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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): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 10:45 am
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 10:45 am, Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
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): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
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): Tuesday at 10:45 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): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 12:15 pm
With data transparency in the spotlight in higher education, it is important for leaders at ASPPH Member Institutions to have ready access to public health education data, to make critical on-campus decisions. Just four years ago, the ASPPH Data Center was tasked with expanding Member access to data, but our antiquated system of spreadsheets and static reports was often cumbersome and unreliable. Enter Tableau!
During this session, the ASPPH Data Center will share how we implemented a system of online data collection and analytics, while fostering a culture of data. By taking a strategic approach, we demonstrate the value of data in decision-making, and empowered over 600 academic leaders from 102 Member Institutions worldwide to conduct analysis of public health education data, develop reports, and share findings.
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): Tuesday at 12:15 pm
Implementing a robust S&OP process at Coke was a huge challenge, partly due to data availability and accessibility. Until Warren Glave came along and made the vision come true through leveraging Tableau's capabilities, it seemed nearly impossible. Join us and find out about our accomplishments!
Tableau recently introduced cross-database joins, a powerful tool that takes data exploration to the next level. In this session, you will learn how to combine data from multiple locations into a single datasource and work around typical roadblocks you might encounter. We'll also take a peek behind the curtain to see how cross-database joins work internally, including a look at:
- What data is getting moved and how
- How to resolve common data mismatch issues (Custom SQL, type change for Text and Excel connections)
- Importance of table order in join relations (clustering, culling, etc.)
- Known performance cliffs and limitations
- A sneak peek into current development work
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am
Data democratization is one of the most important concepts in the business intelligence today, and is only beginning to be understood by BI managers. It seems like a simple idea. However, in practice , the democratization of data has been anything but easy to understand and achieve. In this session, you will learn about the process and strategies used to climb a democratic system of data and self-service analytics in the largest insurance company in Brazil.
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.
As you are doing your analysis, you don't want to slow down, but you need to make sure you are still on course. In this session, we will present techniques for building visualizations and tools to check your work as you go. We'll also discuss using existing features and built-in tools that allow you to verify your analysis quickly. Finally we'll present strategies and techniques for debugging some of Tableau's more powerful, but complex features such as calculations, table calculations, filters, and blends.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
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.
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)
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
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 you will learn:
- 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): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
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): Tuesday at 10:45 am
Forecasting in Tableau is a simple as drag and drop, but how does Tableau's forecasting really work—behind the drag and drop? Why does forecasting behave the way it does? How can you change Tableau's forecasting model? Why doesn’t your forecast work? How can you leverage R? In this session, we will explore Tableau's forecasting capabilities as well as forecasting capabilities with R. Get ready to predict the future!
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.
Whether you're new to Tableau or already a Desktop user, come to this hands-on session and leave with your fully set up Tableau Online trial site, complete with a roadmap to success with Tableau's SaaS solution. Learn how to get started with your data in the cloud, how to govern your data, how to add users, and share insights with your team.
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 12:15 pm
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.
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.
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 10:45 am, Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
It's easy to talk about actionable data but knowing when, where, and how to serve analytics content is often challenging. At New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Nursing and Emergency Departments partnered with the Analytics department to integrate patient quality data within the clinical workflow, allowing front-line staff to seamlessly access and act upon real time information to improve patient care. In this session we will cover:
- Planning: what lead to the need for Tableau Server integration with other systems
- Departmental adoption: Tableau Server integration into workflow
- Next steps: how Tableau can change the way clinicians document and interact with patient data
See how the #1 hospital in New York City and one of the nation's most comprehensive academic health care delivery systems is reducing barriers for our clinicians to access and create action around their data on a daily basis.
In this presentation, you will learn the process of building a parameter-driven "What If" tool that allows users to dynamically explore a statistical model created in Python. We'll focus on the modeling process, extract generation using the TDE API, dashboard design, and the derivation of business insights. We will also share alternative approaches and discuss challenges we faced during development.
The State of Ohio is amid an IT evolution, focusing on transitioning from custom software solutions to application based services. Along with this IT evolution, we continue to build trust, support, and involvement in its centralized Business Intelligence service offering.
In alignment with the state’s 2016 IT strategic goals, we purchased Tableau Server to meet the emerging agency need for data analytics. Please join us as we discuss this journey, share details surrounding the enterprise service built to meet this need, and highlight some of our key visualization success stories. One our many success stories is Ohio's Interactive Budget website. Built using Tableau, it shares the state accounting system with our citizens in an easy to analyze, fast, comprehensive yet searchable format.
Incremental/Uplift Modelling is a popular method of evaluating the success of business initiatives at Cineplex. Its effectiveness at measuring the change in consumer behavior over time creates a high demand to produce this kind of analysis for various departments in the organization. Due to the large amount of requests we receive, the "Incremental Lift Model" was developed to take in user-defined inputs, and output the results within a short period of time. The results then get populated and consumed within a Tableau Workbook that's published to our server. We designed the dashboard to not only visualize the output data of the model, but to also provide a dynamic and detailed description of how the model calculates the results. The overarching goal of this project was twofold; to minimize the amount of work required to process business requests while maximizing the output generated, and to develop a means of delivering the results in a consistent manner. Both of these goals contribute greatly to our ROI by virtually eliminating all time spent executing requests that come in, and by minimizing time spent meeting with business users to explain how the incremental lift model works and how to interpret the results.
In this session we cover the following topics:
1) What is Incremental Lift?: background information on the incremental/uplift study method
2) Purpose of an Incremental Lift Model: ROI of time saved/efficiency, value to end user
3) Data Prerequisites: what do you need in order to begin scoping out your model?
4) Tips on Communicating Results: how can you leverage the tools in Tableau to communicate your results effectively?
5) Demo of the App/Model: showcase an example of how the model process works
Come find out how we scale Tableau Server to meet the loads of Tableau Public and Tableau Online. Learn how you, the customers, are pushing the limits of Tableau Server performance and what we do to stay a step ahead.
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm
If you're experienced in connecting to OLAP cubes but not using Tableau, you're missing a huge part of Tableau's capabilities. In this session, we take a close look at how to take advantage of OLAP-specific features using Microsoft Analysis Services. We'll also examine some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. This session is not an introduction to OLAP Cubes and will focus on specific examples all in Tableau.
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.
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
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.
A governance model enables knowledge sharing and collaboration, and removes roadblocks and "re-invented wheels." This presentation will illustrate the tenets of how McGraw-Hill Education built a data-driven culture through self-service analytics.
In sharing our journey, we'll touch upon:
-Cultural issues and emotions involved with enhanced data transparency
- The importanc self-enabling tools, a single access point, knowledge sharing and collaboration
- Advanced analytics on product portfolio clustering
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.
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm
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.
Producing Tableau’s beautiful visualizations requires a rich and diverse ecosystem of data sources and runtime environments. In this session, we take a visual deep dive into Tableau’s query ecosystem and explore Tableau’s internal query language, AQL, as well as discuss the newest query federation capabilities and the expanding array of supported databases. In true Tableau style, we will visualize each aspect of this ecosystem using a set of tools built by Tableau Research.
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 10:45 am and Tuesday at 1:45 pm
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).
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
Online surveys are a great way to get data-based feedback that allows you to take action backed up by data. However, survey data is often dimension-heavy, with just one or two measures. We will cover:
- How to prepare your survey data for analysis in Tableau
- What data types occur in survey data
- The right math for dealing with survey data, and what calculations can be done
- How to present survey data
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 3:15 pm
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.
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 10:45 am, Tuesday at 1:45 pm, Wednesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
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!
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: 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.
Do you ever have a hard time finding things on Tableau Server? Do you ever wish you could organize your stuff, or your organization’s stuff differently? Come tell us how you’d like to organize and share your workbooks and data sources on Tableau Server or Tableau Online. We want to explore how you would use concepts such as spaces and sandboxes. Provide feedback on early designer ideas for providing more control and flexibility over how you organize, share, and discover content on Tableau Server and Tableau Online.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Help us shape the future of data discovery and pre-filtering for many data sources in Tableau. Come by for an early look at the direction we're heading, and give feedback about what's useful, what's not, and what we're missing. 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: Tell us about your analyses in Vizable! We want to know how you use information displayed in Vizable in your analyses so that we can help you make decisions with data using Tableau. If you have used Vizable to analyze your data, stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book a 30-minute appointment. Space is limited! Bonus points if you can bring your own Vizable data and show us
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: You’ve seen interactive, long-form articles that combine text, data visualizations and other media that tell truly compelling narratives around data. Think examples like the New York Times, Bloomberg, or other beautiful stories developed to bring data to life. Wish you could do the same with your data and reports inside your organization? Come try our prototype that’ll let you do just that, without writing a single line of code.
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.
SESSION FULL: 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.
Project Maestro will make it possible for more people, from IT to business users, to easily prep their data with a direct and visual approach. You’ll instantly see the impact of the joins, unions, and calculations you’ve made, ensuring that you have exactly what you need before jumping into analysis.
Give us 15 minutes at Labs to help us build you a better product. We'd love to explore your use cases and data prep challenges
Stop by and make an appointmet: Are you an enterprise IT Administrator? Are you responsible for configuring and maintaining Tableau Server for your users? We would like to talk with you about Tableau Server and get your feedback on the next generation of Tableau Server administration tools.
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.
Once, death and taxes were life's two inevitabilities. But we should now add intermittent connectivity to that list. Fortunately, Tableau's mobile solution can help keep users in touch with their data, even when away from the corporate firewall. In this session, we will show Tableau’s mobile solution maximizes the value of your investment: connecting to your Tableau data from anywhere, getting regular updates with subscriptions, and staying on top of your data while you are offline.
Partners will learn how to handle customer objections during the sales/pre-sales cycle. This includes tips on how to position Tableau the right way for the right purpose. We will explore successful techniques and strategies to address the most common technology hurdles or objections that usually come up during a deal. Such as, positioning against other products, positioning for the right use cases, positioning for performance, and more.
Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime? In this session, you will discover how Tableau Finance uses Tableau to see and understand travel and expense data. We will explore the journey the data takes from its exotic ports of call, Egencia and Concur, to the breathtaking stops we make in Alteryx and SQL to prepare the data. The trip will be capped off with an exclusive tour of Tableau dashboards. All attendees of this session will also have first access to the new Tableau starter workbooks that connect to standard reports from Egencia and Concur. All aboard!
Business Intelligence Competency Centers (BICCs) add tremendous value to an organization's business intelligence strategy, but public sector environments bring unique challenges to the implementation of a BICC model. This presentation will demonstrate how the State of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration utilizes its BICC to enable data-driven decision making in a bureaucratic environment.
One of the most significant differences between public and private sector environments is the additional weight placed on government agencies to serve a diverse audience with competing needs. AHCA's BICC team will demonstrate a number of solutions created for its diverse audiences, including:
- KPI and Smart Measure performance dashboards created for high-level AHCA executives
- Tableau Server infrastructure designed to satisfy IT security and data governance requirements
- Tableau User Groups to train and collaborate with both internal and inter-agency Tableau users
- Data exploration tools for political task forces and special commissions on Capitol Hill
- Innovative enhancements of statutorily-mandated reports for the general public and data journalists
When our group adopted Tableau, we had inherited an environment where previous IT-driven data projects had failed and business groups had adopted individual solutions. These were a combination of manual data extracts, Excel macros, PowerPivot, PowerPoint, and human glue. On one hand this meant that groups were willing to work with us to improve their cumbersome processes, but on the other hand it meant they were often locked into an Excel mindset where creating a report always means seeing all the data.
In this presentation, we'll walk through two real-life (data changed to protect the innocent) examples of evolving an Excel spreadsheet into an interactive dashboard.
We will discuss:
- Helping people break out of their preconceived notions of what data should look like (maybe a table isn't the only answer?)
- Getting people to admit what they actually "do" with those Excel spreadsheets (what is in all those hidden tabs?)
- Convincing people that it is worth their time to learn a new tool (isn't one-click filtering cool?)
- Drawing a polite line in the sand on what you will and will not implement (I will not color every cell in this table, is there a threshold at which values require action?)
- Building a consistent brand (don't worry, the VP/CEO/your boss uses dashboards which look and feel very similar to this every day.)
At the end, you should have a strategy to help people who can't immediately grasp the advantages of a tool like Tableau over their trusty Excel spreadsheets.
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
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.
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.
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.
My brick oven is connected to the cloud...WHAT? This session is a light-hearted learning exercise with the serious intent of showing how easy it is to connect a sensor device to the Amazon IoT (Internet of Things) framework using Node.JS, Lambda and RDS/Redshift to ingest real-time sensor data and then visualize it in Tableau. You'll be able to apply these lessons to other platforms and use cases too.
Tableau Server's REST API is becoming more powerful with each release. With just a little bit of creativity you can create awesome scripts and apps with almost no programming knowledge. This Tableau Zen Master session will show you how to take full advantage of the REST API, whether or not you have any experience coding. Using the community tool TabCommunicate, built specifically for this presentation, we'll explore what's possible, including extracting server information to a Tableau data extract for further analysis. During the second half of the session, we'll create a script to automatically on-board users to your Tableau Server with little more than copy and paste.
So, you’ve got the basics figured out for Tableau Online. You have a site and users using it. In this session, we'll show you how to use automation and other techniques to make your life easy and the user experience delightful. We'll talk about:
- Automating user management
- Setting up SAML for Single Sign-on
- Managing Data Gravity and improving performance for your users
- Tricks for quick publishing and background refreshes
- Using Tableau API’s to backup and restore your sites
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.
Do you want your Tableau content to be accessible to the largest number of people possible? Do you work in an environment subject to US Section 508 requirements, the UK Equality Act, or other such accessibility-related laws and regulations? You can benefit bigger audiences with Tableau by understanding and applying the principles and techniques for authoring Tableau content for accessibility. This session will give an overview of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), show how to apply these guidelines in Tableau, and features a glimpse at future developments in this area.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 1:45 pm
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!
The story of the Reviz Project is a collaborative effort started by Nelson Davis, Alex Duke, and Matt Chambers, with a goal to focus on ways that people could be moved by stories told with data. Knowing that when you put the two together, you multiply the effect of both. The project seeks to take a common data set and have its story told in at least three different ways. The goal is to change the way we look at the world and the way we look at data, and to see the humanity in both.
This session will focus on some of our favorite stories from this project, ways we pushed Tableau beyond what was possible, and what lessons we've learned about storytelling that we apply to our day-to-day work.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tableau’s advanced R&D work with two short talks in one session. Scott Sherman will show behind-the-scenes development in web authoring and the key architectural challenges of extending the rich desktop experience to the web and mobile. Richard Wesley will discuss new approaches to improving scalability and performance by pushing query functions closer to the data source.
It all started when you realized that Tableau Workbook and Tableau Data Source files (.twb/.tds) were just XML documents. This simple fact combined with your scripting powers, the REST API, and an elevated midi-chlorian count took you down a dark and unsupported path. Simply changing the data source was not enough. You began modifying custom SQL, changing parameter values, customizing titles and captions, and scanning for hex codes that were not in line with the Empire's corporate style guide. Then you updated Tableau, the XML schema changed, and your code broke, forcing you to air-choke a number of your underlings. Fortunately for you, the Development Team at Tableau has been putting together a new Document API, which will allow you to commune with your content in a fully-supported fashion. This session will showcase the current features of the Document API as well as some of the functionality that will be introduced in the near future. We will also discuss a few of the various use-cases that the API is being designed to address.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 12:15 pm
In 2014, the Coca-Cola BI team presented "Providing Open Happiness through Business Intelligence and Tableau at Coca-Cola" at the Tableau Conference in Seattle. As an organization we were just beginning to make strides with Tableau as our primary reporting and analytics tool, as well as Tableau Mobile for our sales teams. During the conference we presented our road map from our inception of tableau and how we strategically approached reporting. We left the conference feeling very accomplished and successful based on the feedback. Unfortunately, a few months later we hit some major roadblocks with Tableau. The enthusiasm of the new tool slowly promoted bad decisions, as we attempted to pile metric after metric into dashboards and consistently blended multiple data sources to provide a "one stop shop." Our dashboard went from 5 second clicks to 30 seconds, dashboards on mobile devices began to corrupt and crash, with no accessibility from the field, and the organization had lost faith in the tool and our reports to the point where an Executive Vice President pulled me to the side and asked how we were going to fix it. Our story, two years later, is to provide details on how we approached this dilemma and share our knowledge with the Tableau community. Many companies have had similar struggles as they adapt their company to a new tool. We will provide a roadmap to not only share our learnings, but to also give guidelines to take full advantage of the tool and resources in the business community. We are going to discuss the actions below, taken to remedy the issues we encountered: - Consult a Tableau representative - Evaluate your data sources (custom queries, views, extracts, cubes) - Use the most efficient calculated fields - Optimize data extracts - Make dashboard simple but impactful - Let your data sources to do most of the work - Don't be afraid to hire an expert!!! - Tableau is visualization tool, make it clean, make it simple - Tableau trainings at TC15 - Performance improvement with Tableau upgrade from version 8.2 to 9.1 - Better practices and insights from Tableau user groups and Tableau forums
Have you ever wanted a customized, branded interface for Tableau Server? Want to create department landing pages with internal links and training? If you've dipped your toe into the Tableau APIs and you're comfortable with web application development, this is the session for you. You will learn how to:
- Use the REST API to authenticate users to Tableau Server, query workbooks, and more
- Tie together the APIs into a set of web applications with varying levels of custom development and complexity
At the end of the presentation, there will be a link to a working, open source, sample application.
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.
How do you harness the momentum released by early wins and direct it into building data visualizations as a business competency across the enterprise? When looking for other success stories to answer this question for a large, geographically dispersed, publicly-traded company, we discovered there weren't any quick-start books with a tried-and-true road map.
This session provides an overview of the challenges we faced and the key decisions and activities that helped to launch the development of data visualization as a business competency at Scripps including:
- Understanding the audiences, processes, and approaches that are required to succeed
- Models for adoption and growth
- Developing business support in the enterprise and IT
- Analyst competency development
- Internal marketing and advocacy communications
At the University of Michigan Health System, our Fast Analytics Team has been confronted with the challenge of delivering self-service visual analytics to enhance productivity and efficiency with modest resources and budget. The key to our success is the ability to nucleate efforts with a modest investment in Tableau and grow the deployment over time, based on measurable improvements in knowledge, worker efficiency, productivity, and business process performance. In this session, we’ll show you how the Fast Analytics Initiative is eliminating thousands of hours of "spreadsheet wrangling" and busy work, vastly improving reporting/analytic decision making through delivery of actionable insights, and enhancing cost savings across the University of Michigan Health System.
New to Tableau or intimidated by making dashboards? To create a great dashboard you have to be able to iterate, try things, and experiment. Come to this session and learn the tools you can use to build killer dashboards without driving yourself crazy in the process. We'll go over layout containers, filters, basic actions, and more. You'll walk away ready to focus on iterating and ideas, rather than using software.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
Come learn firsthand the impact Tableau has had at DISH Network, directly from the team that implemented it. In this session, we’ll explain how we came to use Tableau, touch on the data that we collect and report on, and focus on two powerful techniques we repeatedly use to empower users:
- Tools: Integrating data collection on dashboards using SurveyGizmo
- Flow: Allowing dashboards to work together using URL variables and embedding links
Learn how Tableau uses data to create a culture of accountability and foster a data-driven sales organization that routinely hits targets. Watch sales representative explain what data drives their behaviors and even see the dashboards that they use most. Learn how to leverage Tableau within your sales organization to increase sales, forecast accurately, manage time, and improve performance.
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.
This discussion will illustrate how the federal government is leveraging data to drive decisions making. We will discuss how data visualizations are used to help organizations find the “needle in hay stack” that could make a big difference in key performance metrics. In particular, we will look at some ways we are using real property and acquisition data to inform both policy and management decisions.
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.
Do you want to enable your business leaders to make data driven workforce decisions quickly and effectively, without having to combine multiple sources in Excel? In this session, you will learn how VMware enriched their workforce data by combining external recruiting, equity, and financial planning data by leveraging Workday Big Data Analytics to create a consolidated, robust, and high quality data source for Tableau visualizations. Enabling business leaders and HR business partners to make data driven people decisions.
A growing problem for our users and our organization was the slow development of pulling multiple datasets in one dashboard. Managing changes to workbooks was too cumbersome and slow to develop and test. This caused a loss of interest because development was too so slow, and when a workbook was completed there was a significant hit to performance due to the large amount of datasets in one workbook. To attempt to alleviate this issue, we needed to create dashboards for specific users pulling from multiple datasets across multiple platforms, all in an environment that would allow for rapid development, roll-out, and customization.
This project needed to completely integrate with Microsoft SharePoint, the platform we currently use as our internal and external portal. From the start, the goal was to keep it simple. We began by creating a standard for a single workbook to have multiple dashboard views with a standard set of filters. We then created a database structure to assign and build JS tags with predefined filters to be rendered on a single page. This allowed us to create a shopping cart of data visualizations for our end users to choose from to add to their own custom dashboard, as well as filter down to what they applied to the view. Finally, we built templates for quick roll-outs of dashboards for end users.
Since converting to this dashboard framework, we've seen our adoption increase dramatically. Before the roll out of SharePoint Dashboards, we saw an average of 1,000 views per month. Since implementation of our new Dashboards in February, we are now seeing an average of 14,000 views per month, with a peak of 16,000 in March. Our Dashboard meetings have started becoming more interactive and well-received with our end users. Users are showing more interest in becoming publishers rather than just consumers now. We are seeing early on, company-wide behavioral changes. Workflow is starting to change. More and more, business decisions are being driven by data visualizations, increasing the speed of development. Our users are no longer intimidated by, or uninterested in, the management of data. They're becoming more interested in engaging with the data and have expressed more concern about the data quality. So far we're happy with experience being reported with the new dashboards, and look forward to future development.
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.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 1:45 pm and Tuesday at 3:15 pm
The power and flexibility of Python are now accessible in Tableau through integration with TabPy, a local HTTP Python server. TabPy opens up a vast range of analytical capabilities in Tableau from execution of ad hoc functions to complete data science work-flows. This session will explore creating Python functions in Tableau, hosting functions in TabPy where they can be easily called, and specific data science applications for TabPy like sentiment analysis and classification.
This session is also available at the following time(s):
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 12:15 pm and Tuesday at 1:45 pm
The future of retail will look very different than what we are accustomed to. Learn how Belk is using Tableau to visualize data and identify opportunities in this ever-changing industry. As the industry pushes away from brick and mortar stores into the omnichannel world, it is crucial that an organization is able to optimize assortments and ensure efficiencies in the supply chain.
Belk is a family-run department store retailer with a proud history. With 300 stores throughout the Southeast and a booming eCommerce business, we are well positioned to meet our customer wherever they are, whenever they want to shop. Learn how our corporate culture is shifting to embrace new insights from analytics.
Tableau at the speed of thought. If you want to work fast, come learn about extracting your data. In this session, you'll find out what extracts are, when to extract your data, and how to interpret Tableau’s behavior so things go faster. We want Tableau to serve your needs; not make you the waiter.
Table calculation or LOD expression? This session will provide you a framework for making the choice. We will cover relevant parts of the calculation pipeline, performance implications, and the suitability for the scenario at hand. And, of course, we'll use real world examples to illustrate each of these points.
This session is also available at the following time(s): Wednesday at 10:45 am and Wednesday at 12:15 pm
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 10:45 am and Tuesday at 3:15 pm
Have you ever wondered how best to structure data for analysis? How does data structure impact what type of calculation to use? Should some calculations be performed before being brought into Tableau? How can you visualize missing data? We’ll tackle these questions by bringing together all of these concepts in a common and real world example – customer lifecycle analysis.
You have your prospects’ attention—now what? Knock their socks off with a killer demo the Tableau way. Partners, learn “can’t miss” techniques as you walk through each step of the basic Tableau demo. Even better, learn why these techniques work. Laptops not required, but strongly encouraged. This session is for official Tableau Partners only.
Wondering how Tableau Server scales in your environment with your workbooks and your hardware? Want the skinny on the best server deployment configuration? Or how to use Tabjolt to speed up the go-live load test against your Tableau Server deployment? Tabjolt is an externally released "point and run" performance load testing tool specifically designed to work easily with Tableau Server.
In this session, you'll learn about:
- Tabjolt's capabilities
- New features in the latest version of Tabjolt
- How to analyze your performance results and make capacity planning decision
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 Minnesota Department of Human Services is the largest state agency in Minnesota, with more than 7,000 employees and approximately $12 billion in annual revenue. Tableau's robust visualization engine, dynamic features, and ease of use is empowering our business users to more fully understand the cross program relationships' impact on clients and is dramatically improving the Minnesota Department of Human Services' (DHS). We’ve moved toward a "people centered" service delivery model by showing data across all human services programs and multiple enterprise data warehouses, creating insights that DHS never thought possible. In this session, we’ll show how growth of Tableau at DHS over a year has created new insights in government policy and practice, revolutionized the delivery of service, and created new data governance practices.
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.
Does your nonprofit need to move from gut-based decisions to data-driven decisions? The Tableau Foundation has two unique resources to support nonprofits--great software and great people. Join us to learn how to leverage both of these. The Tableau Service Corps can provide you with volunteers for Tableau projects, anything from getting started to tuning dashboard performance. You will find out how the Tableau Foundation can help your organization can deploy self-service analytics to make data-driven decisions at no cost or very minimal cost to you.
Your friendly tour guides will describe how data views will lead the path from question to answer. We will review different types of data views that you can make with Tableau, from basic to advanced, providing insights into your data. We will start with the view types on the "Show Me" panel including view types that are most useful for visual analysis. From there, we'll explore useful views that do not appear on the "Show Me" panel and help you understand when they are useful. Join us and start your journey into visual analysis mastery.
Keeping things simple in data visualization is hard. We anchor ourselves in the belief that the harder a visualization is to create, the more worth it is to the end user. "Simple" visualizations such as bar charts and line graphs are the preserve of a boring, unengaging viz aren't they? For some users watching advanced presentations at a Tableau conference can be a disheartening experience: techniques and visualisations you'd love to use but find hard to understand, let alone be able to replicate back in the cold hard light of the office. In this talk Chris Love, Tableau Zen Master, will instead demonstrate: - why complexity may not engage your audiences in the way you expect - what *really* makes an effective data visualisation - how you can "Keep it Simple, Stupid" (KISS) and still create eye catching and engaging visualisations in Tableau - live, practical examples of how complex visualisations can be rebuilt as simple charts - simple tips on how to create the illusion of complexity in your visualisations without learning complex techniques
LyondellBasell manufactures products at 57 sites in 18 countries with 15,000 employees. In this session, we will share our year one journey and lessons learned on an aggressive path towards enterprise self-service.
In this session we will cover the following topics:
- Strategy: how we started, why we selected Tableau, our early wins, and our road-map
- Innovation and collaboration: overview of our comprehensive training program and business engagement to build momentum for the program
- Turning vision into reality: live demonstration of some of our cool Tableau dashboard.
- Business partner perspective: a business partner describes their perspective on our program, how they gained benefits from Tableau, insights and learnings about self-service from a business champion's perspective
- Lessons Learned: challenges we had to overcome, what worked really well, and key adjustments made along the way
- What's next: the next steps envisioned in our long term plan.
Stop by and make an appointmet: Tell us about your semi-structure database need. JSON, AVRO, XML in file, database, or Hadoop?
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: Tell us about your analyses in Vizable! We want to know how you use information displayed in Vizable in your analyses so that we can help you make decisions with data using Tableau. If you have used Vizable to analyze your data, stop by Tableau Lab to learn about the project and book a 30-minute appointment. Space is limited! Bonus points if you can bring your own Vizable data and show us
Stop by and make an appointmet: Wish you had key headlines from your data faster & always available on your phone? Tableau is working on ways to enable you to keep in touch with the data that matters most to you! Stop by Tableau Lab to check out what we are working on, and spend 15 minutes helping us build a better product for you and your organization. Bonus: you can sign up to receive early versions of our new mobile features. More information available after the Tableau Vision keynote.Wish you had key headlines from your data faster & always available on your phone? Tableau is designing a native, always up-to-date, mobile experience that lets you track key metrics. If you want your KPIs in your pocket, or want to share KPIs across your organization, give us 15 minutes at Labs to help us build you a better product. Bonus: you can sign up to test the early versions of Metrics. 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: 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: 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!
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 10:45 am and Thursday at 9:00 am
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
Last year at TC15, we released a challenge workbook on Tableau Public as a free resource to learn Tableau the same way Tableau Consultants do. This year, we will reveal how to solve the most difficult problems in the workbook. We will visually work through problem solving tactics and workflows, and for each one we will supplement the solution with an example of how we use that technique at Tableau.
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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): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 1:45 pm
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.
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): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Wednesday at 12:15 pm
The Web Data Connector (WDC) allows you to bring data into Tableau from any data source that you can access over the web. After creating an initial connector, building a robust and delightful WDC for your users can require more advanced knowledge of the platform and how it fits in with the rest of Tableau. The team at Tableau that builds the WDC platform and API will share with you some advanced tips to help you write more impactful, high quality connectors. In this session, we will cover the following (and much more):
- Advanced features such as multi-table connectors and pre-defined joins
- The different types of authentication (including OAuth) and when to use them
- Working with WDCs in Tableau Server and Online
Come to this session for an introduction to Tableau’s Device Designer feature and mobile design principles for data visualization. We’ll explain how to adapt and transform your existing visualizations for maximum efficiency and beauty across a multitude of mobile devices. We'll also cover specific strategies for translating complex, desktop-oriented dashboards to mobile, and provide best practices for designing new visualizations from scratch using the features in Device Designer.
Today, data is everywhere. Yet, there are often many challenges that stand in the way of retrieving and analyzing that data. In this session, you'll learn about different strategies used by two Tableau employees to wrangle the data they cared about; from scraping web sites to building web data connectors. Leave feeling empowered to use these strategies to wrangle the data YOU care about.
In this session, we'll focus on data visualization's role as a vehicle for discovery and communication in EverBank's digital marketing team. We'll demonstrate a set of exploratory dashboards designed around EverBank.com's search data where content developers can analyze search strings, categories, and navigation paths. This session will also cover the redesign of EverBank's online account opening system, where Tableau dashboards helped to make the case for this project and provided a framework for measuring the system's effectiveness before and after launch.
Well-designed Tableau dashboards allow end-users to interact and drive analysis of data in a visually stimulating environment. The Tableau Server enables sharing such dashboards to a much larger audience. R-integration allows the dashboard designer to write custom R scripts enabling complex regression analysis.
Stephen demonstrates how the FDIC is envisions using R-integration on their Tableau Server to allow interactors to drive their own visual and statistical analysis, and share best practices on how Tableau users can integrate R into their own dashboards. For this session, Stephen will show how Tableau and R together create a powerful tool for statisticians and non-statisticians to analyze data, using the FDIC's 2013 Survey of Unbanked and Under-Banked Households. Stephen will provide detailed examples and best practices to help those unfamiliar with the R environment, including R-scripts for debugging, multiple regression (OLS and Logit), combining multiple R-queries in a single calculated field.
Do you do it in public? … Tableau Public that is! Tableau Public is more than just a tool to visualize data; it’s a platform to share your data stories with the world. And everyone, from dedicated sports fans to global conglomerates, have data stories to share. In this session, you’ll learn how to use Tableau Public to promote your own work, and how companies can use it to promote their work. By the end of this session you will see why Tableau Public is a brilliant tool for both personal growth, as well as an essential part of any company’s marketing toolkit.
Learn how to leverage dashboards to identify opportunities for improvement within an organization, either on an individual level, all the way to entire divisions. We have been able to provide leaders within our organization with simple reports that allow them to drive positive change and see their opportunities to fix issues and coach associates. By providing interactive dashboards, our leaders can pull their own information and don't have to do any manipulation other than selecting a few filters to make decisions and drive change. Attendees will learn to construct simple dashboards and reports that will help identify which metrics drive the key performance indicators and how to target opportunities for improvement.
Tableau.com is for you, our beloved customers and partners. In this hands on focus group, you'll meet with the team behind our website to provide ideas and feedback that will enhance the user experience on tableau.com. Unearth pain points, improve usability, and offer ideas for new features. Your insight is invaluable to better serving our customers and partners.
What an opportunity to make your mark on a site viewed by millions of people! There may even be some goodies at the end of the rainbow. Come join us!
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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): Tuesday at 12:15 pm and Wednesday at 3:15 pm
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.
Today's changing risk environment has set us on a path where the proper use of data analytics and data visualization are becoming critical to any high performing organization. Increasing volumes of data, multiple enterprise data sets, numerous controls and more complex fraud schemes all require the greater use of technology in order to properly analyze all the enterprise data in an effective and efficient manner. Traditional risk identification techniques have worked well in the past but changes must be made to allow an organization's risk team to keep up with the increasing complexity of their organization's electronic footprint.
Data analytics and data visualization are quickly becoming critical components within many risk functions of an organization. The Board, Internal audit, the Controller's office and the C-Suite are all looking for data-driven decisions that are based off of the continuous monitoring and continuous auditing of enterprise data. An organization's risk staff can use mathematical optimization of audit schedules, automatic notification of high-risk data elements and predictive and prescriptive analytics to enhance their ability to reduce corporate risk and drive operational improvement back into the business. These techniques help an organization see, prepare for and adapt to changes within their business environment.
During this sessions, you will see how Tableau can help your organization;
- Perform more audits with less resources
- Identify which entities should be audited and how the audit should be scheduled
- Quickly identify and risk-rank high-risk elements within your organization
- Effectively use all available electronic data and eliminate statistical sampling
- Develop more data-driven actionable insights to reduce overall corporate risk
- Utilize statistical functions such as correlation coefficients and liner regressions to help identify a vendor or employee that may, in the future, perform a high risk act.
Organizations that utilize data analytics and data visualization within their risk functions are able to much more effectively gain insight into business process controls and quickly identify high-risk transactions, vendors or employees from within an increasingly complex data environment. When done right, analytics will allow the risk group to better understand the risk profile of their organization, be able to make better data driven decisions when it comes to risk and provide answers to the Board and the Executive team about not only what is happening within the organization now from a risk perspective but what might happen in the future.
Come find out how our HR and Recruiting teams use Tableau for headcount tracking and forecasting, recruiting metrics, visualizing compensation and performance assessment information, and attrition analysis. Learn how Tableau acts as a platform to combine data from various sources including our applicant tracking system, headcount and sales planning tools, HRIS system and Excel spreadsheets. At Tableau, we are constantly discovering new ways to look at our data to understand our business better and take better care of our people. Tableau has made our HR data human.
Technical Operations (TechOps) is Tableau’s IT and project management organization responsible for supporting Tableau’s corporate and development IT infrastructure and operations. In this session, you will learn how TechOps uses Tableau to manage its project portfolio and multi-million dollar capital and operational budget on a daily basis using Tableau Desktop, Tableau Mobile, Tableau Server and Tableau Online. TechOps’ Project Management Office will demonstrate how Tableau visualizes Workfront data to raise visibility, drive accountability, and help deliver projects on time and under budget. TechOps’ business manager will demonstrate how financial and operational data from various applications (Anaplan, Coupa, Excel, ServiceNow, NetSuite, Smartsheet, AWS) is visualized to measure financial performance, develop KPIs, get answers faster, drive accountability, and influence user behavior for the best financial and operational results.
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
With Tableau, it’s easier than ever to build data visualizations, but developing great dashboards that people actually want to engage with is another story. In this session, we will demonstrate how we integrate Lean Analytics concept into our design process and constantly use data to create engaging dashboards.
We will cover the following topics:
- Data visualization at Twitter: We will briefly walk you through how we use data visualizations internally and externally to make business decisions and understand user behavior.
- Design process for data visualization: We will go through one example and teach you how to design a dashboard that your business stakeholders will love.
R-Integration is a powerful feature of Tableau. It combines the extensibility and statistical power of R with the drag-and-drop ease-of-use of Tableau. In this session, we will explore the possibilities of R-Integration in both Tableau Desktop and Server, and learn some advanced strategies for bringing the power of R into Tableau. If you have never used R-Integration before, come see why people are excited about the feature and the possibilities it opens up to Tableau. If you are already familiar with R, come learn more about how it works behind the scenes, and how to make your workbooks faster and easier to use.
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.
Are you having trouble navigating through big data? How can you tell what data is valuable and what is junk? Imagine what your business could do if all your data were collected in one centralized, secure, fully-governed place that any department could access anytime, anywhere. Join Cloudera in a discussion on how to have business impacts with your data, whether it’s to understand your customers better, improves internal operations, or to reduce and mitigate business risks.
This meetup will be moderated by Scott Armstrong, Director ISV Alliances at Cloudera
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
This session is also available at the following time(s): Tuesday at 3:15 pm and Wednesday at 10:45 am
PAREXEL Informatic is a leading Clinical Research Solutions Provider. In this session, we'll discuss how we embedded Tableau at the heart of our MyTrials Analytics product. We built a platform to enable multi-tenanted Tableau Server dashboards to be accessed by clients all around the world using a single sign-on platform. These dashboards have a degree of customizability, allowing different clients to see the same dashboards in different flavors, with global filters operating between dashboards. The session will cover what we wanted to deliver by embedding Tableau, the challenges we faced when building this platform and how we overcame them.
Fact: People like to look good using Tableau. Possible fact: Data makes for good stand-up comedy. Separate fact from possible fact with this collection of Tableau Desktop secrets and shortcuts. Use them to impress your boss, that person at the bar, or maybe just your pet. Laughter probably not insured. Promotions definitely not included.
Your organization has deployed Tableau Server. Is it stuck on cruise control? What is the level of consumption for your Tableau User Community? How many are using it effectively and/or efficiently? It's time to step (kick) it up a gear. This presentation will provide you the utilization formula that will make Tableau Server more powerful, persuasive, and personal.
Care and feeding of the Tableau user community is fundamental to the effectiveness of GM's implementation of Tableau, and is essential to deriving value from the Tableau investment. This is accomplished through focused utilization efforts aimed at our community groups of authors (power users) and consumers. Authors improve the delivery of published content when they leverage tips and advice in design, development, and performance testing. Consumers increase the value add when they learn to personalize options that fully leverage productivity features of Tableau's GUI.
At First Tech Federal Credit Union, our small digital analytics team is focused on how to really translate business insights into actionable insights where member facing teams can have data driven intelligent conversations with members. Learn how Tableau was integrated into core fabric of business applications, driving actionable insights such as offering next best action and/or next best offer.
Learn how the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) is leading path-breaking innovation in Precision Medicine by mapping clinical genomic data from new born children with healthcare informatics. They are able to proactively identify biomarkers for personalized treatment, assuring superior outcomes and healthier babies. ITMI is leading with the integration of genomic data with patient information from their EPIC Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to deliver unprecedented health insights, leveraging visual analytics from Tableau Software.
This presentation will present real world case studies on the impact of these genomic health insights to enable proactive and personalized treatment and better outcomes for newborn children, with significant implication for precision medicine medicine and personalized healthcare delivery going forward.
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.
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
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.
Automating reports? Building new dashboards, converting the old and standardizing it all for your enterprise? Are you innovating? Making a difference in your business process? Delivering to mobile? Frustrated with resistance to change? Learn three critical lessons from PNC Bank's BI team to transform your reporting and analytics environment, setting executive managers and individual sales people free to generate more profit. Topics will include: Getting the content right, managing focus groups, the importance of a "Tableau lab," overcoming "first viz shock", change management, making maps meaningful, geocoding tricks, using Google Analytics, engaging Tableau Professional Services, and using the API to build portal components needed for success.
Do your string calculations turn your cursor into an interminable spinner? Do you find yourself deep in an analytical problem, writing calculations that even you can barely follow? Have you turned a high-performing database into a slow experience by over processing the front-end? We will be exploring tips and tricks in Tableau Desktop in order to solve problems effectively and efficiently. Come learn how to optimize your experience and maximize both Tableau and your database.
Want to take advantage of the freedom that cloud services provides but apprehensive about the security of your data? Tableau places the utmost importance on the security of customer data and in this session you’ll hear what we do to keep it safe. Join us to find out how we handle access control, physical security, remote access, security awareness, and compliance. Security is at the forefront of customer concerns when it comes to vendor selection and we want to put your mind at ease.
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.
Curiosity is the foundation of lifelong learning, but what does it look really look like? Curiosity is exploration put into action. And exploration—whether in outer space or data—is what truly drives learning. Bill Nye believes in the power of exploration. It’s through exploration that discoveries made by the human species expand the possibilities for future discoveries. So: what can your curiosity do?
Fanalytics is a gathering of Tableau Public authors (and those who want to find out more about what that means) for an afternoon of presentations and group viz building, followed up by a meetup to talk data. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
Certification Exams are an additional fee and you must be pre-registered. If you have registered and paid for certification, the venue and room location will be printed on the back of your badge.
If you have questions, please visit the Training and Certification Help Desk on Level 1 of the ACC.
You know you’re a Tableau expert. Now show the world. If you’re exam-ready, TC16 is a great place to get your Tableau Desktop or Server certification at a reduced price. Qualified Associate level exams are available this day. Certification Exam descriptions and time limits can be found on the TC website: http://tc16.tableau.com/learn/certification.
Desktop 10 Qualified Associate – ACC – L1 – Ballroom B
Server 10 Qualified Associate – ACC – L1 – Ballroom B
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.