CEO & Co-founder, Tableau Software
Christian Chabot is Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Christian has led the company to nine consecutive years of record sales and customer growth. Prior to Tableau, Christian was with Softbank Venture Capital, where he specialized in enterprise software. Before that, Christian was CEO and co-founder of BeeLine Software, a pioneer of next-generation mapping technology. He holds an MBA from Stanford University, an M.Sc from the University of Sussex, and a BS from Stanford’s School of Engineering. And his favorite part of our annual conferences? Getting to meet customers when they’re excited to learn and primed to have fun. “Is there a better way to get to know a customer than on a party bus?"
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist & host of the TV show "Cosmos"
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of the TV series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York. Neil was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. He went on to earn his BA in physics from Harvard and his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia. Neil's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
Best-selling author of Drive & host of the TV show "Crowd Control"
Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work, including the long-running New York Times best-seller, A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times best-seller, Drive. Currently, Pink is the host of "Crowd Control," a series about undercover science intervention on the National Geographic channel. Pink's articles on business and technology have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company, and Wired. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, and NPR. He also advises both Fortune 100 companies and startups on recruiting, innovation, and work practices.
Sir Ken Robinson
Best-selling author, internationally acclaimed expert on creativity & innovation
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers on these topics, with a profound impact on audiences everywhere, and a recipient of honorary degrees from several prestigious institutions, including the Rhode Island School of Design and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. The recordings of his famous 2006 and 2010 TED talks have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. His 2006 talk is the most viewed session in TED’s history. In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.
Mathematician, University College London Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London. Despite having a master's degree in maths with theoretical physics and a PhD in applied mathematics, Hannah is not the kind of mathematician to have posters of prime numbers on her wall. The maths Hannah uses revolves around looking at the patterns in human behaviour – in the study of complex social systems. By looking at the world from a mathematical perspective Hannah examines how the decisions that we make every day build up to cause housing crises and stock market crashes, and exploits the power of mathematics to help design a better society – from healthcare and transport to policing and everything in between.