought into your planning process? Need to add some credibility to your planning efforts through compelling visuals that empower fast decision making? Hear how the Sales & Operation Planning Team inside Vision Service Plan Global leveraged Tableau to blend multiple data streams and use its predictive technology to guide a monthly decision-making process around resource (people, machinery, materials, etc.) and financial planning.
At Kaiser Permanente, we thought we were going to use Tableau to create dashboards and help drive fact-based decision-making. What we didn’t expect was Tableau’s impact on our data culture. Learn how Tableau is part of this change at Kaiser Permanente, especially in Network Services. In this session, Jeff will discuss how our language is changing and how the 'Tableau Effect' is altering how we think, behave, and work. You will leave this session with specific ways to influence your own data culture, which will contribute to even greater success with Tableau.
(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 11:15 am and Tuesday at 2:15 pm
R-Integration is a powerful feature of Tableau. It combines the extensibility and statistical power of R with the drag-and-drop ease of use of Tableau. In this talk, we will explore the possibilities of R-Integration in both Tableau Desktop and Server, and learn some advanced strategies for bringing the power of R into Tableau.
If you have never used R-Integration before, come see why people are excited about the feature and the possibilities is opens up to Tableau.
If you are already familiar with R-Integration, come learn more about how R-Integration works behind the scenes, and how to make your workbooks faster and easier to use.
Do users use KPIs and metrics interchangeably? Do you get different results for the same metric? It’s time to clarify it all. This session will explore the difference between KPIs and metrics, how to build a data dictionary, and delivering it all with an online dashboard. We’ll take a dive into how the City of Palo Alto’s IT Department built their data dictionary for over 100 metrics and KPIs and how they're sharing it with Tableau Online.
(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 11:15am 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.
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.
(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.
So you want to be a player, but your dashboard is “shiz”? You gotta hit Jewel up to get a pimped out viz! Back by popular demand Tableau public design rebel, Jewel Loree, redesigns user-submitted dashboards, talking about design tricks, tips, and hacks, and stretching the limits of what Tableau can look like.
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.”
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm
At Tableau, we run the largest implementations of Tableau Server... in the world. Come find out tips, tricks, and ideas for scaling out Tableau and get information about how we monitor and manage Tableau Online and Tableau Public.
Data in various non-standard sources, internal organizational siloes, and limited data science and data visualization competencies internal to the firm. Sound familiar? Come hear how IT and Marketing came together in one of the world’s leading Investment Management firms to overcome these challenges and produce a series of dashboards that helped maximize new product investment, provided insight to marketing spend, and helped provide a clearer view into pipeline and prospecting activities so Distribution could maximize their time on the road.
(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 11:15 am, Tuesday at 2:15 pm, 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...
Being a site administrator is all about managing your users and data. In this session, you'll learn:
(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 21 at 10:15am and 1:15pm)
We are on the verge of an exciting new revolution, driven by cutting edge science and research. After all, seeing and understanding data is not just about creating queries, dashboards, and workbooks—we are the people who are amplifying human potential. In this session, Jeff will show examples of how visual and cognitive science explain what makes data visualization so deeply satisfying. Why does a collection of bars, lines, colors, and boxes become surprisingly powerful and meaningful? How does fluid interaction with data views multiply our intelligence? Three decades of research into the beautiful science of data visualization explains why history has converged at this moment, why data enthusiasts will change the world, and how you can use Tableau to do it.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 1:15 pm
(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: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Thursday at 11:45 am
(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.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to interact with members of the Tableau maps dev team.
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 12:00 pm, Tuesday at 2:00 pm, Wednesday at 12:00 pm and Wednesday at 4:00 pm
This session will comprise of a panel of customers and Tableau Zen Masters that are using Alteryx and Tableau together. We will chart the evolution of their use of Tableau, and how Alteryx has impacted that process. Panelists will share how they started using Tableau, what problems they have been able to solve with Tableau, how they have incorporated Alteryx into their use of Tableau, and how this analytics platform has changed their role in their organization. Join us for this interactive session and feel free to ask your own questions.
Are you interested in seeing and understanding data on the go, or in charge of developing a mobile BI strategy? Do you have feedback on the Tableau mobile experience, or questions about how the app works? Want to know more about Vizable, formerly known as code name "Project Elastic"? The Tableau Mobile Development Team Meet Up is a chance to interact directly to exchange ideas and information with the team that builds Tableau’s mobile products. This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
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: Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 11:15 am
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.
Calling all Tableau Server administrators, consumers, enthusiasts, and evangelists! This meet up is an opportunity to interact directly with the development team that builds Tableau Server. Stop by to tell us more about your workflows, how you administer server, how you find and share content, learn about new functionality, and discuss your favorite feature requests. This is an open session happening from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.
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 retail and consumer goods 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
How do you enable adoption of advance analytics in a large and complex organization? How do you do so in a conservative industry like healthcare, where, for example, having an electronic medical record (EMR) tool is still considered state-of-the-art? For the healthcare industry, these questions become even more complex when you consider budget constraints, existing investments in business intelligence suites, and growing frustrations of clinical users who are dependent on IT for basic analysis.
The session will share the story of Tableau adoption in just 6-8 months at Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in the region and the country. We will also share how Tableau has become a vehicle for driving advance analytics, helping in-population health initiatives, lowering operational cost, and improving clinical care.
Join Infosys and key clients to learn about data monetization: extracting incremental revenue opportunities through mining data assets.
This session will discuss:
Have you struggled with what deployment architecture makes the most sense for your global enterprise? Have you wondered if high availability is for you? Have you considered how you are going to bring Tableau Server into your disaster recovery strategy? In this session, we will walk you through a reference deployment topology for Tableau Server based on learnings from real deployments. Tableau developers will deliver this session where you will learn about some of the more complex deployment topologies and how to address some of the common challenges.
The external query cache can dramatically speed up Tableau queries, keeping you in the analytic flow and enabling dashboards and workbooks to load quickly. Learn from Tableau developers how to take advantage of the query cache in desktop and server. Learn how to create a packaged workbook you can send to your manager that will open quickly without running queries. We’ll talk about when the cache applies, when it does not, and how to maximize its benefit on both desktop and server.
The days of bankers sitting around in dark office with green visors, carbon copy paper, dressed in suits are OVER! Sitting on a stockpile of rich information is a crime if not shared with the organization. For today’s bankers, using data and being able to share it in a timely manner is critical. Join TCF Inventory Finance (TCFIF) to understand why they view “speed as the currency of business” - with Tableau front and center of this strategy.
In this session we'll explore the following topics:
At LinkedIn, customer success is always our top priority. In this presentation, we will talk about how we use advanced analytics, plus great visualizations, to empower our sales teams to take timely actions to improve customer relationship and minimize churn.
Extreme Parameters (repeated)
(Offered on Oct 21 at 11:45am and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
Parameters are at the heart of fantastic exploration experiences and also advanced calculations. If you are ready to go the distance with parameters, this session will cover common advanced parameters use cases in Tableau.
• Understand what parameters are, when and why they are useful, and their strengths and limitations
• Learn how parameters are supported in Tableau desktop, Tableau server, and the Tableau API
• Tour the gamut of ways parameters are used in common scenarios
This session will explore how Kiewit is using SharePoint and Tableau to manage large construction projects throughout North America. See how Tableau became a valuable tool to project teams as they struggled with managing large amounts of data collected through SharePoint forms and workflows.
This session will convey the do’s and don’ts of connecting to SharePoint lists or libraries and will demonstrate the innovative methods Kiewit is using to eliminate side spreadsheets, provide quick access to attachments, and improve visibility of the overall state of business processes. Simply stated, we are letting both SharePoint and Tableau do what they were designed to do; one stores data, the other visualizes it.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is experiencing a renaissance in data-driven thinking and practice brought about by a driven and forward looking management team. Florida has one of the largest juvenile justice databases in the county but to help fuel a new generation of “what works” programs, we needed new data analytics tools. Tools to enable staff, stakeholders, and the public to view performance metrics for our key reform efforts. And we needed these data reports to provide detailed data so that users could, for example, drill down from state to county to individual zip codes, all while freeing up analysts to dig deeper into our data to better analyze trends and identify best practices and issues. Starting with Tableau Public and moving to Desktop, the DJJ is now deploying Server with great results.
Managing talent in an organization of 250,000+ employees is a big challenge. Ensuring the right talent and solid succession plans are key for long term success at a growing organization, particularly at FEMSA, which has a presence in 12 countries and is active in industries as complex as consumer products, retail, and logistics.
In this session, we are pleased to share our journey to build a self-service business intelligence (BI) culture amongst our HR leaders.
In this session we will cover the following topics:
One of the keys to leveraging Tableau successfully is building a strong community of practice within your organization to support users. Learn how Deloitte provides an infrastructure for its practitioners that goes beyond maintaining servers and governing data to focus on providing users a framework of mentoring and enablement that will set them up for success as they explore their data and gain insights, leading to better business decisions. This session will also provide a brief overview of the Tableau environment at Deloitte.
This breakout session will focus on creating custom maps for use in Tableau by establishing your own map layers, styling them in Mapbox, and adding them to a Tableau .tms so you can toggle the maps on and off in many combinations to help your visual analysis.
Building a statistical model can be a done with most data-oriented software but understanding how well the model is performing in all corners of the data is tall order. Truecar predicts millions of data points and Tableau dashboards, simplify the daunting task of ensuring the predictions are accurate. Tableau lets us see our predictions and highlights the good and the bad. Tableau gives us the ability instantly drill into cross sections of data that may be biased or skewed to better understand the underlying data driving our predictions.
If you're experienced in connecting to OLAP cubes but not using Tableau, you're missing a huge part of Tableau's capabilities. In this session, we will take a close look at how to take advantage of OLAP-specific features through examples in SAP BW and Microsoft Analysis Services. We'll also examine some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. This session is not an introduction to OLAP Cubes and will focus on specific examples all in Tableau.
(Offered on Oct 21 at 11:45am and Oct 22 at 11:45am)
Do your users want to be told when extracts refresh? Or push a subscription to an entire distribution list? Does someone need to know about ETL or a data quality issue when it occurs (but not when they're asleep)? Make your data do the work. In this session, we will demonstrate a tool developed internally at Tableau to drive email alerting from Tableau Server views.
What do you do once you have an established BI environment? You roll out another one of course! At the University of Texas, Austin, we are in the process of implementing another toolset to help our customers consumer their data: Tableau. Attempting to duplicate the success of our first rollout of BI tools (Cognos), we quickly realized that Tableau isn’t “your granddad’s BI software!” Several considerations were the same as our first deployment, but now we encountered a number of new, unforeseen topics to be addressed. Because we have established governance, trust, and experience with BI tools themselves, we were able to put our existing knowledge to use to assist in implementing performance management, capacity planning, and security strategy for all of our BI systems.
In this presentation, we will discuss what we found different from our initial deployment, demonstrate our monitoring and security solution, talk about pain points and what should be avoided and best practices. And we’ll encourage an interactive discussion about how to handle security, Tableau projects, data sources, workbooks, and visuals.
Tableau Commandos are on the front lines for enterprise deployments of Tableau server. This course will bring you up from basic training to full on Commandos with TabCmd to automate server tasks making the world a safer place for the data public.
Do you want to know how Tableau Server scales in your environment with your workbooks and your hardware? Would you like to learn about the best server deployment configuration? Do you want to learn how to use Tabjolt to reduce the time it takes to run a full go-live load test against your Tableau Server deployment? Tabjolt is an externally released “point and run” performance load testing tool specifically designed to work easily with Tableau Server.
In this session, you'll learn about:
Data, data, everywhere but sometimes there seems to be no way to get there. How you connect to a data source when that source is not in the connection panel? There are many ways, including some within Tableau and some external. In this session, you will learn about these various ways:
This session will give you the tools to persuade your leadership team to bring Tableau into your company. It will also show steps to take an iterative approach to simultaneously deliver impactful dashboards for multiple departments in a large company. Attendees will learn some approaches and lessons learned about how to handle many different data sources in Tableau. We'll discuss Salesforce integration, Google Analytics, SQL Server, CRM, and how it they are all tied together.
(Offered on Oct 21 at 11:45am andoct 22 at 11:45 am)
Tableau introduced a whole new paradigm of how to solve complex problems using level of detail (LOD) expressions. These calculations are a lot more intuitive than previously available methods like table calculations, sets, or blending, and enable many new scenarios. This session is a guided journey to understanding level of detail expressions with practical examples covering:
Historically and today, audit procedures rely heavily on data sampling, only providing the capability for retrospective, extrapolated, and limited views of exceptions, control breakdowns, or risks. Leading internal audit (IA) functions are embracing recent enhancements in data mining and data visualization technologies, coupled with increased availability of data, to deliver results more dynamically in response to risk, dive deeper into organizational data, and deliver powerful, timely and indisputable fact-based insights. At Exelon, we've used Tableau to transform the way IA conducts their testing. Using our dashboards, auditors with limited knowledge of the business can now explore correlated data across systems, explore relevant test results, and come across as data champions to build instant credibility with their auditees.
The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has created the world's largest airline benefitting customers, employees, and shareholders. However, this merger also created some analysis angst, data dichotomies, and visualization schisms. But, through some clever data transformations and the healing power of Tableau, the Revenue Management organization has developed into a cohesive unit that is able to see the airline business the same way.
This session is being presented as an interactive discussion of the practical aspects of bringing data visualization to the Global People Analytics group in Wal-mart Stores, Inc. The session opens with introduction to Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (and key information around Wal-mart’s people) and then moves on to obstacles to the implementation of Tableau and a current (generalized) use case within Global People Analytics. The session ends with an open discussion with attendees.
Turning the results of your analysis into a good presentation is hard. Comic theory has figured out some very useful lessons about how to structure stories that are surprisingly applicable to data stories. We will review some of the lessons learned about transitions from Scott McCloud’s novel Understanding Comics, as well as more recent work from researchers in cognitive science who are studying story structure in comics. We will present ideas and templates that you can directly use to create better stories about your data.
What influences your visualization choices? Is it the audience, the data, the topic, or the purpose? Is it simply the question you want to answer? Choosing the right visualization can be a challenge and in this session we will travel the path to finding the right visualization to answer your questions. Using examples, we will start with a question and iterate through various options, each answering the question in a better way than the previous. You will leave this session with practical tips to help you ask the right questions and create rich visualizations that clearly reveal the answers you seek.
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, Tuesday at 2:00 pm, Wednesday at 11:00 am and Wednesday at 4:00 pm
Data is everywhere and Deloitte believes that analytics should be too. Helping our clients leverage “Everywhere Analytics” and apply insights from their data is a capability that Deloitte is proud to deliver with the support of visualization tools like Tableau. But that is only one piece of the story. Join two of our leaders, Richard Starnes and Chris Dinkel, for an informative and interactive session to hear about the internal use of Tableau at Deloitte.
Attend this session to hear more about:
The Tableau Community is unlike any other – our passionate members are why we do what we do! This is a chance to come meet our Tableau Community Team, Tableau Ambassadors, Zen Masters and User Group leaders. If you’re interested in starting your own User Group, want to learn what it takes to become a Zen Master or Ambassador, or just want to network with some super smart people, you won’t want to miss this meetup.
Meet at the IT/Server Tableau Kiosk for speaker Q&A, interviews on Big Data, Hadoop & NoSQL demos and Q&A.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to interact with a cross functional team of Tableau developers and meet the featured speakers to see examples of best practices with color, layout containers and designing for small screens.
Meet at the API & Developer Tableau Kiosk for demos and Q&A on Tableau SDK and Extract API with the Tableau professionals.
Wheaton makes a nice piece of glass. Throughout its 126-year history, WHEATON has been dedicated to supporting scientific advances and discovery by providing solutions for the lab research and pharmaceutical industries. What do you get when you mix 126 years of glass experience with some new age ideas and fresh talent? At first, you get a bumpy ride. Then you start to realize that all of your data are the key to unlocking the glorious pursuit of “Making it Rain”. Rain is the customer’s money and at Wheaton, we figured out how to use Tableau to re-invent the way we look at data and create a torrential downpour.
This session describes a major North American bank's journey of manual score carding to self-service analytics and delivering analytics as a service.
This session will cover lessons learned in the following areas:
(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.
Web and graphic design principals are tremendously useful for creating beautiful, effective dashboards in Tableau. In this session, we will consider how common design mistakes can diminish visual effectiveness. We will learn how placement, weight, font choice, and other graphic design techniques can maximize the impact of your visualizations. Example files will be provided. There will be no hands-on exercises.
This session covers Zilliant’s use of Tableau’s Rest API to automate an all-encompassing solution for workbook and data source deployments, version control, and user management. This session features an architectural overview, with a deep dive that includes code samples and a detailed demonstration with regards to interactions between Salesforce Service Cloud and Tableau Server. After this session, attendees will understand how manual steps can be removed from workbook and data source publishing process. Zilliant will demonstrate the process from the receipt of a Salesforce Service Cloud case, to the publishing of the workbook and data source, to a production Tableau Server. Zilliant will show how we validate workbooks, check them in to source control and then publish them to the appropriate multi-tenant production site.
Welcome to Big Data in digital advertising! Visualizing multi-terabyte high-variety data in Amazon Redshift requires precision in every detail, from the data model to dashboard design and user training. The best practices for Big Data are not what you think. Come learn how our initial efforts to implement Tableau dashboards suffered from significant struggles at scale and lacked user acceptance. We’ll share our process for how we implemented new thinking on both the front-end and back-end, which transformed original detractors into champions who supported changing the company’s culture around how data is used and how decisions are made.
What does it take to build and scale self-service analytics within an organization? Tableau and data are two obvious answers. But what about community? At Tableau, we are building a Tableau user community to support self-service analytics at scale. In this session, we’ll share our story. You’ll hear about programs we’ve implemented internally like Tableau forums, Tableau doctor, and Tableau "show and tell." We’ll discuss how we are applying the Drive methodology. You’ll get practical advice on what’s working and what’s not. At the end of this session, you will have actionable ideas to take back to your organization.
Does the phrase “the calculation contains errors” make you want to throw your laptop off the roof of your office? Is a missing parentheses enough to make you take an early lunch? Do you struggle to debug what originally seemed like an easy calculation? If the answer to any of these is "yes," we are here to help! While there is no magic wand we can wave to solve all your calculation woes, we are here to reveal the tricks of the trade that will make you feel like a calculation magician!
Population Health Management is more than an industry buzzword or the next big fad. As healthcare moves from traditional fee-for-service models to reimbursement based on a population's health, analytics needs are changing from traditional operational reporting to more complex trending across multiple, disparate sources.
Cerner Corporation is one of the most recognizable names in healthcare. We recently selected Tableau as a strategic business partner for several of its software offerings, starting with Population Health. Tableau’s leading visualization capabilities help our clients understand their populations. With Tableau, healthcare organizations and providers are able to see the big picture across populations with the ability to analyze specific cases, driving interventions and creating new models of care. This ultimately helps our clients improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, while driving down the total cost of care.
Before Tableau, IT managed access to company data. Today, Tableau makes it possible for anyone in the organization to quickly access, analyze, and visualize data and to share insights. But with reward comes risk — the creation of shadow IT at the department or individual level. So how does an organization enable self-service without becoming self-serving?
Todd Bruns, Director of BI/Analytics & Infrastructure Services at Discover Financial Services, and Kevin Chaplin, Practice Leader of Information Management and Analytics at Slalom, share their recommendations for how to build a Tableau community of practice. They will also help you create governance and adherence for your business, while still allowing for the innovation that today's data rich companies need.
(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:
Events are the atomic building blocks of data. This is definitely the case at Dwolla, a payments company that allows anyone (or anything!) connected to the internet to move money quickly, safely, and at the lowest cost possible. This session will be a deep dive into how Dwolla manages events and data of all shapes and sizes using Amazon Web Services (EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift, S3) and Tableau. They will be debuting their open source data pipeline orchestration tool, Arbalest, and show how in less than one year of using Tableau, Dwolla has been able to deliver unprecedented insights and analysis across the company.
In this session we'll look at how you can use data form Salesforce.com, embedded right into Tableau, to empower your entire sales force with information that can help them be more productive. This session will cover:
We all face the inevitable requests for Excel-inspired crosstabs. How do we evolve from drowning in a sea of text to walking amidst true data visualizations? Is this vision even possible? Kate and Heather will discuss how Princeton went from cobbling together custom SQL-based Excel reports from a transactional database, to interacting with dynamic visualizations built from a data warehouse. This session covers their experiences bridging the data architect and business analyst divide, failures, successes, and remaining hurdles they have yet to conquer.
What is the Extract API and what is it good for? We will look at examples (and code) showing how to automate the extract process. We will also talk about what I have learned on my journey with the Extract API. Finally, we'll end by building a script that will pull data out of twitter and dump it into an extract. All the code will be shared on GitHub.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:15 am
(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: Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 10:15 am and Thursday at 10:15 am
Big data and Hadoop getting to you? Is it too slow? Can you query text files in Hadoop using Tableau? Tableau started using Hadoop three years ago, and in this session we will share how we use it internally. We will share the lessons we learned and the architectures we have seen in the field so that you can maximize the effectiveness of your Hadoop and Tableau deployments.
(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.
Have you ever run out of something? Do you need to order things now that will be needed by a certain date? What could you make right now with what you have? These seemingly simple problems can get complicated, whether you are a chef planning a shopping list, or a supply chain planner for a factory. Special functions in Tableau can help you build a visual model of future supply and demand, so you will know if all your bases are covered. In this session, we will create a 'can build' dashboard on the fly, demonstrating algorithms for tracking future inventory levels and ways to enable what-if scenarios.
In this session we will share Boeing’s Tableau journey and the keys to enabling Business Intelligence and Analytics across the enterprise. We will also discuss the balance between Business and IT in the development of analytics and how both have a role in leveraging data to deliver results to the company. Session attendees can expect to walk away with an understanding of our key lessons learned, best practices and future plans for enabling use of Tableau across the enterprise. We will even share how we were able to gain IT leadership support and endorsement for this key business analysis capability. It's all about the data!
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am and Wednesday at 10:15 am
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.
(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.
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This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am, Tuesday at 2:15 pm and Thursday at 10:15 am
This session shows how, using Tableau, Alteryx and scripts, Home Depot made clustering intelligent. From integrating disparate data sources to producing Tableau extracts in an automated, scripting loop and adding them into a workbook, to creating PowerPoint-ready presentation slides, this process reduced the clustering workflow from a behemoth that took weeks, to a simple process that lasts a couple of hours per iteration.
How do we become conduits of impact for the communities we work in? Is it possible to measure that impact? In this session, Adam Thomson, Vice President of Impact at KK International, shares how his organization has revolutionized their vision for employee empowerment by tracking the social impact their initiatives and programs are having in driving big social change. Using Tableau to visualize the system, KK Intl. is equipping its team with the information they need to generate lasting change. Adam will discuss the process of building this system and how his team is using it to drive KK Intl. towards their full potential for social impact.
In this session, learn how LRH leveraged the custom mapping capabilities of Tableau to successfully sustain benchmark setting throughput while experiencing increasing volumes of ED Visits due largely to improved access to emergency care.
LRH leveraged Tableau Server to deliver a real-time operational dashboard showing Patients flowing through our ER. This Dashboard maps changes in patient’s statuses, conditions and physical room locations minute-by-minute onto a floorplan of our Emergency room.
Join us as we demonstrate this solution and the steps our Caregivers took to ensure that our community sees LRH as the best choice for emergency care.
Carlson Rezidor relies on Tableau to deliver information to all levels of the organization, from executives to hotel employees. We’ll discuss how we used the Tableau Drive platform to expand our user base from a single department to over 500 users in just a few months. This adoption included changing the conversation between IT and the business and allowing each group to focus on their unique strengths.
Learn how we developed new agile processes for connecting users to the data that they need, how we support our rapidly growing environment, and how we’re using Tableau today to help move our business forward.
Maps represent some of the earliest visualizations ever created and continue to be wildly popular today. In this demo-filled session, we will discuss guidelines for when to use maps in Tableau and how to best get started with them. While Tableau makes it incredibly easy to build maps, we'll explain what happens behind the scenes, and cover some of the most common tips and best practices for working with them. #putitonthemap
Do you wish your organization could be more quantitative with its decision making? Have you wanted to do cohort, what-if, time series, or predictive analysis using an intuitive analytics platform? Then this session might be for you. We’ll cover the advantages and disadvantages of making an investment in advanced analytics, show how to solve some common questions using Tableau, and talk about how we plan to expand Tableau’s capabilities in this growing area.
Everyone in a business needs data, however, only a few people (usually IT) have access to the data needed to improve the business – and they often don’t understand how to use it. The vast majority of people who know how to harness data to improve the business don’t have easy access to it.
This presentation will discuss 'Curated Data Sets' as a solution to that problem. Tableau Data Sources, defined by business users and optimized by IT experts, can be uploaded to the Tableau Server and made accessible to all. Learn how to create and organize these data sets, blending data across multiple sources, as well as tips for optimizing performance through the use of Tableau Server extracts.
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:
(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.
This session is also available at the following times: Tuesday at 11:15 am, Tuesday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday at 10:15 am and Thursday at 10:15 am
Thinking about running Tableau Server on AWS EC2? Wondering what sort of instances you should run and why? Want to avoid mistakes that first time Tableau-on-EC2 admins tend to make? Then this is the session for you! Russell and Alan are part of an informal team at Tableau that carried out exhaustive testing of Tableau Server on EC2 using TabJolt, the Tableau load testing tool. We experimented with different Tableau and EC2 configurations so you don’t have to. In this session we’ll reveal our test results and give you the "rules of thumb" you can use when making decisions about your EC2 environment.
We’ll address questions like:
(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.
This session is also available at the following times: Wednesday at 10:15 am
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.
It’s not easy to manage a diverse team of third-party distributors across an even more diverse set of products. Keeping lines of communication open is essential for building good relationships and ensuring that the sales force is set up for success. The Toro Company is successfully breaking down sales silos by taking data transparency to a whole new level. Attend this session and learn how Toro marketing has become BFFs with sales (yes - it's possible) by giving them access to the data they need to convert prospects to customers quickly.
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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to extract information that was buried in less structured strings of data? Tableau 9 provides a bevy of new features to reduce friction when preparing your data. In this session, we'll take a deeper dive into REGEX, and show some examples of how this new calculation can lend structure to your unruly string columns. REGEX can help with:
How do you pull as much meaning from data with as little complexity as possible? This often requires a fine balance between visual presentation and statistics and calculations–art and analysis. This session will show how you can leap from a paint-by-numbers approach to being a full on data artist.
Tired of the same old marks? Bars, lines, area, text, pies, and filled maps are not just mark types. They open up possibilities for creating many types of amazing visualizations. In this session, we’ll show you how to take the building blocks of Tableau to create visualizations like network diagrams, trellis, calendars, and more. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the underlying expressivity and visual possibilities in Tableau. You’ll never look at marks the same way again!
Join GoPro, Yellow Pages, and WarGaming to find out how they approached the business intelligence on Hadoop, or "BI on Hadoop", using AtScale, Tableau, and Cloudera. In this interactive session, you'll learn real-life lessons and will get an actionable set of tools you can take back to your company and succeed with. Come in prepared with your questions and be ready to engage!
When Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec began the “Dear Data” project, they had no idea of the impact their data postcards would have. Andy Kriebel and Jeffrey Shaffer, two data visualization experts who teach best practices, decided to follow these amazing artists week-by-week. Of course, one Tableau Zen Master and an Iron Viz competitor can’t help but use Tableau along the way. Join this session to hear their story, explore the results of this journey, see how Tableau is helping them discover stories and learn how this project has helped them think more creatively.
How do you support a ten-time increase in data volume without a major increase in IT spend? At Interactions, Tableau made it easy to bring data together for visualization, but the critical bottleneck to scaling deployments was a complex chain of legacy business intelligence (BI) and ETL tools and required with weeks of IT effort to set up new projects.
At Interactions, we succeeded by taking the old BI model and flipping the process on its head–creating a flexible cloud model using a mix of Tableau Online, Amazon RedShift, and a streamlined data operations solution from Switchboard. This approach enabled us to increase our client portfolio by 300% while reducing project ramp-up times by 50%.
In this session, we will show how we created a highly scalable data operation that enables our company to take on more analytics customers without building more infrastructure or hiring more IT personnel. We will describe the steps taken to accomplish this transition and how in the process, our increased agility enabled us to become more ingrained with our customers.
(Offered at Oct 21 at 2:45pm and Oct 22 at 11:45 am)
Forecasting in Tableau is a simple as drag and drop, but how does Tableau's forecasting really work—behind the drag and drop? Why does forecasting behave the way it does? How can you change Tableau's forecasting model? Why doesn’t your forecast work? How can you leverage R? In this session, we will explore Tableau's forecasting capabilities as well as forecasting capabilities with R. Get ready to predict the future!
The core mission at Pluralsight is to democratize online professional learning. We’ve taken the culture and spirit of our company and made it even more concentrated in our Data Team. Ever since, we’ve been on a rapid pace to make data available to the entire employee base with the help of Tableau.
Prior to Tableau, the key issue proved unsolvable: how do we provide custom analytics for all of our clients? With Tableau, it turns out that the issue was quite simple. It includes (but wasn’t limited to): REST API, tabcmd, custom data extracts, scripting to export sites and import to production. Oh, and let’s not forget trusted authentication! In the end, our Tableau-generated solution now provides analytics to our clients, as well as internal employees, and extracts meaning from all the noise.
In this session, you will learn how the Tableau finance department uses Tableau to gain understanding across the entire company on a daily basis. From executive dashboards and data validation, to analysis of travel and entertainment data, headcount, financial planning and analysis, purchasing, accounts receivable, and internal controls, Tableau Finance will share how they harness the power of Tableau to gain insight and perform rapid analysis. Some of the data sources we will talk about include NetSuite, Egencia, Concur and Salesforce.
Mayor Martin Walsh believes that up-to-date data visualizations are integral to how the City of Boston serves its citizens. Learn how the Mayor of Boston and senior administration officials are creating and using data dashboards every day to better highlight and address issues in public safety, basic city services, human services, and economic development.
When it comes to improving business analysis in a highly competitive market, users need immediate access to all potentially relevant data sources. Further, they need the ability to quickly evaluate these new data sets in the context of the analytics they are trying to perform. Last, the underlying analytics platform must be high performing and self-service to accelerate the time to insight. In this session, Attivio and EMC explore the potential of a governed data lake solution enabling Tableau users to gain immediate visibility into a variety of information sources, quickly provision the most relevant information, and create highly interactive visualizations.
How do you visually analyze trillions of records using only millions of pixels? Progressive Insurance needed to solve this Big Data challenge with Snapshot, its industry leading usage-based insurance offering.
Learn how data scientists on Progressive’s Product Research and Development team integrated Tableau into its technology stack, to enable quick data exploration and rapid hypothesis testing. See how noisy vehicle telemetry data can lead to unexpected results… and new insights.
Zotec Partners has developed a proprietary web-based enterprise business intelligence platform called Comprehensive Zotec Analytics and Reporting (cZAR).Within the system, we harness the capabilities of Tableau visualizations to offer robust, guided drill-down capabilities to our BI platform users.
This session will demonstrate how to leverage Tableau Server and employ embedded links in order to publish Tableau seamlessly for a fluid user experience in a homegrown environment. We’ll also review lessons learned when using url parameters with Tableau Server.
This session will discuss how Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, implemented Tableau in 45 days after the unsuccessful implementation of other business intelligence solutions. The presentation will go over the challenges we faced, how they were overcome, and where Tableau made the difference. This session will also touch on how we are leveraging Amazon Redshift, as well as what we are doing to support and grow Tableau usage in engineering, sales and operations.
Join us for a psychedelic geo-spatial journey through Las Vegas, incorporating the concepts of points, paths, and polygons to visit artistic and cultural destinations in Sin City. Points are numbered pairs used to describe a location. This fundamental element of Cartesian mathematics can be applied in charts and mapping: x and y, and latitude and longitude are two such examples. Paths are logical, connected series of points used to describe routes, boundaries, roadways, or borders. Polygons are shapes created by connecting and enclosing paths that form shapes such as squares. The points where the paths intersect, corners of our polygons, are commonly known as vertices. Armed with these concepts, you will be able to explore myriad of possibilities of the geo-spatial realm.
Come learn how Piedmont Healthcare is assisting clinical leaders with the management of labor cost throughout a five hospital healthcare system. For the first time in Piedmont’s 106 year history, we are able to paint a comprehensive picture of the factors that influence labor pains. Through the use of Tableau, we are able to provide leadership with a tool to easily digest the complex array of metrics that influence labor cost. Come to this session to learn how to reduce your labor pains without a hefty bill from your local anesthesiologist.
At Square, we use Tableau to monitor financial performance at the company level, track team progress against specific key performance indicators, measure usage of our suite of products, and highlight individual efficiency on our operations teams. Tableau helps us surface data that drives critical business decisions in myriad contexts.
For our Support team, Tableau allows us to combine a number of data sources into a consolidated dashboard to measure individual performance with respect to the whole team. Using a combination of Tableau Server and automated emails, we send operations staff weekly performance scorecards that highlight key performance indicators like efficiency and customer satisfaction, with an anonymized comparison to peers. By presenting this data on a weekly cadence, we’ve greatly improved the efficiency and quality of our operations.
In this session, we’ll go over:
· A deep dive into our Supporter Scorecard where Tableau facilitates weekly reporting at the individual level
· An overview of how people at Square interact with Tableau
· How we can quickly trace Tableau reports back to the data sources and get context around usage
· What tools Square uses to support data analysis (especially for search and governance) with examples
Chuck Hooper has been in the business intelligence (BI) industry for over 50 years. He’s been a Zen Master since we began the program in 2012. He’s done more speaking engagements than probably the entire customer speakers put together. With this vast wealth of experience he knows that using to data to bring about change can only be done through storytelling.
In this session, Chuck will give you the six core ways to marry data with stories. It will cover the basic components of storytelling and how to use each for maximum impact. You’ll learn how to overcome the times when your audience don’t trust the data. You’ll also hear about his five year-old grand-daughter’s attitude to data!
However you use data – to present to others, to sell to customers, or just to share insights with your team, this session will arm you with the lessons learned from a true master.
As content creators in business functions are taking charge of their data analysis needs with Tableau, there are still a few challenges they face around data inclusion and selection, security, metadata management and performance. Some of these challenges stem from the complexities of the environments (e.g. security), while others are tool-specific training opportunities (e.g. Tableau as a production dashboard vs. a single use data discovery tool). Below are nine tips and tricks, three each from the workbook, server, and process streams that show how IT and content creators can partner on workbook, server and process steps.
This session will discuss how Target’s Sourcing Analytics team uses Tableau dashboards and performance metrics to uncover new sourcing opportunities, vendor compliance issues and savings erosion risk. The session will also walk through how Target is using data to evolve its sourcing strategy, manage vendors and transform cost. Attendees will learn how the analytics team worked cross-functionally to gather data and metric points to consolidate and build out information our sourcing team now uses to make better business decisions and evolve their strategic approach.
(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.
Your friendly tour guides will describe how to use data views to travel the path from question to answer. We will review different types of data views that you can make in Tableau, from basic to advanced, and give insight into what they can tell you about your data. We will start with the view types on the "show me" panel including the five view types (and their variants) that are most useful for visual analysis. We will also explain how—and why—to build data views directly with drag-and-drop, including useful views that do not appear on the "show me" panel. Join us to start your journey to visual analysis mastery!
You're a Tableau server administrator. How do you respond when a user tells you that a dashboard is slow? What if that feedback is coming from your entire user base? Tableau ties into so many different parts of the infrastructure that it can sometimes be hard to diagnose the source of the problem. This session will take you through all of the steps necessary to take the logs from your Tableau Server installation and start to determine why your users may be having a less than ideal experience. We'll break down the different components and give you techniques (using Tableau!) to help you understand that experience in a concrete, data-driven way. We will provide a flowchart for how to approach your logs based on issues that you are seeing.
Creating credible and trusted metrics is challenging for a new analytics team. It’s harder when you’re part of an organization and your potential user-base is large. It’s harder still when you’re working with disparate and complex data sets or with Big Data. In global organizations, there are multiple incumbent teams that often have their own established processes and metrics and unique, local perspectives. Integrating those ideas into a united framework takes a solid team strategy, skilled negotiations, technical excellence, and agile management. Come hear EMC’s journey from obscurity to relevance and how your dashboards can even make it into your Executive Vice President’s hands.
There is more than meets the eye when considering how Tableau draws marks and other elements of your visualization. As you learn the ins and outs of Tableau’s rendering system, you will better understand how to design your visualizations so that they draw faster, and look better on the desktop and in the browser. You will learn how to embed your visualization in a document so that it always looks sharp, no matter how it is scaled. You’ll also learn tips and tricks that will make your custom shapes look crisp, and you’ll learn how to minimize problems due to anti-aliasing.
How can we establish fast ROI and quick implementation of Tableau? Thorough the use of Tableau data extracts tied to your traditional data sources. Explore the use of Tableau data extracts to import data from transaction processing systems and overburdened reporting data marts.
As a marketing department, we know that the majority of prospects who buy our product are influenced by multiple campaign touchpoints–a banner ad, e-mail, event, etc. The question of marketing attribution is: how do we decide which touchpoints get credit and how do we split that credit? Many of the most popular attribution methods are either too simple (first touch, last touch, linear, etc) or too expensive (third party vendors) and fail to capture the nuances of an individual business. Using Tableau and its new level of detail (LOD) expressions, we are able to leverage our marketing data to create a custom attribution model that estimates how much each marketing campaign contributes to revenue. This gives us a better understanding of the optimal marketing path for a prospect, but more importantly, allows us to calculate a more accurate return on investment (ROI) for each one of our campaigns. Utilizing Tableau makes this process fast, scalable, and dynamic.
How can Tableau Server and web authoring shed new light on your data? This session will demonstrate how Oldcastle, the largest building materials company in North America, is using both predefined dashboards and Tableau’s web authoring capabilities to empower users at all levels of the organization to create their own workbooks. These 'grass root' workbooks then become the inspiration for the creation of additional interactive dashboards, spreading self-service analytics throughout the company.
Wondering if you should concentrate on bringing in new customers or should you dedicate your resources to getting existing customers to buy more? Maybe you want to see if increasing revenue while taking a hit on margin rate will pay off in margin dollars. Or maybe you are trying to prioritize which projects to take on next, but each project is sized using a different metric (new customers, revenue, average rate per user, etc.) and you can't tell which one is worth more.
Take your what-if scenarios to the next level with a highly interactive dashboard that anyone can use. In this session attendees will learn from a live demo that will teach them how build and use this type of dashboard.
Meet at the Visual Analytics Tableau Kiosk to meet members of the Tableau dev team that specialize in formatting.
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, Tuesday at 2:00 pm, Wednesday at 11:00 am and Wednesday at 12:00 pm
Renowned astrophysicist, avid Twitter personality, and all around Tableau fan favorite Neil deGrasse Tyson returns for his second year in the Tableau Conference keynote lineup. Join us for "An Evening Under the Stars" where we'll meet, eat, drink, and feel the gravitational pull of Dr. Tyson's brilliance. Dr. Tyson was the host of the 13-episode reboot of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," and is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York. His new late-night TV show, "Star Talk," debuted on the National Geographic Channel in April.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.