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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.
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 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!
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 9:00 am
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): Wednesday at 1:45 pm
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 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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm
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.
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
Do you want to take Tableau adoption at your organization to the next level? Come to this session and learn about creating a Tableau Center of Excellence to promote enterprise-wide collaboration and governance based on business value. We will explain the insights and detail the best practices we learned during implementation at data-driven enterprises that established a Tableau Center of Excellence.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Thursday at 10:30 am
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 1:45 pm
There are over 42 million food insecure Americans today. Feeding America is working to end hunger through a nationwide network of member food banks. However, data to inform decision making and drive action is dispersed across the network. Our vision is to develop a comprehensive data strategy that enables data sharing and efficiencies across the country to drive our efforts to end hunger. We will discuss early wins with Tableau such as:
- Our Performance Dashboard
- Poundage reporting
- Disaster management
- Local data recovery opportunities
- Our path forward in data collection across the network
- Early learnings to create a data driven culture for sustained growth
Starbucks analysts have been leveraging traditional BI tools for the last decade. While these tools work well to provide information, they present challenges for self-service, lack visual appeal and interactivity.
Starbucks embraced Tableau with the goal of reducing/eliminating manual work and enabling executives with an interactive tool for metrics analysis. Not only did Tableau help solve these issues, it vastly improved adoption of BI and had an immediate impact on tracking KPI's across the enterprise.
We will cover the following during this session:
- How to transition from traditional BI to visual BI
- How to decide when to develop reports in traditional BI vs Tableau
- The change in requirements gathering
- Turning vision into reality
- Technical Architecture
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 12:15 pm
At Lionsgate, Tableau has caused an explosion in data sharing and collaboration. Teams are now sharing new findings with other departments and blending data from different sources for a more enterprise understanding of our products.
How did we get here? Attendees of this session will be given our keys to BI success.
At the highest level, attendees will learn about:
- Bottom up vs the top down approach to BI
- How to successfully build a data driven culture
- How to implement big data and have an immediate ROI
- How to rollout an enterprise reporting solution
- How to use POCs and training to build a Tableau following with your business
- How to implement a data science club
- How to successfully implement social media dashboards
Tableau does a ton of fantastic stuff that can make your organizations reports waaaay better, right? But what if your audience doesn't want to change the world and is content with PDFs and PowerPoints? This session will take you through one analyst's journey of introducing Tableau to a financial services environment that was either reluctant or downright resistant to the democratization of data that visualization brings... This session, for anyone who deals with data inside the context of a cautious and risk-adverse environment, will take you through some tips, tricks and best practices for deploying and growing Tableau within , including the tactical use of Tableau's features as breadcrumbs in order to have even the most hesitant executive coming to you for more dashboards!
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm
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): Tuesday at 10:45 am
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.