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Join Senior Vice President for EMEA Sales, James Eiloart, and other company executives for the Tableau Conference Europe keynote.
Ready for next level dashboard design? Join Tom Christian, “Viz of the Week” author, as he shares his 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.
Have you been newly appointed as a Tableau Server administrator, tasked with setting up a new installation of Tableau Server for your company? Come to this session and learn how to configure Tableau Server, and set up your users and existing Tableau content. We'll teach you how the web interface works and best practices for assigning permissions for your users and their content. We will also examine the roles that were newly introduced in Tableau 2018.1 and how they link to the pervious roles.
In 2013, Tableau established the recommendation of eight cores for every 1000 Tableau Server users. Yet, admins continued to ask the age old question, "How many users can an eight core REALLY support?" What if we told you that *our* answer was 3000 users on a single eight core? You'll hear how, with minimal hardware and no budget, we grew a thriving Tableau community of 3000 over three years time. We'll show you how we managed our environment then, what it looks like today, and how we're planning for tomorrow. But our answer isn't just about hardware. Since that time, our community has grown to over 7000 strong. Our team, in contrast, is small: only six people. There is only ONE member focused on Tableau. Zero support tickets. No help desk. We scale more than just cores... we scale people!
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 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.
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.
Presented in French.
The topic of this session is the deployment of a business intelligence (BI) tool in an "unfriendly" environment, and how Tableau can meet the objectives of the BI tool development. We will focus on the ability to start using Tableau as an analytics tool with no need for technical skills. In addition, we will show how Tableau helped a non-data oriented company to better understand their business, their challenges, and their values.
We all love data, but sometimes it needs a little…help. Or so some people think. This session will delve into how data and visualizations are misused and how to detect when it is happening to you. Knowing the weaknesses in human perception allows you to amplify your results, making them seem more authoritative whilst removing alternative interpretations. In this session we’ll be discussing random correlations, bias in samples, ways to present data to support your conclusions, but will you use your new found knowledge for good or evil?
As creatures of habit, we easily stay in our comfort zone when visualizing data and developing data stories. Most of us are here because data excites us and we enjoy analyzing, finding new insights and digging through data for a story worth sharing. How often though do we fall into our usual patterns when it comes to the design, techniques and approaches we use? In this talk, I want to share tips and ideas that can help you break out of your dataviz comfort zone and stay engaged, keep your skills sharp and your portfolio evolving. Through my engagement with the Tableau and wider dataviz community for Makeover Monday, I have seen what works and what can be challenging. I will give you a shortcut to continued inspiration and data excitement.
Virgin Atlantic is the second largest long haul airline in the United Kingdom, with vast amounts 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.
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.
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.
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.
VMware willl demonstrate how they took control of numerous data sources to reveal business intelligence and analytics capabilities. We will discuss how Tableau and Tableau Server helped they navigate from information overload to finding harmony by opening new insights, allowing ther teams to innovate, both in data capability and new business opportunities.
Organisations today handle massive amounts of data across all of their business units, but often spend a lot of time due to inappropriate tools such as Excel. Hear how Caisse d’Epargne Hauts de France, one of the oldest and most respected retail banks in France, introduced data-blending and self-service analytics throughout their operations to improve their efficiency and align their corporate strategy with the business performance of their various departments.
This session is a guided journey to understanding the mechanics of Level of Detail (LOD) expressions. Learn how they work and where and how to apply them in your analyses. Discover how 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.
As great as tools like Tableau are, it's easy to produce bad dashboards that either overwhelm or confuse users. In a large corporation, how do you introduce data visualisation best practice? Nigel currently runs an introduction to data visualisation best practice session, which is being 'toured' around the company with the aim of demonstrating key concepts such as colour and visualisation choice. In this session, Nigel will do a run through of the session and then discuss lessons learnt on promoting data visualisation best practice within an organisation.
In his blog, "Questions in Dataviz", Neil Richards discusses many topics around data visualisation as he documents his journey from relative newcomer to Tableau Zen Master. Here, he talks about some of the important factors to consider in making an impact with data visualisations. Crucially, though the power and versatility of Tableau’s marks can lead to sophisticated and eye-catching visualisations, often this is not enough for an audience to engage and understand. Neil will discuss the importance of framing titles and use of whitespace and annotations, from the context of the most functional vizzes through to the most unconventional.
Tableau's professional services team will share all the knobs and dials you can use to tune your Tableau Server deployment for maximum performance. Adjust your topology based on usage, make small workbook tweaks for big impact, monitor and analyze query times, identify bottlenecks, and learn about specific solutions on different infrastructures.
Bringing Tableau into a historic, large non-profit organisation has its challenges. From challenging the "norm", building the case and persuading the doubters, to battling it out with Power BI and winning over the top executives. In this session, find out what challenges the National Trust was up against and how they overcame them.
Francois Ajenstat, Tableau’s Chief Product Officer, takes the keynote stage at the 2018 Tableau Conference Europe and provides a look into the rapid innovation happening for the world of data and analytics.
Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to international banks and financial institutions specialising in handling non-performing loans and supporting individuals in becoming debt free. Similar to many fast-growing organisations, they grew through acquisitions, encountering common problems with data sitting in many different legacy systems such as: SSRS, SAS, Excel, etc. As Head of Group Analytics, Peter was tasked with giving the organisation access to their data and gaining more value from it.
Our developers love to make Tableau user life easier. This is also true for Tableau Server and Online administrators who are governing small and large deployments. With the REST API you can manage and change Tableau Server/Online resources programmatically, using HTTP. During this session you will learn how to leverage Tableau REST API, discover how to use an existing library to streamline and simplify REST API calls and learn how to develop successful applications and script integrations based on customers’ examples.
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.
With so many options of what to build and how to design in Tableau, it can sometimes feel daunting to be assigned the task of implementing a corporate standard. In this session, we'll cover how to create a unified look and theme across dashboards in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Mobile Devices. Learn shortcuts to formatting in Desktop and even how to customise your Tableau Server interface.
Witness the process of Comair implementting Tableau and how they break down organisational siloes, instill a data centric culture, and implement a transparent self-service strategy.
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.
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.
Tableau Prep is the newest member of the Tableau Platform – a visual, direct tool to help you prepare your data. In this session, we will cover different examples of how Tableau Prep can be used to connect, combine, clean and review our data before exporting it into Tableau to continue our analysis.
No one likes dirty data and no-one likes spending hours manipulating data to make it give you the results you need - especially if you have to keep repeating that process every day, week, or month. More importantly, you should be spending that time making your dashboards look amazing! To solve this problem, Tableau introduced our Tableau Prep Beta Program in January and this session will give you an in-depth insight into the key features of Tableau Prep and a guided introduction of how to build a data flow.
When IT was tasked to support an initiative to improve variant and complexity management, it was the usual scenario - "while we figure out what we want to do, please deliver a tool that solves everything." Usually the struggle to clarify requirements ensues. But this time, we first turned to Tableau to understand the data. Even though we didn't start with asking the right questions, the first answers gave us hints of where to dig deeper. The insights we obtained allowed a better, fact-based discussion, fed by knowledge from the data, and ultimately to a better solution. In this session, attendees will hear Bertram's experiences of how to use Tableau's capabilities as a blueprint to grasp a topic by making sense of the data. Data insights do not replace expertise, but they complement it nicely.
It's a wild, wild world when deploying Tableau Server to 100,000 users or across a dozen nodes. One must improvise, adapt, or risk getting kicked off the island. This session will share stories of the wildest deployments including large-scale outage management, disaster recovery, comprehensive and integrated metadata management, rolling upgrades and end-to-end automation covering full server lifecycle. Must-have knowledge for all server administrators and tech-savvy BI managers, who want to take their Tableau operations to the next level.
The "Show Me" choices are a great way to get out of the blocks in Tableau, but with multiple marks cards and dual axis charts you will be yards ahead of the competition. In this session we will explore the history of the men’s Olympic 100 meter final while learning about dual axis maps, mixed level of detail charts, multiple marks cards and when to synchronise. Much more than tricks and tips, these essential Tableau techniques will allow you to be more creative and take your analysis to another level.
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.
Greater Anglia, in collaboration with Axxio, has created a custom tool in Tableau to optimise its rental space and revenue across 130 train stations throughout the UK. Following a brief showcase of how Alteryx was used as an ETL layer, the session will demonstrate how Tableau can be used to map hundreds of floor plans, as well as being an advanced forecasting tool with a complex business logic, that can be presented as a simple layer to all decision makers.
In this session, you will learn about the Data Anomaly Detection project within ABN Amro Clearing. ABN AMRO Clearing Bank works with considerably large amounts of data every day and to design and implement deep learning models to approach some of our business cases. One example, is how to find real-time anomalies (strange behaviors) in our data by using Unsupervised Anomaly Detection with TensorFlow and Spark. The output is being visualised with Tableau in order to express the anomalies and to make data-driven business decisions. Get key tips on: how to connect Big Data (Hadoop Eco System) and Tableau; how to create flexible dashboards with interactivity for viewing users; and how to connect the "mathematical" world and the "real" world in one dashboard.
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.
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.
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.
THE session for those working with survey data in Tableau. I'll start with Tableau Prep: cleaning and transforming data so it's perfect for visualising in Desktop. Then I'll take users through building a series of different visualisations useful for gaining insight from survey data. I'll throw in some tips and tricks along the way. Then we'll put it all together in an interactive dashboard that's shareable via Server or Online. The audience will learn that Tableau Prep has all the features necessary for cleaning and preparing survey data for analysis. They'll also learn some great ways of visualising their data too. All this knowledge (and a packaged workbook) could be taken away so they can use the same processes with their own survey data.
Are you a Padawan user wondering how to reach that next level? In this session, you'll learn powerful tricks and techniques that will make you the Jedi of your analytics. Learn how to create performant and compelling viz in tooltip, connect the dots and demystify data densification, boost the use of dashboards with special actions. May the Force be with you!
Using HR and people data and applying analytics, we can begin to answer questions such as: Within an organisation and its market, how can we use analytics to understand the productivity of our people? What are the attributes of a productive team/department/channel? What do I need to pay to look after our most productive teams and people? Where Engagement is low, does productivity follow? Using Tableau on this kind of people data allows the user to immediately understand: What are the key issues and where? What are the financial implications of these issues? Following the demonstration, the audience will take away an understanding of applying people analytics, Tableau and market data, can answer some fundamental questions around how our people produce and perform.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.