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Curious about mapping in Tableau? Join this demo-heavy session to delve into a wide range of mapping features and scenarios.
What if you could directly ask questions about your data and software
could respond with a selection, filter, or new visualization? In this mini-session, the Tableau Research team explains natural language queries and how they are (already) helping you visualize your data. The presentation includes an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), examples of how NLP is already used in Tableau's geocoding and map search, and a demonstration of some research prototypes that you might see in the not too distant future.
This talk is one of a two part series on natural language interaction. This part will focus on demonstrating research prototypes and explaining the technology behind them. Come participate in the discussion and tell us what things you would say to or ask your visualization!
What if you could directly ask questions about your data and software could respond with a selection, filter, or new visualization? In this mini-session, the Tableau Research team explains natural language queries
and how they can help you interact with your data. The presentation includes an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), a discussion of user research studies that have been informing the design of research prototypes, and a demonstration of how natural language interaction can enable conversations with data.
This talk is one of a two part series on natural language interaction. This part will focus on natural language interaction from a user perspective; we will describe how user research studies have been driving the design of research prototypes. Come participate in the discussion and tell us what things you would say to
or ask your visualization!
You've got data... everywhere. (Just not in the same place.) How do you combine related datasets to create new vizzes and insights? Tableau provides two different mechanisms for combining data from multiple datasets: cross database joins and blending. Which one is right for the question you're asking today? Why should you choose one over the other? Can you switch from one to the other? Join us to find out.
Learn how the second largest member organization is creating an analytics culture. American Automobile Association (AAA) is a federation of more than 30 motor clubs throughout North America. AAA's national data scientist with the Analytics & Insights department will share their journey with Tableau - starting at the speed of a Model-T on a bumpy unpaved path to looking toward the future as a Tesla… and the construction zones, traffic jams, and toll roads along the way.
Ready to rock with your data? This session’s for you. Join us as we uncover some of the HANA—Tableau advanced options available. We’ll explore leveraging the power of HANA via Tableau Semantic layer, address how Tableau-HANA Row Level security works using SSO or Initial SQL option, leverage Tableau Java Script API with HANA for Executive Reporting needs, and much more!
Analytics is a journey that involves understanding the past, predicting the future and finding the best course of action to attain goals. Be it via built-in visualizations, forecasting and clustering, or custom machine learning models built in R or Python, Tableau can help every step of the way. This session reviews the advanced analytics features in Tableau with example use cases. In it, we’ll explore what’s possible, when to use each feature, and how they work, so the next time you think of customer segmentation or predicting churn you know what in your analytics toolkit to grab.
You consider tallying calculations through Tableau an easy no biggie—now you’re ready to stretch your brain and take on the next skillset. This stellar analytics track will move you from amateur to advanced with a lineup of period analysis methods via complex date calculations, nested logic statements, intricate string calculations, advanced conditional filtering, and more.
Want to bring data into Tableau from any data source accessible on the web? Meet Web Data Connector (WDC). Join this session and learn directly from the Tableau team behind the WDC platform and API. We’ll share advanced tips for writing impactful, high-quality connectors, explore advanced features such as multi-table connectors and pre-defined joins, address the different types of authentication (including OAuth) and when to use them; and work with WDCs in Tableau Server and online.
At Airbnb, People Analytics uses data science to analyze how to best recruit, retain, and develop the global Airbnb team. Tableau has been a tremendously powerful tool for quantifying the impact of the company's interview process on their hired workforce. In this talk, Belinda Bennett of Airbnb will discuss how the team scales their insights through data literacy and Tableau training. That democratization of data has lead to individual empowerment and increased career potential. You will learn more about their data infrastructure design, which leverages the Applicant Tracking System's API and reports from HRIS as well as how the team uses the Tableau R integration to analyze interview data with advanced statistics.
Traditionally, public health surveillance departments often produce extensive surveillance reports to disseminate information, but the process has major shortcomings. Alberta Health Services (AHS) will share how they addressed these limitations with Tableau, and developed a sustainable in-house surveillance dashboards infrastructure. As a result, AHS enhanced productivity and became more effective in responding to emerging public health situations.
This session is part of the Healthcare Track.
Aledade is an services provider in the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) arena founded by Dr. Farzad Moshtashari, the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services. In this presentation, learn how Aledade has implemented an agile analytics strategy, leveraging self-service visual analytics without an expensive centralized data warehouse, across its value based care network of more than 280 physician practices across 21 states, in less than a year. This session will articulate how Aledade has leveraged its analytics platform to mine $ BNs of medical claims data, hundreds of thousands of ADT messages etc. to deliver measurable value and cost savings to healthcare providers and physicians practices, leveraging actionable insights personalized to their specific needs, at scale.
Curious about the spatial connector? Interested pushing the boundaries of Tableau mapping? This is the class for you! Join us as we explore the ins and outs of the spatial connector, and unearth methods of customizing the background map. Come prepared to roll your sleeves up, and put your thinking caps on!
Every minute, cooks view 5,000 recipes on Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand. The data captured from these behaviors provides tremendous insight into the wants and needs of shoppers. Learn how Allrecipes is leveraging the power of Tableau to deliver real time insights to the world's largest CPG brands as they adapt and evolve products and marketing strategies to win the hearts and minds of the next generation of shoppers.
In Austin last year we looked at TabCommunicate and how we can make use of it to quickly build REST API apps and scripts to onboard new users with ease. At TC17 we'll get reacquainted with the latest version of TabCommunicate and see how it helps developers and non-developers alike make use of the Tableau Server REST API interface.
We'll also take a look at a couple more examples using some of the latest updates to the REST API including moving workbooks between sites and keeping a growing server clean & tidy.
Ready for next level dashboard design? Join Tom Christian & Julian Kelly, “Viz of the Week” authors, as they share their views on how to create an engaging and efficient dashboard—from the ground up. You're bound to come away with valuable tips and tricks to bring into your own vizzes.
Want to understand your own usage for better adoption and roll-out of Tableau in your organization? This session will explore how we setup a pipeline to analyze usage data from Tableau Online using Google Big Query, and how we instrument Tableau Online features to get usage information. We'll completely anonymize the data and view aggregates to help improve our product development and alleviate any privacy concerns.
Variety is the spice of life! Learn to amp up the visual appeal of your dashboards (and make them more interactive as well). Learn about hover actions, filter actions, and URL actions, and explore features that compliment these actions on a dashboard (i.e. selection tools, data highlighter, tooltip selection, and more).
Learn key deployment best practices using a combination of real-world examples and our own internal testing, whether you’re deploying Tableau Server in the cloud, on VMs, or on physical hardware. We'll show you how Tableau Server Manager, Data Server, Micro-services and more will affect your deployments, and we’ll provide tangible takeaways, applicable to your unique environments.
Telling stories with data sounds like a great idea, but often you simply want to make a clear and compelling argument. How do you do that? In this talk, I walk you through a particular structure for stories that works well in news graphics and describe how and why it applies to data. I will also talk about the differences between classical story and story with data based on my research and experience.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is an urban district with more than 51,000 students, of which 76 percent are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The district recently implemented a 30 million dollar turnaround strategy and began administering benchmark exams to measure student proficiency throughout the academic year. APS’s Research & Evaluation team used Tableau to summarize data from school improvement strategies. These dashboards allow Turnaround Strategy partners and school staff to better support student achievement by using analytics to make data-driven decisions.
Hank Weaver from Bank of America will discuss the challenges deploying Tableau in a large, bureaucratic corporate environment. Learn tips to get started, overcome obstacles, generate initial buy in, and capitalize on and sustain momentum.
There is a growing realization that HR holds a key business asset, data about its workforce. Bank of America has been at the front of HR’s data-driven transformation and the Reporting and Analytics team is here to show you how. From diversity diagnostics, to retention analyses, to learning summaries, to waterfall visualizations, our team has embraced Bank of America’s manta with a Tableau twist: “We’re better when we’re connected”… to our data!
How do you pull as much meaning from data with as little complexity as possible? Usually via a fine balance between visual presentation, statistics, and calculations. Join this session and discuss the intricate means of balancing art and analysis. We’ll show you how to leap from a paint-by-numbers approach to being a full-on data rock star.
Navigate authentication as you expand Tableau to thousands of users, including those outside your organization. Learn how to ensure your security and authentication requirements are being met, and address the various possible scenarios. We'll share real-life examples, best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and cap with an extensive Q&A.
In this session we will showcase how Bosch Data Mining team uses Tableau, Spark and Kafka to visualize and analyze data from hundreds of assembly lines. We will explain how we collect, clean, aggregate and analyze the data to reduce scrap and improve first pass yield. In addition, we will share our experience using Tableau to partner with process engineers, quality managers and plant managers.
Boulder Valley School District provides an innovative approach to education and strives to graduate successful, curious, lifelong learners. In this talk, see how Tableau is connecting traditionally isolated datasets to create and deliver timely, personalized, and visually engaging dashboards to educators. Learn how well-developed dashboard are changing the way educators discuss and use data. The BVSD approach includes: a collaborative design process; connecting Tableau to a data warehouse; developing dashboards that empower users to explore and take action; building a hybrid security model that delivers the data that each user needs and has permission to see.
Using the data you already have is often the best way to determine if a process is being effectively managed or if planning parameters are optimized for accuracy to actual performance. Chase Mueller of Brooks Running will walk you through a problem statement and how Tableau was used to expose the opportunity, manage the implementation, and ongoing performance tuning of a digital transformation in Brooks Running's Supply Chain.
California's Health Benefit Exchange (HBex) uses Tableau Desktop and Server to connect with on-prem and cloud applications to get a 360-degree view of their operations. Find new ways to structure analytic teams across your organization to improve workflows and efficiencies.
Wondering when to use a calculated field, and LOD expression, or a table calculation? This session is for you. Come sleuth the right answers, and learn the principles behind applying specific methods to specific problems. You should have basic experience in table calculations.
Newbie in the world of Tableau Server management? Kick-start your admin skills via this stellar course. We’ll cover all the basics (available option for adding users, authenticating users, and security/permissions set-up, etc.) and get you up and running asap. Please show with a basic understanding of the Tableau workflow and a minor familiarity with Tableau Server’s interface.
Still sorting your drags from your drops? Still mixing your dimensions with your measures? This session has your newbie name all over it. Come tackle 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.
The Revenue Management and Business Intelligence departments at Campbell Soup teamed up to generate a joint roadmap of analytics for the organization. The goal was to raise the analytic capability within the organization and create methodologies to drive productivity and analytic adoption. Tableau played a critical role in evolving the analytics skillset of the organization. Within a year Tableau usage evolved from a single user to a global user community.
You've likely heard these types of questions before from customers:
“How does the new Tableau Server perform compared to my current deployment?”
“How do I find out about the usage pattern for my server deployment?”
“When should we talk about expansion of Tableau Server?”
“My users are experiencing an error. How do I figure out what's going on?"
Come learn about tools available to partners to help answer them. We will discuss open sources tools like TabJolt, Logshark, and TabMon, as well as built-in features like the Repository and Tableau Server Admin Views. You will see examples of how these tools and features work with each other in real life scenarios to help improve user experience and grow customers’ server footprint.
When you leave big enterprise to work for a small company with little to no budget for analytics or BI, what do you do? Make EVERYONE an analyst! This session will explain the success story behind a smallish company that flipped the script on traditional BI deployment and analysis and created a highly effective culture of data-driven decision making in the process.
You will learn:
- Why a small company NEEDS BI more than BIG companies
- The challenges and rewards of deploying BI in a small company
- Creating simple but powerful metrics to motivate
- Handling governance in a small company setting
- The key building blocks to create a successful culture
Have you found yourself in this scenario: you've newly learned or convinced your leadership of Tableau's value, and now need to go from zero to hero quickly in order to deliver a finished product? Then this session is for you. Learn tips, tricks, and advice from someone who did just that. We'll go over important concepts, tools & resources, training techniques, and project planning skills to help you - a new user - effectively learn how to use Tableau with limited resources, time, and budget. So get on your way to becoming a Tableau Hero!
Cargill Global IT has a Value Center of Expertise; a team charged with increasing the value from our technology implementations. One aspect of this team is analytics. Tableau allowed our team to shift from being reactive to proactively uncovering massive global opportunities. We are now empowering our businesses to explore and ACTION their own data.
By switching to Agile development, and are changing our culture towards moving fast with directional analysis. We will discuss these changes and their outcomes through dashboard demonstrations focused on working capital and supply chain analytics.
Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer satisfaction metric utilized by a majority of Fortune 1000 companies. In this session, see various uses of how Level of Detail calculations helps Carlson Hotels understand its NPS data.
Specific NPS use cases will:
• INCLUDE functions to create averages of the aggregate NPS calculation across regions
• EXCLUDE functions to compare an individual hotel's performance against the range of brand values
• FIXED functions to create histograms of performance across a portfolio of hotels
You have done a great job so far finding Tableau superstars within your organization to start up a Center of Excellence. You have set up group meetings, Tableau Doctor office hours, Lunch and learns as well as a support system...
What do you do now? How do you continue to push your Tableau community to the next level? How can you best leverage your experts to move forward? Cesar and Erin will tell you about some of their ideas and experiences from their COE.
After spending 2015 and 2016 launching our Tableau Server environment, we quickly learned that we had opened up the wild wild west. We had the support of IT, and were gaining the trust of business users, but many consumers were being turned away from the mass of content available. We needed to put some processes and governance in place quick if we wanted to still be relevant in 2017 and beyond. Come our strategies to wrangle content and making a create a haven for our users at Chick-fil-A.
Chipotle had limited use of data visualizations tools prior to 2017. In first 3 months of 2017, Tableau Server was installed, dashboards for the most important KPIs of the company developed and rolled out to over 800 of the top leaders of the company including C-level. Chipotle has made great strides in being a data-driven organization with an amazing focus on the most important KPIs thanks to Tableau! Now with one main dashboard, Tableau Reporting is now considered the source of truth for all of the KPI reporting.
Transportation, network traffic, data centers: all have a need to understand not only source and destination but also the entire route or path, including capacity constraints and prioritization. Getting this schema into an easy-to-interpret executive level map with drill-down can be a real challenge. In this session we explore end-user design requirements and nuances, data prep/mediation, and actions & filters as they apply to an optical network example.
Do you think you are leaving money on the table as your team takes critical decisions subjectively without reference to data? Is subjectivity in decision making a result of data remaining in silos? Does stitching together everything to get to relevant data takes too long for your team?
Tableau helped Cisco get over this hurdle, leading to immediate cost savings to the tune of $1.4M. In this session, learn how to enable anyone in your company to use data in decision making. Understand the role of visualization design principles to drive adoption. And get Tableau tips and tricks to make data-driven decisions quickly.
How a Tableau-based dynamic insight platform provides Cisco's (a $50B revenue company) Sales executives, with dynamic insights for Running the Business, Review the Business, Customer Engagement, Predict the Business & etc.
Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospital systems in the country, renowned for its thought leadership and innovation in healthcare delivery. An enterprise implementation of Tableau puts the power of analysis into the hands of multiple audiences, allowing leaders to more quickly visualize and understand their data and be increasingly flexible in their analyses. As a result, time-to-value decreases over legacy BI platforms. This presentation will explore the five strategic pillars of Cleveland Clinic’s healthcare strategy: Patients First, Caregivers, Affordability of Care, Growth and Impact, and how healthcare analytics help support the key objectives and enable execution across the enterprise with key performance indicators (KPIs). Together, we will examine use cases in support of business unit improvements, enterprise strategic initiatives, and to abet C-suite decision making. Understand the various audiences developing and consuming dashboards incorporating EMR data from EPIC and numerous secondary sources. Explore use cases in Emergency Services’ partnership with BI, the strategic initiative of Care Paths, discharge procedures using EPIC tools to reduce readmissions as well as Physician and balanced Executive Scorecards.
In this session, we’ll address the basics: Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage—and how they impact Tableau Server. We’ll explore theory, dive into the "big three" public cloud platforms, and offer deployment guidance on each environment, based on customer and dev team experiences.
Comfortable with “Cloud Basics” around compute and storage? This session is for you. We’ll dive into topics like machine sizing, choosing the correct vm instance type based on your workload, user authentication, dealing with on-premises data sources, content migration, deployment automation, load-testing, and alerting and monitoring. We’ll finish off with “gotchas” you may encounter in the cloud.
Retail is a very competitive environment. That's why Coca-Cola and Walmart joined together via Tableau to share more data, build more trust, and strengthen the relationship. Learn how these companies work together to share information to gain insights and solve common problems while maintaining the IP of Tableau dashboards. Find out how unrelated data sets can solve problems when a creative lens is applied.
You can build the most beautiful dashboards the world has ever seen; however, if the underlying data is not accurate and trustworthy, you are either making bad decisions and damaging your credibility or it is not being used. Data quality and data trust are fundamental components to driving adoption and action with your data. In this session, understand the psychology of trust, the importance of transparency in your data, how to use Tableau to identify data quality issues and how to avoid alert fatigue.
Information overload is REAL. If glancing over your dashboard makes your eyeballs spin in their sockets, this session’s for you. In this hands-on class, we’ll intro you to your new BFF: Guided Analytics—a design concept that helps you communicate more effectively via interactive dashboard navigation and story points. Learn to use the different types of Tableau Actions that allow 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.