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Your morning routine continues on the road with Lululemon ambassadors from Rogue Running Club. Join two coaches for a tour of Austin from a local perspective. From beginner to jedi running level anyone is welcome to stretch their legs and prep their body and mind for a full day of Conference content.
Find your flow at Tableau Conference early at Sunrise Yoga in Brush Square Park. Shanti Kelly, a local master teacher at Wanderlust Yoga, will lead all-levels yoga to prep for your first full data driven day. Class is limited to 100 people, so arrive early to reserve your space. Attendees will receive a special gift from Lululemon while supplies last.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the same business and see and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
Also please look for the Tableau Foundation gathering area at Data Night Out.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in Healthcare (Provider and Payer) & Life Sciences (Pharma and Medical Devices) and learn about the value they have seen in population health, supply chain, revenue cycle & operations management, and other areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
Institutions of higher education, especially private universities and colleges, can be notoriously opaque when it comes to data about who their students are, what they do while on campus, and where they go when they leave. In reality, much of this has to do with the “siloed” nature of college and university organizational structures, decision-making processes, and data collection, analysis and reporting efforts. However, there is an unprecedented demand in higher education for integrating data into our understanding of who we are, who we are educating and what impact the education we provide has on our students and alumni.
This presentation will briefly cover some of the strategic reasons for why Stanford uses Tableau in a variety university venues to better integrate data into the decision-making processes of administrators, faculty, staff and students. We will then look at specific examples of particularly effective data visualization efforts by Stanford institutional researchers to analyze and communicate data and findings across a number of common areas in the assessment and evaluation of higher education: course-taking patterns, student surveys, and alumni employment outcomes. We will then wrap up with by highlighting specific challenges we have faced at Stanford in the deployment of Tableau as a key tool for institutional research, with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Tableau founder Christian Chabot and senior company leaders will share their vision for the next generation of data viz magic.
Do you have in JSON, AVRO, XML in file, database, or in Hadoop? Come and talk to us about your semi-structure database needs!
Are you curious about where people look when they first view a dashboard? Do you want to help us understand more about how different dashboard designs affect people's scan patterns? If so, stop by the eye tracking station at Tableau Lab to participate in this unique research! A new session starts about every 15 minutes, so stop by and check it out! Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Chat with the team about ongoing projects, and share your personal experiences with Tableau. Drop in and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Stop by and make an appointmet: How would you like to communicate more expressively with end users of your sheets, dashboards, and stories? Come help designers understand your needs around communicating with data and participate in designing the future of annotations in Tableau. Bring your own viz if you can!
Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Stop by and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Do you have to deal with multiple versions of Tableau workbooks on a regular basis? Help us improve this workflow by providing feedback directly to our development team on mockups and other ideas.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Would you like to see what Hyper can do for your extracted data? Bring your workbooks with TDE files of various size, number of columns, locales to Tableau Lab, and get it Hyperized. Talk to the team about how you are using, creating, and managing data extracts, and the challenges that you are currently facing. Get involved in helping the team make data of any size fast and flexible.
Note: When you bring your workbooks and your extracts, please be aware of the following current constraints:
· Workbooks with salesforce extracts· Workbooks with Direct extract connections (look for the single cylinder icon in Desktop next to your extract data source)· Workbooks with Live connections to data sources behind your corporate firewall and walls will not be meaningful this week.
These workbooks won’t work at the Labs during TC16.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Want to interact with your vizzes by typing or speaking in natural language? In this experiment you will try out a natural language prototype and help us understand how to make natural language input effective and delightful. Stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book a 30-minute appointment. Space is limited. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Want Help content when and where you need it? We want to know how you use Tableau and how we can make learning to use Tableau easier. Come give us your feedback on ideas we have for in-product Help and for an enhanced online Help experience.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Take a hands-on visual deep dive into Tableau’s query ecosystem using tools built by Tableau Research. Give feedback on the future of self-service query analysis at Tableau. If you are someone who is interested in query analysis or performance, stop by Tableau Lab and book a 45- minute deep dive.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Explore new ways to dive deeper into your data through expanded selection and visualization features. We’re interested in finding out how you choose what information to focus on and how you want to use these selections in further analysis. You’ll have the opportunity to try out several features, as well as have a conversation about what is useful about them and other capabilities you’d like to see.
More information coming following the keynote!
Some like R, others like Python, or have been using other statistical or data mining environments. Tableau works with its many partners to allow you to leverage your investment and knowledge in other platforms, and use Tableau to compose beautiful data stories. This session will cover how Tableau's different analytics partners integrate with Tableau, and how you can take advantage of synergies between them to take your analysis to the next level.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
A Tableau Online administrator's job should be easy if they make the right decisions up front. In this session, we will cover administrator features in Tableau Online and strategies for permissions, users, groups, content, keeping data fresh, and monitoring.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm
Are you familiar with writing calculations in Tableau but want to take your skills to the next level? Become a calculations master and go deeper with your analytical analysis. In this session, you'll learn period analysis using complex date calculations, nested logic statements, intricate string calculations, advanced conditional filtering, and how to integrate parameters for additional customization.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm, Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
In this session, we will explore how external geospatial tools and publicly available spatial (and non-spatial) datasets can enhance and extend the analytic capabilities of Tableau. We will derive new spatial datasets from multiple sources, run queries to identify spatial relationships, attribute datasets based on spatial metrics, and most importantly illustrate ways to get the most out of these data in Tableau. Knowledge of T-SQL and some basic geospatial concepts will be very helpful but not required.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 9:00 am and Thursday at 12:00 pm
How do you pull as much meaning from data with as little complexity as possible? This often requires a fine balance between visual presentation, statistics, and calculations, art and analysis. This session will show you how to leap from a paint-by-numbers approach to being a full-on data rockstar.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
With over a billion risk points a day and data stored in multiple platforms for different asset classes, the challenge at Barclays was to get a daily consolidated view of their risk exposure, and also provide a way for analysts to interactively drill down to transaction level details to identify issues. Chuck Chakrabarti, Vice President at Barclays, will describe their move to a big data architecture, the challenges faced and lessons learned, and their evaluation of a solution using Kyvos, Tableau, and Cloudera. In this talk, he will cover how to operationalize big data in your organization, common pitfalls to watch out for, tools and methods that worked and didn’t work, and requirements for self-service analytics.
You've learned how to drag and drop, and now you want to answer your burning business questions with calculations. In this session we'll use peer-to-peer lending data to analyze risk, write KPIs to track your business metrics, and manipulate dates—the Tableau way. You'll learn how to: aggregate data, conduct KPI analysis with Boolean statements, use "if...then" statements, string calculations, and common date functions. Come explore beginner calcs with us as we dive into one of the most transformational banking trends to date.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
With a lean BI team of just 5 individuals the right tool selection and roll-out strategy of a new reporting tool was key. Through the enablement of power business users and IT guided adoption program, Tableau has grown in North America and Europe as the reporting tool of the future at Brooks.
In this session I will cover the following topics:
- Creating an effective business case for Tableau within your organization
- The Journey: Realistic benefits & timeline of enabling our business with Tableau
- The Insights: A demo of the most prominent dashboards produced in the first years of our Tableau program and their impact
- Lesson learned: What worked, what didn't, and what's next with our Tableau program
New and novel databases are rapidly coming on the market. Come learn how to connect and unleash the power of data stored in these systems. In this session, we will cover:
- What makes named connectors special
- How to use Tableau Data Connectors to improve ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connections
- When to use a Tableau extract or a Web Data Connector
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am
One of the most powerful new features in Tableau is cross-database joins, which gives you two methods of data integration: data blending and cross database joins. In this session, you'll learn advanced data blending techniques, an overview of cross database joins, and the situations where each technique should be used. To get the most out of this session, you should have a basic knowledge of data blending, joins, and basic calculations.
Data journalists create some of the most amazing interactive graphics. In this session, we'll look at a few of these and recreate them in Tableau. In addition to teaching you some new tricks and showing you things you might not have thought were possible, this session will also give you a new sense of how to effectively present information.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
Are you new to data analysis? Is most of your data in Excel or text files? This hands-on session covers how to prepare your 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, pivot, union, and join. We will also cover how to standardize field names, data types, hierarchies, groups, aliases and calculated fields.
What you will learn:
- A thorough understanding of why data preparation is important
- How to leverage Tableau to union, join, split, and pivot
- Metadata management techniques
- Deep dive into joins
- Cross-database joins
- Third-party data prep tools
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
Have you struggled to stay current with changes to your data? Tableau will make this easy, even without a visit to your dashboards. Data alerts notify you of changes as they happen. In this session, you will learn all about the self-serve time savings of this new capability, and get a sneak peek at what’s coming on the horizon.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
Data is at the core of everything Tableau does, and this often means connecting it to a database. Databases are in themselves complex machines, and the field has a rich set of concepts and lingo that can be intimidating to the uninitiated. If you have a passing exposure to databases, but want to know more, consider this your initiation. This session will focus on relational databases (the bread and butter of the database world), introducing the basics of how they organize and query data, and how indexes work and affect performance. We’ll also demystify how Tableau interacts with databases, and survey how new systems are extending the relational model.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
Over the past four years, the "Designing Efficient Workbooks" whitepaper has been a popular guide to improving performance. This session presented by the whitepaper's author, will cover the main causes of slow workbooks, and offer practical suggestions on how to improve them. Some topics we'll cover in this session:
- Defining efficiency and why you should care
- Diagnosing the cause of slow workbooks (Is it the workbook design, the query, the data source, environmental factors?)
This session is aimed at both technical and business users.
Come learn about all the different ways you can use Tableau filters to distill your data and discover what really matters. This session will teach you how to dig deep into your data, improve your performance, and sift through the noise and distractions of a large data set. This is a fast-paced session, so we recommend you are comfortable working within Tableau Desktop.
If you're in search of more end-user interactivity in your dashboards, this session is 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. Come learn the basics of parameters from the ground up, and even a few sophisticated parameter use cases.
- What a parameter is
- Simple uses of parameters such as moving averages, what-if analysis, adjusting KPIs, and top N filters
- Sophisticated uses of parameters such as swapping fields within a chart and swapping charts within a dashboard
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Stamford Health, comprises a 305 bed hospital and over 30 physician practices. Using Tableau as the primary self-service data discovery and visual analytics platform, we have realized the true potential of data by empowering our physicians, clinicians, nurses, and analysts with the actionable insights needed for right time decision making. In a short span of time, Tableau has become the most important tool used across the organization to augment its clinical efficiency, quality improvement, and cost reduction efforts.
In this session, we will present Stamford Health’s journey of transformation of its analytical landscape and accelerate its performance improvement efforts with $ MM in cost savings and efficiency gains, to achieve "analytical nirvana".
It is late 2014 a new analytics team is assembled and start to evaluate the toolsets that are available. And what do they find? Duct tape and chewing gum... or its analytical equivalent - Microsoft BI. But wait, there is hope - PowerPivot running on SharePoint will surely save the day! #fail. It's now early 2015, and we have no way of providing insight to 50+ site managers across the globe about the recent annual services survey sent to 100K employees. Learn how without any IT support, this analytics team threw out the duct tape and chewing gum and got real with Tableau.
Get hands-on with your geographic data and mapping in Tableau. Come to this session and learn about the basic features of maps within Tableau, best practices, and visual customization features using your favorite movie data. We'll teach you the basics of mapping in Tableau Desktop, map latitude and longitude points and paths within your own data, how to build multi-layered maps using dual axes, out-of-the-box map layers, and custom background images.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 9:00 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!
Are your dashboards feeling a bit bland? Do you want to create more visual interest in your dashboards? Do you have brand guidelines you need to use? Then formatting is the spice that can make your workbook sing. No matter your level of expertise, this session will teach you how to sharpen your formatting skills. You'll learn what formatting tools are at your disposal, best practices for workbooks, dashboards, and worksheets.
Change is difficult - especially when it comes to shifting from traditional text-based reports and data tables to visual analytics. Knowing this, the UNLV Library eased into Tableau by providing staff with a chance to experience Tableau in a supportive learning environment. Within a span of one year, the UNLV Library went from two Desktop Tableau users to 25 Server licenses.
Join us in this session to learn how the UNLV Library overcame doubts, went from mild interest to genuine enthusiasm, and how they strategically developed and implemented a Server deployment plan. Also learn about their next steps as the UNLV Library plans to use Tableau to continue to improve their organization and share their success with academic libraries across the nation.
This session will focus on customizing and adding to the inherent capabilities in Tableau shown in the beginner-level statistics class. You'll compute standard scores and find correlations between various economic indicators, convert mathematical functions into Tableau calculated fields, create sophisticated variable-width histograms, advanced control charts using pom-pom factory data, and find residuals using windmill data. Those who have a strong familiarity with Tableau Desktop and a basic understanding of statistical concepts are encouraged to participate. You will leave this class equipped for statistical analysis using Tableau's arsenal of functionality for stats.
- Regression and residual analysis
- Translating mathematical formulas into calculations in Tableau
- Dynamic control charts
- Variable-width histograms
- Derivatives and correlation coefficients
If you are familiar with calculated fields and are ready for a new level of analysis, join us for the introductory class on Level of Detail (LOD) expressions. Attending this session will enable you to articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail," incorporate best practices and use cases with LOD expressions in your daily flow, and demonstrate how they differ from other calculations. Get ready to ask new questions of your data, and have the freedom to show the answers how YOU want!
Attending this session will enable you to:
- Articulate the meaning of "Level of Detail" and how these LOD expressions are different than other calculations
- Create and implement simple yet powerful LOD Expressions
- Incorporate best practices for daily use
Have you been newly appointed as a Tableau Server administrator, tasked with setting up a new installation of Tableau Server for your company? Come to this session and learn how to configure Tableau Server, and set up your users and existing Tableau content. We'll teach you how the web interface works and best practices for assigning permissions for your users and their content.
Do you want to access and analyze date on the web, but aren't sure where to start or how to connect to the right data sources? Come to this hands-on session and get formally introduced to the Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC). Even if you're not a programmer or a dev, you can learn how to use the WDC, how it pulls data through API requests, and how it can secure those requests with authentication. We'll connect you to extensive free resources that will help you debug and improve your WDC, and other ways you can use to pull web data.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm
Concerned about hardware scalability for your Tableau Server? Curious about the optimal deployment configuration for your environment? Have the desire to accelerate the multi-week load testing effort required for go-live? Meet TabJolt a “point-and-run” load and performance testing tool built by Tableau’s engineering team. TabJolt is specifically designed for Server Administrators to automatically load and interact with visualizations on their Tableau Server without the time consuming tasks of script development or maintenance.
In this 2-hour hands-on training, we will give you an opportunity to use TabJolt to push a heavy workload to Tableau Server in an AWS test environment and analyze how the Server responds under load. Take the TabJolt application home to your deployment along with knowledge on installation, how it works, when to use it, pointers for test scenario design, and interpretation of results.
Is your company thinking about going public and you are unsure what role your data has to play in that? Is your BI strategy IPO ready? Mimecast listed on the NASDAQ in November 2015 and we'd like to take you through how we achieved that using the power of Tableau.
In this session, we will share with you how Mimecast uses Tableau to help acquire, retain and up-sell our customers. We will show you how Tableau driven data analysis helps define strategy at Mimecast and take you through our journey from data laggards to being a truly data-driven company. We will share with you the different ways in which Mimecast uses Tableau, from Desktop data analysis to automated board level PPT creation and everything in between.
How do you manage data and deliver insights when data volumes are exploding? Do you think this might need more than a "traditional" approach? With more than 30 million members and hundreds of terabytes of data, Ebates moved to a non-traditional approach out of necessity. What does that look like, and how do you keep savvy business users happy when you make the leap?
In this session we will share why and how we successfully transitioned from traditional BI on a traditional data-warehouse, to all in self-service BI on Hadoop.
Join us to learn:
- WHY: Why we chose to run BI on Hadoop
- HOW: How we made the transition; the plan, challenges and end-goals
- WHAT: What we did, achieved, and lessons learned
Whether you are swimming up-stream or carrying out marching orders, finding a way to develop your institution’s analytics maturity is increasingly important for higher education. We’ll show you examples of how two very different institutions developed successful Tableau analytics cultures. Calvin College, a top-ranked liberal arts institution of 4,000 students with an executive-driven analytics approach; and Thompson River University (TRU), a Canadian university with 24,000 students (12,000 of which study via distance) that took a “bottom-up” approach to developing analytics. You’ll learn how we’ve implemented Tableau and how we use it to navigate areas such as gaining buy-in, culture shifts, organizational models for analyst teams, working with IR and IT, data architecture, better decision making, and more.
Do you suffer from information overload in your dashboards? Do you have trouble taking a dashboard from concept to execution? In this hands-on session, we’ll introduce you to Guided Analytics—a Tableau information design concept that helps you with interactive dashboard navigation and story points so you can communicate more effectively. Learn how to use the different types of Tableau Actions that will allow your end-users to drill down from summary-level data to more granular information. This session will teach you how to guide your audience with story points and encourage self-service data discovery through highly interactive analysis.
Jedi calcs are an underrated Jedi power. Here, we’ll be working on the hardest problems Tableau Desktop has to offer. Come attend this class if you want to learn ways to use table calculations and LODs in ways you haven’t before. We’ll be looking into how to address real-world questions with nested table calculations, manipulate cumbersome text data by utilizing various string functions, and use data densification to our advantage in Tableau – all using different viz types! Now, witness the power of this fully operational visualization platform!
- How to do a count distinct over a rolling time period
- How to track status changes over time
- How to dynamically change time axes
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm, Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
This session will show Tableau novices how to answer questions from their data quickly by taking advantage of the sometimes-secretive shortcuts built-in to Tableau’s user interface. From one-click vizzes and mouse-less zooming, to workbook-level formatting, you will go from novice to expert in less than one hour. Learn all the tricks that Tableau Jedi’s acquire from years of experience, and start publishing your first worksheets and dashboards like a pro.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
Dell HR leverages Tableau and Tableau Server to perform routine reporting, advanced reporting, advanced analytics, and predictive modeling on a dynamic 150 thousand team member workforce. Learn how the techniques used to show reconciliation reporting, org. hygiene, turnover, shoring, and costs, can be replicated quickly and easily at your enterprise.
Learn how to apply several advanced HR analytics techniques using a simple data set and Tableau. We’ll demonstrate how to construct a time to proficiency visualization that explains how all previous and future new hires can reach key levels of proficiency from their hire date(s). Using built in functions of fits, filtering and colors understand the relationship between your HR on-boarding and the effects on performance.
How Oldcastle found $M with just a few clicks! Actionable insights are often found within data spanning multiple data sources. Using Tableau’s data blending, you are able to quickly perform analysis on multiple extracts without writing lengthy code. This session will demonstrate how Oldcastle, the largest building materials company in North America, is using Tableau dashboards and data blending to better manage sales and inventory.
PepsiCo partners with the country’s biggest retailers, importing huge volumes of shipping, inventory, and POS data to forecast sales. Quickly and accurately visualizing this data to inform our retail partners of sales trends and the impact of promotions is critical to maintaining transparent business relationships with them. In order to accelerate time to insights, we developed a streamlined big data strategy that leverages an enterprise-wide Hadoop data processing platform, data wrangling solution (Trifacta) and data visualization application (Tableau) to scale existing operations. We can now understand and structure data in record time, with overall reporting build time dropping an astounding 90%. This allows us to dive deeper into Tableau, create faster and more accurate data visualizations, and focus on data storytelling instead of piecing that data together. Come to this session to find out how we did it.
Companies today are on a journey to become data-driven. The pace and growth of data demands that every employee in your organization becomes a "data person" but shedding the hangover of the last 30 years of BI might be difficult. How can you leverage empowered analytics (self-service) to change the way your organization works? In this session, we'll cover:
- The definition of a modern analytic culture
- How to get there
- The stages of this journey
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 12:00 pm
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 analytics 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 time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
Within public sector organizations, the demand for access to quality data is driven by increasingly complex social, economic, political and environmental pressures. In this session you will learn how Multnomah County in Portland, Oregon leverages Tableau to make data-driven decisions in service to the community, with examples from our Maternal, Child and Family Health program and central IT. We will share our journey from initial concepts and rogue Tableau Desktop usage, to a formal Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) program utilizing Tableau Server. In this session we will cover the following topics: (a) transforming local government programs through analytics, (b) central IT and departmental programs partnering for success, (c) empowering users with self-service capabilities, (d) choosing an enterprise analytics visualization vendor, and (e) leveraging Tableau Server’s mobile capabilities to support a mobile workforce.
Want to integrate R into your workflow, both before and during your analysis in Tableau Desktop? Come to this hands-on training to get familiar with the R environment, learn how to manipulate data directly in R, and finally bring that data into Tableau. Once in Tableau, we’ll show you how to use the R-Integration feature to make calls directly to R to open up the rich statistical features of R to Tableau. In this session you’ll learn:
- How data goes back and forth
- How to debug common issues in R-Integration
- How to optimize the performance of the calls
Our mission at Tableau is to let you see and understand your data the way you want no matter where your data is. When it comes to the cloud, Tableau is all about flexibility as we help you with your own journey. In this session, we will provide you with an overview of all Tableau’s Cloud offerings. We’ll cover:
- The trends driving cloud adoption
- The key cloud players and what you need to know about them
- How Tableau fits in your cloud journey
Learn how to leverage your data on financial planning, budgeting, and accounts receivable to its full potential. This session will teach you how that data can be visualized and shared to gain insight and perform rapid analysis with Tableau. This session won't turn you into the next Gordon Gecko or Wolf of Wall Street. It will help you make sense (cents!) of your company's financial metrics so you can analyze customer and sales trends, allocate company resources effectively, and create insightful KPI dashboards to communicate your results.
The finished dashboard for the Vendor Analysis can be found here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/yilian.villanueva#!/vizhome/VendorAna...
and the finished dashboard for Travel and Entertainment can be found here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/yilian.villanueva#!/vizhome/Traveland...
There's no magic wand, but you can create magic with multiple marks in Tableau. Come to this session to learn the tricks data wizards use to best utilize multiple marks cards and dual axis charts to create amazing visualizations. We'll teach you how to synchronize axes, and how to best use chart types with multiple marks. You won't be able to help revealing these secrets to all of your colleagues.
Are you a Tableau administrator or IT professional tasked with managing the growth of Tableau desktop and mobile installations within your organization? In this session, we'll do a deep dive around new functionality and discuss the nuts and bolts of how to deploy Tableau on Windows, Mac, and Mobile, including tips and tricks on how to configure your installations and manage licenses to get exactly the results you want. We will cover:
- How Tableau manages mobile deployments using mobile device management tool AirWatch
- How to install, register, and license Tableau desktops using command line tools
- How you can take advantage of the Automatic Product Update feature on Tableau Desktop
- How you can take advantage of the new Desktop Reporting feature to understand who is using Tableau Desktop in your organization
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm
In this hands-on session, you will see the newest version of Datawatch Monarch, and learn how to quickly access, manipulate, and blend any data (including data trapped in PDFs, BI reports, and web pages) and open it directly in Tableau for analysis. Monarch helps you access all of your data and so you can get to Tableau even faster. See why Jen Underwood, Industry Analyst and Tableau Zen Master said “Monarch is a market leader in enterprise-ready, easy self-service data prep and unstructured “dark data” governance." Join us for this open forum to discuss your data challenges, and share tips and tricks on how to reduce the time you spend prepping data so you can get to your analysis and new business insights faster.
Are you ready to use the power of the Tableau mobile app to get your data into the hands of your colleagues - whether in the C-suite or out at sea? In this session, we'll explain Tableau's Analytics Anywhere framework to help you get more use and value from your data, empower your mobile workers and traveling executives, and tap into the power of the latest versions of Tableau. You'll return home with proven techniques to overcome the challenges of mobile deployments, and jump-start your company's analytics anywhere revolution. Listen to our best design thinking, proven personas, and step-by-step templates that can help you be successful. We might even show you what’s coming next in our native mobile apps!
Come learn about how we are delivering against Pfizer's ambitious goals to increase the speed of analytics, increase adoption and ultimately increasing the number of users "doing" analytics globally.
This session covers our journey from dealing with legacy challenges, to overcoming barriers for adoption, to creation and launching of innovative visualization and analytics services offerings such as Pfizer Visualization Cloud Platform, Envision and Pfizer Analytics Lab using Tableau. This session provides insight into these service offerings and how they are being leveraged across Pfizer, and the central role Tableau plays - from traditional sales reporting all the way through advanced visual analytics incorporating data science methodologies
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
Learn how to use one of the most powerful features in Tableau, sets. This session will help you build a foundation to understand sets and then ramp you up on the various methods for creating them. Dive into: elementary cohort analysis, set membership, and reducing complexity in set analysis comparisons. Learn:
- How and why we create sets
- The difference between sets and groups
- The difference and uses of calculated Sets and combined sets
- How to use sets with parameters and filters
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
With the multitude of devices in use today, it’s more important than ever to understand the challenges of communicating information on anything from your phone and tablet to a large screen on your desk. With that in mind, is there anything we can learn from the world of web and app design? In this session, we will explore practical User eXperience (UX) concepts used by leading website and mobile app designers. We will then apply these ideas to help you design your own Tableau visualizations for better user experience on any device.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
Okay, now you know what Level of Detail (LOD) expressions are, and you know how to use them, but can you wield them like a powerful Jedi? In this session, we will examine real world challenges solved through the application of LOD expressions. Come prepared with prior experience using LODs and a comfortable understanding between the different LOD types (FIXED, EXCLUDE, and INCLUDE).
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.
IGT is a global leader in gaming, enabling players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from gaming machines and lotteries, to interactive/social games. A portion of IGT’s revenues come from gaming operations service, with the placement of more than 20,000 asset machines on customer properties. Identifying poor-performing machines is time critical to efficient casino floor space allocation and improved revenues for both the customer and IGT.
Using agile methodology and an in-memory database as the enterprise data warehouse, IGT is now able to deliver actionable Tableau dashboards to proactively manage asset games in near real-time. These dashboards have the ability to be integrated into Salesforce applications, used by our account managers, and consumed across multiple platforms including mobile devices.
In this session we will cover the following topics:
• How IGT leveraged agile BI
• Tableau + Salesforce Integration (2-way communication)
• Lessons Learned
If you're still learning your drags from your drops, and your dimensions from your measures, this session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of Tableau, including how to connect to data, answer statistical questions, build maps, and apply some table calculations in a dashboard you can take with you at the end of the session.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm, Wednesday at 10:45 am, Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
What does it mean to be an expert with Tableau? Take your demo to the next level by learning about the top 5 impact features in a demo, when to stop the demo and ask more questions, and what are the 10 things you should know before every demo. This session is for official Tableau Partners only.
Are you new to Tableau? 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 best practices for visual analysis in Tableau, teach you some core Tableau concepts, and demonstrate useful tips that will help you become a data rockstar. In this session you will learn about:
- Preparing your data in Tableau
- Customizing the fields in your data
- Exploring your data by asking questions and building views to find answers
- Creating dynamic views and filtering views
- Building interactive dashboards
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 12:15 pm
Imagine a business world where there’s no divide between “the business” and “IT.” In this world, roadblocks are removed so that all employees are inspired to explore potential business opportunities, search for “the next big idea,” and dig into the data to identify new million dollar innovations. The data powering this company is made available by IT heroes who provide secure access to trusted data sources. But this isn’t just a utopian fantasy. It is the here and now…because your company uses Tableau.
This is the session for all IT heroes. Those who work tirelessly to bring self-service analytics to their company at scale. In this session, you’ll hear from Tableau product leaders and industry peers about the latest product innovations and best practices across some of the topics that are most important to you:
- Trusted Data
- Deployment Flexibility
Tableau is constantly learning ways to improve the next generation of Tableau products. A critical piece of that study is understanding how visual analysis is processed and assessing the effectiveness of new interaction approaches and techniques. In this session, you will learn about Tableau’s user study methods and see how we explore a few of our current research interests like natural language interaction and exploratory analysis.
Tableau recently introduced cross-database joins. Join us to take a peek under the hood to see how Tableau queries for data in multiple databases. We’ll also discuss the query implications of using the union feature in Tableau. In this session we’ll cover:
- How cross-database queries and cross-database work in Tableau
- The flow of the query pipeline in Tableau with multiple data sources
- The architecture of the underlying data model for multi-database scenarios
- How Tableau deals with data types across different data sources
- What parts of query processing is done remotely in the database versus in Tableau
- How Tableau deals with differences in functionality across different databases
- Performance impact of cross-database joins
- How to identify relevant information in the Tableau log files for cross-database joins
- How to optimize your usage of cross-database joins for optimal performance
- Plans and ideas for the future
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm
Have you ever expected one thing but something else happened? Understanding the order of how things get done in Tableau during the execution of a visualization is critical to getting the results you expect. In this session, we will cover the order of operations for data source filters, context filters, top N filters, table calculations, trend lines, reference lines, and everything in between.
Tableau maintains a culture of self-service analytics and empowerment through data. The result? Highly motivated and engaged employees. But it's easier said than done. Learn how our performance team uses Tableau to visualize terabytes of live performance test results maintained on SQL Server. In this session, the devs responsible for linking SQL Server and Tableau Server at Tableau will go in-depth on the specific challenges we've faced and the collaborative solutions we've used to deliver terabytes of live performance data to a variety of users in our worldwide enterprise.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm
Score a perfect 10 and go for the gold with Tableau! In this session you'll get hands-on exposure to the new features in Tableau--from the beautiful new interface to expanded visual analytic capabilities. We’ll teach you how to get the most out of the latest upgrades by diving into new connection options, creating custom territories, exploring clustering, and more. By the end of this training, you'll be the team MVP, ready to share your spirit with your teammates back home.
With the largest retail footprint in the U.S. at over 32k locations and an inventory to manage of over 60 million discs, Redbox has faced many challenges unique to the retail landscape. In this session, we will share how Redbox has leveraged the power of Tableau over the past three years to provide interactive operational tools as well as make critical business decisions in a continuously changing entertainment environment.
In this session you will learn about the joys, challenges, and everything in between as we've raised our Tableau baby from infancy to toddlerhood at American Family Insurance.
In this session, you'll learn about:
- Our Happy Family: How our COE supports our Tableau user community, and brings true collaboration to the organization
- Playdates: How we've engaged our user community
- Growing pains: Working through some of the challenges that culture change brings
- Playing fair: Supporting business self-service needs while maintaining IT governance & structure needs
- Moving into toddlerhood: Specific strategies we employed to take Tableau to the next level
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 and working with data warehouses
- Talk about in-memory Tableau data extracts for fast visual analysis in Tableau
How much of college statistics do you remember? If you answer "what is statistics?", this session is for you! Tableau supports a number of basic statistical analysis features that can be powerful tools for understanding data. Come and learn about these basic statistical concepts in the context of Tableau, so you can understand your data! No prior mathematics or statistical background required. Some Tableau familiarity is a plus, but not a requirement.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
Have you deployed Tableau Server in your organization and want to make sure that you monitor the installation to make sure everything is running optimally? Join us to learn more on how you can leverage TabMon to monitor your server installation.
Join us to learn about:
- The various mechanisms to monitor Tableau Server including logs, admin views and TabMon and when you will leverage each of them
- TabMon and how you can use it to track various counters that indicate server health
- How you analyze the data collected by TabMon using Tableau
- Views to showcase problem investigations
- How larger IT shops can leverage this to use your own monitoring tools like Zabbix
There’s growing interest in leveraging machine learning techniques to help data analysts find insights by automatically recommending useful data, visualizations, and analyses. Learn about two innovative, early-stage prototypes built by Tableau Research that explore how we could bring this magic to Tableau. We will present a system that automatically recommends useful small multiple displays based on the visual patterns they contain. We will also describe a prototype that allows analysts to browse through dozens of potentially interesting visualizations and the challenges in designing such a system.
Who owns the budget? Who owns the hardware? Who will maintain software performance? As your organization’s culture shifts toward a culture of analytics, make sure that your colleagues are speaking the same language. The shift in roles and responsibilities can present hurdles if not anticipated and addressed ahead of time. Come to this session and hear how organizations all over the globe have navigated this shift successfully.
See success in action at Conversant Media - Tableau has made a huge impact in our business culture, as the trusted source to find metrics and to perform deep personalized analysis. Come to this session to learn about our seven tips for a successful Tableau Server deployment and how we transitioned from a small to an Enterprise deployment via a crawl-walk-run way of thinking. Walk away from our session with newfound concepts, actionable insights, and some thought provoking ideas.
How to balance the top down data governance objective of the ever elusive "single version of the truth" with the value added business insights, facilitated by a bottoms up, self-service BI culture? The solution lies in ancient wisdom.
While the two energies may seem to conflict, with the right approach they actually strengthen one another to form a stronger whole. In the session, we will share our journey from multiple versions of the truth to our approach for driving standardized, automated reporting, leveraging Tableau.
Key takeaways include:
- Governance and self-service - you can have both. But how?
- What content to focus on? How does Tableau fit in?
- What makes a report "certified"?
- How a Tableau web portal helped unify the experience
Know every trick and approach to using filters and actions in your dashboards? Confident that you've seen every creative approach for weaving an interactive data story using Tableau? This session will change your mind and is designed to show those deeply familiar with calculations, parameters, and actions how you can often stack, layer, and intertwine these capabilities. Learn how to go outside the box and get Tableau to do things that you never thought were possible. Join this Jedi session and learn to use tooltips, filters (specifically context filters), and the dashboard itself (specifically device designer) in a whole new way.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 10:45 am
At Seattle Children’s Hospital, we were challenged by supply chain management. Our orders didn’t reflect our needs, and as a result, our supplies were hoarded, hidden, and overstocked. Adopting self-service data discovery and visual analytics was a game changer for us. And our new process has saved us $ MM in inventory, carrying costs, and wastage per year.
In this session, you’ll learn:
- How self-service data discovery and analytics can be leveraged to support supply chain
- The data and analytics driven approach adopted by Seattle Children’s to drive measurable cost savings and productivity
- How actionable insights for physicians, nurses, and clinicians has enabled them to deliver a higher quality of care while removing them from “the supply chain business”
Learn the secrets for making dashboards that are both beautiful and delightful to interact with. In this session, you’ll see demos of how to design and customize dashboards using Tableau’s latest formatting capabilities along with the best advice from Tableau experts.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
We're Tableau Server developers. We know how it works inside and out, and how to make it do things you might not expect. In this session, we'll show you our favorite hacks. Some are fully supported, others will take us further off the beaten path. Many of them originally came from customers like you, so expect to leave with a handful of hacks that you can apply to your own production Tableau Server.
Applying big data to an internal business use case is challenging and requires expertise and focus. Even harder is scaling it out across a global enterprise. In this session, we'll explain how GE Power Services has been able to deliver results in an uncertain world by leveraging big data and scaling its platform across a global employee base that spans over 86 countries and 22,000 users.
Visa offers dozens of products to financial institutions, merchants, and consumers that are powered by applications that run on "virtual machine" servers in Visa data centers. Managing the underlying hardware requires the ability to forecast future server needs well in advance, to ensure that equipment is in place when it is needed. Forecasting anything involving technology using only historical-based trends is fraught with peril, so a forecasting model that allows for user adjustments is important. This session will detail out a technical approach for building an interactive Tableau forecasting model that combines historical-based forecasting with user-controlled adjustments.
The approach involves:
- Creating "placeholder" data for the forecast
- Lots of table calculations to apply the forecasting logic
- Using parameters to make adjustments to the forecast
The mission of the Global Patents Team (GPT) at Google is to remove barriers to innovation. To aid in this effort, the Patents Team leverages a combination of data, models and analytics to anticipate, prevent and defend against intellectual property attacks. In late 2015, GPT embarked on a multi-team effort to align across existing systems and applications to build a unified analytics stack comprised of a robust data warehouse, a sophisticated machine learning layer and BI via Tableau. This talk will share the strategies and tactics used to improve everything from the data quality and reliability to data availability.
Have you ever worked with data blending and found it 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? Join this session to figure out these questions and more.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
In today’s business, self-service analytics is a vital and growing trend. But, many businesses still require a structured approval and publication process as the only way to maintain quality. This session will demonstrate best practices using Tableau Server permissions. These permissions, in conjunction with thoughtful user and content organization, make life as an admin easier while managing multiple workflows.
Want something special for the background of your map in Tableau? Like a unique style of your own creation, or layers of your own geographic data? As a Senior Software Developer with the Tableau Maps Team I'll show you how to do those things, and more.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in communications, media and entertainment, and high technology and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
Digital War room is neither a battleground nor it is laid out the same. It is an emerging Visual Intelligence Analytics concepts that revolves around the Decision Cockpit via Single Source of Truth datasources. The goal is to "Enable faster, quicker and accurate decision making" by displaying facts in an intuitive way that presents uncompromised, consolidated, interactive and drillable information.We will use this session to explore an example which does just that but even more, that is, propagates collaboration by showing impacts, correlations and gaps.
This meetup will be moderated by Michael Noel, Senior Manager, NA Gext Gen BI Go-to-Market Lead at Accenture
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the same business and see and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in energy, utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, and natural resources and learn about the value they have seen in key solution areas with Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
Next generation analytics isn’t on its way… it’s already arrived. Most businesses are in the process of developing their new data platforms on the cloud, or moving their existing analytics infrastructure to the cloud. Attend this meetup to learn model architectures and best practices for analytics with Tableau and AWS. You’ll also see how you can leverage cloud to spread insight throughout your organization and hear from a customer on their experience with using Tableau in the AWS Cloud.
This meetup will be moderated by David Potes and Rahul Bartia, Partner Solutions Architects at Amazon Web Services.
Learn how to advance from Tableau extracts to live-connect to data sets on Hadoop. Understand Hadoop latency pitfalls in order to deliver an interactive Tableau on Hadoop experience. In this live meet-up hosted by Jethro CEO Eli Singer, you will learn the benefits of “live connect” vs “extracts in Tableau and understand the performance issues involved. Eli will discuss how Jethro solves Hadoop performance issues and enables Tableau users to visualize and analyze data with live-connect to Hadoop without sacrificing speed, data size or data freshness.
This meetup will be moderated by Eli Singer, CEO at Jethro
Spend some time with the Tableau dev team to give feedback on current and upcoming Tableau Server features. We're looking for input on how IT administrators are using server monitoring and management tools and embedding workbooks into portals. Get a sneak peek at the modern enterprise analytics platform of the future and share your experience.
Hosted by Zeeshan Baqir
Data preparation is time consuming so Tableau's added some new features to help. The latest is Union, Pivot, DateParse, and Data Interpreter. Union allows you to combine data from multiple sources, while Pivot reshapes the data between some cross-tab and columnar formats. Data Interpreter detects the actual data in Excel files and distinguishes it from headers and comments to help you prep messy spreadsheets. In this session we'll demonstrate how to use these new features, discuss best practices, and explain how Tableau interprets and reshapes your data.
So you want to be a player but your dashboard is shiz? You gotta hit Jewel up to get a pimped out viz.” For those not familiar with the MTV classic “Pimp My Ride,” host Xzibit wouldn’t just fix up a broken car. He’d add monitors in the headrests, spinners on the wheels, and flames shooting out the tailpipe. In the same fashion, this isn’t going to be an ordinary viz makeover. Jewel Loree of Tableau Public fame is going to take a few vizzes beyond just making them adhere to visual best practices.
In this session you will learn:
- How to embed all kinds of web content into your dashboards
- How to engage your audience on a more visceral level using design
- Hacks that will make your audience say "How did they do THAT?"
What do Domino's, Comcast and Tableau have in common? At EMC, we took inspiration from each organization to build a prototype in less than 24 hours that provides our customers with visibility into their EMC onsite service activities. With the help of a Tableau consultant, the rapid prototyping eliminated hours of writing detailed functional and technical designs and transformed a complex customer idea into a tangible working model based on a data extract. This model was later transformed into a customer-facing web page.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
Within the last decade, the UK Higher Education sector moved from essentially stable government funding to reliance on student fee income. In this new context, success depends on balancing demands of securing financial sustainability in a volatile student recruitment market with ensuring increasing levels of teaching and research quality. In this session, we’ll discuss the journey towards embracing data as part of this new world, challenges faced in making data robust but approachable, and challenges creating a new data-focused environment with only two Tableau desktop licenses. We’ll also share the development of a planning dashboard created to promote awareness and understanding of the University’s position across a series of key performance indicators, constructive prioritization of improvements needed within teaching and research, good practices, and evidence-based decision making.
This session will share the story of Tableau adoption at Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers. We'll also share how Tableau has empowered users to exercise their "warrior spirit" by self-serving data. We will talk about our team, Enterprise Data Strategy and our roles as self-service leads within the enterprise. We'll review the current data gaps and how Tableau is helping fill that role in our self-service life cycle and helping us achieve our goal of being a data driven organization. We'll share some interesting stories of how we are using Tableau across the organization and the problems it's helping solve.
Traditionally, relational database management systems have been the bread and butter of data analysis, capturing data in a “structured” form consisting of tables of data connected by common values specified in SQL join statements. In the last few years, enterprises have been adding semi-structured data to the mix as JSON files, NoSQL databases, and in Hadoop, among others. Until recently, data analysis tools haven’t been able to directly access semi-structured data in its native form. Semi-structured data had to be reshaped into structured tables. Using JSON files and the new JSON Tableau connector we’ll explore what it means to do data analysis on semi-structured data and how it compares to the more familiar experience of analyzing structured/tabular data.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 12:15 pm
Did you know languages develop spontaneously? This session covers how data visualization is developing into a language. Supported by the natural means of VizQL (Tableau's visual query writer), a real language is evolving from new practices in visualization. More than just 'do' or 'don't', you can take away from this session some ideas about grammar to produce more effective visualizations: No red pens or sentence diagrams required!
Some questions to be answered:
- How does placement of charts affect your dashboard?
- What 'hacks' are there in spacing that create a better viz?
- How much does color matter, and how much SHOULD it matter?
- What can fluency in this language look like?
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, we'll 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 time(s): Thursday at 10:30 am
Are you an advanced Tableau user wondering how to get to that next level of skill with Tableau? In this session, we'll show you powerful tricks and techniques that will make you truly the master of your analytics, such as:
- Achieving advanced layouts and displays
- Mastering interactions for consumers
- Getting the most out of subscriptions
Human Capital began a massive overhaul of the OCC's hiring process in January 2016 after leadership identified "matching our workforce with our needs" as the number one risk to the agency. The process has included an analysis of the current state of hiring, the implementation of a robust staffing log to track requests and workload, and the development of reporting tools, made available to both HR and external customers. In this session, we’ll share our process improvement journey. You’ll learn how we established a baseline, proved and disproved anecdotes, innovated and collaborated, and what’s next in our long term plan.
To kick off this action-packed developer-oriented session, we will use a commenting app that lets end users annotate marks. You will see how to expand what Tableau can do with write-backs and mash-ups. We’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of hooking up a viz to a web application, and review some technical pitfalls when deploying to Server. Along the way we’ll also build a simple Ruby on Rails comments app in minutes that you can bring home and apply to your own workbooks.
Level of detail (LOD) expressions make it possible to concisely formulate complex aggregations in Tableau calculations, and use them in views that are aggregated at different levels of detail with a different set of filters. They blur the line between measures and dimensions, allowing aggregations to be used as dimensions so you can answer complex questions with ease. This session is a guided journey to understanding the mechanics of LODs so you can understand how they work and where and how to apply them in your analysis.
Learn how a governmental agency transformed data into information in less than nine months by leveraging knowledge and technology to capture operational efficiencies, identify patterns and trends, and guide resource allocation while providing quality customer service throughout its Justice Centers.
During this session, attendees will hear from the Court’s CFAO on the following topics:
- The Superior Court of California, County of Orange Approach: Overview of steps and lessons learned in building a data-driven environment in less than nine months- The Power of a Good Demo: Sample dashboards used in “making the case” for Tableau to judicial and executive leadership and operational staff- Organizational Impact: A summary of current and upcoming Tableau-inspired dashboard requests- Superior Court of California, County of Orange’s 3-Year Action Plan: CAVE - Court Analytics Visual Environment
As a public service entity, the Court generates and maintains millions of rows of data each year from various sources. In facing numerous challenges including decreased funding, facility closures, and position vacancies, coupled with less incoming business, the Court found an opportunity to make timely, informed decisions by investing in court-wide analytics.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am
The advent of the digital world and the Internet of Things has opened a whole new playing field of vulnerabilities and complex fraud risks. While most organizations have remained focused on external threats, the insider threat posed by employees, contractors and third-parties with access to an organization's IT systems presents one of the foremost fraud and information security concerns. Many organizations have made great strides in combating external cybercrime and cybersecurity fraud risks, though tackling the threat from within requires a new way of thinking and visualizing data.
We will first explore the process of using visualization to identify an organization's digital "crown jewels" and effectively understand the insider threat. We will then turn our attention to effective strategies for managing this threat, often blending multiple data sources and tools in new ways using Tableau. We will explore tangible ways in which our investigators and clients are leveraging Tableau to effectively prevent, detect and control these risk areas for organizations of different sizes and risk profiles. Through our session, we will deconstruct several real-world examples and highlight best practices and pointers.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get the attention of your execs and arm them with data anyone can see and understand. Learn what makes a great executive dashboard and find out how to create one that will blow them away. We’ll help you figure out what questions to ask, and how to keep the content relevant and out of the weeds. You’ll also learn how to handle these conversations, and how Tableau empowers mobile, tablet, and desktop data enthusiasts alike.
Tableau Zen Masters Andy Kriebel and Jeffrey Shaffer will race the clock to see how many quick tips they can fit in during one jam-packed session of "speed tipping". It's like speed dating, but with Tableau Tips. Andy is well known for his Tableau Tip Tuesday series on his popular blog and Jeff has been packing in the quick tips in his recent blog series on Tableau Tips. This will be a fun and fast-paced session and you'll be sure to find some useful tips that you can use immediately in your Tableau work.
Ellucian is the World’s leading provider of student information systems, serving over 2400 institutions (colleges and universities) globally. Ellucian recently launched an initiative to transform all of their analytics. One of the main goals of the Ellucian Analytics Transformation is to enable broader use and adoption of analytics by decision-makers at all levels. Ellucian has designed an intuitive user experience to guide business users to personalized content and analytics to answer questions they have or should be asking. The new solutions are providing easy access and intelligent navigation to Tableau interactive visualizations and dashboards as well as Tableau web and desktop tools, supporting collaboration across departments, across an institution and between peers within the higher education community. With its responsive design, Ellucian users can consume content on their computer browsers, tablets, or phones.
In this session, you will learn about Ellucian’s vision and strategy for integrating their solutions with Tableau, and you will see a demonstration of Ellucian’s user experience that boasts several Tableau dashboards and visualizations.
There’s more to your dashboard’s appearance than meets the eye. A well-designed dashboard isn’t just a pretty picture – it’s a powerful tool for communicating data-driven, actionable insights to your audience. How can we use the science of perception to make our visualizations more effective, compelling, and delightful? Join this session to learn how to build intuitive dashboards that inspire users to interact with and learn from their data.
This session will cover the following topics:
- How visual cues can obscure or reveal critical information
- The impact and proper deployment of data types
- How to ask the right questions to properly focus your dashboards
- Common mistakes
- Visual best practices
- Hands-on dashboard critique, revision, and creation
What if you could directly ask Tableau questions about your data and Tableau could respond with a selection, filter, or new visualization? In this session, the Tableau Research team explains natural language queries and how they are (already) helping you visualize your data. The presentation includes an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), examples of how NLP is already used in Tableau's geocoding and map search, and a demonstration of some research prototypes that you might see in the not too distant future. Come participate in the discussion and tell us what things you would say to or ask your visualization!
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am, Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
Did you ever want to find out how many sheets are in a workbook, or if they have multiple data sources? Perhaps even identify revisions to the workbook? With the Tableau Workbook Auditor you will be able to gather and see information about all of your workbooks' complexity, performance, records, sheets, and datasources all in a beautiful viz. In this session we'll show you how to better understand your content and improve performance.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 10:30 am
Reach beyond static reporting to craft interactive experiences for your audience to explore. In this session you will learn interactive software design concepts as well as Tableau tips and tricks to enable your audience to swim effectively through your pool of data and discover their own insights.
In the game of fraud, all (relevant) data must be analyzed. According to the ACFE's Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse: the typical organization loses 5% of revenue in a given year as a result of fraud. Fraud may be big business, but so too is big data as a means to combat incidents of fraud.
Most organizations, regardless of size, will experience some type of fraud during the course of their business. These same organizations likely store many volumes of data that could be leveraged to combat incidents of fraud. In this session, we will explore the fundamental definition of data and its relationship to fraud. We will then explore how data analytics, or in this case fraud analytics, can prevent, deter, and detect incidents of fraud.
Tableau has ushered in a holistic way of defining our member's journey across digital, mobile, call center, and VOC platforms. Through integrating these desperate data sources in Tableau, it has provided key insights that have helped us determine the impact of our digital/mobile channels on our call channel, how our customers are solving their problems via self-help on our digital/mobile channels, and identify the key drivers for increasing customer satisfaction on our digital/mobile channels.
In this session you will learn how Tableau has become a vehicle for driving member satisfaction through profit and revenue maximization; triangulated with cost minimization and risk neutralization.
Does the phrase "the calculation contains errors" make you want to throw your laptop off the roof? Are missing parentheses enough to make you take an early lunch? Do you struggle to debug what originally seemed like an easy calculation? If your answer to any of these questions 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 look and feel like a calculation magician.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
OLAP databases like SQL Server Analysis Services and Oracle Essbase are two popular sources for business intelligence data. Come to this session to learn and explore how you can maximize the use of Tableau against cubes. This session is not a deep-dive into OLAP Cubes and will focus on specific exercises in Tableau.
- Briefly introduce the JSAPI and features such as filtering and the newly added Get-Data API
- Dive deep into the API
- Show you some advanced use cases for developers, such as creating custom D3 vizzes that can interact and work together with Tableau vizzes
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
Want to learn how the security team at Tableau sees and understands risk? Join an engineer on Tableau's Information Security team for a survey of how we analyze our security program, gauge the effectiveness of security projects, and stay on top of our security incident response. We'll dig into one deceptively complicated question, "Where are all our remote access VPN connections coming from?"
The journey to answer this seemingly simple question involves data gathering, data preparation, and IP geolocation. We'll walk you through the data and show you some of the insights we derived from it.
Are you new to the cloud? Or on a mission to explore? This is the session for you! Come to this session to learn how to successfully set up Tableau Server in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We will be doing a single node deployment of Tableau Server, and exploring distributed environment as well.
Have you worked with table calcs in the past and want to take your skills to the next level? This hands-on class takes a deeper dive into the world of table calculations in Tableau 10! We will focus on aspects of table calcs outside of the basic "Quick Table Calculations" dialog. At the end of this class you will have a good understanding of the below topics:
- Writing your own table calcs using the calculation dialog
- Customizing how table calcs are computed using partitioning and addressing
- Basics of nested table calculations
- Filtering using table calculations
Before joining this session, you should be familiar with:
Applying basic table calcs (Percent of total, Year over year growth, etc.)
Changing how a table calc is computed using the drop down menu (Table Down, Pane Down)
Writing basic calculations (Profit ratios, percentages)
An understanding of basic aggregations (SUM, AVG, MIN/MAX)
Implementing business intelligence takes more than convincing an individual, it takes changing the way a company works. Building out a successful program can make the difference between a failed implementation and successful, enterprise-wide adoption. In this session, we'll show you how to build a successful BI adoption strategy from the ground up, or modify your existing strategy to gain executive and enterprise-wide adoption.
We will coverer the following topics:
- Showing Value: Why do you need BI?
- Data: Turn bad data into your BI successes
- Deployment: How to right size for your organization
- Training: The who, how, and when of setting up a training program
- Enterprise adoption: Turning users into advocates
Be awesome with the Tableau Data Extract API and learn how to use the Tableau SDK to push data from any source directly to Tableau Server. We'll go over examples (and code) showing how to automate the extract process. By the end of the hour, we’ll have built a script that pulls data from Twitter’s streaming API, dumps it into an extract, and seamlessly sends it to Tableau Server where any user can access it. Of course, all the code will be shared on GitHub.
Is your dashboard feeling a little…slow? Are your filters and queries lagging? In this hands-on session, we will teach you performance best practices in Tableau so your dashboard will go from running like a Honda to a Mercedes. We will cover data connections, extracts, queries, and visualization design. By the end of this session you'll know how to go under the hood of Tableau and tinker your dashboards for fast, easy, and beautiful performance.
How do you strike a balance between ensuring content is validated and allowing self-service exploration? Compensation and financial reporting have to be 100% accurate and require subject matter expertise. On the other hand, the whole team needs to explore their data, their way. How do you do both? In this session, you'll learn how Tableau enables a team of over 3,000 people with a mix of "gold standard" validated dashboards for traditional reporting needs, alongside curated data sources and programs that enable exploration and self-service.
Tableau Product Consultants take data dilemmas and create clarity where there was once confusion. In this session, you will learn how these elite data wranglers amass their knowledge as we walk through training strategies that can turn a new hire into a fully-ramped Tableau product expert.
You will leave the session with:
- A basic framework for creating a Tableau training program
- Training ideas that you can easily launch upon return from Tableau Conference
- Ideas on how to guide your team to Tableau success
It's time you mixed it up with your data. This session will teach you some of the basic techniques to use when you want to blend and combine data from many sources, including data marts, warehouses, and cubes. You will learn how and when to use data blending, write a basic calculation across combined data sources, and get an intro to data integration and cross-database joins. If you're new to data blending, this is a great place to get started.
Do you build dashboards for other people? Creating a dashboard is similar to designing any other product: it starts and ends with the user. In this session, you'll learn simple techniques from User Research and Interaction Design that you can apply at each stage of dashboard development. How effective are your dashboards? Do they invite users to explore answers to their own questions? Do they provide clear affordances for interaction? Do they guide the eye to the most important elements? If not, why? This session will answer these questions and iterate your designs to produce better dashboards for your audience.
It's the Jedi Showdown. This session will challenge your speed and your analytical thinking by combining table calculations, LOD expressions, and your overall knowledge of Tableau. We'll help you refine your skills by teaching you how to solve tricky problems...and then test you in a speed-based competition. It's a new level of Jedi challenge and one master Jedi will rise to the top among your fellow TC16 attendees...will it be you?
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am, Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Learn how to effectively communicate information in 10 seconds or less. In this session, you will begin the transformation from being a dashboard builder to becoming a visual designer and data storyteller. Learn how to provide insightful analytics at the correct level of complexity in a well thought out user interface.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 12:00 pm
Tableau has helped our sales organization evolve how it uses data to make strategic planning decisions and execute on the robotic surgery opportunity. Three years ago, we introduced our first Tableau dashboards to the SVP of Sales Strategy with tremendous positive feedback. Today, each of our 800+ sales professionals across the company uses Tableau on a daily basis to garner insights into their business.
In the early days, real-time data was great, and we would print the dashboards onto PDFs and email them to our sales executives. Tableau was a much quicker medium for analysts to access live procedure and revenue data compared to our manual Business Objects and Excel reports we used previously. We started moving interactive dashboards onto Tableau Server, and executives from sales, marketing, and finance starting using them to dig deeper into the data. Our organizational voice became more relevant when executives were contemplating large strategic decisions. We could frame the data in ways that we could have never done before and were increasingly being called into meetings for real-time analysis as decisions were being made.
We decided to invest into Salesforce.com for our sales org. Because of our success with Tableau, we knew we wanted to keep it as our Analytical backbone. We ultimately decided to layer a number of Tableau dashboards into the SFDC canvas. We then went through a rigorous training with our 800+ sales folks on Salesforce.com and Tableau. The adoption of the dashboards has been a tremendous success. Never before have our sale reps had so much real-time information about their respective businesses at their fingertips. And what's so great about Tableau is that as the business evolves, we can change these dashboards very quickly and without a whole lot of additional cost.
In this session we will dive into how the Netflix Data Engineering and Analytics team uses Tableau, Spark, Hive, Presto, and Redshift to deliver rapid analytics and insight. We will walk through a number of lessons that we have learned to stay agile and deliver quickly in a cloud big data environment with over 60 petabytes of data. We will also share our overall experience using Tableau to partner with our business users.
When colleges started coming to PayScale's editorial team asking for more information about their alumni outcomes, the HR tech company knew they had an opportunity to create an entire new product line. Naturally, they turned to Tableau, and with a few easy hacks were able to launch a revenue-generating product targeting a new customer base. In this session, learn how PayScale leveraged Tableau Desktop to increase data acquisition and revenue via automated PDF report creation. PayScale's resident data visualization expert will demonstrate:
- How to use Tableau Desktop to automate PDF creation for easy reporting
- How to make analysis more consumable to a large and diverse audience
- How we decreased report creation time by 85 percent
- How we increased the viability and marketability of a new product line with minimal cost
Tired of staring at a blank web page with a spinner? Wonder why your Tableau dashboard loads quickly in Tableau Desktop but takes forever to load on the web? Come learn what factors play a role in how a dashboard performs on the server and what you can do to create better performance for your end users. We'll also share some of our processes for measuring performance and identifying bottlenecks, and how you can apply them in your own deployments.
Ever wonder what you can do with the "Initial SQL…" link in the lower left corner of the connection window? This session explores a number of powerful, on-the-fly techniques you can use for enhancing performance, enforcing security, and defining custom data structures. Establish connections to today’s most popular databases, and open up a world of new possibilities for your Tableau Data Server realm.
Is a simple inner join simply not meeting your needs? Do you want to relate your tables to one another in unexpected ways? Are your one-to-many relationships tanking your performance? This hands-on class goes beyond basic inner joins and covers advanced joining concepts. This session is designed for people who are already familiar with inner joins and the concepts of one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships.
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 time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 12:00 pm
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am
Curious about how Tableau analyzes customer logs to identify usage patterns and software problems in customer log sets? Do you want to start using those same tools to easily enable that same sort of analysis on your own Tableau Server environment? Come join us for a demonstration of a new, open source tool that Tableau developed for just this purpose. Come meet the engineers behind LogShark, and start using the power of Tableau to easily dig deeper into your server’s performance, content, usage patterns, background tasks, and other key information.
If it's a mystery to you when to use a calculated field, an LOD expression, or a table calculation, this session will help you sleuth out the right answer. We'll teach you the principles of when to apply which method to a problem. You should have basic experience in table calculations.
Tableau has lots of great presets - smart defaults that let you quickly gain insight, like ShowMe. You don't need to know how to build a packed bubble chart; you just need to have a few things in the right place, and click a button. Once you're a little more experienced, you start to wonder: what does ShowMe actually do? Do I need the ShowMe button to build all those vizzes? Can I build things that aren't in ShowMe? In this session, we'll show you how to leverage smart defaults to build visualizations that aren’t in ShowMe. You will come away feeling more confident about using Tableau's knobs and levers to build the viz you want.
Much talk about data visualization is focused on data analysis, but the presentation of data has its own challenges and techniques. When presenting your data, the goal is to make a clear point that your audience will remember. In this session, you will learn more about techniques that can help you: ISOTYPE, connected scatterplot, slope graphs, and a few more.
Tableau runs Tableau Server internally as a centralized service for every team in our company. In this session you'll learn the ins and outs of how we run Tableau Server at Tableau. We'll break down best practices and strategies we use to deploy and monitor our internal Server. We'll also dish out inside knowledge on how we provide a self-service portal to employees, handle customizations via APIs, and much more.
Interested in diving deep into Tableau Server authentication and permissions? Dying to gain greater insight with custom admin views and logs? Excited to learn about Tableau’s APIs? This class will allow you to get hands-on with all things Tableau Server administration. Please have a good understanding of Tableau Server prior to this class, as we’ll jump right in to intermediate and advanced content.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
If you've ever wondered what percentage of sales comes from each of your market segments, or wanted to understand year over year growth in new customer acquisition, going beyond the basics with table calculations is for you. Table calculations are the computational workhorses of Tableau, and they let you take your analysis beyond the simple slicing and dicing of measures and dimensions. We'll teach you the basics of table calculations—how they work, when to use them, and why they're useful tools to have in your toolbox. You should be able to write basic calculations and build basic visualizations for this session.
Today’s retail environment has changed when it comes to opportunities to engage with customers - and millennials are a driving force in enabling new ways to connect, communicate and shop. Delivering a customer-centric experience can increase profits and allow retailers to take advantage of the digital economy, but getting it right is a challenge. Join leaders from Kohl’s and Deloitte to hear how Kohl’s is taking on this challenge by utilizing Tableau to deliver valuable customer insights to their teams. In this interactive presentation, we’ll share the concepts and example dashboards that help Kohl’s see the story in their data. Don’t miss out on this informative and insightful presentation that can leave you with new ideas on how to better engage with your customers through Tableau.
• Integrating data points from multiple sources - from online purchases to in-store purchases
• Understanding online demand versus in-store and how to better serve the customer by geography
• Generating new insights by trend and customer segment – and driving new customer categories
We will explore the authentication and authorization options for several of the Apache Hadoop Distributions. Topics will include Kerberos, Knox, Sentry, Ranger integation, Delegation for Impala, and other ways to provide secure access to your Hadoop Platform.
Don't bug out when you see the red "X" in the Calculation Editor. Come to this session to get a rundown of common bugs and errors Tableau users run into when creating calculations and learn how to exterminate them. We'll teach you when to aggregate (and when not to), complex logical statements, and calculation best practices, so you'll be able to write calcs that won't pest-er you.
Story Points is an incredibly useful feature for communicating a narrative through your data. However, many people conflate "storytelling" in Tableau simply with story points, when in reality there are so many other features and mechanisms for good storytelling built in. In this session, you'll learn how good annotations, tooltips, animation, and expressive formatting are having a strong impact on the stories you are trying to tell with your data.
Buckle up and get ready for a trip around the country as we put the pedal to the metal in this advanced mapping session. From custom objects to hexagonal bins we’ll be stretching the boundaries of what is possible in Tableau. Also, we’ll be highlighting a range of tools that complement the wide range of mapping capabilities in Tableau. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and a tool set to take geographical and spatial data to new heights in Tableau.
- Map Latitude and Longitude points, paths and polygons stored within your data or stored in shapefiles
- Overlay two custom layers in a Tableau view
- High-level overview of Tableau’s custom geocoding
- Measure spatial distance between points in Tableau
- Compute and map Hexagonal Bins to identify patterns in areas of dense spatial information
Take your raw data further. Come to this session and go through practical exercises with WINDOW, LOOKUP, INDEX, and other functions, applied to specific business cases. We'll give you a better understanding of the possibilities that table calcs unlock, and how to use them for your own needs. You should have a basic understanding of table calcs and how they are computed on top of aggregated data.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am, Wednesday at 10:45 am, Wednesday at 1:45 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Want to get the most out of your team's Tableau Server or Tableau Online? In this session, learn seven practical and effective habits of Tableau users. We take a look at how to effectively share your work, leverage existing content, and ultimately make the most out Tableau Server or Tableau Online capabilities.
Have you ever wanted to get at information that was buried in long complex strings of data? Would you like to tame your unstructured data? Regular Expressions have long been a powerful method for finding patterns and matches in data streams, and extracting information from unstructured data. Learn how to use Tableau Regular Expressions to find, extract, and match patterns in your data. Attend this session to understand how Regular Expressions work and how to start to take a bite out of your complex character data.
The California State University (CSU) system (comprised of 23 campuses) received over 914,000 applications for fall 2015, yet enrolled only about 16% of applicants. With over 300 higher education institutions in California, enrollment management offices have the big task of recruiting, admitting, and enrolling qualified students.
You will learn about how two CSU Institutional Research Offices joined forces to improve their enrollment management reports. We will demonstrate how we went from a static PDF report, to a dynamic Tableau workbook, to Tableau Server. We will show our unpolished data visualizations and final reports created for enrollment management.
In 2011, a small number of analysts began using Tableau to prototype new dashboards alongside the enterprise adopted BI solution. IT saw the speed and agility Tableau offered, and a unique partnership developed to push reporting capabilities further at Chick-fil-A. With support from IT, Marketing, and Operations, this small team of analysts was able to incite a movement (data to the people!), and they now serve as Tableau champions, hosting internal user groups, doctor sessions, and Development Days.
In this session, we are pleased to share our story of how we went from a couple of reporting analysts developing internal content, to a mutually-beneficial partnership with IT, supporting an enterprise roll-out of Tableau Server with a growing community of developers.
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. Andy 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.
In this hands-on session, you will learn how to use basic statistics in Tableau. Learn how to read and understand the Tableau summary card and ANOVA tables. We’ll ramp up on:
- Basic statistics, what they mean, how to access them in Tableau
- Creating box plots, histograms, and control charts
- How to apply trend lines, forecasting, and clustering to your data
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
In this session, we’ll share the story about a data-driven transformation journey in a Catholic school system (CEDP) in Western Sydney, Australia. Our journey began in Feb 2016 as a collaboration between CEDP and MIP (a Tableau gold partner) to implement an Alteryx/Tableau solution at both system and school level. This self-service analytics strategy used a multi-lens framework to provide real time, mobile friendly access to innovative visualizations which generated powerful insights about students, cohorts, schools and the whole school system. The dashboards for teachers and school executives provided a robust platform for deep and holistic insights about student learning and school effectiveness. We’ll cover our lessons learnt, school and system responses from formal evaluation, and scaling up processes for latter part of 2016 after successful completion of our pilot project.
This session will detail how EDF Renewable Energy (EDF-Re) has adopted Tableau at an enterprise level to both report on and improve the performance of its renewable energy power plants. Specific daily and executive level dashboards will be demonstrated live, as well as ad hoc engineering studies in which Tableau directly led to engineering corrective actions and cost savings.
The overall data infrastructure behind Tableau will also be discussed, with emphasis on SQL Server to aggregate disparate data sources prior to Tableau consumption. Overall the session is designed to educate the audience on the use cases for Tableau within the renewable energy industry with live demonstrations, and comment on the success stories and challenges of enterprise adoption of the tools.
The BAE Systems Workforce Intelligence team within HR was tasked with creating dashboard to inform on the health of their workforce, conduct a flight risk analysis, create workflows for compliance, and much more. We faced dirty data in Excel, dashboards that were coded in SQL, and running predictive analytics using R code and a Microsoft Access database. But in 2015, Josh Kabler, Lead BI Technologist, attended TC15 and saw how Alteryx could make the team more scalable by dealing with the disparate data sources and through workflows that did not require any SQL or R coding. Attend this session to learn how an HR team tackled their data preparation and enabled advanced analytics and is now revolutionizing analytics throughout BAE Systems.
In solving your data problems, the devil is in the details. This hands-on training session will give a practical overview of using LOD (Level of Detail) Expressions to solve real-world problems. We'll discuss the syntax, prefixes, and practical use cases that will answer specific questions. We will show you tips & tricks to understand how to use LODs and some challenge exercises using Spotify data that we will go through together. By the end of the class, you'll be able to slice through your data with LOD expressions like a hot knife through butter.
There are many custom map capabilities in Tableau including symbol maps, path maps, custom MapBox maps, and polygon maps. 2013 Tableau Iron Viz Champion, author of the 2015 Tableau Public Viz of the Year, and Zen Master, Ryan Sleeper, will walk you through how to make these maps and more. Along the way, you'll see the behind the scenes making of the" We're Not in Kansas Anymore" and "The Cost of Attending the 2015 World Series" vizzes to show how you can use these powerful features for your immediate benefit.
In 2014 PATH and the Tableau Foundation launched #VisualizeNoMalaria, an initiative to support the Zambian Ministry of Health to eliminate malaria by 2020. This session will showcase the community efforts of PATH, the volunteers including several Tableau Zen Masters, and the Tableau, Alteryx, and Mapbox communities to develop dashboards, alerts, and predictive models to support the work in Zambia. We will present a technical overview of the Tableau dashboards built to support the data pipeline, geospatial and predictive analytics using Alteryx, Mapbox, and Tableau, and VizAlerts for distributing dashboards to a variety of staff in Zambia. Come to this session to learn about this critical use case and be inspired about how you can change the world with data.
Have you ever had a difficult time finding a data source on Server? Would you like to help us gather data on where people look when scanning a list of data sources? If so, stop by the eye tracking station in Tableau Labs to give us some feedback!
Stop by and make an appointmet: Help us understand how Tableau Desktop is used for exploratory analysis, how you keep track of your work for yourself and to share with others, and how this workflow could be improved. Bring an example workbook to share and discuss. Stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book an appointment. Space is limited!
Stop by and make an appointmet: Help us shape the future of "expressive" text inside Tableau. Come check out a prototype, and chat with the team about how you would like to use text in Tableau.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Need access to your data at any time, from anywhere? Stop by Tableau Labs to find out how you can participate in a 30-minute study about using Tableau on your phone, and provide your input on our latest designs. You can also bring your own workbook if you want to see how the prototype may work for you!
Stop by and make an appointmet: Come talk to us about how you’re doing predictive analytics today and how you think Tableau can make it easier for you.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Are you new to Tableau, using web authoring, or are you thinking about it? We would like to hear more about what you're trying to do and get your feedback on future directions. Stop By Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book at 30 minute appointment. ' Tableau Lab is your chance to explore and impact the future of Tableau! See early concepts and hands-on prototypes, and provide feedback. Stop by and explore opportunities to get involved during and after the conference.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Help us understand what you need to make you tell better stories with your data! Come prepared to talk about how you would you’d rearrange the elements in a story, use persistent parameters/filters in stories, or just what you wish stories could do in general. Experience using Story Points is great, but not required. Bringing a couple story points workbooks, dashboards, or presentations that you have made with data is even better! Help us design the future of data storytelling!
The Tableau Community is unlike any other – our passionate members are why we do what we do! This is a chance to come meet the 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 Tableau Ambassador, or just want to network with some of the smartest people we know, you won’t want to miss this meetup.
Want to design outside the box? Tableau's SHOW ME feature is fabulous, but sometimes you need to deliver something more specific. In this session, we will explore the multitude of chart types that are possible in Tableau, but aren't considered "defaults." Come learn how to build a pareto chart, hex tile map, trellis chart, heat calendar, doughnut chart, lollipop chart, bump chart (if you must) and waffle chart. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each chart, where you can find a good blog post about each chart and briefly discuss some other popular charts that you can build with Tableau.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am
Let's face it, Tableau is pretty easy to use. Anyone with data can create a visualization. But not every visualization is good, and most can't tell a good story. The standard way to combat this is by documenting best practices and giving your developers a checklist to follow. But that doesn't always net the results you want, and it can hinder creativity.
In this session you will learn how Caterpillar was able to:
- Leverage the ideas of our teams to implement best practices that are not too constraining
- Integrate agile development practices into a visualization/BI work streams
- On-board new developers in less than 8 weeks, creating award winning visualizations
- Enable developers across the enterprise to use this same method for success
Boom! With the hyper database as its new backend, future tableau products will offer a totally new user experience in terms of performance and features. But why? Why is hyper so fast? And how can it enable new features, which were totally infeasible before? How can a database revolutionize visual analytics? In this talk we will shed light on the core concepts of the hyper database. We will delve into the details about why hyper is faster than any other database. Finally, we will also depict how all this cool stuff can benefit visual analytics and what new use cases it can enable. Think about a workbook visualizing millions or even billions of rows of data that are just a few seconds old. Think about all the new cool stuff you will be able to do, and the new questions you will be able to answer. How is that possible, you ask? Come to this talk, and we will let you know.
Do you love using Tableau but struggle to get your organization on board? Everyone can be a Tableau data analyst, but numbers are scary for some people. During this session we will discuss ways to increase the visibility of analytics in your organization and ensure that your efforts have the desired impact. Join us to learn the tried and true ways that Tableau customers before you have made data less scary and turned employees into data people.
Often data is captured in a different format than required for analysis. Have you ever needed to perform historical analysis on events-based data? For example, sensor data captures changes in a device’s state, but what % of each day was the device active? Join this Jedi session to find out!
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm and Thursday at 12:00 pm
- Using a custom interface with embedded content
- Syncing up with the stateful nature of a portal
- Rendering text data externally to the viz
- Creating responsive dashboards
Where are you in your data journey? We often see organizations that have found immediate and significant value in Tableau within departments or business units. Changing the behavior of small groups often comes natural, but sometimes repeating that magic across an entire company is elusive.
In this session, we'll show you how to enable wide-spread adoption of visual analytics, all while still maintaining data governance, transparency, platform scalability and, - most important - without sacrificing the speed and fun inherent to Tableau. We'll discuss the pieces of a successful Tableau Center of Excellence, and show you real-world examples in action. Most importantly, we'll show you how to enable and empower the passionate people in your company.
A robust implementation of Tableau goes beyond the software--it's about people feeling empowered, a community supporting users and sharing knowledge, and having tools that maximize success. From this session we will describe how Tableau established programs to grow its data-driven community through every stage of its development. We will provide you with knowledge and direction for how to implement programs that build community for your own organization. This advanced session will go deep into how we utilize user generated data to improve our programs and strategy, and how we built external search for our portal to query our Tableau Server repository.
First goal with your new purchase? Getting people to use their licenses! We’ll walk you through the primary aspects of adoption, the most critical of which is educating your teams in the use of your new tools. We’ll share practical advice with you on how to get your teams to learn new features and functions—and evolve your culture of analytics.
Even a beginner can make a big difference! Learn how a Tableau novice at Intermountain Healthcare went from dashboard zero to dashboard hero. The dynamic simplicity of Tableau promoted efficient development of a dashboard that is already shaping the future of glucose management at Intermountain Healthcare. In this session, you will learn how Tableau, even in the hands of a beginner, can give you the power to make a difference. If you are new to Tableau or curious about the role of Tableau in a data-centered culture like Intermountain Healthcare, this session is for you.
Prior to Tableau there was no good system for sharing data between Cross Country Home Services (CCHS) and our clients. Even data insights were limited to static PowerPoint presentations.
After Tableau, CCHS used Tableau Online to share visualizations and data and Tableau Online Sync Client for database updates. Together these systems allowed for fluid, interactive, and updated communication between CCHS and their clients.
Come to this session to learn more about the client-vendor relationship in order to bring more efficient data management and strategic discussions to your organization. Attendees will also see how the unique Tableau Online environment enabled CCHS to create dynamic dashboards which would not of been possible on Tableau Server - dashboards that our clients love.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, where we use technology to make our world more secure, connected, energy efficient, and productive. Honeywell purchased Tableau to enable agile self-service analytics and within months, was able to bring more than 4,000 users onto the Tableau server and have every function and business group within the Enterprise using Tableau!
In this session, we will share how we rapidly scaled a ubiquitous Tableau deployment across our complex organization globally.
Highlights will include:
- Seeding analytics and reporting across the Company
- Collaborative deployment model, IT and Finance
- Removing licensing barriers and deploying licenses effectively
- Building the support Infrastructure, including Community of Practice
- How we approached connecting to our plethora of systems
The Ad Council is the non-profit behind iconic and effective public service campaigns including Smokey Bear, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” and the recently viral “Love Has No Labels.” For nearly 75 years, the Ad Council has connected with Americans across ever-expanding communication channels to inspire, inform and save lives.
In this session, we will discuss our process for selecting Tableau as our BI tool, our experience during implementation with one of Tableau's premier partner, USEReady, and how we identified information needs within the organization and developed dashboards to successfully meet those needs. Through our adoption of Tableau, we are able to leverage analytics to measure, demonstrate and grow our impact on significant public issues affecting our society.
You can keep your data fresh with Tableau Online for data stored anywhere, whether you're connecting live or using a Tableau Extract. This session will cover the basics of maintaining a live connection, when to extract your data and set a schedule, and sharing so that others can access fresh data. Although this is an intermediate session, it will be useful for people who are new to Tableau Online as well.
It is easy to make a map in Tableau. Unfortunately, it is also easy to make a bad map. This session will introduce you to cartographic best practices to help you make better, more effective maps in (and outside of) Tableau and do it faster. This presentation will introduce principles of map design, including matching your map to the audience and 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.
Showing time is more than just making a trendline. This session will show you multiple ways you can find new insights in your time-based data. Not only that, the bigger lesson is that in order to understand your data, it's vital to see time in as many ways as possible to glean the most insight from it.
Join us for an introduction to Tableau Online. Using Tableau Online is a deployment strategy to consider when you're 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. We'll also fill you in on all the new capabilities we've released since last year's conference.
Parameters are at the heart of fantastic exploration experiences and also advanced calculations. They can be used to support deep analysis and engaging interactivity. If you are ready to go the distance and fall for parameters, this session is for you. Topics we'll cover include:
- What parameters are, when and why they are useful, and their strengths and limitations
- How parameters are supported in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, and the Tableau API
- The gamut of ways parameters are used in common and uncommon scenarios
How will you roll out Tableau at your organization? In this session, you'll hear real stories from Tableau champions who have gone through the journey and get practical tips on getting your organization over the hump.
Learn best practices for:
- Staging rollout
- User onboarding
- Organizing data
- Structuring sites, projects and roles
- Fostering collaboration around data
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. In this session, we'll educate and entertain you with learnings about cognitive bias and how data, when used correctly, can improve your decisions. We'll also explore how to systematically analyze data using your visual system which results in better decisions.
If we are going to accomplish our goal of inclusive excellence and college/career readiness for ALL students, we must acknowledge trends in our membership, program enrollment, assessment results, and graduation rates. Cherry Creek School District's student enrollment by race is changing. Dis-aggregating our trend data allows us to monitor progress of our goals and ensure ALL students have access to opportunities for success. In this session, we will cover the following topics and demo supporting dashboards:
- Membership trends with forecasting
- Public membership reporting
- Program/course opportunities
- Feeder system conversation starters
- Assessment trends
- Graduation trends
Managing on-shelf availability (OSA) at the national level, not just for Oreos but for ALL Mondelez products, is a monumental undertaking in Excel. If that wasn't challenging enough, there are many root causes behind low OSA: Store Execution and Merchandising, Ordering and Distribution, Manufacturing, and accurate Demand Forecasting to name a few.
It's also difficult to understand the inventory processes of the different retailers, e.g. Kroger, Target, Safeway, etc. To manage the volume of data and complexities of OSA, Mondelez leveraged Redshift and Tableau to integrate internal and external data sources and pinpoint tactical steps for our field force to execute. Join us to learn how we overcame the Big Data hurdle, improved order quality through more accurate demand forecasting, and applied agile methodologies to create effective Tableau dashboards which resulted in recapturing millions in lost sales.
As a maker of several top-grossing mobile games, MobilityWare relies on rigorous data analysis to drive product innovation and monetization strategy. Introducing a Live Data solution has allowed us to look at individual user activity including: - Monetization of users as it relates to interaction with the actual ad networks - User retention and the number of ads served - Pricing of ads served to each user At the center of our data-driven culture is Tableau, and more recently, Treasure Data. In this session, we’ll provide a high-level overview of MobilityWare's data architecture, as well as case studies that show how data has been used to accelerate growth and increase revenue.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 10:30 am
As an early adopter of Health Information Technology and one of the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations, Kaiser Permanente (KP) has amassed a tremendous amount of health data over the past decades. Often, the data "request-to-insight" cycle serves as a bottleneck to achieving data-driven decision-making and program development.
KP is piloting an entirely new kind of meeting that is using Tableau to eliminate this bottleneck. A workgroup of clinicians and administrators at Panorama City Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED) in Southern California was tasked with developing a program to diminish unnecessary ED utilization. Rather than kicking off the first meeting with charts and graphs of static data explaining the overuse of their ED, the workgroup connected their ED data to Tableau and performed live data manipulation that enabled the clinicians and administrators to drive collaborative, on-the-fly analyses and visualizations. This resulted in the content experts rapidly testing hypotheses and quickly understanding which patient groups were the best targets for interventions, reducing the "request-to-insight" cycle from a matter of months to a matter of minutes.
In this session, we will discuss the principles and processes used by Kaiser Permanente to run effective, efficient, and engaging meetings using Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server as collaborative data exploration tools. We will cover the following topics:
- Exploration vs. Explanation: The value of using data visualization explore data collaboratively rather than just using data to create pre-defined explanations
- Processes for Live Data Exploration: The process used by Kaiser Permanente to prepare for and conduct meetings using Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server for collective data exploration
- Agile Business Intelligence: A live demo of a data exploration kickoff meeting, with Tableau Desktop connected to KP Emergency Department data
- Enterprise-Wide Adoption: Using this process to demonstrate high-visibility buy-in on the value of Tableau
New to deploying Tableau Server? Join us as we take you through the A to Z of getting your first Tableau Server up and running. We'll cover provisioning, scaling, data governance, permissions, and how to get your users making the most of Tableau. Let us help you set up your deployment for success to drive adoption across your organization.
Anyone who has ever looked at log files, whether for Tableau or another application, know the challenges that you face during the analysis. To perform any sort of aggregate manually is almost impossible. But come to this session to learn the basics of parsing logs (in the form of LogShark), how to visualize the data from log sets, and what aggregate analysis can do for log analysis.
In this session we will:
- Walk through 3 separate issues and how we would manually analyze the logs to resolve them
- Examine the pain points of manually analyzing logs
- Introduce you to LogShark and why we use it
- Parse logs, structure log data in a Tableau-friendly format, and visualize log data in Tableau
- Discuss the inner workings of LogShark
There are ten University of California campuses within the UC System, each unique in its own way. University leadership needed quick, clear and easy access to information to support communication, transparency and advocacy efforts. In this session, we will share our journey in creating new UC Information Center and developing a culture of analytics within the University of California.
Join us as we walk through the three major cloud computing platforms--Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform--and explain differences between compute and storage options, deployment options (self-deploy vs. marketplace), configuration best practices, and management best practices. Don’t worry, we know you’re thinking about data gravity, so we’ll also be discussing the cloud databases you’re most likely to use with each infrastructure partner, along with best practices for those data sources. If you're evaluating running Tableau Server in the cloud, but not sure which platform is right for you, this is the session for you.
Come and learn from Tableau’s Performance SWAT Team about all the knobs and dials you can use to tune your enterprise's Tableau Server deployment to maximize performance. Come to learn about:
- Adjusting your topology based on your usage
- Small workbook tweaks with big impacts
- How to monitor various performance aspects on Tableau Server
- How Tableau utilizes the resources on your host
- Reducing query times with data base tweaks
This session will take an in-depth look at continuous and discrete measures and dimensions. We'll talk about the differences between them and when you would use a continuous dimension versus a discrete measure. We'll also discuss these differences as they apply to date fields and how you can change fluidly from continuous to discrete, and back, to solve unanticipated problems in Tableau.
You've already invested heavily in your SAP environment and now you want to leverage the data held within it. In this session you'll learn best practices while using Tableau on HANA, the different techniques you can use to create insightful dashboards, and a seamless self-service experience using SAP HANA/ BW in a controlled and governed way. In this sessions we will discuss:
- Different types of views in HANA and their usages/advantages
- Security and leveraging Tableau Initial SQL
- Performance pitfalls to watch and when to use prompts
- Self-Service capability
Within Intuit’s TurboTax walls the mindset is simple, “Winners Keep Score”.
In the extremely competitive tax preparation industry, every minute matters as we make million dollar data-driven decisions each day and leverage Tableau for these actionable insights. It’s imperative that we have shared understanding of customer behavior across the organization to quickly make these decisions.
This session will focus on how TurboTax, the nation’s largest online tax provider, has empowered 600+ associates across their organization to continuously keep score and stay on track to help the company achieve double digit customer growth year in and year out. The use of Tableau has enabled the TurboTax organization to answer their most critical business questions at the speed of thought giving teams the ability to think, act and deliver in real-time.
During this hour we will focus on the lessons learned along the multi-year evolution:
• Evolution from 5 analysts with Tableau Desktop to 600+ associates using Tableau Server across our Consumer Tax Group in 2016
• The importance of getting leadership support and “buy-in” at the most senior levels within the organization, which resulted in constant use by our management teams
• Training methods to successfully on-board 200+ new users each year
• Best practices to ensure consistency in analyst interpretation across the nearly 1,000 Tableau workbooks used
• Standardizing a straightforward user interface to speed up adoption and behavior change across the organization
• Shadows of self-service…while the benefits far outweigh any of the shadows, there are things we have learned along the way that will be helpful for any organization striving for enterprise wide adoption
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 easily from both internal and external web services. Web Data Connectors let you connect to and refresh web data sources by writing some custom code. In this session we'll walk through how these connectors work, how they integrate with Tableau, and look at some real world examples. We'll even write a simple connector and take you through the steps to build, debug, and share the final connector.
Since presenting two years ago there have been some huge strides in ways to explore, derive, picture, and share key survey data insights. In this Tableau Zen Master session, we'll look at cutting edge approaches including the amazing double pivot. See how one major polling organization is pivoting both the question and the demographic data to see survey results broken down by all possible demographic combinations: - Too few survey responses: See an elegant approach to what happens when filter settings result in too few responses - The divergent lollipop chart: See this and other new approaches to showing displaying sentiment - Performance vs. satisfaction: Show if an organization is under or over-performing in servicing its customers - Personalization: Explore different techniques for showing an individual survey respondent how his/her responses compare with peers We'll also explore the latest techniques for getting your survey data "just so" so you can do amazing things with Tableau.
Ready to see the next wave of data goodness? Watch as the Tableau Development team unveil live demos of the best features from recent—and future—Tableau releases.
One hack will rise above the rest. Well, a few will, actually. Join us Tuesday afternoon, immediately following the Devs on Stage Keynote and check out the best hacks as they are demoed right in front of you! Marvel in the creativity amongst the cream of the crop hacks and cheer for your favorites.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.