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Discover how to enhance collaboration between data scientists and business users. We will show how the integration between Tableau Server and R will empower both types of users, complement both skill sets, and validate the findings of both platforms. Business users and data scientists alike will learn about the art of the possible when advanced analytics is combined with the Tableau experience you have come to expect for your enterprise.
Some like R, others like Python, some 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 to take your analytics to the next level leveraging R integration and TabPy. Some knowledge of R and/or Python recommended.
Ready for next level dashboard design? Join Tom Christian and 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 are bound to leave this session with valuable tips and tricks to bring into your own vizzes.
Are you struggling to make sense of your survey data? Understanding the steps to prepare survey data for analysis is key to be able to then easily analyse the data using Tableau. This session will cover reshaping, cleaning and finally visualising survey data.
Have a big Tableau Server deployment? Want to automate? This session shows how the REST API can make your Tableau deployment easier and faster.
Based on her experience as a Controller, Anna Rossudowska will explain how to create intuitive visual analytics to increase engagement throughout an entire company. Learn how to provide quick insights to executives, enable deep digging into data for analysts, and engage salespeople with clear target monitoring.
Are you curious about how to elevate your Tableau adoption to the next level? Join this session for an in-depth exploration of planning, building, running, and improving a Tableau Center of Excellence in your organisation. By the end of of the hour you will understand the benefits of establishing a Tableau Center of Excellence, the people and steps needed, best practices, and insights from data-driven enterprises with a Tableau Center of Excellence.
One of the most powerful new features in Tableau is cross-database joins. This feature provides two methods of data integration: data blending and cross-database joins. In this session, you will 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.
The Tableau Data Server is a powerful tool used to enable self-service analytics at scale. In this session, we will dive into advanced topics on Data Server. Learn how to leverage Data Server to speed up your analytics workflow and promote one version of the truth. Compare what Data Server does when Live or Extract is selected. Explore how big organisations enable self-service data. Understand who and what are impacted when working with a data source within Data Server
Scaling Tableau across your enterprise organisation? Join this session for an in-depth analysis of how a data-driven approach can ensure success. We will share multiple methods of maximising your current investments in Tableau and examine areas to consider in the future. Expect to dissect the importance of building capabilities internally and how best to focus your efforts. We will also explore how to get executives to invest in funding a Tableau Community and how to grow user participation within the community events you run.
Do you want to take Tableau adoption at your organization to the next level? Come to this session and learn about the key role IT has in promoting enterprise-wide collaboration and governance based on business value. We will share insights and detail best practices formulated during implementations at data-driven enterprises. We will finish off by focusing on what is around the corner for IT in the roadmap.
Take a closer look at the newest addition to the Tableau Developer Platform - the Extensions API. Join two of the creators of the Extensions API to learn about its features, functionality, and tips and tricks for developing amazing dashboard extensions. Then see a demonstration of how to use the different components to build an extension from start to finish.
Your information is there, but there's clutter in the way! How are you supposed to get to the essence of your data? Filters. Join this session to learn the different ways Tableau enables you to use filters to help with your data portion control. This is a fast-paced session, so keep that in mind if you are new to Tableau Desktop. If you are ready to dig into your data, improve your performance, and sift through the noise and distraction of a large data set, this training is for you.
Join this session to learn the value of embedding Tableau dashboards in blogs, web applications, and within internal knowledge bases. We will introduce key features you need to create robust embedded solutions.
Check out the various techniques for optimising live connections in Tableau. We will tackle techniques to optimise query performance from the Tableau side as well as the database side. Expect a recap of general performance tips in Tableau, an understanding of what happens under the covers (i.e. order of execution in Tableau, performance recording and implementation plan in a database), and a review of joins vs. blends vs. cross-database joins, performance implications, resulting queries, and more.
VMware will demonstrate how they took control of numerous data sources to reveal business intelligence and analytics capabilities. They will discuss how Tableau and Tableau Server helped them navigate from information overload, to finding harmony by opening new insights, allowing their teams to innovate, both in data capability and new business opportunities.
Pumped that Tableau Server is on Linux? So are we. Get hands-on experience spinning up your own instance of Tableau Server on a Linux machine. We will be installing and configuring Tableau Server using the new, time-saving features, ensuring you get to utilize some of the brand new features that are now available. Expect to learn best practices on completing the install, configuring Tableau Server on Linux, and migrating effectively from your existing system.
Witness the process of Comair implementing Tableau and how they break down organisational silos, instill a data-centric culture, and install a transparent self-service strategy.
In this talk, James Hodkinson, Global Business Intelligence Manager at Dyson, illustrates how moving from static reports to interactive visualisations helps Dyson make more data-driven decisions, changing their culture from intuition to data reliance. James will highlight some key learnings, including how initial interest doesn’t guarantee adoption but that communication and successful deployment, combined with influencing and engaging key stakeholders and decision makers, are the key drivers on the road to self-service analytics.
Join this session to learn how Groupon scales Tableau usage across the organisation. See how they balanced strict processes for publishing with finite shared resources and built tools to fill gaps with Tableau Server with a ratio of administrators-analysts-report users of 1:50:1500.
Location, location, location! Everyone working with spatial data wants to know the WHERE in their data. This session covers real-world use cases—from insurance and farming to pirates and housing—and explores how to solve and visualise challenging location based questions. Together, we will address map projection, how Tableau handles local projections, how spatial files can help, how to leverage the spatial features of databases to answer questions, and more.
Presented in French.
Master the best practices for creating and sharing content with Tableau Online and Tableau Server. We’ll cover skills such as connecting to and publishing data sources, importing users to a site, setting up project permissions, and using alerts/subscriptions for engagement.
Learn how to analyze metrics over different periods of time using parameters, table and date calculations (Year to Date, Year Over Year, rolling period, etc.) Examine best practices for visualizing trends in performance metrics, actual versus target results, and how to combine these visualisations into a well-structured scorecard.
Join us as we explore how to answer questions from your data, quickly! We will share shortcuts that are built in to the Tableau user interface, from one-click vizzes and mouse-less zooming to workbook-level formatting. Learn all the tricks that Tableau Jedi’s acquire from years of experience, that will enable you to publish worksheets and dashboards like a pro.
Want to further explore your business intelligence data? OLAP cube databases, like SQL Server Analysis Services and Oracle Essbase, are likely the peas to your carrots. In this session, we will tackle efficient methods for maximising the use of Tableau against OLAP cubes. Please note that this session will focus on specific exercises to explore OLAP cube data in Tableau and is not a deep-dive into OLAP cubes functionality.
We all love data, but sometimes it needs a little…help. This session will delve into how data and visualisations are misused and how to detect when it is happening to you. Utilise the weaknesses in human perception to amplify your results and obfuscate the sources of your data to make them seem more authoritative. Explore how to make the most of random correlations in your data. Learn how to bias a sample to produce the right results. Understand how to present your data in ways that support your conclusion.
The famed Iron Viz Championship is making its way to Europe for the second time in history. Chosen through our highly competitive feeder competition, three fearless contestants go head to head to head with identical data sets and go crazy with Tableau in front of a crowd of thousand live on the keynote stage. You will not want to miss this epic battle for fame, prizes, and eternal glory.
Learn about the different ways Tableau enables you to use filters to help with data portion control. Dig into your data, improve performance, and join us as we tackle a large data set. This is a fast-paced session, so keep that in mind if you are new to Tableau Desktop.
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.
Virgin Atlantic is the second largest long haul airline in the United Kingdom with tons of interesting data ranging from seat fares, to frequently booked routes, to the number of miniature gin bottles they load onto Vegas bound jets. Using Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Alteryx, Virgin Atlantic has successfully transitioned from Excel based reports to an efficient, centralised portal where analysts, managers, and leadership alike can easily access the answers they need when they need them. Tom Barber, Data Product Manager at Virgin Atlantic, will showcase some of the most popular reports at Virgin, and give an overview on how collaborative tools with Tableau are used to support their production process.
Get ready to amp up your geographic data skills! This session spearheads mapping in Tableau. Learn the basic features of Tableau maps, best practices, and visual customisation features using your favourite movie data. We will teach you the basics of mapping in Tableau Desktop, map latitude and longitude points, paths within your data, how to build multi-layered maps using dual axis, out-of-the-box map layers, and custom background images.
Hey data wizard, want to make magic? Join this session and master the tricks to best utilise multiple marks cards and dual axis charts behind amazing visualisations. You will learn how to synchronise axes, and how to best use chart types with multiple marks.
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.
How do you visualise time? With a line chart, right? Yes, but that's just one way of many. In this talk, Andy will show many different ways to visualise time, each of which reveal insights that cannot be seen in a line chart. Each chart will be explained in depth and you'll see how they are built in Tableau and why they work. You'll leave knowing about slope charts, bump charts, index charts and many more. You'll even get a chance to learn about the history of the line chart and why it dominates visualisation today.
Ensure your existing visualisations function beautifully and efficiently on mobile devices. Join us and learn specific strategies for translating complex, formatted dashboard for desktop to mobile. We willl also address best practices for mobile design, and how to create new visualisations from scratch using Device Designer.
Looking for more end-user activity in your dashboards? If the answer is “yes, I am!,” then this session is for you. Parameters enable you to create user inputs that can adjust measures, swap dimensions, hide worksheets, build conditional logic, and more. Join us as we explore parameters, from simple to sophisticated use cases. Expect to leave knowing simple uses (such as moving averages, what-if analysis, adjusting KPIs, and top N filters), and more complex uses like swapping fields within a chart and swapping charts within a dashboard.
You have learnt about actions and interactivity, but how do you truly implement a guided analytics approach where performance and user experience live in perfect harmony? This session will empower you to combine numerous techniques to create snappy and engaging dashboards that your users will love.
See examples on how to automate common tasks in Tableau Server and Tableau Online using the Tableau Server REST APIs, Tab Command, and the Document APIs. Number six will shock you.
The cloud computing market is projected to reach 411 billion US dollars by 2020 with 83% of enterprise workloads in the cloud. Are you suffering from cloud FOMO? Come and have a look at how to demystify the cloud and how to take advantage of Amazon Web Servces (AWS) key features for your Tableau platform. You will walk away wanting to sell all your physical hardware on eBay.
Curious about the optimal hardware configuration for your environment? Learn to predict the outcome of your decisions (before making moves in your Tableau Server production environment) via TabJolt and Logshark. Gain hands-on experience with TabJolt, like pushing heavy workloads to Tableau Server, and analysing how the server responds. Then take TabJolt to your own deployment with knowledge of installation, how and when to use it, test scenario designs, and how to interpret results.
In this session, we will share how our three superpowers “Filter, Highlight and URL Actions” help you to unleash your creativity and boost the usability of your dashboards. Learn how to link to web pages and other Tableau worksheets directly from your vizzes. We will show you how to add extra power to your dashboard to create stories driven by guided analytics and use highlighting to call attention to specific results.
Is your organisation drowning in the data lake too? Leading big data organisations are leveraging a multi-tiered approach to data for consumption in Tableau. In this session, we will discuss the challenges of visualising big data, establish best practices for leveraging Hadoop/Spark directly and working with data warehouses, and talk about in-memory Tableau data extracts for fast visual analysis in Tableau.
Once you dive into social analytics, how do you bring it to the next level? Social data can offer powerful insights right away. In this session, you will learn how to build a mature social data program from that foundation and strategies for scaling a social data programme, as well as how to connect directly to your social media data with a web data connector; considerations for building scalable data sources; and tips for using metadata and calculations for more sophisticated analysis.
How many lions are still alive but endangered in the Saharan regions of Africa? How has placing support in the Amazon helped reduce deforestation? These are the questions that World Wildlife Fund asks of their data every day. Join this session to discover how the non-profit organisation is using Tableau to visualise their operational data to monitor success in their wilderness preservation operations around the world and ultimately help reduce human impact on the environment.
Keeping the competitive edge in today's market requires speed and access to data at a moment's notice. As size and complexity of data continues to grow, the need to access that data in a simple and visual way for the business users to make key decisions becomes crucial. In this session, you will learn how to introduce and integrate Tableau within an organisation using SAP tools to complement data visualisation needs.